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Buon Ricordo

#306 of 4,573 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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108 Boundary St | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
+61 2 9360 6729
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hong Kong, China
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner with family on a week night, around 70% full, but the place can be a bit loud if I may use the term loosely. Food has been maintained at a high level, and the wine list is also quite extensive. Portions are generous and it gives diners a feeling of satisfaction after a meal, though service levels can... More 

Thank Michael L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff , however they appeared very tense and flustered all night. The main course took a long time (almost 1hr) to arrive. Their signatory fettuccini serving was small and not cooked right through! At the end of the night, when asked by the owner, "how was it?", I answered , "the meals took a while to come out tonight,"... More 

Thank Pablo B
Pearces Creek Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very attentive and great service from the moment we arrived. The waiters went to great lengths to help with the menu selection and to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The food is the best Italian food I have ever eaten. Loved the decor and the intimacy. Just loved the whole experience. Can't wait to go back.

1 Thank Jill T
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not dined at Buon Recordo for a number of years and the last time it was for some special occasion. This time just as a last minute idea. Last time Armando was in the kitchen with his creations but now he is front of house welcoming and explaining the fare. Either way it is fantastic. One of the... More 

1 Thank Denabroad
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to say I was very impressed by the food here. The entree which was deep fried school prawns with chilli oil was fantastic. My main (lamb shoulder) and dessert (semifreddo) were also great. But this place really gets let down with their staff. Our waiter actually smacked me in the face quite hard with my plate when he... More 

2 Thank flyer517
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

This place is not what it seems to be, i'm an italian living in Melbourne and i was visiting Sydney when i went to this restaurant which i found so overrated, the entrees where very disappointing, the fagottini were so dry and tasted like nothing while the "crudo alla negroni" was too strong and covered the fish taste. In regarding... More 

2 Thank diletta f
Waikanae, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This restaurant survives on local well heeled people.It is very pricey and in my opinion not worth it. The service was poor with both orders and food delivery taken in a rush. A quite expensive wine we ordered had cork taint. The wine waiter did not initially agree despite my dinner partner being a Master of Wine. He had to... More 

2 Thank BJKIWI
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Always a pleasure to have a 'special' occasion to go to Buon Ricordo. Under the watchful eye and expertise of brilliant chef and owner, Armond, the service and ambience is truly second to none for Italian cuisine in Sydney. We were fortunate to be included in a birthday celebration with approx 20 people. The restaurant was fully booked and despite... More 

Thank saffronpixi
Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Classical Italian restaurant with a cosy,family feel.Great service,food, wine and ambience.We had a leisurely three course meal,with wines.For our group, it was a lovely setting for a very important business meeting.Would strongly recommend!!

Thank SVMackie
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$26 - $75
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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: +61 2 9360 6729

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Paddington

Neighborhood Profile
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.
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