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“simply the best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ombretta

Ombretta
355 Glebe Point Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
+61 2 8060 7893
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Ranked #344 of 5,319 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: Ombretta is the creation of friends and business partners Niccolo Fagherazzi and Michael Schiavello. Niccolo and Michael met in Venice in 2005 over a Campari where the first conversations began in earnest already hatching ideas for bar or restaurant ventures. The common thread was the will to simulate an Italian experience, simply, honestly and faithfully. Several years later and thousands of kilometres away, an opportunity arose that brought them back together to continue the conversations and finally act on ideas to bring them to life. In one of the many conversations they distilled the projection of Ombretta in a few words: Fresh, Seasonal, Cucina Povera. These words go together naturally, therefore the objective was clear and they were immediately on the same page with the direction of the menu. The menu at Ombretta dictates the experience for diners and staff. When a chance meeting with chef Danilo Cerrettini occurred, it was clear that this was a match that could not have been planned more perfectly. Born, raised and trained in Rome, well travelled and experienced in many styles of cookery, Danilo's heart (and stomach) is heavily entrenched in fresh, seasonal cucina povera. Every recipe has a story, every story has a history and all this history is inextricably linked with tradition, culture and place. Most of this will be detailed in the cookbook everyone is waiting for from Ombretta.
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“simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We live just down the road and feel blessed to have such a warm friendly and truly wonderful bistro type ristorante nearby. The food is special and different, the menu ever changing we are told. Being BYO the value for money is hard to beat for a 'three hatter' type meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“To return to again & again& again!!!! DELIZIOSO!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This was our 5th visit since they opened a few months ago and have never been disappointed.
We love Italian food and this trattoria makes one feel you're eating in their home!Typical simple dishes with the freshest , seasonal ingredients . The menu explained expertly with such passion by Niccolò, a perfect host.Most delicious antipasti selection .
All in all a wonderful experience every time...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

A stunning little restuarant tucked away in Glebe. Friendly, professional service. Close your eyes and you would think you were back in Roma...especially when the Venetian Waiter goes through the menu!!
We were so disappointed that the fresh sand whiting had sold out..they looked delicious!
Instead we shared a fabulous anti pasto plate...gorgeous. Our pasta dishes to follow were really good..pasta looked perfectly al dente.
Very reasonable priced.
We will certainly be back again!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Like we were back in Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Great fresh food prepared simply and beautifully. We really enjoyed the food and the service. Will definitely be visiting when back in Glebe! Thank you Ombretta! Felt like a family restaurant in Roma....

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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Feel so blessed to have a restaurant of this standard as our local. Beautiful food, fantastic service and great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back for more authentic Italian food!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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