Whether you're after a candlelit trattoria serving the perfect ragu, a neighbourhood pizzeria or a noisy wine bar that trades in arancini and bresaola, Sydney has the answer. Pair with a good glass of montepulciano or nebbiolo, and you're all set. Here's where to find the city's best.

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Mantecato

Risotto and 300 varieties of wine.

129 85 Reynolds Street
Balmain NSW 2041

Chiosco by Ormeggio

A casual Italian on the harbour.

The Jetty, The Spit Marina, Spit Road
Mosman NSW 2088

La Rosa The Strand

Nettle spaghetti, cacio e pepe, and grilled meats, Roman style.

Shop 133, The Strand Arcade 193 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Fratelli Paradiso

Italian restaurant royalty.

Bakery 12-16 Challis Avenue
Potts Point NSW 2011
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