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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, 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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  • 22
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 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
Bounty Gelato

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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 22
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Pasta

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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 22
  • 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?