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Buon Ricordo

#213 of 4,425 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Paddington
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108 Boundary St | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
61293606729
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Restaraunt is a standout. Elegance and class from the moment you walk in and the ambience is welcoming and warm. The beautiful smells from the open kitchen lets you know you've arrived at the right place. Armondo the owner and chef was observing things when I dined here. The dishes are simple and not over complicated but the quality... More 

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melbourne
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tucked away, low profile building is Buon Ricordo, one of the best authentic Italian cuisines in Sydney. I had the fish crudo marinated with gin starter, which was delicious. My main was crab meat pasta. Whilst the dish was flavorsome, it could have had more crab meat. Having said that the taste was simple, not overwhelmed by sauce, pasta was... More 

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Thank nelyp
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What is great about Buon Ricordo is that that Armando and his team go out of the way to make you feel comfortable and at home. This is fine dining at its finest; quiet, quaint and a little bit out of the hustle and bustle of the CBD. In terms of standout dishes, the tomato based gnocchi is simple, delicate... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was phenomenal. The creamy truffle fettucini is a must have. Excellent service. Wonderful night.

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Thank Adam C
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, Buon Riccordo is our family's go to place for celebrations. Without doubt is is one of the very best restaurants in Sydney. Fabulous Italian food and wine with exemplary service. Sophisticated without a pretentious attitude that can sometimes be evident in fine dining restaurants. Perhaps Armando's personal touch makes the difference.

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Thank MCMLVI
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the rubbish that is generally served in what are laughingly called Italian Restaurants but the excellent meals served up at Buon Ricardo. Each dish is well presented and sooo full of flavour. We came down from the Central Coast just to eat here are we certainly were not disappointed.be will definitely be going back

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Thank Mal C
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Husband and I were wanting to treat our son and the rest of our family to a special evening to celebrate a significant Birthday. We talked about this establishment for weeks and arrived with great expectations. From the moment we were shown upstairs the evening felt like a terrible 'sit com'. The staff were (echoed in a previous review)... More 

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Thank RaeAmor
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Rich & flavoursome food! Not your average pasta at home! A must try, you would not be disappoint! Service were great & owner himself will chat with some of the customers in the front restaurant.

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Thank Kwek78
Auckland, New Zealand
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112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Buon Ricordo is living on past reputation. it is now ordinary Italian food with the worst and most arrogant service I have ever experienced in Sydney. Grossly overpriced and a wine list that is one of the greatest gouges I have encountered.

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Thank Patrick E
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Armando and his team have this classic untouched restaurant humming like a well tuned engine. Service is efficient, succinct and ever present without being over the top. The sommelier is of equal importance and really aided me well in recommending an exquisite Piedmonte Barolo and a Calabrian Chardonnay for the table. The dining room is one of classic understated beauty.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$27 - $76
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Boundary St | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Paddington
  • Neighborhood: Paddington
  • Phone Number: 61293606729

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Staying in Paddington

Neighborhood Profile
Paddington
Named after its London namesake, the suburb of Paddington showcases streets lined with restored Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies. It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds surrounding the Paddington Uniting Church and Paddington Public School. Paddington is a hub for high-end shopping featuring famous contemporary Australian designers, as well as up-market spas. Foodies are drawn to Paddington for well-known Australian chefs, modern and traditional Italian food, fantastic coffee, passionate brewers and even handmade chocolates.