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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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Very good

Fresh ingredients, and they make their own pasta. We go there once a month and not disappointed with the food. If you like to drink wine, bring your own glass as they only provide tumbler type glasses. You also need to bring cash, which is even harder since the nearest ATM was in the pub opposite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
5 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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Sydney
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126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Casual Thursday night dinner with friends, the restaurant very busy which is always a good sign. Popped our names down for a 30 minute wait and headed 3 minutes walk down the road to Bar Baretto for a drink (good thing here is you can take your unfinished bottle of wine to dinner!). Arrived for dinner, waitress very friendly and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We ate here as a family of 4. People line up to be seated at 6pm when it opens, and I can see why. It's not fancy, just delicious pasta and honest Italian delicious food done really well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Fresh ingredients, and they make their own pasta. We go there once a month and not disappointed with the food. If you like to drink wine, bring your own glass as they only provide tumbler type glasses. You also need to bring cash, which is even harder since the nearest ATM was in the pub opposite, which is now closed.... More 

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sydney
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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34 restaurant reviews
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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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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 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?