“Popolo has a formality to it that’s better suited to the city,” said Carnevale. “With MARTA we wanted to create a true neighbourhood osteria so Rushcutters Bay was a natural fit.”
There is a reason why Italian cuisine is a favourite among Sydney-siders, and you’ll have only had to eat at Flavio Carnevale’s, Popolo once to find out.
Opening in Popolo’s former premises with a new look and feel, the venue takes inspiration from the colour and diversity of Rome.
Flavio Carnevale is relocating his southern Italian piazza Popolo to a new city location. The Rushcutter’s Bay venue will close on 13 August, with plans to reopen in the Sydney CBD next year.
Rushcutters Bay, it’s time to prepare yourself for a newcomer, Marta, set to open mid-September.
Popolo, the southern Italian pizzeria in Rushcutters Bay, is packing up their mozzarella and dough and moving to the CBD, and in its place a dedicated cucina Romana (Roman kitchen) is set to open, called Marta.
In moving his beloved Popolo to the city in 2018, Flavio Carnevale has announced that he’ll be returning to his Roman hospitality roots with new restaurant Marta, a traditional cucina Romana that taps into the spirited streets of Rome to create a true neighbourhood osteria.