Italian Street Kitchen
Italy has a thriving street-food scene – vendors hawking pizza and breads on Roman streets. This is the feeling and flavour of Gasworks’ Italian Street Kitchen. Nothing is more than $20, but it’s all great Italian-restaurant-level cooking. The pizza dough here rises for 48 hours, so it’s light and easily digested – Roman style.
With four stations for pizza, pasta, antipasto and drinks, you can get as involved as you like in preparing your meal. Serve yourself and cut up your own pizza to whatever size you like with the scissors on the table, or just order off the menu. The restaurant also encourages you to test the chefs to come up with their own unique creations to suit your taste.
Pizzas lean towards the traditional with margherita, capricciosa, primavera and calzone all present and correct. For the lunch crowd there are paninis: wood-fire-roasted pork belly seasoned with fennel and garlic, or spit-roasted lamb with horseradish salsa. The antipasto selection features salumi boards, meatballs, arancini and calamari, and there’s a straightforward, reasonably priced menu for kids.
Drinks lean towards the Italian with pinot grigio, soave and chianti at the top of the wine list, and Peroni, Menabrea and Birra Moretti dominating the beers. Jugs of Negroni and Aperol Spritz are available during happy hour, 4pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday.