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Papa Giovanni Italian Restaurant

Shop 2, 164/172 Campbell Pde, Sydney, New South Wales 2026, Australia
(+61 2) 9130 4772
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Ranked #1,644 of 5,172 restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Food was OK at a cost of $67 for the three of us including drinks. The service was slow and toilets very dirty.

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manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

We ate at a lunchtime on a Saturday in February and I will say that the food was perfectly fine though hardly inspiring. However I have never experienced a more arrogant front of house as this man. He provided his staff with the worst example possible and to call the service slovenly would be kind. Dishes and plates are dropped... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This was a surprise in many ways. First of all, we ate here on our last day in Sydney and we have not had good food experiences so far and we didn't expect this place to be any different. To be honest, the food in Sydney is very bland and very expensive. Let that be a warning to first timers... More

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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This restaurant is well placed along the main street of Bondi directly opposite the beach. Food is typical of an italian bistro. Quality is excellent but over priced. However anything along the main street of Bondi is expensive. We had pastas and they were fantastic. Service was very good too. If you can stomach their prices you won't be disappointed... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Reasonably priced especially the wine list. Food was very good and large serving Cost $96 for 1 entree, 2 mains and a bottle of NZ Sav Blanc.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Food was quite acceptable. It would be an enormous advantage to have hired fluent English-speaking waiters.

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Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Quirky service but OMG the BEST spaghetti puttanesca EVER. The restaurant is tucked away behind the small take-away pizzeria but opens up into a lovely space. Delicious food and friendly if a bit bizaare service.

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North Sydney, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

WE have been taken to this restaurant on several occasions for mainly family celebrations bc the children are treated well and love to go there. Our families live in the Eastern Subs and go to this fun and fab restaurant quite often a great place to take our visitors too. Good Food and ambience.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

I have been goin to "Papas" for years and will continue to go to this wonderful Italian restaurant. There are few places in the world with such a large menu/variety and have the ability to consistently maintain the superb quality that Papa Giovanni does. From the pastas to the pizzas to the stunning seafoods... I would recommend this restaurant to... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

I've been to quite a few restaurants all over Sydney, and this is one that just keeps me coming back. I've been here alone with my wife, and with a groups of up to 16; when it was quiet, and packed full, and NEVER have I been let down. The food is simply superb, mouthwatering, and presentable. I've tried many... More

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