Howard Smith Wharves
Polpetta is a slick, industrial, chic Italian kitchen and bar nestled in the base of The Fantauzzo Art Series Hotel at Howard Smith Wharves.
Bringing a delectable taste of Rome to the popular precinct, Polpetta is open to both hotel guests and the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Drop in for breakfast and dine on Italian style dishes such as Breakfast caprese (mozzarella, tomato, basil, fried free range eggs and grilled mortadella) or 'Mozzarella in Carozza" (traditional egg-soaked sandwich with mortadella and basil) or breakfast faves such as Polpetta Benedict (poached free range eggs, prosciutto, toasted sourdough and Hollandaise sauce).
For lunch and dinner Polpetta has an impressive range of Antipasti to start with choices including Calamari fritti, lemon, fennel and seed aioli, Noosa mushroom arancini with sage, Taleggio and parmesan aioli, Artisan salumi and antipasti, grilled market veges and crumbed Collina Veneta cheese or Bresaola, rocket, shaved fennel, parmeson and lemon oil.
Pasta is all housemade at Polpetta, with dishes including Tagliolini, Queensland prawns, chilli, lemon and bottarga; Fettuccine, zucchini flowers, buffalo ricotta, cavalo nero and pistachio pesto or Pappardelle, braised beef ragu, thyme, red wine and pecorino.
And for Secondi there's the likes of Market fish, cannellini bean and lemon puree, celeriac remoulade and orange or 250g Black Onyx beef shoulder tenderloin, kipflers, pancetta, salsa verde and chianti butter.
Then for Dolce (dessert), diners can choose from sweet deliciousness such as Polpetto tiramisu, espresso, marscapone and chocolate or Orange panna cotta, pistachio biscotti and poached rhubarb.
For those who just want a drink and something to nibble on, many of the Antipasti dishes are also available as bar snacks. The drinks list at Polpetto includes Classic Apperitvo such as Negroni, White Negroni, Americano and Aperol Spritz, a mix of Italian and Australian craft beers, Italian and Australian boutique wines, spirits and Finito such as Grappa, Limoncello, Amaro Averona and Caffe Cono Martini.
Need to know - There is underground, secure, paid parking adjacent the The Fantauzzo hotel or you can take a Rivercat to Eagle Pier and walk around to Howard Smith Wharves.
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Polpetta Italian Kitchen & Bar
Howard Smith Wharves
5 Boundary St