You may have sensed the scent of change in the air as you walked down Norton St recently. A salty, refreshing sea breeze with hints of citrus and basil wafting from 159 Norton Street, to be exact.
Yes, a sparkling gem in the guise of Capriccio Osteria has been transplanted directly from the sunny shores of Positano to Sydney’s own Little Italy.
Michele Rispoli, a Positano native, is the sole-proprietor of the charming and modern Inner West eatery. He wishes to bring the feel-good vibes and quality Italian food back to Leichhardt’s famous eat street.
“Back in Italy, my family owned a beachside osteria. Every day you could come and eat lunch or dinner and expect only the best, from the catch of the day to the freshest ingredients,” says Rispoli.
Priding itself on daily hand-made pasta with unique flavour fusions, seasonal produce, and unexpected twists, the pasta here is a must-try.
Nicole Bampton, Head Chef, is responsible for the unforgettable dishes that play on Italian classics with a fresh Australian twist. Her 15 years in some of Australia’s most reputable establishments such as Tetsuya’s, Sepia and Lucio’s is evident throughout the seasonal menu.
Capriccio is open:
Tuesday –Thursday from 4pm -10pm
Friday – Sunday from 12 – 10pm.
159 Norton St, Leichhardt