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MARTA

Average price $75
8.8/10
436 reviews

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Meet the Chef

In his first restaurant, Popolo, Flavio Carnevale explored the Southern Italian food of his Basilicata childhood. Now, MARTA is a celebration of the energy, flavours and Lazio wines of his adopted city Rome. In Flavio’s view, hospitality relates to a restaurant’s entire package so he spent 10 years in Rome by day cooking in the kitchen then by night on the floor hosting and serving fully immersed in the food, wine and personalities - this is still his modus operandi at MARTA

Restaurant menu

Chef Flavio Carnevale
  • Average price $75 Special request
  • American express Welcome
Tonnarelli cacio e pepe
$22

Hand made thick spaghetti, pecorino romano dop, black pepper

Bucatini
$24

Hollow spaghetti, mussels, cherry tomato, basil, pecorino

Rigatoni
$24

Wide tube pasta, veal meatball ragout

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 436 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Alek V.
    Alek V.
    • one review
    9/10

    Good pasta. Antipasto was excellent. Great wine selection. Outdoor seating available but we sat indoors. Martini kicked things off which is always good

  2. Julie T.
    Julie T.
    • 2 reviews
    5/10

    We have eaten in this restaurant before and enjoyed the food. However tonight the opposite was true. The pasta dishes were ok but very small portions for an Australian restaurant, even by fine dining standards. A number of us had the tuna which was very disappointing indeed. The fish was completely overcooked. So dry and tasteless. Almost worse however than the sin of dramatically overcooking this usually delicious fish, was the sin of leaving a large number of scales on the skin which then made eating the dish very unpleasant to eat indeed. Totally unacceptable in any restaurant, especially one with a good reputation. Sadly we now feel we’ve lost a local and won’t be back.

  3. Benjamin H.
    Benjamin H.
    • one review
    6/10

    The restaurant was great, but the food was average. Also, they put fish stock in a seafood risotto after my wife had said she was vegetarian. It was a bit of a let down. The service and wine are great though

  4. Mark T.
    Mark T.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Always great food and excellent service. Happy to return to Marta every time. Cant pass the polpette and negroni/wine selections. Easy for a walk in meal with bar and window seating

  5. Renee P.
    Renee P.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent service, they were happy to adjust the chef's meal/menu as we requested, served veggies from fish course with our veal Delicious.

  6. Alex R.
    Alex R.
    • 6 reviews
    8/10

    Marta is always of a consistent quality and the food and service is always good. We all enjoyed our meal though felt that there could be more 'sharing' options. Good meal however as always.

  7. TRAVIS H.
    TRAVIS H.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Food was very good and the service was also great! Nice drinks and we got a table outside which was nice. Will definitely be back that’s for sure !!

  8. Kimberly P.
    Kimberly P.
    • 5 reviews
    6/10

    Was disappointed with the level of service. Food took a long time to arrive and it took us a long time to flag a waiter to all for the dessert menu and then to order dessert.

  9. Michael a.
    Michael a.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Fabulous food and service

  10. E And V S.
    E And V S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious food, friendly attentive service & pleasant set up - all works to Marta’s credit. It’s not our first visit but this time with our son & daughter-in-law visiting from London & they thought very highly of the place. We’ll be back soon, definitely!

  11. Helena L.
    Helena L.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great Italian with really good service

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    8.75/10

    The food was great - but the pizza dough was amazing.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 248 reviews
    8/10

    Service is always top: discrete but efficient. They know when to come over, they are so courteous, yet funny and relaxed. Also love that they don't chuck you out after 90mns on Sat night like a lot of places in Sydney But I think your survey is floored .. you are forcing and amount per person which is inaccurate as I had to randomly put sthg to be able to submit. I may have made the booking but I never saw the bill. Please amend your questionnaire to allow people to answer accurately.

  14. Joseph S.
    Joseph S.
    • one review
    8/10

    All food was good. Service was overall good. We were served incorrect main courses and wine. Despite the service glitches, this is a very good Italian restaurant.

  15. Hayden S.
    Hayden S.
    • 2 reviews
    8.75/10

    Pleasently surprised with the quality of food and service. Will go back again.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews
    9/10

    Pizzas and pastas were amazing, everything cooked to perfection and delicious. Service was outstanding, when the restaurant got super busy, our waiter was still on point! Our waiter still remembered everyone one of our requests and brought us everything we asked for. We were happy to wait a little in between enjoying our wine (perfectly recommended by our waiter) and chatting.

  17. Peter J.
    Peter J.
    • one review
    10/10

    the food is amazing and the staff are exceptional

  18. Scott H.
    Scott H.
    • 12 reviews
    8.75/10

    The schiacciata. The gnocchi fritti. The pizza. All so good, that I will happily travel across town again and again. The wine list is almost impossible to make heads or tails of, unless you are an Italian wine enthusiast. Friendly service, and reasonable prices.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 242 reviews
    8/10

    good Italian food - pleasant setting

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    7.75/10

    Delicious pasta and a great wine recommendation. Fun atmosphere and warm service.

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More information

Opening time

Please note that any bookings over 9pax - you'll be offered prior to choose from our $65 or $80 Roman shared style menus

Closing time

Please note that any bookings over 9pax - you'll be offered prior to choose from our $65 or $80 Roman shared style menus

How to get to the restaurant

30 McLachlan Ave, 2010, Rushcutters Bay (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Sydney City

About the restaurant

Please note that any bookings over 9pax - you'll be offered prior to choose from our $65 or $80 Roman shared style menus

MARTA is an osteria inspired by the flavours and streets of Rome. The ideal spot from date nights to leisurely Sunday family gatherings. Flavio Carnevale - creator of Sydney's much loved Popolo - has created a true neighbourhood gem serving up traditional Roman flavours in abundance - from classic cacio e pepe (pasta served with black pepper and pecorino) to scottadito (tomahawk with spicy chicory).

Best dish: cacio e pepe.

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