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Il Baretto

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496 Bourke St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61293616163
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The food is consistently good. It's been our family "Go to" for ever. The duck pappardelle, gnocchi Gorgonzola, bolognese simple but delicious! The panacotta to die for!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Shyamani W
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Rome, Italy
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
sydney
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I were looking around Darlinghurst for a place to lunch and drive past Il Baretto surprisingly open for lunch. We had warm memories of the Papparadelle with Duck Ragut and the Risotto with Porcini. Either the restaurant has changed hands or the chef had a bad day as both dishes were unrecognisable and indelible. The memories are... More 

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Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food is consistently good. It's been our family "Go to" for ever. The duck pappardelle, gnocchi Gorgonzola, bolognese simple but delicious! The panacotta to die for!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This used to be a great restaurant but sadly is no longer the case. The fried calamari starter was overcooked and consisted more of fat than calamari. The duck ragu, the restaurant's signature dish, was a few scraps of duck in a yellow gluggish flour-based sauce tossed on to some pasta. It was tasteless, lukewarm and unappealing. Even though there... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a place that is not over assuming. Simple and non aggressive in its appearance or ambience it sits well within its location and entices the passer by to try and sample what it has on offer. We dined there for dinner mid week and the food was wonderful, fresh and extremely well presented and cooked. Great choice for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went to Il Barretto on Saturday night, early as they don't take bookings. The food and service were excellent and we had a great evening. My son asked when we could go back soon after we left. We will certainly be returning.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

went to Il Baretto for dinner on Saturday and had the most delicious meal. have been there before and the food does not disappoint. We had the calamari to start and me and my friend both had pasta dishes (from the specials menu). I had the papardelle with duck ragu and was so-ooo delicious. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was my second visit to this restaurant, and I was not disappointed. The bruschetta was fresh and tasty and our pasta dishes were very nice. The gnocchi is hand made and definitely a step up from the ordinary. I just loved my porcini risotto. Portions are generous, but the staff are more than happy to box any leftovers. It's... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I went there to carbo load before city to surf having not been on a Saturday night for a while. The vibe is only exceeded by the food. I loved the arabiata and a salad with rocket and parmesan. The gnocchi is also just lush...for desert I had both tiramisu and the panecotta because I couldn't decide. I still don't... More 

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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 496 Bourke St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61293616163

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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