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Published June 25th 2018
When a moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
I think I can speak for most people when I say that pizza is one of the best inventions created by man! At Nude Pizza, this was proven upon arrival. As we entered inside this modern yet cosy pizzeria, we were hit with overpowering tantalising aromas that opened up all of our senses and I couldn't help but sing (in my head of course!) Dean Martin's 'That's Amore'.
This pizzeria might have a cheeky name, but you can be rest-assured that clothing is mandatory!
We were greeted by the lovely owner, Nunzio and welcomed with his Italian hospitality as he shared his love for food with us. The ambience was warm and welcoming with fantastic service from the waitstaff.
The decor at Nude Pizza certainly does bring the Italian vibes!
This almost two-year-old establishment has an amazing Italian atmosphere and they are committed to serving delicious stone-baked pizzas that are cooked to perfection every time. Their ovens are imported from Italy and built entirely with refractory fire bricks, creating authentic mouthwatering pizzas.
The imported Italian stone ovens can be seen upon entry...
Their produce is local and fresh, as well as with some specialty ingredients imported from Italy. They limit the use of processed and refined ingredients as well as making sugar-free tomato sauces and all natural produce is used, making Nude Pizzas healthier and certainly more delicious!
Be sure to look around the established and discover pieces that resemble all things Italian...
Our Italian fiesta consisted of Fettuccine Bolognese with meatballs ($21- no meatballs $17) and half / half pizza of Gamberi ($22) and Paesana ($24) for half/half pizza it is $2.50 extra. We completed our scrumptious meals with Pannacotta ($8) and Affogato ($8).
This is probably one of the best bolognese I have tasted in a long time. The flavours of the aromatics and fresh herbs married so well with the pasta and the meat. It was flavoursome and seasoned well. The meatballs were delicious and seasoned well.
The Fettuccine Bolognese was the perfect marriage of flavours...
Our second dish was pizza (of course). We decided to get half/half as we wanted to save room for the tempting desserts.
Gamberi- which included marinated garlic prawns, fresh rocket, olive oil and sea salt and the other half was Paesana- Italian sausage, sliced mushroom, cherry tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella and basil leaves.
The half/half Gamberi (Garlic prawns) & Paesana (Italian sausages) pizza...
The Paesana (Italian Sausage) was absolutely mouth-watering and the simple ingredients turned this humble pizza into a wonderland of flavours and textures. It was cooked perfectly and all the flavours from the base sauce, to the toppings and to that perfectly thin base created the perfect marriage of culinary delight.
The Paesana pizza was such a delicious choice with Italian sausage, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, fresh bufala mozzarella and basil leaves...
Gamerbi (prawn pizza) was interesting with the pepper from the rocket and the delicate tastes from the prawns that worked quite well together. However, it was slightly disappointing as I would have liked a little more prawns. To me, I felt like they needed more garlic marinate too. But overall, I will order this again.
The enjoyable Gamberi with garlic prawns, fresh rocket, olive oil and sea salt...
The Affogato featured hot espresso over vanilla gelato. The espresso was brewed perfectly and complimented the creamy vanilla gelato perfect. Both elements matched each other exquisitely. The temperature of the espresso was perfect and not bitter at all.
The delicious Affogato- espresso with vanilla gelato...
The Pannacotta- sweet cream thickened with gelatine and aromatised with salted peanut caramel was absolutely heavenly. The pannacotta was executed with perfection; it had the right amount of sweetness and creaminess. It was delicate and the touch of the salted peanut caramel took it to a desserts enthusiast's haven.
There was the perfect amount of salt to the caramel and the textures from peanuts and macadamia nuts were scrumptious and mixed really well with the delicate and creamy pannacotta in a spoonful- it was nothing but sheer perfection.
The crunchiness and flavours from the salted caramel turned this pannacotta into a mouthwatering dessert...
Nude Pizza brings a slice of Italy to Sydney (Eastern Suburbs) and it was an absolute pleasure to review such an amazing establishment. From the great service to the matching foods, Nude Pizza is certainly a place to visit. And I can see it getting packed during the warmer months, as it is an ideal way to end a day at the beach with great pizza at Nude Pizza!
The decor certainly has that Italian sleek and cosy flair..