Opening Soon


Opening Soon

50 McLachlan Avenue Rushcutters Bay 2010

Due to open in September 2017.

Popolo owner Flavio Carnevale is relocating his Southern Italian restaurant to the city. The space will be replaced by a neighbourhood trattoria called Marta, also by Carnevale.

The new open-style kitchen will produce Roman dishes such baked anchovies with curly endive; and bucantini mussels with tomato and pecorino – simple and punchy flavours. But the dish Carnevale is most proud of is the cacio e peppe, a simple combination of spaghetti, pecorino and pepper. It’s a dish from the hills of Rome using pecorino cheese, pepper and dry pasta.

The redesign will be taken care of by Melbourne’s DesignOffice (Higher Ground) and will feature a brighter palate, new lighting and a refreshed outdoor courtyard.

Pizzas will be traditional Roman, old-styled, oval-shaped pizzas made with organic flours.

The bar is an attempt to embody the energy and theatre of Rome’s famous drinking spots. There will be a focus on spritzes and amphora wines poured from Carnevale’s custom, handmade terracotta bottles.



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  • Italian