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685 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield, Fairfield, New South Wales 2164, Australia
+61 2 9729 1155
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lively atmosphere, good food and terrific service

What an unexpected surprise. Why anyone would want to visit Smithfield, even at the best of times, is beyond me but Candelori's restaurant is an absolute "jewel" and puts this shabby suburb on the map. The décor is very appealing on entering with plenty of space between the tables. A large open... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am forever thankful to my friend for recommending Candelori's for our anniversary dinner, the BEST italian we have had, the service is beyond professional, really beautiful settings and waiting staff recommendations for food & wine have been win, win everytime we go. We only go to Candelori's on special occasions and tend to spend much more than we normally... More 

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Thank Kiaora-Cali
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service!! The staff were all friendly and delivered fantastic customer service. Mum was down from adelaide and I wanted to take her to a decent Italian restaurant and the food did not disappoint, Candelori's definitely got her tick of approval, and I ate every last bit on my plate (and my husbands plate 🙈🙊). Great place for a date... More 

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Thank Dianaflehan
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42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I have dined at this Italian Restaurant for many years. For birthdays, wedding anniversaries or just a fine meal. On every occasion I have had no reason to question the service, food quality or even the bill. Why would anyone do this when everything has a star rating of 5?. An excellent restaurant at reasonable current day prices. You can't... More 

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Thank Jeffrey S
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This used to be our favourite place to dine out on special occasions,,, before their $$$$$$$$$ renovations it was a great place to dine in class, after their renovations or revamp it was more like a production service no warmth to their service, just get bums on chairs and roll out as fast as they can get you out!!!👎👎👎 go... More 

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Thank Tango1111
Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I took clients here in 2014 and didn't enjoy it. This year they requested we go there again. Service was better, except the constant pouring and selling of the mineral water - leave us alone, we can pour our own. Food, expensive steak - half fat and half meat - 2 or 3 garlic cloves and a chilli, nothing else... More 

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Thank Razar88
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

What an unexpected surprise. Why anyone would want to visit Smithfield, even at the best of times, is beyond me but Candelori's restaurant is an absolute "jewel" and puts this shabby suburb on the map. The décor is very appealing on entering with plenty of space between the tables. A large open kitchen catches your eye as you wander further... More 

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Thank TheNextDay
bubsy
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We when for my husbands Christmas party, food was so yum service was so so not great but not the worst . The part that got me was lucky I wasn't paying we where charged for tap water , sparking water and not one person ordered the sparking water . Price was for the $27 tap water $36 the sparking.... More 

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Thank lisa g
Sydney
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took our young Italian friends to this restaurant and after a fabulous meal their comment was that it was the best Italian meal they had had either here OR back home! We all had a delicious linguini and prawn entree which consisted of freshly made pasta and very fresh prawns with a touch of chili and... More 

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Thank Lynette F
Camberwell, Australia
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249 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Candelori's can be counted on to meet a certain quality of food and dining experience on the whole. It is pricey, but worth a splurge once in a while. The bread is just awesome (baked in house, I'm led to believe) and the dishes cooked to perfection.

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Thank Nick T
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Went here recently for a xmas party, after reading all the reviews I was expecting an amazing experience, but was disappointed. We had the $65 banquet menu, the food was plentiful but I found it rather salty. The waiters we had were very abrupt and not overly interested in even the basic pleasantries like a smile. At the end of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 685 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield, Fairfield, New South Wales 2164, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Fairfield  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9729 1155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
6:30 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?