Guy’s approach towards Italian cooking equally reveres the fires and fundamentals of uniqueness. Many people have witnessed his attitude across several media platforms including national and international radio and TV. Grossi has appeared on numerous culinary programs such as Iron Chef, My Kitchen Rules, MasterChef, and Food Safari by SBS. Grossi is also a philanthropist specifically dedicated to social responsibility and sustainable practices. As a philanthropist, Grossi has committed most of his time to work with charities including the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Australia, Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Australian Marine Conservation Society, and Hospitality Employment and Training (HEAT).
One of the most appealing things about Merchant Osteria Veneta is that it gives you the ability to make the most out of the venue. The restaurant has a capacity of one hundred and twenty visitors and also offers three areas with separate uses — one private room featuring a boardroom-style table and a capacity of twenty-two people, and two semi-private spaces with a capacity of twenty-eight and fifty people respectively.
Merchant Osteria Veneta offers a contemporary or modern dining style. The restaurant offers one of the most exciting menu offerings around, operating on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
The Risotto selection consists of one of Merchant’s most delicious dishes. The moro goes for $26 and features Ink and local cuttlefish. The Risi Bisi goes for $25 and features pancetta and peas. Equally delightful is the $26 Zucca, featuring gorgonzola and pumpkin. And if you’re a fan of spicy pork sausage, the $25 tastasal will more than delight your palate.
A similarly exciting adventure is the Cochiti. The selection features $6 olives which come marinated, $12 pepperoni with ricotta and roasted capsicums, $26 prosciutto, $22 Parsuto de Anara with melon and duck breast prosciutto, $12 Bacala Mantecato with crostini and creamed salted cod,$12 panzerotti with Gorgonzola, $5 Arancini with saffron,$20 Cruo with a Parmigiano, rocket, and beef carpaccio,$26 salumi with salami and cured meats, $16 Folpo with marinated octopus, $14 pate with pickled cucumber and duck liver, $16 Seppie Fritte with fried cuttlefish.
Merchant Osteria Veneta also offers a wonderful selection of Pulinta. One of the most exciting selections here is the Conza which costs $10 and features Parmigiano and olive oil. The gorgonzola also promises a wonderful experience for your palate. It goes for $18 and features a Gorgonzola dolce latte. Sopressa goes for $18 and features Sopressa salami. The porcini Anchors for $18 and montasio and porcini. The restaurant also has a $20 ragu cinghiale featuring a wild boar ragu.
If the above selections do not tickle you, then perhaps the Supa Pastasuta. The selection boasts mouth-watering dishes such as the $22 supa featuring pastina and oxtail broth, $25 ravioli featuring sage, brown butter, and cheese, $28 pappardelle cinghiale featuring wild boar ragu and pappardelle, $28 spaghetti vongole featuring parsley, chilli, garlic and vongole, $25 gnocchi featuring fontina and gnocchi, $26 fettuccine featuring basil, parmigiano, passata, vince lotito pasta, and $28 tajadele neri featuring radicchio, chilli, fraser island spanner crab, and squid ink taglierini.