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Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 21st Sep 2019 (10)

Brought our friends from interstate here - they had fond memories of their last visit 4 years ago and were not disappointed this time. Terrific food and service. We shared a variety of pizzas, the Margherita is always the best one!

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 10th Aug 2019 (10)

Despite our last minute booking we were welcomed enthusiastically as usual. Food was up to the usual high standard, and Frederica recommended an excellent wine to go with it. Thanks for another top notch dinner.

Pablo's Kitchen Leichhardt

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 (9)

Great dinner here last night. We booked in at the last minute and were well taken care of. Food is very tasty and well priced. Bean tacos and fish burrito were very good.

Frenchies Bistro & Brewery

Rosebery

Ben dined on Fri, 2nd Aug 2019 (10)

We went for the truffle dinner. This was really impressive. Each dish was excellent presented and really demonstrated the truffle theme. The most unusual one was the truffle softboiled eggs. Did not expect to see that for dinner, and it was excellent. Terrific service as well, we were looked after all evening.

Surjits Indian Annandale

Annandale

Ben dined on Fri, 19th Jul 2019 (9)

Finally made it here after 14 years of living in Leichhardt. Sorry we left it so long! Really enjoyed our dinner here. Standouts where the paneer starter and the vindaloo main. Service was a bit slow - they were busy - but we weren’t in a hurry so all good. Loved the cricket theme as well (all the photos had the owner in them, which helped us spot him at a nearby table). We will be back.

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Fri, 5th Jul 2019 (10)

We had the special truffle degustation. Wow wow wow. It was terrific. Michael and the team looked after us excellently as usual.

Shinmachi

Newtown

Ben dined on Sat, 29th Jun 2019 (10)

Love the iPad ordering system here. Food was great, unfortunately the hot pots were sold out. Great value and a tasty meal.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Fri, 21st Jun 2019 (10)

Thanks Frederica and the team for another fantastic visit. I had the risotto for my main this time and it was brilliant.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Wed, 10th Apr 2019 (10)

What can I saw - another flawless visit.

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Fri, 29th Mar 2019 (10)

We always enjoy coming here. Fabulous food and wine, and terrific service.

deVita - Tastes of Napoli

Manly

Ben dined on Thu, 27th Dec 2018 (9)

Great meal here last night. The seafood calzone was excellent.

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Wed, 19th Dec 2018 (10)

We always look forward to returning here - great food and service, and the owner always looks after us well. We loved our dinner last night!

Hicksons Izakaya

Walsh Bay

Ben dined on Fri, 14th Dec 2018 (10)

Had a great dinner here before seeing the Wharf Revue (which was right nearby). Food and drink were excellent as was the service. Slight snafu after the fact with our booking being cancelled after we arrived, but this was resolved. Look forward to returning.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 17th Nov 2018 (10)

Always a great meal here. Terrific food and friendly staff.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Fri, 5th Oct 2018 (10)

As always a terrific dinner here. Thank you!

The Malaya

Darling Harbour

Ben dined on Thu, 30th Aug 2018 (9)

All good. Thank you.

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Fri, 24th Aug 2018 (10)

I love this place. Food is fantastic -inventive and tasty. Service is always wonderful. Michael always looks after us well. Thanks for a great Friday evening.

Mejico Pitt St CBD

Sydney CBD

Ben dined on Thu, 16th Aug 2018 (9)

Great food and drink - love the tequila flights. We got the deluxe feed me and it was toooooo much food.

Meat District Co.

Darling Harbour

Ben dined on Fri, 22nd Jun 2018 (8)

Good lunch. Thank you.

INDU

Sydney CBD

Ben dined on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 (10)

Great to get back to Indu - it's been too long. The food is fabulous as always, love the egg hopper! thanks to the staff who did an excellent job looking after us.

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Thu, 29th Mar 2018 (10)

We really enjoyed the wine night at Capriccio - great variety of Italian wines and the canapés were delicious.

Cafe Del Mar

Darling Harbour

Ben dined on Fri, 23rd Mar 2018 (8)

Great dinner. Thanks!

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Fri, 9th Mar 2018 (10)

Love this place -‘food is always fantastic and we always looked after excellently. The new menu is great.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 17th Feb 2018 (10)

This is my favourite restaurant. Terrific food and wine, and we are always looked after so well.

cured. Manly

Manly

Ben dined on Thu, 28th Dec 2017 (10)

Great place for meat, cheese and wine. Everything we ordered was terrific, plus the staff looked after us very well.

deVita - Tastes of Napoli

Manly

Ben dined on Wed, 27th Dec 2017 (9)

Great meal here last night. Staff were friendly and looked after us well. Food was great - Diavola pizza and Gnocchi alla Sorrentina were really tasty for our mains. Unfortunately they were out of burrata which we wanted for starters, so a reason to return and try again! The Chianti was also terrific

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Thu, 21st Dec 2017 (10)

Terrific pre Christmas visit. Food and wine were wonderful as always, and we were looked after very well. Thank you team!

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 9th Dec 2017 (10)

We are always look after very well here. Already looking forward to the next visit.

