Ormeggio at The Spit
Two-hatted, waterside, Italian dining on the lower north shore.
The fact Ormeggio at The Spit in Mosman's D'Albora Marina has a ten-metre-long marble cocktail and gelato bar (staples at restaurants in southern Italy) should give you some idea of its authenticity. Everything here is legit, from the stucco walls and aforementioned bar to the menu: meat-free as of June 2020 (southern Italians don't eat much meat), featuring instead seafood caught by fisherman who sell it right at the wharf, as well as focaccia made in-house and taking no less than 22 hours. Finish with one of six flavours of gelato, each inspired by a different Italian dessert.