This lockdown is annoying, but we do have a few things we can enjoy. Ready-to-eat, takeaway pasta from some of the best restaurants in town is one of them. Whether you’re tired of your attempts to cook the king of carbs at home or you’ve just run down your personal stockpile of packet pasta, these places will sort you out.

Feel like something else for dinner? See our full list of Sydney restaurants, cafes and bars that have shifted to takeaway.

Fratelli Paradiso


This Potts Point institution is offering "Paradiso a Casa," a takeaway menu that's available for pick-up from 4pm Monday–Saturday. Yep, that means the lasagne, pasta scampi and the tiramisu can all be enjoyed from home.

Restaurant 12-16 Challis Avenue, Potts Point
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Open and selling pasta, pantry staples, and more. Pasta pack delivery is available via Uber Eats. We'll be making a beeline for the slow-cooked Wagyu and red wine ragu with rigatoni.

161 King Street, Sydney

Cicciabella Parramatta Square


Cicciabella's Parramatta location is also offering takeaway.

Parramatta Square 153 Macquarie Street, Parramatta
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Humble Bakery


Bastardo, the Bodega crew’s latest restaurant, is closed for this lockdown. But sister business Humble Bakery is stocking family-sized Bastardo pasta packs in-store for $50. Choose a sauce (we see you, duck and porcini ragu), to go with 500 grams of hand-rolled pasta and a golden hunk of parmigiano reggiano for shaving. You can pre-order here.

50 Holt Street, Surry Hills



As part of Merivale’s home-delivery service, the menu from Totti’s (including its popular puffy bread) is available for takeaway. The almost-ready pasta line-up changes regularly – the lamb ragu pappardelle and tomato and basil fettucine is a past highlight.Order here.

283 Bondi Road, Bondi

Pilu at Freshwater


Look, we understand it’s not Pilu at Freshwater without that stunning vista over the sea. But the Sardinian restaurant’s takeaway menu translates surprisingly well to at-home dining. Coming into colder weather, comfort is the name of the game and, unsurprisingly, pasta features heavily on Pilu’s new menu. We like the look of maccheroncini with lamb ragu. Order here. Open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Moore Road, Freshwater
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This Italian diner has resumed its take-home menu, which involves: fantastic lasagnes, classic tiramisu, bottles of wine and bags of Negroni. Order here

Shop 8 2-12 Pittwater Road, Manly



This Italian stalwart is now “Beppi’s a Casa” and the dishes on the new takeaway menu were specifically designed with at-home dining in mind. On the pasta front, the ricotta gnocchi and the scampi tagliolini look like real standouts. Check out the menu and order here.

21 Yurong Street (Corner Stanley Street), East Sydney



On top of running a successful daytime bakery. When you order, the eye-catching cacio e pepe will definitely be a tempting choice. But we have our eye on the amatriciana with guanciale and pecorino. Delivery is available via Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

30 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

Osteria Emilia


Fresh organic pasta and sauces are on offer, in addition to classics from the regular menu. View the menu and order here.

259 Riley Street, Surry Hills

Buon Ricordo


This Italian stallion has been running since 1987, and it ain’t slowing down any time soon. All the greatest hits are available for takeaway, and there’s a 20 per cent discount on wines. Available from 5–8pm.

108 Boundary Street, Paddington



This North Sydney Italian diner is still open for online orders every day of the week. Check out the "Festa Di Famiglia" options for the whole family and there’s a bevvy of exciting wines, beers and pre-mixed cocktails to add in, too.

100 Mount Street, North Sydney

Bei Amici


Pasta dishes, winter soups, large mains – all of the Italian cold-weather classics are available here.

2b Mona Road, Darling Point



Now offering a takeaway menu loaded with pasta, wine packages, set-menus and more.

371-373 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst
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A Tavola Bondi


All four branches of this Italian eatery are staying open for takeaway during this lockdown. Peruse their online menus and call up the Bondi, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst or Tramsheds venues to order some Italian comfort classics.

Shop 2 75-79 Hall Street, Bondi



Hospitality workers that have been affected by this lockdown can drop in on these Darlinghurst legends for a free Italian feed from 5-6pm, Monday to Friday. If that’s you, don’t forget to bring a container. Sagra is also running a full takeaway menu every night.

62 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst
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Osteria Coogee


This beachside Italian restaurant now has a takeaway offering. Take a look at the menu and order here. (It's winter, so pasta is basically necessary.)

31 Alfreda Street, Coogee

Bel & Brio


Bel & Brio’s full menu, including alcohol, is available for takeaway and delivery within five kilometres. An online store has also launched, offering everyday items along with wine, beer and spirits. Order online for both the restaurant and online store.

300 Baranagroo Avenue, Sydney
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Il Baretto


Il Baretto’s full pasta-heavy menu is now live on Deliveroo. You can also call the restaurant direct to place your order for pickup.

338 Oxford Street, Paddington