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Cucina Porto

You can’t get to Italy right now, so we are bringing Italy to you.

Our newest restaurant, Cucina Porto, will be serving up simple, honest Italian food using the best ingredients along with a touch of old-world hospitality and charm. We look forward to welcoming you.

What's On


Cucina Porto’s weekday lunch special is the perfect way to experience our generous hospitality for just $35 per person. Enjoy a pasta or main, plus side dish, served with a spritz, craft beer, glass of wine or any non-alcoholic beverage.

Available weekdays
11am - 3pm



For a limited time, enjoy Italian Sporting Legend - Aidan Guerra's Grilled Octopus

  • $28 - Softly grilled confit baby octopus with warm potato, fennel puree, gremolata and white wine vellutata

Carefully crafted alongside Chef Martino, this dish celebrates both Italian food & proud heritage.


For a limited time, taste Italian Sporting Legend - Mark Beretta's Gnocchi with Beef Sauce

  • $28 - Pan fried semolina gnocchi with Mark's 6 hour cooked beef sauce and aged parmesan crisp.

Carefully curated with Chef Martino, inspired by classic flavours taken to the next level. 

Parties & Events


Raised in Martina Franca, located in the Italian region of Puglia, Martino Pulito recalls Sunday lunch prepared by his nonna, mother and sister for the entire family to feast on. 

From just 10 years of age, Martino would venture into the kitchen, learning his mother’s favourite recipes, often consisting of just three or four ingredients that were easily sourced from neighbouring farms or seaside villages.

In his teens, Martino was working in the village bakery, attending school during the day and working evenings into early hours of the morning baking bread

With an obvious passion for Italian cuisine ingrained in his upbringing, Martino went on to hone his culinary skills studying at I.P.S.S.A.R. Castellana Grotte in Bari before making the move to Milan where he became Senior Chef De Partie at AFM Banqueting. Just eight years after arriving in Sydney, Martino has carved out an impressive career in the industry, with local appointments having included Senior Sous Chef and Kitchen Manager at Jamie’s Italian, Head Chef at La Vucciria, Head Chef at Pasta Emilia, and most recently Head Chef at The Morrison alongside Sean Connolly.  

Cucina Porto is the culmination of Martino’s childhood memories, a recreation of his family table for guests to enjoy as they discover dishes derived from his family’s favourite recipes and inspired by his Italian home region of Puglia. 



Level G, Harbourside, The Star Sydney, 80 Pyrmont St



Daily | 11:00am - 10:00pm

Please note. Cucina Porto has a reduced menu offering between 3pm - 5pm, Monday - Friday. This menu includes pizzas and bar snacks only.


1800 700 700