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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. 

In late 2020 Alessandro opened a'Mare, a classic Italian fine-dining restaurant in Crown Sydney, on Sydney's harbour front. It offers simply delicious nostalgic classics celebrating the regions true traditions, with a focus on old school elegant service.

In 2024 Alessandro is busy opening two venues!

Postino Osteria will open in mid-August 2024, a classic neighbourhood osteria in Summer Hill,

and in time for summer, Cibaria Manly on Manly’s beachfront, a celebration of all great things Italian!


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. In 2021 he was awarded jointly, with his wife Anna, the Restaurant and Catering Association NSW Restaurateur of the Year.


Alessandro has published a cookbook featuring the flavours and time-honours recipes of his beloved Lombardy, "A Lombardian Cookbook".

A keen golfer, stand up paddle boarder, loving father, Brazilian jiujitsu purple belt, fitness devotee... Alessandro is full of energy for life. 

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