Romantica Ristorante Pizzeria in Paddington is Now Open

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An intimate pizza restaurant where Roman and Estonian flavours meet and meld has opened in Paddington. Romantica Ristorante Pizzeria offers a unique and intimate dining experience for all pizza lovers to enjoy.

David Ruggerio’s Roman-style restaurant, La Pinsa—which opened earlier this year in Kennedy Terrace, has already made quite a following with its authentic Roman version of the beloved Italian pizza. So, David and wife Kate have decided to open a second Italian restaurant that adds a touch of Estonian flavour into the mix.

Located at Given Terrace, the former site of chicken-joint Winner Winner, Romantica Ristorante Pizzeria offers intimate dining space, a range of Le Rosse (red) and Le Bianche (white) pizzas, antipasti, pasta, desserts, and a selection of Italian handcrafted Beers and Organic Wines.

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Romantica Ristorante Pizzeria’s pizza dough is made using Italian stoneground organic flour, natural, Mother Yeast (Lievito Madre), and 70% of the mixture is water. To achieve a thin, light, soft, crispy pizza base, they use a slow rising process that takes between 48 and 72 hours before baking it in their Alfa Opera Woodfired Oven using oak and cherry wood.

Some of the Le Rose and Le Bianche pizzas to try: Capricciosa (Tomato Salsa, Fior di Latte, Mushrooms, Roman Artichoke Hearts, Sliced Ham), Speck (San Marzano Tomato, Fior di Latte, Moked Prosciutto, Basil Pesto), and Mortazza (Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Mortadella).

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Pasta dish choices include: Spaghetti allo Scoglio (Square-shaped Roman spaghetti with Tiger Prawns, scallops, Baby squid, Cherry Tomato Salsa mixed with Lobster broth), and Risotto Gamberi e Asparagi (Risotto served with diced Prawn Cutlets, Asparagus, Lobster, Bisque, Tomato Salsa).

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Other dishes with a touch of Estonian flavour include free-range pork belly with fresh herbs and cauliflower puree, slow-cooked Wagyu Oxtail ragout, and crispy skin chicken breast filled with basil and fontina cheese.

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And of course, their antipasti and desserts are also a must-try. Treat yourself to these delights such as the Frittura di Calamari (deep-fried fresh and tender baby calamari) and Frappe di Carnevale (Roman dried pastry with vanilla gelato, dark chocolate, and icing sugar).

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Experience extraordinary fusion of Italian and Estonian flavours with Romantica Ristorante Pizzeria. Paddington’s newest pizzeria is located at 233 Given Terrace, Paddington.

Store Hours: Mon (Pasta night) to Wed 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Thu to Sat 12 p.m.–10 p.m., Sun 12 p.m.–9:30 p.m.