Tommy’s Italian will be a collaboration between hospitality heavyweights Ronnie Tarabay, the former owner of The Fish House, and Tom Torchut of Brisbane and the Gold Coast’s dining institutions Arc Dining, Gemelli Italian and Hellenika. The 120-seat trattoria will offer a sharp but casual service, coupled with a sense of familiarity and warmth in its fit-out. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, Tommy’s Italian will also feature a dedicated takeaway servery window, open daily from 6:00 am, slinging Single O coffee and Tommy’s twist on a traditional B&E roll – sliced-to-order mortadella, mozzarella and fried egg slathered with tomato relish. Those who wish to linger a little longer can perch themselves on the mezzanine and soak in the cerulean waters of Currumbin over a couple of cheeky sundowners – bliss!
In true Italian fashion, the modern a la carte menu is set to showcase exceptional Australian produce cooked simply, alongside 12-inch Neapolitan-style pizzas fired to crisp perfection in its Marana Forni wood-fired oven. Think pesto-filled burrata from Byron Bay, grilled Western Australian octopus with nduja dressing, lobster linguine and a hefty one-kilogram T-Bone to share. Tommy’s Italian champions a more sustainable approach by supporting small, local suppliers for produce wherever possible.
Tommy’s Italian is set to open in late August. As always, we’ll have all of the tasty tidbits as they come to hand but you can also follow the journey on Tommy’s Italian Instagram.