top of page

Photo Credit: Marina Neil for Newcastle Herald

Our philosophy & our menu





A casual pop-up cucina by Chef Alessandra Papazzo,

​bringing authentic flavours, handcrafted food & the italian way of eating together.


“Fresh and seasonal, first choice, made by hand, healthy and natural, care and inclusion, traditional with a twist, passion, creativity and beauty”

Here at Osteria Papazzo we source fresh, local, organic and seasonal produce.

We make everything from scratch, with our hands, no machine,

either is our pasta or bread or our focaccia.

The flours we use are organic, sustainable and from wholegrain milling co. 

We only use extra virgin olive oil for our dishes and dressing and we only use peanut oil for deep frying.

We do not use any sweetener or added sugar in our kitchen unless it is present naturally in some of the produce

we use or it is necessary for some of our dessert recipes. 

We activate everything so our dishes are more gentle to your health.

The meat we source is all gluten free and most of our greens, edible flowers and leaves are sourced at Newcastle greens farm here in Cooranbong, NSW. 

Our food is prepared in a kitchen where gluten, dairy, nuts or other food allergens are used,

so please let us know if you have any dietary requirement or any particular allergy when you reserve a table with us.

We offer a small simple menu for our Pop ups: Nights and Mornings and we change it weekly.

Everyone is very welcome to dine with us, either you are alone or with your family and friends.:)

Here at Osteria Papazzo, We celebrate my Neapolitan and Italian roots, through Australian produce in a more healthy way compared to my ancestors :) and We are so honoured to share them with you here in Newcastle.

We do our job with lots of passion, love, knowledge, constant research, study and curiosity.

We hope our flavours will stay in your heart for a long time and that they will nourish, nurture and comfort your palate and soul.

***A sweet reminder we are a casual pop up cucina,


Our menu is simple and small and changes every week,

we have limited options for everything and

if we run out of something we will create just for you with the ingredients available on the night.

Please be aware that if you are running late that's fine

but the waiting time for your Mains to be served might be about 20/30minutes if it is a busy night.

Please let our staff know if you are in a rush or need to be at a show,

otherwise we invite you to relax and chill and enjoy your night with us.


Please check our website or our Instagram and FB pages to discover our future special events.

Otherwise we pop up at Talulah every Friday from 5:30pm with our Casual Pop up dinners and starting on Sunday 2nd June we will be Popping up every Sunday for breakfast and brunch here at SIDE POCKET ESPRESSO, Mayfield from 7am.


Instagram: @osteriapapazzo_

Alessandra Papazzo 0401841401


With love, kindness and gratitude.

Alessandra, Christian and Marley

bottom of page