The sister restaurant of Matteo Downtown, Matteo Double Bay is a Mediterranean style venue with a relaxed atmosphere that was inspired by Italy’s gorgeous Amalfi Coast. It serves up delicious Southern Italian food with an impressive range of authentic antipasto and pizza dishes on the menu.
A Southern Italian restaurant that prides itself on being one of the best and most authentic in Sydney, the Alba Salentinian is a vibrant eatery that serves up traditional dishes, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options and live music.
Tucked away in a lively part of King Street, The Italian Bowl is a narrow eatery that is well-loved for its sensational Italian cuisine. Specialising in pasta and risotto, which they dish up in hearty size portions, their Tiramisu is also exceptional.
Located next to the Newtown Hotel, La Favola is an Intimate Italian eatery that offers you to make your own pasta dishes under the guidance of Head Chef Fabio. To pair with their fantastic food they also serve a delicious range of cocktails and wines.
In the heart of Little Italy on Norton street, you’ll find this cosy Italian pizzeria dishing up wood-oven pizza, fresh pasta, and mouthwatering risotto. Apertivo stands out with its high-quality ingredients, authentic feel, and welcoming vibe. Plus, the smell of sizzling cheese will make your mouth water as soon as you walk in!
Capriccio Osteria boasts authentic homemade Italian food with specialities from the Amalfi coast. It’s easy to see the care that goes into every dish, and you’ll taste the passion with every bite. Plus, along with the award-winning taste, the attentive service as you dine with friends and family in their alfresco setting will make this Leichhardt eatery your new favourite Italian!
Bar Italia is one of Leichhardt’s oldest Italian restaurants, with over 70 years of experience in the game! The rustic eatery offers no-fuss high-quality meals with friendly and responsive service. Plus, what makes Bar Italia a winner is their vast selection of homemade Gelato, which is far too good to resist!
CicciaBella Trattoria is your pit spot for classic Italian dishes in Parramatta Square. The open kitchen allows you to watch your meal being prepared, and the extensive wine and cocktail lists will keep you occupied while you wait. Alongside your favourites, CicciaBella has some creative dishes like zucchini flower risotto and milk braised pork ragu!
Located in the popular 3 Weeds pub on Bondi Road, Totti’s is a relaxed Italian eatery that boasts a charming leafy courtyard. Serving up delicious share plates, this place is all about enjoying quality time, food and drinks, with family and friends.
Named in honour of Elva Tesoriero, whose family ran a fruit shop on the site during the 1950s, Elva is a trendy Italian wine bar and restaurant that serves up delicious handmade pasta, traditional Italian food and a great range of local wines.
Boasting an open kitchen, huge balcony and pared-back decor, The Corner House serves up delicious Wood-fired pizza and seasonal Italian inspired plates. Also much loved for their slow-cooked roasts and their cocktails are great too.
For over 10 years Vacanza Pizzeria has been on a mission to make Sydney’s best wood-fired pizza. Located within in a relaxed and friendly setting with distressed-brick walls, they also offer an excellent menu of other classic Italian dishes too.
Previously an all-day Italian diner, Bartolo switched to become a fully-fledged restaurant and wine bar a couple of years ago. Showcasing more than 200 international and Australian wines, this stylish Crown Street venue also dishes up top-class meals.
A Crown Street favourite, Pizza Fritta 180 is a laid-back restaurant with fabulous outdoor seating. Specialising in truly authentic Neapolitan pizzas, which they make in a signature wood-fire oven, they also offer a terrific menu of cocktails too.
Tucked away in an intimate courtyard on Bourke Street, Cicerone Cucina Romana is a little slice of Rome. Boasting cool decor that showcases classic Italian street culture, its menu boasts a wide range of speciality pasta, pizza and antipasti dishes.
Located in the imperious International Towers building, Bel & Brio is a stylish modern-day venue. It presents seasonal Italian cuisine, and an extensive drinks list, within an upscale and captivating, eco-elegant restaurant & bar setting.
Inspired by the old world palazzos of Rome, Venice and Milan, a’Mare provides a quintessential, upscale Italian fine dining experience. Run by the acclaimed Chef and Restauranteur, Alessandro Pavoni, make this your go-to venue for fine dining.
A busy and very popular pizza establishment at 180 Oxford Street, Love Supreme is renounced for organic pizzas made with simple, clean ingredients and which achieve the perfect balance of taste and aroma. Their menu has a wild side to it – imagine a Mt Zero farm chickpeas, kale, chilli, and goat curd pizza.
William Street is a glowing little Italian bistro which houses a beautiful wine bar. The menu changes with the seasons, so you’ll be surprised every time you come back, or as the locals say, come home. It’s lively and busy with constant bar and table activity. Simply everything here, whether focaccia, salad, quail, or mussels, is prepared lovingly.
