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Macelleria Newtown

Macellaria is billed as the butcher that sells you your meat and then politely cooks it for you.
By Gary Brun
July 01, 2023
By Gary Brun
July 01, 2023

Located at the dividing line between Enmore and Newtown — on one of Australia's best roads, Enmore road — Macellaria is billed as the butcher that sells you your meat and then politely cooks it for you. Starting out in Bondi, Peter Zaidan opened the Newtown iteration back in 2017, and hasn't looked back since. If you're keen to dine in with mates or get some takeaway for the barbie, they've got you covered.

This place is basically a carnivore's paradise, with only the finest MSA grade beef, free from hormones and antibiotics. It source its beef from across Australia, be it South Australia, NSW, Tasmania, Gippsland or Flinders Island. Alongside Cape Grim beef, they also offer Tajima wagyu, which originated from the Hyogo prefecture in Japan and is amongst the most famous cuts in the world.

A freshly cooked steak at macelleria - sydney

The interior itself is akin to a big and bustling foodcourt, with copious amounts of space and an airy open layout. If you're planning lunch out with the whole family, then know this is the kin of place where they'll be welcomed warmly. And there is plenty on the menu to excited the kids. If you're vegetarian or looking to take it easy on the meat, they have you covered too. For a place that is literally a butcher shop, the vegetarian burger and eggplant parmigiana, as well as fresh salads, are surprisingly good.

On your way out, be sure to window shop at the open counters and grab some sausages and lamb chops for the freezer. In a world where butcher shops have all but disappeared, Macelleria has found a way to not only survive, but thrive.

macelleria's meat counter

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