Meet the Bistro on Moxon team

Posted on Thursday, 15 March 2018

Owner Gary Di Paola is no stranger to the appetites of Canterbury-Bankstown residents after his successful ten-year run at La Piazza, Bankstown Sports Club.

The intrepid restauranteur is also familiar with club dining after opening up a similarly popular restaurant at South Coogee Bowling Club.

Gary is now embarking on a new adventure, running Bistro on Moxon inside Moxon Sports Club.

“So many customer and ex-staff have visited me at South Coogee, all asking why I haven’t opened something closer to Bankstown. My reply was that there was nothing in the area that interested me…until now,” said Gary.

Bistro on Moxon will be serving pub and club classics with an Italian leaning, a nod to Gary’s Italian heritage and favouritism for all things pizza and pastas.

With a menu chock full of schnitzels, burgers, pizzas, pastas and share platters, there is something that will tempt even the most discerning foodie.

“I’d describe the menu as ‘one for all’ and my diners can expect to eat great food at reasonable prices,” said Gary.

An unsurprising statement considering the team Gary has behind him – Executive Chef Ahmed Istanbouli and Head Chef Samuel Holleis – both veterans from his time running La Piazza. Rounding out the team is Bistro on Moxon’s Restaurant Manager, Carolina Duque.

“Ahmed has worked for me at La Piazza for the past eight years and brings a world of experience. Samuel started with me as an apprentice, mentoring under Ahmed so he too is well-versed with how I run my kitchens. One thing I know for sure is that the food will be good!”