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Kogarah Institution Pino's Dolce Vita Italian Deli Has Finally Reopened

Two years after a devastating fire, this community stalwart is back with over 100 handmade Italian sausages, cheeses and cannoli.
By Marissa Ciampi
March 15, 2019
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Kogarah Institution Pino's Dolce Vita Italian Deli Has Finally Reopened

Two years after a devastating fire, this community stalwart is back with over 100 handmade Italian sausages, cheeses and cannoli.
By Marissa Ciampi
March 15, 2019
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Sydney's southern suburb of Kogarah suffered a devastating loss to its culinary community when Pino's Dolce Vita caught fire and ultimately closed back in 2016. The award-winning Italian deli was founded by Pino Tomini Foresti back in 1978 and was the heart of the local food scene for decades. Now, after much deliberation and over one year's worth of renovations, the butcher, deli and cafe has returned to its original President Avenue location.

Pino's reopened in December 2018 with a brand new fit-out and an extended offering of authentic Italian fare. The shop now sells over 100 types of handmade Italian sausages and salumi, plus cuts of meat that are exclusive to the butchery. There's also an extensive collection of local and international cheeses and a huge range of artisan small goods, too. In the cafe, the team is slinging freshly brewed coffee, breakfast and lunch, plus homemade cakes and pastries — including these cannoli.

It's a true family affair here, with Foresti's wife Pia, daughter Carla, son-in-law Michael and sons Fabiano and Marco all taking part in the business. The new digs put emphasis on this family-friendly atmosphere and emulate the bustling vibes of a true Italian deli.

If you're looking to book your next gathering, Pino's now offers a catered, warehouse-style event space, too — packages including grazing boards and Italian wines that'll transport your party to the European coast.

Pino's Dolce Vita has reopened at 45 President Avenue, Kogarah. Opening hours for the butcher and deli are Tuesday through Friday from 8am–5pm and Saturday from 8am–3pm. Opening hours for the cafe and kitchen are Tuesday through Friday 7am–4pm and Saturday 7am–3pm.

Published on March 15, 2019 by Marissa Ciampi

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