Marta is Set to Bring Cucina Romana to Rushcutters Bay

Marta by Popolo’s Flavio Carnevale is set to open in mid September bringing cucina romana to in Rushcutters Bay.

Marta Rushcutters Bay

Opening in Popolo’s former premises with a new look and feel, the venue takes inspiration from the colour and diversity of Rome.

A new open-style kitchen is set to bring dishes such as baked anchovies with sautéed curly endive, bucatini mussels tomato e pecorino, tonnarelli (thick spaghetti) cacio e pepe, abbacchio alla scottadito (lamb cutlets) and filetti di baccalà (cod fillet). The menu will run alongside a Roman week with daily house specials designed to celebrate regular patronage.  

The bar offering, with high-topped tables and a dedicated spritz bar-inspired drinks list is geared to embody the energy and theatre of Rome’s famous drinking holes. Amphora wines will play a feature role at Marta, with wines poured from Flavio’s custom handmade terracotta decanters to take them back to their original element.

The fitout has been curated by Melbourne’s DesignOffice responsible for venues such as A. Baker and Higher Ground, incorporating a seamless indoor-outdoor connection, new feature lighting and various seating styles, a refreshed outdoor courtyard, and a brighter neutral palette.

Marta is slated to open in mid-September 2017.

Marta Rushcutters Bay
50 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay NSW 2010

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.