7 Recommended Delightful Italian Restaurants in Sydney 2016

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A lot of people would agree that Italian food should always be shared and savored amongst the closest of family and friends. Sydney, Australia offers a wide range of superb and delightful Italian restaurants.

If you’re visiting Sydney any time soon, you need a good food guide that will delight your taste buds. Italian cuisine is too good to say pass and Sydney offers various Italian restaurants will satisfy your craving along with scenic views of the city.

Reward yourself and find these top Italian restaurants of the city:

Lucio’s at Paddington, NSW

This Italian restaurant in Sydney offers a luscious and dizzying art collection, which is great for art enthusiasts. There are paintings featuring Olsens, Smarts and Storriers, and owner and host Lucio Galletto.

Its celery soup is great with parmesan oil, which is best for anentree of fazzoletti, the buttery black handkerchiefs of pasta tossed with cuttlefish, prawns and a hit of chilli. Another must try is the Hapuku fillet, which is firm and paired with generous shreds of squid, parsley, celery leaf, and romesco.

The wine list of Lucio’s offers fresh and crip Friulano pinot grigio and musk and stone fruit glass of Chianti.

Salts Meat Cheese at Alexandria, NSW

This restaurant has a pizza oven from Naples, Italy! The guys of Salts Meat Cheese really know who to make a tip top pizza, offering the best combination of traditional and contemporary toppings.

When you decided to visit this Italian restaurant at Alexandria, you must try their tasty entrees and variety of cured meats and cheeses as well.

A Tavola at Darlinghurst, NSW

Curious about its name? Italian phrase A Tavola means “to the table.” It is a sexy Italian bistro that has friendly, efficient service and offers consistently good, reasonably priced, quality Italian fare.

The entrance of the restaurant is dominated by a long marble communal dining table, while the back room and the upstairs sections provide more intimate seating. The menu offers fresh-produce, rich, and authentic Italian cuisine.

A Tavola is great for a night out with a loved one or a group dinner with friends. The best seller of A Tavola is their homemade pasta selections for the evening.

Buon Ricordo at Paddington, NSW

To describe this restaurant, it should be fine and old school Italian place. The restaurant service was impeccable, friendly and even warm, the Italian way.

The pasta menu that you should try includes truffled egg fettuccine, fazzoletti strewn with fresh vongole, and calamari and prawns bound with cream and shallots. For dessert, you can try sfogliatella. It is a traditional crisp, almond Neapolitan dessert.

Its layer of pastry makes a shape a little like a shark’s egg and then filled with citrus-tinged ricotta. Another must try is the nougat semifreddo on a pistachio-scented cream.


Sagra at Darlinghurst, NSW

Restaurant reviewers describe Sagra as cool, compact and unassuming. It offers food made of organic, biodynamic or sustainable ingredients. Sagra is a farm-to-table Italian style of cuisine.

Owner/chef Nigel Ward makes the bread and wine for the restaurant itself. Its rich menu recommends antipasti, four primi (pastas/risotto), and two secondi (1 fish/1 meat).

Otto Ristorante at Woolloomooloo, NSW

Otto Ristorante offers scenic views and a delightful menu. Its interior features chic dark wood finishes and offers a view across the water to the Botanical Gardens and Woolloomooloo.

Otto is considered as modern and chic kind of Italian restaurant, where it reinvents traditional Italian food and showcases new form of heavenly food of Italy.

Their menu recommends spaghetti with Tasmanian lobster, grilled Tajima wagyu scotch fillet, and an Angus reserve eye fillet sprinkled with foie gras and served with truffled mash.

As for the dessert, there are rich tiramisu gelato topped with crisp chocolate and coconut tuiles, and soft sponge finger biscuits with the sneaky warmth of marsala jelly.

Balla at Pyrmont, NSW

This restaurant offers a modern interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine, featuring a wood-fired grill serving authentic regional Italian dishes. If offers award-winning wine and offers tasty flavours of Italian cuisine.

The restaurant has received an award of Three Glasses in the Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2013 and one Chefs Hat in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2014.

About the author:

Candice Larson is a travel food and food fanatic. She writes for Holiday Inn Parramatta occasionally. Candice divides her time between graduate studies and working for ad firm.