Just as the name suggests, this little hidden gem located in the heart of Croydon’s shopping village serves some of Sydney's best homemade italian food accompanied with a nice drop of vino from their hand selected wine list with a variety of australian and italian single and varietal grape choices. Pane e Vino prides itself on creating simple, yet tasty Italian food. The menu has an emphasis on Home made, or should we say hand rolled pasta made with organic eggs and the finest italian durum wheat, rustic chargrilled bruschette, traditional meat skewers and wood fired pizzas. These are just some of the amazing foods you’ll find in this raw, family owned and run Trattoria.
So what makes Pane e Vino’s Pizza so special? Just like all good home cooked and wholesome italian food, the flour used to make our Pizza is regarded Italy’s best pizza flour. Caputo flour is imported from the motherland and is actually milled in Naples, where pizza was invented. Since 1924, the traditions of producing the highest quality flour have passed from father to son making Caputo flour the most superior on the market. Pane e Vino also use a traditional method of fermentation no longer practiced, however this is still quiet diffused throughout Italy’s oldest bake houses where the dough is matured and then leavened naturally for up to 48 hours.
We guess that probably doesn’t mean much to you until you get some of the crispy crust and fluffy centre between your teeth and feel the light pizza base melt away in your mouth. Topped with only the best, san marzano tomato sauce and creamy fior di latte mozzarella, you are sure to be transported to the old villages as you imagine yourself strolling along the ancient cobblestone lined streets of la bella Italia. Don’t come here expecting to find pineapple pizza topping or meat lovers supreme pizzas, this Trattoria prides itself on traditional recipes and old artisanal cooking methods unfortunately not widely practised any longer in places which bear the title of authentic italian.