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“Best Italian I had ever did see...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buon Ricordo

Buon Ricordo
108 Boundary St. | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia (Inner East)
02-9360-6729
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Ranked #92 of 5,160 restaurants in Sydney
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Inner East
London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Best Italian I had ever did see...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Best Italian hands down.
What a fabulous little gem in Sydney?! I was taken here for a bday present and we had the degustation with matching wines. It was simply stunning. From the decor (LOVED), to the superb and impeccible service we had constantly throughout the night. There was not one course to criticise and we left feeling a part of the family. The chef (Armando) came out and had a drink with us, which was just lovely, such an eccentric man with amazing knowledge and love of food.
Our favourite course was the fettucine cabonara. It was spectacular. We still speak of it fondly now and goes down as one of the best courses we have ever had at a degustation (and we have done a lot!). Thank you for such a wonderful night and we highly recommend to all our family and friends and could not fault our night.

  • Visited April 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Don't be put off by the downstairs decor. A fantastic meal and a lovely evening. The scallop starter was superb, with big perfectly cooked scallops. One of our table had the Tagliatelle for main, mixed at the table no less, so we all had a taste. It is sensationally rich with truffle oil and a unforgettable dish. A great wine list and a very knowledgeable wine waiter. Our friends liked it so much they went back the next night!

Visited June 2013
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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A real treat in Sydney”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We went to this restaurant after reading about it on Trip advisor and all the great reviews. On arrival the charming building with the shutters took me back to Florence. We were shown to a table upstairs in a very romantic setting and perused the menu and received our beautiful wine almost immediately. Thats very important for a starter, not having to wait too long for a drink. The whole menu was very hard to decide on as there were so many different sounding scrumptious choices on there that we couldn't decide. When we finally did it was amazing. The service was impeccable with the lovely waiters dressed in white jackets. They made it really special with very attentive service. I found this place very authentic and rustic although some dishes are a little overpriced, but overall this restaurant has a lot of class!!!! Definitely would go back again on my next trip to Sydney.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lismore, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Stellar vegetarian meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is not a vegetarian restaurant, but its one of the top vegetarian meals I have had. We went there for my son's 21st birthday. The whole meal was superb. Very nicely presented. Fantastic staff - really there for us, very attendant, but not in your face. Nice ambience in the upstairs room - art on the walls etc. We had a wonderful evening, and its one of the best eating out experiences I have had. There was a wide range of vegetarian options, and each dish was imaginative and delicious. And it was very affordable as well! Top marks.

  • Visited June 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Rustic, authentic Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Very, very good italian food. Rustic and authentic. Nothing like the oversauced "italian" food that's found everywhere else

try the carbonara!

Excellent service too. We bought a copy of the current cookbook, unfortunately the chef-owner stepped out for a moment just as we were leaving, they were so apologetic they gave us a rare copy of another, out of print cookbook by the chef!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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