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Surry Hills
Italian, Bar, Pub
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421 Cleveland Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 406 775 436
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Vasco last night with a friend. We weren't hungry for a big meal so shared a salad and Aranchini. Both were delicious, but aranchini could have done with some more cheese. The fruity cocktails were divine and the bartender recommended whiskey to suit my taste So all in all great experience. Fun, funky bar in Surry Will definitely be... More 

Thank Tecla K
Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Walked in and felt at home straight away. Went to the bar I ordered an outstanding local beer, the bartender noticed my partner looking at the cocktail list and narrowed down her choice to a pinpoint. Then ordered something to eat. THEY HAVE A GNOCCHI MENU!!! Best gnocchi we have had in so much traveling!!! Can't fault at all. Good... More 

Thank 86jmk1986
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306 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Had some pre XMAS drinks here on a Friday night. We got there at 5PM so no issues getting a seat for our group. Cool Rock n Roll themed bar. Interesting drinks menu. Had some really nice drinks. Wish I had more.. Service was great also. Definitely recommend especially if you want a bar with atmosphere..

Thank Tony_99x
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

A friend recommended Vasco for a few drinks before dinner at a restaurant nearby. It seemed like a hip and trendy place to go. We arrived in time for the Happy Hour $6 House Beer/Wines/Spirits deal. All of us ordered a $6 drink. When it came to me, I asked about the House Vodka from which the waiter recited a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Whether u want a late snack, good cocktail, or a dinner - this place is a great find! Absolutely recommend calamari , polenta chips , n prawns. The team is very accomodating and professional and cocktails r delish and great selection. Sorry no pics - we popped in after 10pm and still managed to get some dinner. In Sydney its... More 

Thank tatjana j
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Our smalll group of 4 shared the antipasti over a bottle of wine. The meats and olives were quickly devoured. The Gnocchi is to die for and combined well with the red wine we were drinking. The staff were friendly and full of energy.

Thank Mark P
Perth, Australia
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619 reviews
516 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Vasco is the place for great Italian service and people that are passionate in what they are doing Found them on a website when looking were to have a great negroni and it sure was They make the blend and then store it in a wooden barrel and its very good Very quirky atmosphere definitely worth a visit.

Thank RobertMPerth
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Vascos is the place to go if you want an experience. I have been there many times solo when visiting Sydney for business, and this visit was the first with another person. It's noisy, but in a great way -created by the background of great rock and roll playlists from the 60's to the latest. I am talking Rolling Stones,... More 

Thank Dave C
Milan, Italy
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

On Cleveland street there this small spot in which have drinks and chic food after dinner.. It has a rock&roll look with guitars on the walls and a drum kit!! They serve great drinks (especially the homemade limoncello from Italy 🇮🇹) and ravioli.. Cool people and friendly staff! One of the best pubs in Sydney ✌🏼️🇦🇺

Thank Emanuele D
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2015

Very friendly staff, delicious italian food and great cocktails. I loved the atmosphere! Highly recommended!!!

Thank Lisa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Cleveland Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 406 775 436

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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