20 Great Italian Cafes and Restaurants


338 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000 Ph: 02 9119 7761

Got a craving for traditional wood-fired pizza? Macchiato offer delectable pizzas with slow-rise crusts and a variety of innovative gourmet toppings. Then wash it down with a fortifying creamy coffee. Home of top-notch pizza, pasta and coffee, along with speedy, friendly service in a stylish and relaxing atmosphere.

291 Church St | Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales 2150 Ph: 1300 274 648

The only restaurant of its kind in Sydney that offers 1 meter pizzas with your choice of up to 3 varieties of toppings. They have anything and everything from BBQ ribs to wood-fired pizzas; from risottos to pastas and calzones to salads. For Frank Criniti: “Hospitality’ of the south and the genuineness’ of his kitchen for us restaurateurs are still sacred.”

Bondi Trattoria
34 Campbell Parade Bondi Beach NSW 2026 Ph: 02 9365 4303

Located at the south end of iconic Bondi Beach, Bondi Trattoria offers an exceptional menu, a fusion of Italian and modern Australian cuisine, in the relaxed and newly refurbished surroundings. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, a coffee, snack, or evening meal, 7 days a week Bondi Trattoria continues to maintain its reputation for great service, fresh quality food and of course the sensational views.

Ristorante Italiano 360

Rocky Point Rd Sans Souci, NSW 2219 Ph 02 9529-4933
Ristorante Italiano 360 embraces you with Southern Italian warmth and hospitality from the moment you arrive. They take pride in their fresh pastas, first class meat, poultry and game, succulent seafood & delectable desserts, all hand crafted to gratify your tastebuds.

Alfredo at Bulletin Place
Bulletin Place – City Sydney NSW 2000 Ph: 02 9251 2929

Bulletin Place has returned to its glorious days with Alfredo’s authentic Italian restaurant. They do all the favorites, from oysters to beef carpaccio, risottos to hearty steaks. They had been recognized as one of the best Italian Restaurants in the World by the President of the Italian Republic.

135 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000 Ph: 02 9247 1920

Superbly located in the heritage precinct of Sydney, Appetito features floor to ceiling glass windows enabling you to relax and soak up the beautiful surroundings. A warm ambience, innovative Italian cuisine and excellent service ensure a memorable dining experience.

Rossini at the Quay
Shop W5, West Podium/ Young St, Sydney NSW 2000 Ph: 02 9247 8026

Named after composer Gioachino Rossini, the restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere and tempting menu has made it a renowned eating place for over 24 years. Whether you’re looking for a quick coffee or glass of wine before catching the ferry, a meeting point for a snack with friends or a three-course meal before the opera – Rossini Cafe/Bar/Restaurant is the place to be.

A Tavola – Bondi
Shop 2 / 75-79 Hall Street Bondi NSW 2026 Ph 02 9130 1246

The inspiration for A Tavola (meaning “to the table”) derives from head chef and owner Eugenio Maiale’s childhood. He invite diners to share his childhood experience and understand the beauty and simplicity of good homemade pasta. The labour intensive process of making manmade pasta, such as maccheroni alla chitarra, is repaid in full by the freshness of the finished product.

Essenza Italian
560 Crown St, Surry Hills Sydney Ph: (02) 9698 8907

Like a Tuscan trattoria, Essenza Italian offers a warm and rustic setting whilst maintaining a commitment to traditional Italian cuisine as shown in its selection of breads, pastas, salads, steaks, veal, chicken and seafood specialties. Be a VIP at Essenza Italian for the night with an open and comfortable atmosphere but providing an intimate feel.

Italian Village
7 Circular Quay W Sydney NSW 2000 Ph: 02 9247 3666

Italian Village offers an extensive international menu. Executive Chef, Adam Birtles has combined popular modern Australian cuisine with a hint of Greek, Mexican, Asian and Indian infused specialties, as well as the restaurant’s traditional Italian favourites.

