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Pompei’s

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Address:
126-130 Roscoe Street
Bondi Beach NSW 2026
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Contact:
Tel : +61 2 9365 1233
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License: Licensed & BYO (Wine Only)
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
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Pompei’s restaurant in Bondi Beach is casual Italian at its best - serving up the tastiest pizza and wickedly addictive gelato.

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LOCATION
On the corner of Gould and Roscoe Streets, next door to Hurricanes.

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This restaurant provides a fine example of how simplicity can just work. Utilising traditional methods, the finest fresh produce and unsurpassable passion, Pompei’s is casual Italian dining at its best. Oddly enough, this trattoria isn’t named after the ashen city, but is in fact the owners’ last name which can confuse things slightly. Everything is made on premises including the pasta, pizza bases and gelato and while they thrive on Australian produce there are a few secret ingredients that need to be outsourced direct from the mother land.

It is precisely for all these reasons that Pompei’s was awarded Best Pizza and Gelato by the SMH Good Food Guide 2009. It’s not hard to agree when you’re tucking into one of their thin-crust pizzas. Try the bresaola e rucola with air-dried beef, rocket, tomato, fior di latte and parmigiano or the saporita with goat’s cheese, wood-fired peppers, olives, tomato, fior di latte and basil to check the theory out. The pizze are not the only thing on the menu which ticks boxes on the tastebud test. Pompei’s also specialises in veal and pasta dishes. House-made crescent-shaped pasta filled with sauteed beetroot with a butter, poppy seed and sage sauce is like no other dish found in Australia and is, naturally, their signature dish. The wine list is predominately Italian with a few Australian rivals thrown in the mix. The gelato is wickedly addictive and the only obvious choice to follow your meal. Have your favourite scoop brought to your table or order a cone and head down to walk off your meal by the beach.

Annabel Wise
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Pompei’s - User Reviews

YShone:

A little warning to pizza lovers, don't get too excited about the reopening of the revamped Pompeii’s (126-130 Roscoe Street - corner Gould Street). The staff are unhelpful and we quickly learnt that there was no need to book as there was no actual booking system and after paying the pricey bill (they have also jacked up the prices to help pay for the revamp) - $32 for a so called Saltimbocca that was actually two thin slabs of veal thrown on a plate and an $8 corkage fee! - we were told by the owner and maitre d to "never to come back." The reason; our 3 year old daughter had touched the alleged antique mirror on the wall! Yes; she just touched it! Who puts an antique mirror in a family and kids pizza place? Apparently there is one in the bathroom too! While the location is great, it does not make up for the incredibly rude and disorganised service and overpriced food. It seems someone thinks they are so popular they no longer have to welcome customers and provide any service.review  07/11/2011

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