Quay Quarter's Bar Mammoni Is Now Slinging Made-to-Order Pasta Bowls and Fresh Deli Goods

Circular Quay spot Bar Mammoni has transformed into an all-day pasta bar and deli, dishing up made-to-order pasta, focaccia sandwiches and more.
Nishika Sharma
Published on June 04, 2024

Circular Quay go-to Bar Mammoni has been transformed into a neat Italian joint that now centres on made-to-order takeaway. This 30-seat cafe and bar has heeded the demands for high-quality takeaway from Grana, its neighbouring sister venue inside the huge Hinchcliff House precinct, and has now turned its attention to dishing up just that.

Now operating as a two-in-one pasta bar and deli, the reimagined Bar Mammoni features made-to-order pasta bowls for lunch and dinner, as well as an array of focaccia sambos, pastries and deli goods — like freshly made pasta — to take home. This pivot to takeaway came as a solution to increased demand for on-the-go meals, providing Grana's coveted dishes in a more accessible form for CBD-goers to enjoy from their office, at home or while dining in.

"Grana is busy seven days a week but we don't offer takeaway, so the pasta bowls at Bar Mammoni allow us to provide a quick, quality pasta lunch for those who prefer to eat at their desks, or grab one of our laneway seats to take in some sunshine," said Scott Brown, House Made Hospitality Director.

If you swing by of a morning, you'll be met with the familiar coffee-slinging sunrise crew alongside the popular B&Es and additions to its pastry selection, including a zesty passionfruit and cheesecake cruffin and a raspberry, rose and salted white chocolate danish, all of which are on offer until lunch.

Once lunchtime — or dinnertime — rolls around, you'll be able to order affordable Italian dishes spanning from $18–22 a pop. Expect the likes of cacio e pepe, beef ragu trottole and wagyu lasagne among the selection. As for sambos, you can opt for a mortadella-, salami- and cheddar-starring sandwich paired with green sauce, a falafel, pickled cabbage and labne option or even a classic ranch-dressed roast chicken.

You can pair your meal with a tomato, basil and burrata salad, arancini or garlic bread, and round out your feast with a citrus-forward limoncello sorbet or an indulgent tiramisu slice.

As for the deli offerings, you'll be able to grab an array of top-quality ingredients, or ready-made pastas, to impress dinner guests or for a hassle-free meal. Take your pick from fresh hand-rolled pastas like gigli, rigatoni, mafaldine and spaghetti, baked lasagne in 500 gram or one-kilogram serves, organic olive oil, and top-shelf Australian provisions and antipasti. In the coming months, you'll also be able to purchase pasta sauces made in-house, so keep an eye out for those.

Bar Mammoni is open from 7am–7pm Monday–Friday, and 8am–7pm on Saturday, at 3 Loftus Lane at Quay Quarter.

Image credit: Yusuke Obe and Steve Woodburn. 

Published on June 04, 2024 by Nishika Sharma
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