Executive Chef, Managing Director

& Co-Owner of

Ormeggio at The Spit


Chiosco by Ormeggio


After honing his culinary skills in his native Lombardy, and working in a number of Michelin-starred restaurants in France and Italy, chef Alessandro Pavoni settled in Australia in 2003, landing the role of Executive Chef at Sydney’s Park Hyatt. In 2009, he realised his dream of opening his own restaurant and Ormeggio at The Spit was born. Ormeggio holds many accolades, including two coveted Chef’s Hats in the prestigious national Good Food Guide, and has been a hatted restaurant since opening. Chiosco by Ormeggio, a real seaside trattoria offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, opened in the marina adjacent to Ormeggio in late 2014 and continues to satisfy both locals and visitors seeking a piece of the Italian Riviera in Sydney. Over the years Alessandro has owned and run a number of different venues with different concepts and styles. He loves the challenge of running multiple venues. Alessandro has published a cookbook featuring the flavours and time-honours recipes of his beloved Lombardy, "A Lombardian Cookbook".