Chef and co-founder Orazio D'Elia sells his slice of Matteo

Chef Orazio D'Elia is looking into new ventures.
Chef Orazio D'Elia is looking into new ventures. Photo: Supplied

Rumblings of a partnership split at Double Bay hotspot Matteo have proven to be on the money, with chef and co-founder Orazio D'Elia confirming he's out of the restaurant and its city sibling.

"My partners Eddie (Levy) and Adam (Abrams) have bought my share of the business," D'Elia says.

D'Elia, who had a break-out hit with his detour-worthy pizza at Da Orazio in Bondi before opening the first Matteo in 2018, did not go into detail about his decision to leave, saying only that he wished Levy and Abrams the best.

The chef has been a man in demand in recent times, consulting on the sprawling Eataly-inspired venue Locali by Romeo's, which has opened several branches in Sydney. He says he is looking into new ventures and would like to open another restaurant. "There's lots of opportunity," he says. "It's a beautiful city."