A brand new concept in Italian dining has opened on Dublin’s Camden Market. Sprezzatura will specialise in handmade pasta using locally sourced Irish ingredients with a strong focus on sustainability.
Roughly translated as ‘Studied Carelessness’, Sprezzatura has curated a menu of dynamic handmade pasta dishes and sharing plates aiming to create an accessible new gastro experience for urban diners including vegans and coeliacs.
Sustainability will be at the core of all that the team at Sprezzatura do keeping waste to an absolute minimum. Led by Head Chef Conor Roban fresh from his sojourn at the critically acclaimed, Noma the new Italian influenced eatery will be virtually paperless other than compostable napkins and toilet paper, and will run using renewable energy only where possible. Containers from their regular suppliers will be repurposed and refilled to reduce plastic usage and too. These include producers such as Toonsbridge and Wicklow Rapeseed Oil – a more local and eco-friendly replacement to the commonly used Italian olive oil.
Aperitivos can be enjoyed in the bar area of Sprezzatura and include Tomato Carpaccio, Pig’s Cheek Fritti, Panisse, Anchovy with Lemon and Stracciatella with Rapeseed Oil all priced between €3 and €6. Lighter bites include olives, pistachios and smoked almonds as well as Bread 41’s potato focaccia each available for €3 and less.
Main dish highlights from the restaurant area include the Rigatoni with Basil and Tomato, Spinach Fettuccine with Dry Chilli, Pangrattato and Wicklow Rapeseed Oil as well as Ravioli with Pork, Cabbage and Big Bone Broth all of which are priced between €6.50 and €9.50.
In a further bid to reduce waste, drinks are only available and include their own Dundalk-brewed, Sprezzatura lager, wines from Wine Lab and King of Kefir soft drinks. Mixed cocktails will include Italian classics the Americano, Aperol Spritz and Espresso Martinis.
Sprezzatura is located in Camden Market, Grantham Street, Dublin 8 and will be open from 12 noon to 10pm each day. For more information or to book a table, visit sprezzatura.ie