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Italian at the Pacific

2 Bay Street, | 2481, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #34 of 135 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went in for a drink with friends and was greeted by a very polite waiter. We let him know we were loud laughers and if he wanted to put us in a corner away from other patrons it was ok. He said we were totally fine and put us in the middle of the restaurant. Ordered cocktails and they were... More

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Kyabram, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were really looking forward to dining here as most of the reviews on trip advisor had glowing reports. We were disappointed. The bill was fairly high compared to the standard of our meal. The duck risotto sounded delicious on the menu, but we received a fairly tasteless, gluggy mess. We also had the orriecietto, which was described as garlic... More

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Sydney, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

So this was supposed to be a stand out...well not for me. A group of us booked here after reading great reviews. We alerted the staff that one of the party was gluten free and were assured this was not a problem, that is until we got there. The staff were either being overly cautious or did not really understand... More

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Byron Bay
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35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Every time I visit Italian it is always good! The food is lovely on all counts, from entree, to main, to dessert. The service is usually very good - although on my last visit it could have been better, nobody likes to remind waitstaff they ordered something that didn't arrive etc. Especially when you are apparently paying for the service... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have visited Byron a couple of times and never had really great 'food' experiences, until I discovered this little gem. The food isn't cheap, but it isn't very expensive either, and the quality was absolutely beautiful. When a friend wasn't sure if she would like a particular goat's cheese (with walnuts and burnt butter sauce) the chef offered to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The pasta was fantastic, the service excellent and a very good wine list. It's slightly more expensive that other Byron eateries but you are paying for the atmosphere, the location and the service. Highly recommend.

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Varsity Lakes, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

As you walk up the small fenced entrance to this place you would never expect to be greeted with such a welcoming and well thought out building. Whether you sit indoor or outdoor there's no cheap seats here. Very friendly waiter started conversation and in talking I mentioned it was my ladys birthday and he seated us on an enormous... More

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Went to the restaurant to celebrate a friends birthday. Service was great and the food well prepared. Great wine list. Overall the four of us had great food and an enjoyable night.

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Palm Beach, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had the pork belly for my entree and it was just beautiful. Crispy crackly and moist pull apart meat. I don't think I have had better. For the main I had eye fillet on a bed of puréed cannelinni beans with truffle and asparagus. I asked for medium rare and it was cooked perfectly. The meal was accompanied by... More

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Perth
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

You can't beat the amazing food, service and atmosphere. The pasta is to die for and the arancini is the best I have ever had.

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