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'Autentica Risotteria Italiana'

mantecato: /manteˈkato/ the name given to the final, vigorous

whisking-in of butter – an essential technique in making risotto.


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 twin brothers Paolo and Marco Orso as restaurant managers 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. 

The Orso brothers will also be able to indulge their shared passion for Italian wines, directly importing many boutique labels, some exclusive. Mantecato has brought the twins together again; Marco has just spent five years running restaurants in Milan, while Paolo is fresh from running the floor at Mosman’s Ormeggio at The Spit.

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!



+61 2 9810 9125


129, 85 Reynolds Street, Balmain, Sydney NSW 2041, Australia

[At the roundabout crossing Hyam St + Reynolds St]


Open 7 nights

6pm to 10pm

Saturdays & Sundays 

from 12pm

xmas opening HOURS 

CLOSED December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st & January 1st



Vino Menu 

also known as 'wine list'

We are very proud to present you with our special selection of Italian wines, most of those directly imported by us.

This wine list shows our passion & commitment to deliver the best and unique wines from Italy.

Most of this labels are only available here at Mantecato.

Make a booking

Book online below, or alternatively call us on 02 9810 9125 from 3p – 10p daily & Sunday lunch from 12p 
Email us at ciao@mantecato.com.au for parties of 7 or more. 



Degustazione Nights 

We love to be inspired by seasonal, local and sometimes simple ideas. Follow our special curated degustazione nights here, and when you seem intrigued - book! - spaces are limited. 

Become a VIP and be the first to know about new degustazione nights, special events and more!

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gift vouchers

The perfect gift to give is a night spent at Mantecato … download the booking form and send it to us at ciao@mantecato.com.au and we will have it sent to you or straight to the receiver. 



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