Sogno Italiano Burleigh Waters
If you live in or around Treetops Plaza, get excited – Mermaid’s beloved Sogno Italiano has opened its doors, dishing up all of the pizza and pasta we’ve come to know and love with some exciting new additions courtesy of the enormous woodfired oven. This time around, the chefs and owners were inspired by the coastal regions of Italy and introduced some more seafood options that would complement the cooking method. Among the new flame-cooked fare are entrees of warm Sicilian olives bathed in red wine alongside a seafood platter for two, which is loaded with grilled Moreton Bay bugs, marinated calamari and a house salad. The fire-roasted pumpkin and sage gnocchi is another early standout. Eagle-eyed regulars to Mermaid will spot a few familiar flavours including the Moreton Bay bug linguine and pappardelle ragu loaded with slow-cooked ossobuco ribs with napoli sauce, white wine and parmesan. There’s also a scattering of pizza combinations that are available on a red or white base. In addition to the expanded menu, there’s an Italian leaning selection of sips that includes robust reds, fizzy prosecco and floral fiano, alongside classic Italian cocktails. You can also BYO wine.