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Sydneysiders swamping new restaurant for the perfect Winter dessert

A new restaurant in Sydney’s West has introduced a dessert that has foodies all over the state drooling: The Zippoli.

People from the other side of Sydney and as far as regional NSW are heading over to Sydney’s West to enjoy the full menu of pizza and pasta (and more), polishing off their feast with a warm, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-as-a-pillow Zippoli filled with Nutella, Ricotta and Maple Cream, Caramel or Italian Vanilla Custard. Drool.

Zippoli’s are not new. To Italians, anyway. The sweet is rolled in powdered sugar and cinnamon and filled with either a custard or cream and the savoury is stuffed with either olives, anchovies, sultanas or even ham and cheese for a delicious appetiser.

It’s the sweet variety that have become the biggest hit at Anthony Furfaro’s new restaurant Zippoli Café & Dessert Bar, named after his star dessert. Furfaro grew up in Australia to southern Italian immigrants and he fondly remembers growing up with the dish.

“Growing up Italian, family gatherings were always huge, so catering needed to be quick, efficient and most importantly – tasty. Zippoli were the perfect treat: warm, comforting, and filling. I remember on the days my Mother would cook the savoury Zippoli as an appetiser, I’d beg her to make some sweet Zippoli just for me. She wondered who had eaten all the Nutella until she found I’d filled my Zippoli with it,” laughs Furfaro.

Restaurant locals and regulars either dine in for their Zippoli or order a box to take to family functions. “We make so many each night that my wife often tells me I smell like a giant Zippoli when I get home,” laughs Furfaro.

Anthony also serves the Zippoli at major festivals around Sydney in the Zippoli Marquee. Join Instagram (Zippolis) or Facebook (Zippoli Café & Dessert Bar) for location updates.

Zippoli Café & Dessert Bar is at 163 Tower Street, Panania. They are open every night except Mondays from 5.30pm. Call 9773 9054 for bookings or log onto

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