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.

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.

Restaurant 12-16 Challis Avenue
Potts Point NSW 2011
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