Merivale announced it would be temporarily close its 70 or so venues – Coogee Pavilion, the Ivy precinct and Mr Wong among them – earlier this week, with the exception of three bottle shops, until the coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Thankfully the group has decided to launch takeaway from its Bondi favourite Totti’s, meaning you can now eat its famous puffy bread from the comfort of your lounge.

Head chef Mike Eggert will be manning the pans, with pick-up available from the bottle shop at the original location, Bondi’s Royal Hotel, each night between 5pm and 10pm.

The menu won’t be unlike what you’d find if you were dining in. Along with the woodfired bread Totti’s will be offering up antipasti such as anchovies, mortadella, burrata, ’nduja and salami. Pastas – fettucine in tomato sugo, lamb ragu with parpadelle, and veal lasagne – will be available alongside grilled rib-eye, chicken schnitzel and wood-roasted fish fillets. You can even get the diner’s tiramisu to take home.

Rounding out the experience will be a selection of wines and pre-batched cocktails. Negronis, spicy watermelon Margaritas and spritzes will be available in serves of two, four or eight, and a small selection of Italian wines to match the Italian-leaning food will also be available for pre-order. Customers can also pick up beer, wine and spirits at the bottle shop if they don’t fancy what’s on offer via Totti’s.

Merivale will soon launch more at-home dining initiatives, pending no further government restrictions.

Order Pickup from Totti’s from 12pm today here.