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Livoti’s Trattoria, Deli & Panino Bar
13-15 Francis St, Dee Why
Ph: (02) 9981 3550
Livotis offers quality Italian food at a reasonable price in Dee Why on the Northern Beaches. By far one of the best Italian restaurants in the area, very authentic Italian. Generous sizes and very reasonable prices. The garlic bread is mouth watering, bococcini salad is awesome, as is the calamari and the garlic prawns. For something simple, go the neapolitana penne or basil pesto. Mouth-watering is the best way to describe their food. You can not go past the family atmosphere and Facebook fans say “OMG the food”. Authentic and real and loads on a plate, if you want Italian and by that we mean a real Italian experience cooked with love then Livoti’s is the place for you. The tiramisu is one of the best in Sydney.

42 Bannerman Trattoria e Bar
42 Bannerman Road Glenhaven NSW 2156 Ph: 02 9899 5608

The trattoria is specifically an Italian institution more akin to an eating club than a conventional restaurant. There are no menus and always casual service. The food is made on the premises from what is grown and gathered from the local farms assuring the local clientele, they are eating fresh and always local seasonal produce cooked to order.

Angelo’s on the Bay
Prince Edward Park, Phillips St Cabarita, NSW 2137 Ph: 02 9743-2225

Angelo’s on the Bay affords panoramic water and park views from its Federation style building in Prince Edward Park. Boasting innovative seafood cuisine prepared by Chef Mario Pedavoli, a visit to Angelo’s promises to be very memorable. Its floor to ceiling glass windows enable you to relax and fully enjoy the surroundings, or you may choose to dine “alfresco” on the verandah.

Buzo Trattoria
3 Jersey Road Woollahra NSW 2025 Ph:(02) 9328 1600

Buzo Trattoria is an award winning Italian Restaurant in Woollahra / Paddington, East Sydney. Great restaurant with warm and relaxing atmosphere, fine dining, top wine list & friendly staff.

Otto Ristorante
6 Cowper Wharf Road Woolloomooloo 2011 Ph 2 9368 7488

Otto Ristorante reinvents the flavours of Italy in stylish new forms. Accompanied by amazing service, attracting local and international acclaim for its ambience and style, Otto is one of Sydney’s most popular and best-loved restaurants, providing guests with the unparalleled “Otto experience.”

The Restaurant Pendolino
Shop 100, Level 2, The Strand Arcade/412-414 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Ph 02 9231 6117

Pendolino specializes in regionally-inspired Italian cuisine featuring some of Australia and Italy’s most prestigious extra-virgin olive oils and food and wine products. Beyond these amazing olive oils the Restaurant Pendolino features a range ofartisinal pastas made on the premises in a dedicated pasta kitchen with all pastas made from flour and organic eggs.

50 McLachlan Ave. Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011 Ph: 02 9361 6641

Popolo in Italian means people – and that’s whom this Sydney restaurant is built for. Popolo’s food philosophy embodies the diversity of the Italian regions surrounding the Tyrrhenian Sea. In these regions there’s a stark simplicity to the pastas, meats, seafood and pizzas. They offer an authentic and memorable dining experience with a total focus on exquisite produce.

One Notts Avenue Bondi Beach, NSW 2026 Ph: 02 9365 9000

Maurice Terzini now heads the Italian charge at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. A cherished encounter enhanced by the inspired cuisine of Icebergs Dining Room and Bar in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. Every guest is invited to appreciate the uplifting experience afforded by such a rare location.

Ristorante Buon Ricordo
108 Boundary Street, Paddington NSW Ph: 02 9360 6729

Buon Ricordo (Italian for Good Memory) opened in 1987 dining at Buon Ricordo invokes a feeling of warmth and intimacy. The menu is a blend of classical dishes that reflect the traditional, authentic flavours and techniques of Italian cuisine and head chef Armando Percuoco’s signature dishes.

47 Windsor Street Paddington NSW 2021 Ph: 2 9380 5996

Lucio’s Italian Restaurant was established in Paddington in 1983 and enjoys a remarkable reputation for exceptional Italian food and magnificent Australian Art. The combination of great food, great service and great art on the walls is one of the best dining experiences you can imagine.


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