While the name – "sister" in Italian – suggests an ultra-traditional pizzeria with bottles of Chianti on every table, Sorellina’s contemporary approach is what makes it a cut above.
Let’s start with the traditional part: the pizza bases are made from Italian 00 flour, cold risen for 36 hours, and cooked in a wood oven. Classic combinations such as the mozzarella, tomato and basil; and the pork and tomato sugo remain house favourites.
The contemporary element of Sorellina is the cheeky homage to the those pop culture pizza ambassadors of the early 90s, the Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles, with a mural of Michelangelo painted on the wall above the kitchen.
The place also offers simple desserts, such as wood-fired peanut butter and choc chip cookies with a glass of milk; and smoked panna cotta with seasonal berries.
You won’t find any Chianti on the menu, with a strong focus on organic and biodynamic wines, both local and Italian.
Located in the antiques district of Woolloongabba, the atmosphere surrounding Sorellina is ripe with heritage, further balancing the pull of the traditional and the contemporary. While both walk-ins and takeaway customers are welcome, bookings are recommended for groups of 6 or more.
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