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Italian

Italian Bar

Average price $45
8.5/10
177 reviews

Lunch Special $20pp 20AUD

Lunch Special $20pp 20AUD

Free serviceInstant booking

Restaurant menu

Average price $45 Special request

The chef recommends...

Marghertita
$22
Napoli
$22

Mutti tomato, fior di latte,anchovies, olives, capers

Melanzane parmigiana
$24

Mutti tomato, fior di latte, eggplant, salted ricotta (v)

Lunch Special $20pp
$20

TheFork offers

MENU Lunch Special $20pp 20AUD

Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.5/10
based on 177 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.7/10
Service :8.4/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Joseph Ceazar V.
    Joseph Ceazar V.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Tartufo and salsiccia is always my favourite pizza. Service is always great, staff are attentive and not to mention their accent is so sexy! ????

  2. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • 54 reviews
    9/10

    Best pizza and great outside seating. Nice service and very friendly. I just wish I lived nearer Paddington and then I’d be there every day;)

  3. Vicki h.
    Vicki h.
    • 15 reviews
    9.5/10

    The best pizza in Sydney served with heaps of Italian charm and great wine! Last night we had the zucchini and gorgonzola and the fior de latte, oyster mushroom one - both were as delicious as they always are.

  4. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • 54 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great thin pizza and wine options. You can never go wrong here. Very friendly service. Booking the courtyard is a perfect birthday party venue idea.

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great pizza great atmosphere

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews
    9/10

    A delicious menu! Great Italian live music too.

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    9.5/10

    Food fantastic but portions are a little small. The only dissappointing aspect is the price of wine which whildt delicious hard to justify the cost either per glass or bottle.

  8. Vicki h.
    Vicki h.
    • 15 reviews
    9.5/10

    The best pizza in Sydney

  9. Alexandra S.
    Alexandra S.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent Italian cuisine! Highly recommend!

  10. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • 54 reviews
    9.5/10

    Gets better and better... if that st all possible

  11. Amanda & Ian D.
    Amanda & Ian D.
    • 35 reviews
    9.5/10

    We are biased ... it's our "go to" very often on Fri nights (and we are spoiled for choice in Paddington). Great pizza, great wine, great people.

  12. Vicki h.
    Vicki h.
    • 15 reviews
    9/10

    The service is always great. The pizzas are the best and the Italian red wine from Montepulciano is almost as good as a Grange Hermitage without being quite as heavy and much cheaper!

  13. Caroline K.
    Caroline K.
    • 7 reviews
    7.5/10

    Great food, great vibes and authentic Italian.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    3/10

    We were sadly disappointed in The Italian Bar. The 2 pizzas we ordered were completely tasteless & for $28 each we expected way way more. The wine was good. The tables are to close together & $13 for 8 warm olives is bullshit.

    Italian Bar

    Dear anonymous, Thank you for your review. We are passionate about pizza, we use high quality ingredients, from our flour, tomato sauce, mozzarella and all the other toppings. To say that the pizzas were completely tasteless and for a 0/10 feels quite harsh to us but we accept it even if we don't agree. If you read other reviews you will find that our pizzas are appreciated by many people and we are sorry that it hasn't for you. We don't know where you got the figure of 8 warm olives from $13. We have olive focaccia that is a pizza dough topped with olives and rosemary and is usually enough for starter for 4 people. Our warm olives are $9 served with focaccia bites and pane carasau. We are also sadly disappointed when our hard work and commitment to give a quality product is despised like in this review. Best

  15. Amanda & Ian D.
    Amanda & Ian D.
    • 35 reviews
    9.75/10

    A go-too local for us

  16. Kim E.
    Kim E.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Staff were super friendly and provided great service the starter of prosciutto and burratta was amazing pizza ok and dessert delicious , the wine, Prosecco and limoncello were brilliant

  17. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • 54 reviews
    8.5/10

    Fantastic pizza and outside dining.

  18. Estely B.
    Estely B.
    • 4 reviews
    8.75/10

    Really nice venue with option to dine in the backyard too. Very good pizza and aperol spritz!

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    4.75/10

    I don’t usually post negative reviews but I feel I must in this case. Given past reviews, I was expecting better to be honest. Pizzas were average (I have never seen so much rocket on a pizza and such scarce meat toppings) and overpriced! There are alternatives within a 2km radius of this place which offer better pizzas for less money. The wine list was interesting at least. Service was fine but not particularly friendly. Disappointed overall.

  20. Liz L.
    Liz L.
    • 14 reviews
    8/10

    Great pizza, very quick service.live Music is great but too loud in this small space .

More information

How to get to the restaurant

438 Oxford St, 2021, Paddington, Australia

Directions to get there

Sydney Eastern Suburbs

About the restaurant

The Best Bar None

A platter of cured meats and a glass of chilled vintage Chianti sits comfortably alongside the iconic Vespa and Apecar parked in the doorway, offering a taste of what lays inside this boho Tuscan wine bar. As in Italy, the bar is the centre of social life and not just a place to drink. Italian Bar in downtown Paddington is no different. Established by last generation emigrant brothers and resident DJ’s Filippo and Simone Franchi, this is a place where you can pop in and out, sipping and munching all day long. Italian Bar’s menu is quintessentially Italian, featuring locally produced Italian products such as fior di latte mozzarella and cured meats made lovingly by the best Italian artisans. Antipasti is served throughout the day with a sprinkling of pasta, salads and seafood dishes on offer for the non-pizza lovers. If pizza is your thing then you can’t go past the zucchini gorgonzola special or the piazzaiolo special which is served with the proud Franchi brother guarantee. Italian Bar is open midday until late every day of the week except the 6pm Sunday evening shutdown.

Best dish: Carpaccio Bresaola

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