An authentic Italian pizzeria on Oxford Street, Italian Bar brothers, Filippo and Simone, have created a small piece of Italy where the pizzas are to die for and the drinks are to live for. Begin with a drink and a simple FOCACCIA CON AGLIO and from there just don’t stop. Takeaway and delivery available.
The Cipri Italian is a restaurant on Elizabeth Street known for its delightful, gourmet cuisine, and its Italian hospitality. This restaurant is the pride of an entire family. The menu includes a fresh fusion of traditional and contemporary dishes such as the iconic Thyme pappardelle, slow braised duck & mushroom ragu.
Barbetta is a fresh, cheerful and handmade drop in sort of place whether for breakfast lunch or dinner and offers a whole different approach to its owners other establishment, the Cipri Italian. The interior is colourful and light, spacious and accommodating for groups. They also offer workshops and classes – for children and adults.
A charming and old world Italian restaurant and café in Woolloomooloo with a confident, subtle and very impressive Italian menu. Local advice is serious: for breakfast come regularly, for lunch come hungry, for dinner come ready because you won’t be disappointed. Your experience includes a formidable wine list which features cocktails, mocktails, and wines.
A cosy and welcoming family restaurant and bar in Woolloomooloo with a high standard Italian menu available in-house or as takeaway. The Sienna offers a range of pizzas, pastas, salads, fillet steaks, barramundi, and Tasmanian salmon, an astonishing list which ends with a final and possibly fatal lava chocolate volcano from the dessert collection.
The newest specialty wonder on the finger wharf, Il Pontile has shouldered gently into the local food scene, where chef, Mario Percuoco, has produced a distinguished menu. Percuoco doesn’t reinvent, yet remains unconventional, and proves it with Pepata di Cozze Forte Steamed Mussels with lemon & signature black pepper oil.
Located on the finger wharf, Woolloomooloo, the modern Italian OTTO Ristorante sits proudly amongst a bustling and loyal following. With signature dishes such as the “Grainge Angus beef carpaccio, truffle dressing, aioli, capers, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and rocket”, the OTTO Ristorante believes in letting ingredients speak for themselves, a powerful and successful approach.
Priding itself on being Sydney’s original authentic pizzeria, Rosso Pomodoro serves up wood-fired pizzas and classic Italian dishes just like you would get in Naples. Situated in the heart of Darling Street, the restaurant boasts a relaxed setting, with an open kitchen. True to its roots, all pizza bases are thin and foods are made with ‘real’ ingredients.
The first thing you notice about Marina Lunga is that they are not short of confidence. Proudly proclaiming themselves to be the best Italian restaurant in both Balmain and Marrickville, they back up this belief with exceptional antipasti, pasta, and pizzas. The food is hearty, served quickly and bursting with authentic flavour.
Another excellent eatery on Darling Street, Dolce Napoli is known for its exquisite Italian food. Made with the freshest of Australian produce, their range of pizzas are particularly popular. Whilst their homemade lasagna is something you simply must try! A very popular restaurant, it also features a great wine list and pleasant atmosphere.
“MARTA has something for everyone. A communal table for celebrations, intimate tables for couples, a bar area for drop-ins, and a piazza for those who love the sun. It’s a slice of Rome in Rushcutters Bay. In my first Italian restaurant in Sydney, Popolo, I explored the southern Italian food of my childhood in Basilicata. Now, MARTA is a celebration of the infectious energy, flavours and wines of my adopted city of Rome. Rome is where the hospitality bug bit me hard. I was addicted from my first shift to […]
The inspiration for A Tavola (meaning “to the table”) derives from head chef and owner Eugenio Maiale’s childhood. As a child Maiale would play in the backyard of his Adelaide home waiting to hear the chime of “A Tavola” when dinner was ready. Menu A Tavola’s classic menu features two spuntini, two entrees and two handmade pastas to supplement our daily card of specials. We aim to showcase only the very best local seasonal produce. Gluten Free pasta is available on request and we are able to cater for most […]
If you’ve eaten Italian food in Sydney, chances are you’ve got Beppi to thank for it. Beppi Polese has done more than anyone to introduce traditional Italian food to Sydney residents, and help introduce a whole wealth of new flavors to previously unadventurous Anglo Saxon palates. The menu itself focuses on using the freshest, seasonal ingredients, cooked simply and beautifully. There is an emphasis on freshly caught seafood, home-made pasta, as well as innovative meat dishes, while the specials change daily to reflect the best of what’s available at the […]
As per relevant research data, Italian cuisine is the world’s most popular. In Australia, it ranks third (as Italian very interestingly does also here in terms of both our biggest ethnic groups and most commonly spoken languages). Sydney, like Melbourne, has been home to pizzerias and trattorias since the late 1950s, some of which (including one listed below) amazingly remain today. Sydneysiders need not go far from home to indulge in antipasto, pizza, pasta, dolce and everything in between, some of the best of which (in no particular order) is […]
Simplicity is championed at Wheat and Barrel, with a focus on creating memories with ‘good food’. Italian home recipes come to life with freshly made pasta and vintage wines to match. Whatever mood you’re in there’s surely a pasta to match with gnocchi, carbonara and ‘ravioli of the day’ options available.
