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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Late Night
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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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
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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
Must visit for coffee or gelato

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
monenaManchester
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Sydney, Australia
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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10 restaurant reviews
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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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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The gelato is awesome and it's not a commercially made gelato! It is delicious! Service has always been super efficient, genuine and friendly. We treat ourselves regularly after our weekly band rehearsals, a fantastic place to enjoy wholesome Italian tradition. Love it.

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Sydney, Australia
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This place is extremely well priced, (cash-only) cheerful and noisy but I do still love it. On the Sydney dining scene, unpretentious surroundings with plastic chairs and tables is a rarity but also reminds me of an era when things were simpler. Great range of pasta, specials and your choice of sauces. I keep coming back. Order the Chicken Romano... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Came here with friends on a Friday night, and easily found a table in the courtyard at the back. You order from a menu on the wall, pay up at the counter (cash only), collect your cutlery and wine glasses, and find a table. We had some pastas, a salad, garlic bread, and veal; and all of it was good,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

There is nothing fancy about this place. Order and pay at the bar. Sit at plain tables. The food speaks for itself. Well-prepared authentic italian food. There is an interesting and large selection of pasta sauces to choose from. Meat dishes and seafood are available too. The gelati are a great way to finish your meal. Cash only.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place definitely has a reputation for being around a long time and serving 'no frills' styles pasta dishes. My friend ordered a gnocchi arrabiata which tasted divine. My dish however was penne with prawns and chili. it was overcooked and like rubber - bit disappointing for a pasta 'institution... Also a couple of other things I take issue to..... More 

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Join the gelato conga line! It's worth the wait. Loving the quick and simple pasta meals at a reasonable price. Great coffee. Smiling, friendly and fast service. This place is my fave in Leichardt. If you want 5 star dining this is not the place. But if you want fast, friendly, honest, home style Italian food with a bustling atmosphere... More 

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Additional Information about Bar Italia

Address: 169-171 Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9560 9981
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Leichhardt
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
Average Prices: USD 23
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Pasta

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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 23
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?