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Bar Italia

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169-171 Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
+61 2 9560 9981
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Located at the start of Norton Street's line of restaurants and cafes, Bar...
Located at the start of Norton Street's line of restaurants and cafes, Bar Italia is a popular place for reasonable pastas, serious coffee and a variety of gelato. The restaurant specialises in pasta but also offers foccacias for lunch and mains such as chicken schnitzel and salads. Bar Italia is open everyday for lunch and dinner and accepts BYO. Takeaway is available.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Italian pasta

Wander through the tiny store front, and order your choice of pasta, and match it with your choice of sauce. I had agnolotti with Boscaulia sauce and it was delicious. No fee for corkage. Once you pay then you can walk back into a small enclosed courtyard, where they bring you your order. Lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wander through the tiny store front, and order your choice of pasta, and match it with your choice of sauce. I had agnolotti with Boscaulia sauce and it was delicious. No fee for corkage. Once you pay then you can walk back into a small enclosed courtyard, where they bring you your order. Lovely little oasis in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I love this place. All your classic Italian favourites - big serves, low prices. The pasta is perfecto, the scallopini is delicious, and the meat lasagna is a killer! It's BYO and there's no corkage. A great place for lunch!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A italian bar? No way, of course NOT... First that all, the staff there didn't ask me anything, I had to went to the bar to get a capuccino and the answer from the staff member was: "Ok, no worries", the worst coffee I ever drunk in my life. When I was going to pay, I didn't know I couldn't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

If you like going to restaurants where staff are unhelpful, rude and take great delight in ignoring you, then you'll love Bar Italia. There's no table service, so we patiently waited at the counter while the staff members continued their conversation with each other for over 5 minutes, seemingly oblivious to our presence. So after approaching a waitress to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The best Bounty Gelato. It draws me back to it each time I am in Sydney. Worth a trip to Bar Italia. The Banana Gelato is also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The food is excellent, extremely tasty, fresh and great portion sizes. It's BYO, lots of traditional Italian beverages and homemade gelato and Italian delicacies for dessert. You can eat out front of shop, inside or like we did enjoying the sun in the lovely courtyard. Very reasonable prices. Great for couples, families and bigger gatherings. Bellissima!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We've been going here for 20 years - great pasta, salads and garlic bread finished with fantastic coffee, gelato, tiramisu and affogatos. Divine flavours and so creamy! Fun atmosphere, a must for all!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Love this place for great iced coffee and quick service. Nice garden out the back, I do like this place for quick stop for coffee or gelato. They do a take away gelato service which I recommend especially if planning a night in with a movie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Bar Italia is open late and has excellent coffee and gelato. Perfect for a chat and coffee after a night out. Have been many times and will return many more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Cute little Cafe with great coffee, food and gelato!! Every time I have visited this cafe the food has always been amazing! They have a cute little courtyard out the back and the staff are very helpful and friendly. I can recommend the muscles and the profiterole filled with marscapone gelato drizzled with hot chocolate sauce, amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 169-171 Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Leichhardt
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9560 9981

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Pasta

Description

Located at the start of Norton Street's line of restaurants and cafes, Bar Italia is a popular place for reasonable pastas, serious coffee and a variety of gelato. The restaurant specialises in pasta but also offers foccacias for lunch and mains such as chicken schnitzel and salads. Bar Italia is open everyday for lunch and dinner and accepts BYO. Takeaway is available.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?