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 Allow me to take you on a journey that transcends borders and tastes,

a journey that celebrates the heart and soul of Naples, Italy, right here in Newcastle, Australia.

I am Alessandra, hailing from the vibrant streets of Napoli, lived and travelled  across all the world & now embracing the coastal beauty of Newcastle with my little family: Christian and Marley.

Osteria Papazzo is not just a culinary venture; it's a manifestation of my passion for cooking and an embodiment of the beautiful connections forged through food. 

Over the past 30 years, my culinary endeavours have spanned the globe, gracing tables with flavours that tell stories of shared moments.

Whether it was the intimate gatherings of friends, family, clients or the selfless acts of volunteering, each experience has nurtured my love for the art of nourishment.








After Byron Bay and Port Macquarie,

I am now introducing our little Osteria Papazzo

to the beautiful Newcastle, our new home.

Here again, I am creating food experiences that capture the essence of Napoli, its vibrant hues, its rich diversity, and the boundless energy that pulses through its streets.


Osteria Papazzo allows me to transport you

to a place where colours are more vivid, aromas more captivating,

and warmth more inviting — an atmosphere where the essence of Napoli comes alive.

Osteria Papazzo it is a vessel of authenticity,

a place where the soul of Neapolitan and Italian cuisine are celebrated in all its unadorned glory — where simplicity becomes an art and taste becomes a symphony. It's a tribute to the traditions that have been passed down through generations, a reminder that exquisite flavours need not be complicated. 

A bridge that connects me to my roots, an embodiment of my journey.

Join us at our pop up dinners and multi sensory intimate nights,

 as we turn the pages of this culinary narrative,

where the past meets the present, where Napoli embraces Newcastle, and where food becomes an expression of love.

Buon appetito,

Alessandra Papazzo

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