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.


The best of Roman cuisine from Popolo's Flavio Carnevale.

50 McLachlan Avenue
Rushcutters Bay NSW 2010


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


The godfather of Italian dining in Sydney.

21 Yurong Street (Corner Stanley Street)
East Sydney NSW 2010

Il Baretto

Rustic and unpretentious.

496 Bourke Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

A Tavola Bondi

Pasta handmade fresh every day.

Shop 2 75-79 Hall Street
Bondi NSW 2026


An easy little laneway secret

17-19 Alberta Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Fratelli Paradiso

Italian restaurant royalty.

Bakery 12-16 Challis Avenue
Potts Point NSW 2011

Via Napoli

No machines here – dough is hand rolled only.

2-3 141 Longueville Rd
Lane Cove NSW 2066


A little piece of the Italian countryside.

Corner McCarrs Creek Road & Yulong Avenue
Terrey Hills NSW