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The Italian Job

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129 Laycock Road, Hurstville, New South Wales 2220, Australia
(02) 9580 8080
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Waitstaff
Description: The name was inspired by the movies (1969 & 2003) of the same name. The...
The name was inspired by the movies (1969 & 2003) of the same name. The friends in the movie have a strong bond of loyalty. Food has always been central to developing this bond for Italians. It is called a cafe rather than a restaurant to preserve the charm of the more intimate, informal family owned trattoria or eatery. It has the feel of a cosy and warm dining room of an Italian family. We serve traditional cuisine and pizza with Italian simplicity and the freshest ingredients bought daily and cooked to perfection to give that delicious authentic taste reminiscent of Nonna's (Grandma's) cooking. Our pastas are al dente with delicious sauces and our risottos creamy.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good pizza, busy and noisy

I've dined here several times and as I was in a big group we had salad, bruschetta and pizza. The food was fresh and tasty and the service friendly. Prices average for similar places. I noticed that the rest of the menu had little vegetarian food. It has all hard surfaces so can be noisy when the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Tassietraveller_9
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Mortdale, Australia
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Mortdale, Australia
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've dined here several times and as I was in a big group we had salad, bruschetta and pizza. The food was fresh and tasty and the service friendly. Prices average for similar places. I noticed that the rest of the menu had little vegetarian food. It has all hard surfaces so can be noisy when the restaurant is fairly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Reminded me of a "Mama's House" restaurant in Umbria; you ate what Mama was making and a couple of standard pastas, or a pizza. Good, wholesome, not too fancy. TIJ is better and more varied, well known locally for its full range of pizzas (we shared one as an entree - excellent and 'not just cheese and pepperoni!) Some good... More 

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Thank MrFredBahrain
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

four of us had a lovely night. the food,surroundings and staff were excellent. if anything it was a little noisy. next time we will ask for courtyard. thank you staff

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Thank Brian L
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

very nice woodfire pizza. Enjoy the time there. Very friendly waitess. also very good takeaway pizza.

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Thank reyna88888
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

The meals at the Italian Job are always hearty and tasty. There is a wide choice of pizzas & pastas plus the chef specials are always good value. The meat dishes are of a good quality & correctly cooked. It is BYO. Staff are friendly & happy to assist in your choices. Can be a little noisy due to the... More 

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Thank GeoffB_33
New South Wales
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159 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We normally get takeaway from The Italian Job and tonight we ate in. The atmosphere was cruise and chatty, service was excellent and the food most enjoyable. I strongly recommend a visit!

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Thank PadreJose
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Went there on a week-night with some friends as we wanted to go local......pizzas were nice, service ok although I got the impression that we were being rushed,. Would I go again.....yes!

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Thank trish-de-dish
Sydney. Australia
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171 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Great little restaurant with a casual and relaxed atmosphere. The service was good and the menu catered for most. Also BYO and takeaway.

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Thank ChrisJTourist
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

The pizzas are scrumptious. Not sure how they make their pizza base but I want their receipe. We are regulars and they never disapoint, great food for the whole family.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 Laycock Road, Hurstville, New South Wales 2220, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Hurstville
  • Phone Number: (02) 9580 8080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Description

The name was inspired by the movies (1969 & 2003) of the same name. The friends in the movie have a strong bond of loyalty. Food has always been central to developing this bond for Italians. It is called a cafe rather than a restaurant to preserve the charm of the more intimate, informal family owned trattoria or eatery. It has the feel of a cosy and warm dining room of an Italian family. We serve traditional cuisine and pizza with Italian simplicity and the freshest ingredients bought daily and cooked to perfection to give that delicious authentic taste reminiscent of Nonna's (Grandma's) cooking. Our pastas are al dente with delicious sauces and our risottos creamy.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?