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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never disappoints, always great

Fast becoming our go to place for pizza and pasta. We are happy to travel 100kms plus to dine out at Bar Italia. Loving the addition of pizza to the already great selection of pasta. We do have our favorites, meat lasagna and margarita pizza.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
MarvinMayhem65
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast becoming our go to place for pizza and pasta. We are happy to travel 100kms plus to dine out at Bar Italia. Loving the addition of pizza to the already great selection of pasta. We do have our favorites, meat lasagna and margarita pizza.

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Thank MarvinMayhem65
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the speed of service at Bar Italia as well as the food, which is excellent value for money. Bar Italia is sort of like the Tardis - bigger on the inside than it is on the outside! Which is to say it is deceptively large and has quite a lot of seating. One of the stand-out attractions of... More 

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Thank James G
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the joy of experiencing Bar Italia last weekend for lunch. Others got the pizza, I ordered a pasta. Within minutes of sitting down my pasta was with me. Quite possibly the worst pasta ive tried. Not only was it the most tasteless thing ive had, obviously they didn't cook to order as the pasta tasted like it was... More 

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Thank Nags76
Lewisham, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a 10 minute drive away but we go there at least once a week (for the past 2 years!) That's because the service is always friendly and fast, and every dish is high quality and delicious! And the atmosphere in the courtyard is magical - just so relaxed and casual. Highly recommend the Tiramisu, and the ricotta... More 

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Thank Jo A
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a no frills Italian cafe. You order and pay at the counter and very quickly your order is delivered to your table. great gelato and wonderful coffee.

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Thank katem28
Sydney, Australia
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662 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My near local for the best Mocha always consistent in quality & flavour. Same goes for the Iced Coffee made on Hazlenut gelato. All other flavour of gelato are genuine in taste & worth indulging!

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Thank Clio H
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We have been having coffee and ice cream here for a long time. Recently we had the worst coffee we have ever had, I left mine on the table and when the waitress came to collect the cup I said it was dreadful. She shrugged her shoulders and walked away. We will only now have ice cream there as we... More 

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Thank Kaye888
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Great meal affordable price, great coffee and excellent variety of Gelato, with new management a better attitude and simply enjoyable experience. You won't be disappointed with the experience.

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Thank Ateale
Sydney
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Fab local an institution been here decades. Still the best gelato in Sydney. No tablecloths and self service but pasta is good s d coffee excellent. Good cannoli

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Thank Mony32
Byron Bay, Australia
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Had a late lunch and coffee here and was disappointed with what I ordered but it was such a beautiful afternoon and we were sitting outside under the umbrellas and I had just arrived in Sydney so I didn't want to spoil the mood. I ordered Calamari which was like the frozen stuff you get at Aldi, the chips were... More 

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Thank Kate S

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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 4 - 21
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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