As the festive season approaches, the air fills with the sweet aroma of Italian Christmas classics, evoking memories of family gatherings and time-honoured traditions. Go on a culinary journey with Fratelli Fresh as we invite you to our Christmas day celebration while delving into the heart of Italian Christmas traditions, savouring classic recipes that warm the soul.

Embracing Traditional Festivities and Flavours

Italian Christmas is a time for family gatherings, festive spirits, and classic recipes. Homes transform into enchanting havens during the holidays, decked with nativity scenes, twinkling lights, festive tablecloths, sparkling ornaments, and fragrant pine boughs, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Families then pick the freshest produce and meat to prep and start to meticulously slow-cook each dish, allowing the ingredients to meld and harmonise. Here are a few classic dishes you can recreate from the comforts of your home:

  • Panettone, a dome-shaped cake symbolising prosperity and abundance, which traces its roots to ancient Rome.
  • Pandoro, a star-shaped cake representing the Christmas light, delighting with its airy texture and delicate sweetness.
  • Baccalà, a traditional Christmas Eve dish, is a salted cod soaked for days to remove excess salt and then fried, baked, or stewed.
  • Ravioli, filled with savoury fillings like ricotta and spinach, passed down through generations, and offers a taste of homemade goodness.

But hey, if you’re short on time or patience (or both), there’s always Fratelli Fresh! We’ve got all your favourite Italian dishes ready, so you can skip the hecticness of cooking and enjoy the delicious flavours without all the fuss. Plus, our chefs are experts in Italian cuisine, so you know you’re getting the real deal. We also offer private party options for a more intimate setting with your loved ones.

Celebrate Christmas with the Fratelli Fresh Family

Embrace the true spirit of Italian Christmas by indulging in our specially curated Christmas Day menu on December 25th. Our culinary teams in Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter, and Manly have meticulously crafted each dish, using classic recipes and the finest ingredients to transport you to the heart of a celebration in Italy. 

At Fratelli Fresh, we’re arranging a festive spread that will put everyone at the table in the highest of spirits. Families of all sizes are welcome to create unforgettable holiday memories. We also prepared a Kids Menu featuring delectable options that will delight even the pickiest eaters. It’s not the holiday season without a Christmas feast!

  • Adult Menu ($95 per person, designed for sharing)
    Start your festivities with a selection of cured meats and cheeses with condiments, followed by Insalata Frutti di Mare, a refreshing medley of seafood. For the main course, choose between 12-hour slow braised lamb shoulder or maple and orange glazed Christmas ham. Complement your meal with a salad, roasted potatoes, and seasonal grilled greens. Conclude with a decadent Italian Christmas Trifle and a refreshing Limoncello.
  • Kids Menu ($19 per person)
    Delight your little ones with our Bambini Antipasti, a platter of ham, salami, cheese, and bread, followed by their choice of main course: Christmas ham and potato, lasagna Bolognese, or nuggets and fries. For dessert, indulge in a scoop of gelato, topped with a festive selection of Christmas toppings.

Book Your Table Today

Make sure to book a reservation with us to experience an authentic Italian holiday celebration! May your Christmas Day be filled with family, friends, and the irresistible flavours of the season. Merry Christmas, from our Fratelli family to yours!

T&C’s apply.
Christmas Day Set Menu is only available at Fratelli Fresh Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter and Manly; Advance booking is required.
15% service fee applies on public holidays.
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Fratelli Fresh practices the responsible service of alcohol. Drink responsibly.

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