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Cucina Porto

The Star Sydney is thrilled to be reopening and welcoming back guests from Monday 11 October 2021.

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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.

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About

Chef

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. 

RESTAURANT GUIDELINES

RESTAURANT GUIDELINES

As per the NSW Government Public Health Order, all guests will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination or a medical contraindication certificate. Entry will be refused if you fail to provide the required evidence.

 

You are requested to provide credit card details as a guarantee for your reservation. If you cancel your reservation within 24 hours of your booking date, or do not show for your scheduled reservation you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee per person.

 

Owing to demand, all tables are required to be vacated after 2 hours.

 

Please note a surcharge of 10% applies on Sundays.

 

A surcharge of 15% applies on public holidays.

 

We can hold your table for a maximum of 15 minutes after the specified booking time, so please call us if you are running late.

 

Notice to Star Club Members: for Star Club Members, to receive your member discount, you must be present for the duration of your table booking. Member discounts are only valid for table bookings of 9 or less people.

Contact & Opening Hours

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LOCATION

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

HOURS OF OPERATION

Lunch

Monday to Saturday | 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Sunday | 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner

Monday to Sunday | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Snack Bar

Monday to Sunday | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

ENQUIRIES

1800 700 700