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Il Baretto

496 Bourke St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61293616163
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Ranked #633 of 5,158 restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I first came here around 20 years ago and I love that so little has changed. Still wonderful pastas, salads and first rate service. The specials are still written on butcher's paper and are still fantastic - recommended dishes are the spicy sausage polenta and the duck ragu - however I rarely go past the lasagne. It's rich and made... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This little Italian restaurant is quite difficult to get into as they don't take bookings. However, it's worth persisting. The food is great and as close to authentic Italian as I've had for a while. The bruschetta is divine as is the homemade gnocchi and risotto. I'm not usually a dessert person, but I could have easily gone a second... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is what real authentic Italian, cooked well is all about. Great ambience and customer service. Complimentary to how wonderful, silky and flavorsome the pasta was. We will definitely be coming back!

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Arrived early to the usual line up and was lucky enough to get a table on a busy Friday night. The service as always was prompt and attentive. I have eaten at this restaurant quite a few times and always enjoyed it. Unfortunately I found the food to be really average this visit. The lasagne was flavourless, garlic bread over... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A classic BYO Italian restaurant in Surry Hills. Wonderful dishes such as the beef carpaccio. Thinly shaved beef with fresh slices of pecorino cheese slices, rocket leaves and a dash of balsamic. One of their trademark dishes is the duck ragu. Tender, rich gamey duck meat ragu on a bed of soft pasta. Great value for money FYI for the... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

I was missing Italy and was told the homemade pasta at Il Baretto was as close as I would get. It's a small place with no reservations taken so my friend and I went around 7pm and didn't have a problem being seated straight away. Service was slow and they didn't ask to refill our wine glasses so I just... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Not many places like this left in Sydney. Always great food and excellent service. The seafood soup last night was a standout - but pasta always great. A real neighborhood atmosphere but very cool.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Il Baretto many times and once again last night. Food and service wonderful and deserves the accolades it receives. The only problem is popularity...even at 6.30 we had an hour and a half wait for a table. The Bar Baretto down the road is a nice place to wait where you can get a first course... More

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Sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Consistently tasty Italian food, reasonably priced and is BYO to save on expensive wine. Have visited a number of times and have always enjoyed great service and tasty food.

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London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
476 helpful votes 476 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A locals secret, but infact, the food is average, the wine list over priced, and apart from the staff who are great, this place is overrated and slightly overpriced

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