Italian restaurant Salt Meats Cheese is expanding its Sydney footprint with the opening of a Cronulla store.

The 87-seat restaurant is located in the heritage-listed Commonwealth Bank building on Ocean Grove and will dish up their signature menu of antipasti, pizza, pasta and dessert.

“We tend to steer towards areas that not only have an appetite for good food and drink, but also a place where we know we will feel like we’re part of the family,” says co-owner Edoardo Perlo.

“We have wanted to open something in Cronulla since we first started, so when the opportunity came about to take over this beautiful space, we knew it was meant to be.”

The restaurant revolves around a large open kitchen and also includes a six-seater bar where diners can order drinks from spritzes to signature cocktails.

The menu will evolve seasonally, but will feature a number of mainstays including the tagliolini al granchio with blue swimmer crab, zucchini and chilli and a slow-cooked lamb shoulder with pumpkin puree, lentils and pomegranate.

The wood-fired oven will be cranking out pizzas from the Amatricina with smoked scamorza, amatriciana sauce, pancetta and pecorino toscano and the the Tartufo with fior di latte, mushrooms, gorgonzola dulce and truffle oil.

The Cronulla restaurant is the sixth Sydney venue for Salt Meats Cheese who will also open three additional locations in the coming months in Circular Quay, Dee Why and Brisbane’s West Village.

Image credit: Jiwon Kim

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