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Berta

#321 of 4,133 Restaurants in Sydney
#356 of 4,545 Places to Eat in Sydney
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17-19 Alberta Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
02 9264 6133
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small, hidden and unique

We went to Berta's with another couple and decided to order the banquet option - where a variety of foods are brought to you throughout the evening. I enjoyed most of the plates as did the others. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Trying to find this takes a bit a trust as its in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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English first
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went to Berta's with another couple and decided to order the banquet option - where a variety of foods are brought to you throughout the evening. I enjoyed most of the plates as did the others. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Trying to find this takes a bit a trust as its in a place you wouldn't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to Berta and the guest chef appearance of Christine Manfield was the draw card!!!! This tiny , buzzy space hidden in a side street has atmosphere and the food that night was sensational. It's a sharing kind of dinner so lots of tastes of lots of dishes. Christine put her own spin on Italian cooking... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Hard to spot, Italianesque restaurant. We were looking for a posh dinner out before embarking on a cruise and we hit on this little gem. We had trouble finding the place but rang and one of the staff met us and guided us back which was great service. The menu was complex especially if your Italian is not good but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I'm not too sure what the fuss is about. Went here for an anniversary celebration and had the degustation. The food was fine but nothing memorable. Yes the service was friendly. Nice room. But the food was just not that exciting and quite pricey.

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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Went on the basis of recent good reviews and guest appearance by Chrissie Manfield. Crowded space and the noisiest restaurant I have ever been to! Staff on energy drinks, rush around adding to the sensation of crazy and maddening high pace, not ideal for a relaxing Friday night after a busy week! Example, one staff member when asked to explain... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This over rated over priced restaurant represents everything that is wrong about the Sydney restaurant scene at the moment. Silly fawning reviews make it the "hot" place of the moment but they do not provide sufficient wait staff to manage the ludicrously crowded conditions. Diners are crammed into a small stuffy room which is loud and unpleasant. They offer early... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Jesus walks, and he's the chef at Berta. I don't know what happened here, because a business meal turned in to three bottles of wine (I can't remember what is was called, but three bottles between two will do that) and a plethora of chefs choice plates. If I could go back ANYWHERE in Sydney and eat, I would go... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We took advantage of the brief return to the kitchen for Chrissie Manfield at Berta for 6 weeks only. Packed to the rafters with the early session running over the wait was tedious but it was worth it!!!! Every dish was delicious and all good for sharing we loved all of them. Everything was in the Berta style but no... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had never even heard of this little establishment but a group of ladies suggested trying it because Christine Manfield was the guest chef. We had a booking for the second seating as it's so popular they had two sittings. We got a free champagne while we were waiting as we all got there 15 mins early, so our table was... More 

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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My australian colleague recommended me this restaurant as I often visit Sydney for work. I came here twice and the recent time I came here with my husband. We enjoyed our night here. We seated at the bar table so got lots of chances to speak with the staff about food and wine. All the staff is very knowledageable about... More 

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Additional Information about Berta

Address: 17-19 Alberta Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9264 6133
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17-19 Alberta Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 02 9264 6133

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?