Tuscan for "cool", Ganzo replaces speciality butcher Mr Macellaio's Meat Shop. Curley and Calabro (who also owns FIGO) have turned the once dark and grungy space into a bright, light-filled dining room with an open kitchen and American oak bar, what Curley calls "Richmond chic". It will double as a production kitchen. Calabro will use it to prep for La Svolta and FIGO, and Curley will use it for events.
The carte is simple. "Not Michelin-starred cooking, but good," says Curley. Neapolitan-style pizza is the focus, from classic margheritas to a bianco monster topped with scamorza (smoked cheese), guanciale, roasted potato, caramelised onions and rosemary. Vegan cheese is available to sub in.
There are four pastas, sides and a large antipasti section, with dishes such as fried seasoned chickpeas, a goat's cheese and beetroot "lasagne", and calamari fritti for snacking on while getting stuck into the Italian wine list.
Ganzo is open Tue-Sat 5pm-10.30pm at 320 Bridge Road, Richmond, ganzo.com.au