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Meet the Chef

For David Wright cooking is his passion and vocation. Since he was a boy, learning from his Sicilian nonna after school and fishing off the rocks with his uncle, cooking has been in his blood. David has made Buon Ricordo his home and it’s more than just a job. David who has spent significant time cooking in Italy, creates a place for modern innovation alongside well preserved traditions and family values paying homage to the creation of good memories.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations David Wright

Average price $91 Special request

Dietary requirements

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9/10
based on 304 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Gemma D.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Lovely restaurant with great service

  2. Fred A.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    Best Italian food in Sydney

  3. Michelle B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Love it. The FETTUCCINE AL TARTUFOVO is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Irlange M.
    • 22 reviews
    10/10

    Buon Riccordo is a must for food lovers. The menu has something for everyone, the servings are very generous, an excellent wine list, and for fine dining the prices are very reasonable. David does a great job in the kitchen, and the staff are very friendly and attentive. The truffle fettuccine is our favourite.

  5. A A.
    • 282 reviews
    8.25/10

    Great food and service. Nice, old school italian vibe, but very expensive - even for Sydney!

  6. Paul F.
    • one review
    9/10

    Sad to hear Armando left the business but the standard was still excellent, still had a few signature dishes like the truffle egg pasta and will go again!

  7. A A.
    • 273 reviews
    6.25/10

    Very overpriced for the food served. Expensive wine list.

  8. Wayne M.
    • one review
    9/10

    It’s been on my bucket list for some time and wasn’t disappointed

  9. A A.
    • 264 reviews
    8/10

    Had been waiting to try their Truffled egg fettuccini for a while now, it met expectations & was complimented by a great remainder of menu & warm service staff. Will be going back on a special occasion.

  10. A A.
    • 252 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing experience. Wonderful staff.

  11. Natalie H.
    • 12 reviews
    9.5/10

    Always reliable with delicious food and great service!

  12. Michele D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Attentive service that was not intrusive. Flavours of each dish was exceptional and portions just perfect. Traditional interiors add to ‘good memories’ of Italy, Naples. Waiters in white jackets add to the authentic atmosphere. Highly recommend. Thank you Buon Ricordo.

  13. Sarah R.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    The truffled egg fettuccine is ‘out of this world,’ the service is friendly and attentive and the atmosphere lovely (we were surrounded by beautiful artwork and sculpture).

  14. Kelly L.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great service with amazing food!

  15. A A.
    • 255 reviews
    9/10

    The food was absolutely delicious and the staff excellent.

  16. Judith W.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Great evening with friendly staff

  17. Dr Photios P.
    • 22 reviews
    8.5/10

    Excellent food, drinks and service, very impressed

  18. A A.
    • 275 reviews
    10/10

    Great friendly staff, good atmosphere, excellent food and service

  19. A A.
    • 248 reviews
    9/10

    An excellent meal together with wonderful service. Terrific wine and cocktail. A joy as always. Restaurant is in good hands.

  20. A A.
    • 276 reviews
    4.5/10

    The food was mediocre at best and was very disappointing considering the cost. The service was attentive but quite austere. I will not be going back and would not recommend to others.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

108 Boundary Street, 2021, Paddington, Australia

Directions to get there

Brisbane City, , Paddington, , ,

About the restaurant

A Sydney Classic

Over the past 21 years, Buon Ricordo has fed everyone from Cate Blanchett to the Packer family, and it’s not hard to see why. Order right at this established restaurant and you’re in for a real treat. Chef and restaurateur Armando Percuoco is all about keeping dishes pared back, and letting flavours speak for themselves. To take full advantage of the food here, stick to the entrees and pastas, and share them to sample as much of Buon Ricordo’s authentic Italian cooking as you can. The parmesan-cream fettuccine, with its truffled fried egg, is a dish that regulars won't let retire from the menu, so you’d be silly not to give it a whirl. From the jacketed wait-staff; dishes finished off tableside; old world wines; ironed tablecloths; upholstered high-back chairs; and a soundtrack, not a playlist playing softly in the background, you can see why diners hold this place so close to their hearts.

Best dish: parmesan-cream fettuccine

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