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“A great surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant 16

Restaurant 16
236 Military Rd | Cremorne, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #43 of 5,302 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sydney/Melbourne
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“A great surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011 via mobile


We wandered into this tiny local eatery while looking for somewhere different to eat. It was a bit unusual to go into an Italian restaurant completely staffed by Japanese but what a good decision we made that night. Everything about the place is top notch. It's a tiny restaurant with only about 10 tables and an equally tiny, but varied menu. We started with the stuffed Zucchini flowers which were deep fried 'tempura style'. A lovely light, non greasy batter and a divine filling. The veges with our mains came out first - a bit disconcerting, but they were immediately followed by my Papadrelle with crab, tomatoes with just the right amount of chilli and garlic - nothing too overpowering for the crab. The pasta was hand made and cooked to al dente perfection. My partner had the boned spatchcock which was moist and tender and stuffed with bacon and mushrooms. We were too full to try the deserts unfortunately - maybe next time! Apart from the food, it was the great service which we really appreciated - the water glass always kept topped up with chilled water - no need to ask, the complementary bruschetta before the meal was more than a token thimble full, fresh, tasty and well presented, the friendly service by someone who was obviously enjoying her job made it an enjoyable experience (well, she is the owners wife!). The wine list is interesting, from a variety of countries and reasonably priced - from $30 - $50. We brought our own. As long as the menu changes regularly, we will be back often.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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