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Bar Italia

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169-171 Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
+61 2 9560 9981
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I thought I was in Italy as the barista ignored me for a couple of minutes although I was the only customer waiting to be served and was snooty throughout the whole procedure. I thought the coffee average at best. Was amused by the sign saying 'no skim milk, no soy milk'. There was something else they didn't do but... More 

Thank Parislover999
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the fact that they have a sign on the coffee machine saying "no skim, no soy, no decaf" - just good coffee. We had bacon & egg rolls for $6.50 - good value and good sized serving compared to other cafes. Undergoing renovations which will make it even better. I took a peek at the kitchen on the way... More 

Thank Neil F
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been eating here for around 20 years and when I heard it was sold I was very worried about what would happen to the food and ambience. I needn't have been as it has improved! We have already eaten here after it was sold but didn't notice much difference but went again on Saturday and we loved it.... More 

Thank Katrina N
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We have been coming here regularly for years. Since the new ownership refurbishment has taken place. The kitchen now is in one area thus creating more space for additional tables. This now flows better out to the courtyard. The courtyard area has also been refurbished making it a relaxing area to linger longer. We have always enjoyed the food and... More 

Thank Gayfitz
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Decided on take away pasts dish and chicken and avocado last night. The meals just we're not up to scratch - bland and uninspiring! This is not the family favourite it was years ago. Always loved the gelato and the coffee is fine but the food is just basic - we shan't return.

Thank Terry W
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Great coffee,staff and service . My daughter and I dropped in after an early school pick up and enjoyed coffee, hot chocolate and two cannolis. Lovely staff and fresh fodder. Recommended highly

Thank Theresa D
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We keep on coming back to Bar Italia in Leichhardt, we've been customers here for more than ten years and it's always the same, excellent coffee, great Italian food and yummy Gelato. It's like been in Italy without having to travel all the way there. Highly recommended.

Thank Jandrie
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited this cafe on a Sunday afternoon to show my friend what a real cheesecake should taste like. No disappointment there, however, the tea we ordered was just warm, not hot as it should be. Requested to change it and another slightly warmer but still not hot tea arrived. Just how hard it is to boil the water? Whether it... More 

Thank Kris T
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

A great place to share a bottle of wine with some pasta or pizza. Although the place was under renovation and a little tired looking it actually added to the experience as it felt much more authentic than newer restaraunts with an expensive fit out. It actually looked lived in and loved, much like pizza and pasta places in Italy.... More 

Thank Matthew B
Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We had a full dinner, but family Friend insisted that dinner is not complete wit this gelato. He was right. And I am thankful for his suggestion.

Thank Audrey S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $23
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Cash Only, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169-171 Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Leichhardt
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9560 9981
Located at the start of Norton Street's line of restaurants and cafes, Bar Italia is a popular place for reasonable pastas, serious coffee and a variety of gelato. The restaurant specialises in pasta but also offers foccacias for lunch and mains such as chicken schnitzel and salads. Bar Italia is open everyday for lunch and dinner and accepts BYO. Takeaway is available.

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