Known for its high-end contemporary restaurant scene, Sydney’s dining landscape introduces another luxurious Italian dining place. Seta is located at the civic heart of Sydney’s CBD in Martin Place, led by two Italian chefs in Giovanni Astolfoni and the Michelin-starred Matteo Vigotti.
Like a typical Italian restaurant, Seta welcomes its customers with simple but elegant interiors that still maintain the historical value of Martin Place. The design is suitable for a special occasion that demands more luxurious treatments while preserving that iconic Italian sense of hospitality.
There are four ways to have a memorable experience in Seta: A La Carte Menu, Chef’s Table Menu, Degustation Menu, and Vegetariano Menu. This review will describe what it’s like to have a meal for two dining on their A La Carte menu.
Starting off with an antipasti entrée, the King Prawn salad is elegantly set on quality white dinnerware with lashings of delectable dressing. While the salad won’t satiate two hungry diners, it is well portioned to prepare you for the main meal.
Seta allows its customers to choose between pasta, secondi (meat or fish-based dish) or a sharing dish for the mains. While Seta clearly establishes itself as an Italian restaurant, don’t expect plates of pasta and pizzas seasoned with five types of cheeses. Instead, expect more subtle flavours that are light enough to make you ask for more.
Their take on gnocchi is served with blue swimmer crab sauce that tastes like the combination of bolognese and Singapore’s chilli crab, making it suitable for those who love Asian fusion cuisine. However, the most exceptional dish is their Wagyu steak with caramelised kale as a side. It is not an exaggeration to claim that Seta is home to one of the best steaks in Sydney.
Finally, the meal can be closed with their uniquely arranged desserts. For those who crave a sweet closure, their Cioccolatto is a more than suitable choice. On the other hand, the Semifreddo offers a sour taste that cleanses your palate with wine jelly and rose petals.
Seta is definitely one of Sydney’s premier restaurants for delivering a high-end experience at a more wallet-friendly price. It’s about experiencing the finer things in life through simple yet sophisticated dishes that allow the quality of the ingredients to shine.