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The Italian Job

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129 Laycock Rd, Hurstville, New South Wales 2222, Australia
+61 2 9580 8080
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Our 4th visit and as usual was up to its high standard, the food was very good and the service was great. Good value for money about $100.00 per couple including entrees and desert.

Thank steveB1488TI
Sydney, Australia
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is typical of ones local Italian; it's loud, neighbourly and with a menu to match. The staff are friendly and most efficient. On the night we dined the restaurant was full and the staff were very busy. They seemed attentive to others who looked to be 'locals' I think at the detriment of our table which wasn't! Reason-... More 

Thank Rea_61_Sydney
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Ordered a supreme takeaway it was cold and lacked cheese and scarce toppings. I have tried this pizzeria many times over the years and its their pastas that has me coming back. If you want a good local pizza I say go to Mortdale (Mamma Barone)

Thank catjam1976
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had a family function in this restaurant. It was very noisy and difficult to have any conversation, but worse, the food was not great. The most underwhelming were the pizzas; very thin, chewy crusts with very frugal spreads. For half the price (and twice the quality), get a takeaway pizza from Oatley Pizza Village and eat it at home... More 

Thank Ian S
Mortdale, Australia
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128 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've dined here several times and as I was in a big group we had salad, bruschetta and pizza. The food was fresh and tasty and the service friendly. Prices average for similar places. I noticed that the rest of the menu had little vegetarian food. It has all hard surfaces so can be noisy when the restaurant is fairly... More 

Thank Tassietraveller_9
Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2015

Reminded me of a "Mama's House" restaurant in Umbria; you ate what Mama was making and a couple of standard pastas, or a pizza. Good, wholesome, not too fancy. TIJ is better and more varied, well known locally for its full range of pizzas (we shared one as an entree - excellent and 'not just cheese and pepperoni!) Some good... More 

Thank MrFredBahrain
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2014

four of us had a lovely night. the food,surroundings and staff were excellent. if anything it was a little noisy. next time we will ask for courtyard. thank you staff

Thank Brian L
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

very nice woodfire pizza. Enjoy the time there. Very friendly waitess. also very good takeaway pizza.

Thank reyna88888
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

The meals at the Italian Job are always hearty and tasty. There is a wide choice of pizzas & pastas plus the chef specials are always good value. The meat dishes are of a good quality & correctly cooked. It is BYO. Staff are friendly & happy to assist in your choices. Can be a little noisy due to the... More 

Thank GeoffB_33
New South Wales
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222 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We normally get takeaway from The Italian Job and tonight we ate in. The atmosphere was cruise and chatty, service was excellent and the food most enjoyable. I strongly recommend a visit!

Thank PadreJose

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Laycock Rd, Hurstville, New South Wales 2222, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Hurstville
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9580 8080
The name was inspired by the movies (1969 & 2003) of the same name. The friends in the movie have a strong bond of loyalty. Food has always been central to developing this bond for Italians. It is called a cafe rather than a restaurant to preserve the charm of the more intimate, informal family owned trattoria or eatery. It has the feel of a cosy and warm dining room of an Italian family. We serve traditional cuisine and pizza with Italian simplicity and the freshest ingredients bought daily and cooked to perfection to give that delicious authentic taste reminiscent of Nonna's (Grandma's) cooking. Our pastas are al dente with delicious sauces and our risottos creamy.

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