The Stinking Bishops

Newtown

Ben dined on Sat, 11th Nov 2017 (10)

I always love coming here. Terrific selection of meat and cheese. Easy to find something great from the wine list. And the staff are very helpful and friendly.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 4th Nov 2017 (10)

Always have a great time here. Food. wine and staff are terrific.

Muum Maam

Barangaroo

Ben dined on Tue, 24th Oct 2017 (7)

Food and service were fine.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Fri, 22nd Sep 2017 (10)

All good. We always enjoy coming here.

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Fri, 15th Sep 2017 (10)

Another fabulous meal here. We ate mostly from the specials menu and everything was terrific. The staff looked after us very well too. Thanks!

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 (10)

Another great visit. Love this place!!

INDU

Sydney CBD

Ben dined on Fri, 28th Jul 2017 (10)

Awesome lunch. Thank you!

The Stinking Bishops

Newtown

Ben dined on Sat, 22nd Jul 2017 (10)

Brilliant as always. We love coming here. This time we added the nduja to the meat mix and it was spicy and delicious.

Cafe Del Mar

Darling Harbour

Ben dined on Fri, 30th Jun 2017 (8)

Food was really good - selection of Jamon for starters and the shared platters for the mains.

The Stinking Bishops

Newtown

Ben dined on Sat, 17th Jun 2017 (10)

Another great time here. Fantastic cheese selection.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 10th Jun 2017 (10)

Another great meal here. Love this place!

Capriccio Osteria

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Fri, 2nd Jun 2017 (10)

Another terrific meal here. Thank you.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 1st Apr 2017 (10)

Food and service wonderful as usual.

The Malaya

Darling Harbour

Ben dined on Sat, 11th Mar 2017 (10)

Another great meal

The Malaya

Darling Harbour

Ben dined on Sat, 21st Jan 2017 (9)

Great feed here, we had the Sydney Festival special.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Wed, 4th Jan 2017 (10)

Another terrific meal. Thanks!

Jah Bar Manly

Manly

Ben dined on Tue, 27th Dec 2016 (9)

We really enjoyed our meal. Thanks!

House of Crabs

Redfern

Ben dined on Fri, 16th Dec 2016 (8)

Great food as always.

Queenies

Surry Hills

Ben dined on Thu, 15th Dec 2016 (8)

Bit of a rough night service wise - we couldn't get our table until 30 mins after the booked time (although we were compensated with a round of drinks - thanks!!) and then it took a while to get attention to order. Everything else was fantastic. The food is always a delight - love the voodoo wings. And the cocktail jugs are great. And it all arrived quickly once we ordered. Looking forward to our next visit.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 26th Nov 2016 (10)

Fantastic as always.

The Stinking Bishops

Newtown

Ben dined on Sat, 12th Nov 2016 (10)

Always love going here. Top cheese and great wine.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 27th Aug 2016 (10)

Another great feed here. Best pizza in Sydney.

The Stinking Bishops

Newtown

Ben dined on Sat, 23rd Jul 2016 (10)

Superb as always. We tried a French wine and cheese flight this time.

Queenies

Surry Hills

Ben dined on Fri, 22nd Jul 2016 (10)

All great! Superb wings.

The Stinking Bishops

Newtown

Ben dined on Sat, 4th Jun 2016 (10)

Fantastic as always. Great meat and cheese.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Fri, 11th Mar 2016 (10)

Fantastic as always. Great service and tasty food.

Food Society

Darlinghurst

Ben dined on Fri, 4th Mar 2016 (9)

Great feed as always.

Queenies

Surry Hills

Ben dined on Sat, 23rd Jan 2016 (10)

Another great feed here. Voodoo wings were spicy as usual, and the pork main was superb.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Fri, 22nd Jan 2016 (10)

Finally tried some new dishes tonight - the calzone was superb. Fantastic meal as always. Can't wait to return!!

House of Crabs

Redfern

Ben dined on Fri, 15th Jan 2016 (8)

Messy feed, very tasty though.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Tue, 22nd Dec 2015 (10)

It's always a treat to return here. Another fantastic feed - loved the pizza from the specials menu too. We introduced another newbie to this place last night and they are a fan too.

Dragoncello

Surry Hills

Ben dined on Wed, 16th Dec 2015 (10)

Another great meal

The Stinking Bishops

Newtown

Ben dined on Sat, 21st Nov 2015 (10)

These guys rock. Awesome cheese. Love it.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Sat, 14th Nov 2015 (9)

Superb. We took guest here from interstate and they loved it too. Thank you!

Queenies

Surry Hills

Ben dined on Fri, 30th Oct 2015 (10)

Superb. Thanks.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Fri, 23rd Oct 2015 (10)

Another awesome feed. Love the pizza

Dragoncello

Surry Hills

Ben dined on Sat, 5th Sep 2015 (10)

Fantastic degustation.

Aperitivo

Leichhardt

Ben dined on Thu, 27th Aug 2015 (9)

Very happy with our feed. Great pizzas. And they had some really good Italian craft beer in bottles (BrewFist).

Queenies

Surry Hills

Ben dined on Tue, 16th Dec 2014 (8)

Good feed. We enjoyed it.