A New Italy? That’s exactly what the Salt Meats Cheese brand offer. Dripping pizzas are commonplace, especially on Mondays as you can eat-all-you like for $25. Or indeed, you can forge your own Italy in the kitchen with one of the Italian cooking classes regularly held at the restaurant.
Rosso Cavallino Pizzeria and Gelateria was first established in Mosman in 2010. Since then, we have opened a second store in St Ives. Our restaurants not only offer the delicious pizzas that we are renown for but also traditional Italian Pane, Antipasti, Insalate and Dolce. We look forward to meeting you in store!
Named after an archaic Italian monarch, Queen Margherita is all about the Neapolitan tradition. They follow strict rules on cooking with exact specifications on temperature and cooking duration. The menu strays very little from what a Naples pizzeria would serve, but surprisingly has three vegan-friendly options.
Pompei’s is an Italian Trattoria bringing Aussies top specialities from the Dolomites Alps in Northern Italy and a range of handmade pasta. They also have an extensive artisanal pizza menu and in-house gelato bar, making it your one-stop shop for all your Italian delights. The popular eatery also has a large outdoor dining area, perfect for date night, family meals, and everything in between.
Authentic is everything at Pizza Pasta Bene. From the moment you step in the door you’ll sense a little bit of temperament and a whole lot of passion; creating a restaurant atmosphere usually only found in the very heart of Italy. We pride ourselves on creating la vera cucina Italiana – the most authentic of Italian dishes prepared fresh daily by real Italian chefs. Our pizzas are made with thin pizza bases from a closely guarded family recipe. Our pastas are hand-made with ingredients freshly sourced from the Rossetti family […]
Showcasing the gastronomic traditions of Emilia-Romagna, Pasta Emilia is a delightful restaurant. Not only does it serve up an exceptional range of meals made with local and organic ingredients, it is also Australia’s only certified organic pasta brand and cooking school too.
Alessandro and Victor and team have completely reinvented themselves for this 11th year of operation. There has been a major interior design change to a casual yet refined, neutral and natural colour scheme, with pops of colour and texture. Expect high quality sustainable seafood, great cocktails, some very fun desserts and those same knockout water views. Ormeggio 2.0’s menu is a completely meat-free, a la carte seafood menu, complimented with a regularly changing ‘chefs picks’ sharing menu, and very group friendly. Be ready for some very unique and delicious specialties […]
Priding themselves on offering great quality food and excellent value, Melo’s Italian is a popular restaurant on Rockwall Cresent. Known for its buzzing vibe, the trendy restaurant presents a setting of exposed bricks and intimate lighting and serves a menu of classic dishes.
Much like the name suggests, Little Italy offers authentic food from a beautiful country, as head chef and owner Antonio Di Santo moved to Australia in 1993. The exposed brick and rich wood tables give off the aura of Italian charm, whereas the wood-fired pizza takes your tastebuds direct to Naples.
Welcome to Il Perugino, our charming neighbourhood restaurant first opened in 1988. Located in the heart of Mosman, we’ve dedicated ourselves to authentic Italian cuisine and genuine hospitality. Run by the Mencio family, Il Perugino is reminiscent of typical Italian trattorias and ristorantes that believe in the simplicity of honest cooking. Our traditional approach to food and drink means customers can expect a rustic meal when dining with us, where an ever-changing menu is driven by seasonal produce and top-quality Italian ingredients. We serve a range of antipasti starters, flavorsome […]
On a mission to take Italian food back to its traditional roots, Rosso Antico Pizza Bar is a popular restaurant on Enmore Road. Serving up a delicious range of antipasti, gnocchi and pizzas, the eatery is known for its great value and service.
Do you want an Italian meal to match the season’s ocean view? If yes, Gino Osteria more than fits the bill. Ecuadorian chef, Ruben Martinez develops seasonal experiences paired with only the finest Italian wines. Fine dishes such as seawater snappers and beef carpaccio have been featured in the past.
A traditional Italian Pizzeria that offers wood-fired pizzas and calzoni in a traditional Napoletana Style, Gigi Pizzeria is known for its creative toppings. Situated with a buzzing rustic-chic venue, they use local produce and ingredients imported from Italy.
Offering kitchen service from breakfast all the way through to dinner, Fratelli Paradiso is a stalwart of Pott’s Points impressive Paris Quarter. Located within a vibrant setting with exposed brick walls and a rustic blackboard menu, they offer an authentic range of Italian dishes.
Fourth Village Providore is the realisation of the long held dream and passion of Peter and Annette Quattroville which has quickly become a unique and sought out Sydney food destination. With over 30 years food retail experience between them, Peter and Annette, together with their three sons John, Sal and Dominic, created a providore with a difference. At Fourth Village Providore the emphasis is on providing high quality hand grown fresh produce and handmade products.