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Italian Bar

9/10
193 reviews

Average price $45

Lunch Special $20pp 20AUD

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  • Average price $45 Special request
  • American express Welcome
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
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Tartufo and salsiccia

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 193 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Giulia J.
    Giulia J.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Desserts here are amazing!! 10/10 Bruscetta Entree 4/10 Main 7/10 Friendly wait staff. The welcome greeter seemed confused and not aware of the bookings. Great setting, Nice small bar / eatery I didn’t try the pizzas but they looked great.

  2. Jo-Anne A.
    Jo-Anne A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Everything was great! And even better for social distancing!

  3. Roberto F.
    Roberto F.
    • 36 reviews
    8/10

    nice wines and food, friendly personnel... either at the outer garden or down or upstairs, the atmosphere is great throughout the place. Recommended

  4. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • 62 reviews
    9.5/10

    Amazing pizza and flavours. Beautiful wine selection and great service both friendly and helpful. Add the outside setting with football table and it was a great birthday lunch.

  5. Laura M.
    Laura M.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great food, friendly service and good atmosphere. Even though the number of visitors was restricted there was a lovely vibe and we could have spent the whole afternoon there.

  6. Robin D.
    Robin D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent

  7. Joseph Ceazar V.
    Joseph Ceazar V.
    • 7 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! ????

  8. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • 62 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;)

  9. 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.

  10. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • 62 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.

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

    Great pizza great atmosphere

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

    A delicious menu! Great Italian live music too.

  13. 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.

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

    The best pizza in Sydney

  15. Alexandra S.
    Alexandra S.
    • 6 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent Italian cuisine! Highly recommend!

  16. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • 62 reviews
    9.5/10

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

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

    Great food, great vibes and authentic Italian.

  20. 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

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How to get to the restaurant

438 Oxford St, 2021, Paddington (NSW), 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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