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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
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Wonderful Italian

Il Baretto offers some of the best Italian food East side of Haberfield. The restaurant is small but comfortable and the menu is all fresh! The Vongole and Ragu pastas are to die for! Although you can't book at Il Baretto, it's still worth the visit and the wait. We've also gotten take away a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
GNGF
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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked at bar baretto(a couple of doors down) as wanted to guarantee a table. Since living in London, I still reminisce about the delicious brilliance of their duck Ragu and years later it doesn't disappoint. Bar baretto has a cosy atmosphere, good service and a menu to satisfy any Italian belly

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Thank lucy E
London, Canada
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic. Delicious and freshly cooked. Exceptional staff. Cannot stay away from this place (unfortunately for my waistline!) Exceptional value for money too. Love love love!

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Thank BronwynS
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We have dined at Il Baretto on a number of occasions, usually after the crowds have left from about 8.30pm when we can get a table and enjoy the food after a hard day at the office. Its like eating at home with the family. The food is fresh with generous portions; the lightly battered calamari is the best I... More 

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Thank markc1232015
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We popped in here not sure what to expect but we had wonderful meal. Three of us shared a couple of starters and then had a pasta dish each along with a bottle or two of the house red. It was perfect. the food is honest and great quality. the house wine is good and the service is friendly, helpful... More 

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1 Thank MARK_CHRISTA
Cairns
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you have not been to this restaurant, you just haven't eaten good Italian Food. Situated in Surry Hills it is a very easy place to get to from the CBD or surrounds, The owner Gabby is there most nights and her team both in the open view kitchen, and the floor crew are Fantastic .We have been eating here... More 

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Thank Paul M
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

$3 corkage per person - that's fine but you would expect a wine glass instead of grimy cheap tumbler that looks better suited to a pre-school. Food was ok, duck ragu disappointing and several people at our table ordered the lamb cutlets that they all commented were very salty. Ok place but I won't be returning. I'm sure they could... More 

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Thank Irnbru
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Il Baretto offers some of the best Italian food East side of Haberfield. The restaurant is small but comfortable and the menu is all fresh! The Vongole and Ragu pastas are to die for! Although you can't book at Il Baretto, it's still worth the visit and the wait. We've also gotten take away a few time too because we... More 

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Thank GNGF
Copenhagen, Denmark
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140 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had two dinner specials at Il Baretto including the pappardelle with duck ragu which everyone is raving about. The pasta is tasty in a very generic way, not particularly memorable. We enjoyed the ragu pasta at Vini we had the day before better. Our waiter (the very good looking one) seemed to be slightly annoyed with us - but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and it has not changed, trattoria style food still great service and food. I normally come in for lunch for the home made gnocchi or Spaghetti vongole superb. It's open for dinner as well, peaceful location, highly recommend it.

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Thank Franco D
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Can't say enough good things about the food and service here. Fresh, Italian food at it's best. The menu is generally concise, but covers all the bases with a pasta focus. The pasta is well made, always fresh, well portioned with flavours that tick all the boxes. The duck ragu always a consistent winner. The standard Italian dessert - tiramisu... 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>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61293616163

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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?

Staying in Surry Hills

Neighborhood Profile
Surry Hills
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