Below is a list of the top and leading Italian Restaurants in Sydney. To help you find the best Italian Restaurants located near you in Sydney, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
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Sydney’s Best Italian Restaurants:
The top rated Italian Restaurants in Sydney are:
- The Restaurant Pendolino
- Fratelli Fresh
- Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano
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The Restaurant Pendolino
The Restaurant Pendolino celebrates the very best of Italian cooking, and has a dedicated pasta kitchen where up to 22 different varieties of hand-made pasta are prepared each day.
Located opposite The Restaurant Pendolino on the second floor of the Strand Arcade, Nino and Krissoula opened La Rosa The Strand in 2011, bringing a unique Roman wine bar and osteria to Sydney’s CBD. La Rosa too has received significant awards throughout its history, including being named the Best Informal Italian Restaurant in Australia in 2017 and 2018, and being listed in delicious. magazine’s NSW delicious100 (#40 in 2018; Pendolino was #24).
Pasta, Risotto, Carpaccio, Argumato, Shellfish Crudo, Agnoloti, Fregola and Seafood, Pasticciotto, Semifreddo, Agnolotti, Spaghetti, Ravioli di Magro, Amalfi Ndunderi Gnocchi
“Exquisite. The waiters and waitresses (with particular mention to Camille) are superb. The food is sublime and authentic. This is a 5 star dining experience, no question.” -Michael Mathers
Fratelli Fresh – Italian life revolves around the family dinner table, where you’ll find great conversation together with delicious food and wine to create gioie della tavola (“the joys of the table”). They pride themselves on being an extension of the Italian family table, inviting you to come together with your friends and family to share an authentic Italian feast. Their menu, inspired by our Italian Head Chefs, heroes the very best of Italian cooking, where simplicity meets robust flavours and fresh produce. The flavours are simple and big, the portions generous, and their menu is extensive with a mixture of savoury dishes and pasta options.
Toasts & Spreads, Fruits & Grains, Eggs, Cold Pressed Juices, Smoothies, Tea & Coffee, Antipasti, Insalada, Pasta, Pizzeria, Rotisserie & Grill, Contorni, Cocktails, Wine, Beer
“The food was good. Very generous portion sizes! My friend and I could easily share one pasta dish together. The service was excellent!” -Mia Huynh
Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano
Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano was established by Giovanna Toppi on the 29th August 1988, creating a space where fine food and wine could be enjoyed. She journeyed from Naples to Sydney with a suitcase of lessons learned from her mother in traditional Neapolitan cuisine.
After 28 years at the helm of Machiavelli she sold the restaurant to Nicolae Bicher, an ex-Olympian who had previously dabbled in hospitality with a focus on International produce growing, hence his appreciation for fresh ingredients. Nicolae has maintained most of what was established. This includes the central antipasto table with its spread of cured meats and fresh vegetables.
Antipasti, Antipasti Di Mare, Ravioli, Ostriche, Calamari Fritti , Cozze Al Vapore, Gamberi, Fritti, Steak Tartare, Steak Tartare, Filetto Di Manzo, Galletto, Saltimbocca, Funghi, Pizzaiola, Milanese, Parmigiana, Pesce, Broccolini, Creamed Spinach, French Fries, Mashed Potato, Arancini
“We shared zucchini flowers as an appetiser and they were absolutely melt-in-the-mouth. I had the grilled snapper as a main while my partner had the veal. My snapper was perfectly cooked and accompanied by creamed spinach and a very detailed and delicious potato dish. My partner was very happy with her veal. The service was attentive, the bread on arrival perfect. We arrived before their opening time (unusually good traffic flow!) but they were very warm and accommodating. I agree with some other diners that the photos are overdone. I had to look at ScoMo all evening and Peter Fitz on the way to the loo!” -Margie Robinson