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Buon Ricordo

#152 of 4,191 Restaurants in Sydney
#168 of 4,606 Places to Eat in Sydney
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108 Boundary St. | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
02-9360-6729
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A classic, up-market Italian with excellent service

First visit here and we found Buon Ricordo's great reputation was well deserved. On-line booking process simple and effective. Everything else was old style in the best way. Food was excellent - tasty, medium size portions, great seasonal specials.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Sue H
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

First visit here and we found Buon Ricordo's great reputation was well deserved. On-line booking process simple and effective. Everything else was old style in the best way. Food was excellent - tasty, medium size portions, great seasonal specials.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Yes I am biased when it comes to Buon Ricordo. I love Armando and Gemma. I love the restaurant. Above all I love the food. This time visited with my son as my wife was away so it was the two boys spoiling themselves. Started with the tiny deep fried prawns in chilli and then had the best fish dish... More 

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Umina Beach, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Another wonderful evening at Buon Riccordo. We've usually dined at tables of 4 or 6 but this time it was a farewell function with a table of 14. Yet again faultless service and simply outstanding food. They say you can taste the love in food and that's never been truer than at Buon Riccordo. Grazie Mille!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is not what it was unfortately The pasta is still wonderful, yes it's expensive, but we are in Sydney and its great hence 2 stars and not the 1 it most probably deserves Unfortunate I ordered the veal and it was over cooked so I left it. At the end of the meal I was asked why I... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Buon Ricordo is tiny but it gives it a cosy, intimate atmosphere. It does get really loud in there when it's full though, which is surprising because of how many people it seats. The menu is quite small but food is delicious. We had the ocean trout, scallops and sausages for the entree (all beautiful), and we had the salmon... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Let's get straight to the point, the food was ok. Didn't have a bad dish during the night. What was shocking was the bill vs the food. You can get the same type/more update food for a lot less at other restaurants around the city. The whole setting gives you a 90's feel to it which adds to the disappointment.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

For some reason we decided to walk here from the city centre so we arrived late and tired but the staff were wonderful and welcoming. We shared a few dishes including the truffle pasta and it was all delicious. It felt very charming too with staff obviously pleased to see the regulars as well as being friendly to us tourists.... More 

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Sydney
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We finally decided to try this Sydney institution, which is only up the road from our house. Buon Ricordo has been around for decades and is one of the few remaining restaurants that maintains a regular clientele. Prior to our visit I had the pleasure to meet Armando Percuoco - the charming owner and chef - in the the street... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had the degustation as I wanted to try everything. The food was superb and wonderfully presented with professional waitstaff. I could not fault anything in this establishment. Especially the great waiters

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Strange night here... booking was made by staff by accident for night after our booked date....internet email confirmed the right date... dinner service was erratic and not personal or caring...staff had to be flagged down for water and more bread ... I ordered wine that never came.... food was ok - truffle pasta still good but for $36 you expect... More 

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Additional Information about Buon Ricordo

Address: 108 Boundary St. | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
Phone Number: 02-9360-6729
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Inner East
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 Boundary St. | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Inner East
  • Neighborhood: Inner East
  • Phone Number: 02-9360-6729

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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