Mantecato

Located in Balmain's, White Bay, meet Mantecato, Risotteria Italiana.

In the way of all good Italian families, The owners of this Balmain local (and also Balmain’s Rosso Pomodoro Pizzeria) have teamed up with Marco Orso as restaurant manager and co-owners to create the new risotteria experience.

Mantecato is the name given to the final, vigorous whisking-in of butter – an essential technique in making risotto – this Italian favourite is the house specialty. One of the secrets is in the rice itself: Italy’s finest carnaroli grains, Tenuta Castello Carnaroli, are imported by us directly from the Piedmont region.

Marco’s passion for Italian wines shines on the truly impressive wine list, directly importing many boutique labels, some exclusive. Marco has just spent five years running restaurants in Milan.

Expect convivial hospitality, authentic Italian accents, deft and traditional cooking and a gorgeously rustic new look. Come for a quick midweek bite or for a full dining experience and you’ll be welcomed with affable service to match.

This Italian Family cannot wait to welcome you to their authentic Italian dining experience!

Aperitivo

The popular Italian tradition of enjoying refreshing beverages and sharing small plates amongst friends – acting as an appetite stimulating, sociable prelude to dinner.

Artisan beers:

Nazionale, baladin italian ale $13
Super bitter, baladin belgian abbey $14
BIRRA $8
peroni, menabrea, moretti & peroni leggera
PROSECCO / FRANCIACORTA $10/$18
Italian sparkling white wine
SPRITZ $13
aperol or campari, prosecco & soda
BELLINI $13
prosecco & peach puree
AMERICANO $15
campari, vermouth rosso, soda water
NEGRONI $15
campari, vermouth rosso & gin
NEGRONI SBAGLIATO $15
campari, vermouth rosso & prosecco
MONTE NEGRONI $15
campari, montenegro & gin
GIN & TONIC $10
Bombay gin & tonic water
MOCKTAIL $10
lime-BO lime cordial, granatina & sprite
gingerELLO lime cordial, apple J & ginger ale
EASY PEACH peach J, granatina & orange J

To Start

Pane di BRICKFIELDs $5
organic sourdough bread w/ evoo & chive butter
Olive miste $6
marinated mixed italian olives
Bruschetta v $20
toasted organic sourdough Brickfields bread with mozzarella cheese, confit cherry tomatoes and rocket pesto

From the Deli

Antipasto della casa $28
Selection of cured meats & cheeses
PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA $10
CULATELLO finest grade of prosciutto $14
MOZZARELLA DI BUFALA or BURRATA v gf $10
Caprese v $20
Buffalo mozzarella cheese w/ cherry heirloom tomato & pesto
Parmigiana e burrata v $20
egg-plant parmigiana topped w/fresh burrata cheese

I Nostri Fritti

Fritto misto $18
calamari, prawns and zucchini lightly fried, served with aioli
Crocchette di verdure v $12
vegetable croquettes served with Mantecato sauce
Olive all’ascolana $12
fried large olives stuffed with pork & beef mince w/ M. sauce
Mozzarella in carrozza $12
fried cheese sandwich stuffed with mozzarella cheese, ham and anchovies with tomato sauce
Crocchette di pesce $14
fish and potatoes croquettes served w/ aioli sauce
ARANCINI AI PORCINI v $16
Porcini mushrooms rice croquettes served with Tomato Sauce

Pasta

Tagliatelle al ragù classico/wagyu $25 /$30
hand made tagliatelle pasta served w/ home made green
Ravioli ai porcini v $31
hand made stuffed pasta with cheese, served with Italian porcini mushrooms Spaghetti zola e zucca v $24
Mancini spaghetti served w/ gorgonzola ch. & roasted pumpkin purèe, served w/ pistachio
Maccheroncini al ragù d’agnello $24
Mancini maccheroncini pasta served with hand cut lamb ragù
Lasagna $25
Lasagne with pork & beef ragù or Wagyu ragù pork & beef ragù
Gnocchi WAGYU $30
Fresh gnocchi pasta served with Wagyu beef ragù
Tagliolini all’anatra $29
Hand made tagliolini pasta served w/duck ragù

Risotto

Using our own imported Tenuta Castello carnaroli rice.
Rapa Rossa & pecorino di grotta v $24
Beetroot risotto w/ cave aged pecorino cheese & toasted sesame seeds
Alla milanese con ossobuco $32
Saffron risotto topped with braised veal ossobuco
Capesante e prosciutto $30
Peas purée risotto finished with scallops and prosciutto di Parma.
Mari e monti $31
Italian porcini mushrooms risotto w/ prawns

Secondi

Scaloppina di vitello $29
Veal scaloppine with white wine sauce and rocket salad
PESCE DEL GIORNO gf $34
Pan fried fish of the day fillet served with sweet corn puree , tomatoes eggplant and toasted mix nuts

Contorni

Insalata MANTECATO $18
Mix leaves, roasted pumpkin, caramelized shallots , toasted almonds, salted ricotta cheese and seeded mustard dressing
Ruchetta e parmigiano $9
Wild rocket salad w/parmesan cheese & balsamic dressing
Fagiolini $11
Sautéed green beans with olives, capers, soft garlic olive oil and pine – nuts
Broccoletti $9
broccolini w/ chili oil & parmesan
Patate arrosto $9
Rosemary roasted potatoes
Patatine fritte $9
Chips