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Pavement Whisper: Hospitality titans join forces to open Tommy’s Italian in Currumbin Pavement Whisper: Hospitality titans join forces to open Tommy’s Italian in Currumbin

Pavement Whisper: Hospitality titans join forces to open Tommy’s Italian in Currumbin

It's a sad day when any long-standing venue closes its doors, especially one that is as widely adored as The Beach Shack in Currumbin. This story, however, is not one of doors closing, but of exciting new chapters and new beginnings. The much-loved 1920s eatery will be given a new lease on life as Tommy's Italian – a modern coastal Italian trattoria. Here's what we know so far ...


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

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