DOC is known for making pizza the way Italians like to eat it: with minimal toppings and crisp, springy bases. The restaurant, which will open on the ground level of a new commercial block on Campbell Street, will serve items from its Melbourne menu. Expect the Pizza San Daniele (San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and San Daniele prosciutto), the Pizza ai Porcini (wild mushrooms, truffle oil, mozzarella and pecorino) and the Pizza Pomodoro (heirloom tomatoes, olives, anchovies and capers). There’ll be a regularly changing specials list, which will include two new pizza toppings each week.
A variety of antipasti will also be served, including Australian cheese and buffalo mozzarella flown in from Italy. Australian and Italian wines will fill out the bulk of the vino menu, which will also have a compact selection of natural wines. Like its Melbourne counterparts, DOC Sydney will serve its house prosecco, which is made by a winery in northern Italy that dates back three generations.
DOC Sydney will be the group’s sixth outpost. It addition to the pizza and mozzarella bars in Melbourne and Mornington, there’s a cafe and a delicatessen, both in Carlton. Looks-wise, expect sleek lines and modern fittings. DOC is also relocating its Carlton restaurant manager, Andrea Colosimo, and its Melbourne pizzaiolo to run the Sydney venue.
DOC Sydney is slated to open in late February.