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Papa Giovanni Italian Restaurant

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Shop 2, 164/172 Campbell Pde, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia
(+61 2) 9130 4772
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9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

been there several times, I have to say it was really good..nice pizza good service...owner son was the best

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Antonio V
Casalnuovo di Napoli, Italy
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Casalnuovo di Napoli, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

been there several times, I have to say it was really good..nice pizza good service...owner son was the best

Thank Antonio V
Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Food was OK at a cost of $67 for the three of us including drinks. The service was slow and toilets very dirty.

Thank Dustydog2
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

We ate at a lunchtime on a Saturday in February and I will say that the food was perfectly fine though hardly inspiring. However I have never experienced a more arrogant front of house as this man. He provided his staff with the worst example possible and to call the service slovenly would be kind. Dishes and plates are dropped... More 

Thank crozza2000
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This was a surprise in many ways. First of all, we ate here on our last day in Sydney and we have not had good food experiences so far and we didn't expect this place to be any different. To be honest, the food in Sydney is very bland and very expensive. Let that be a warning to first timers... More 

Thank MichelleBe
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This restaurant is well placed along the main street of Bondi directly opposite the beach. Food is typical of an italian bistro. Quality is excellent but over priced. However anything along the main street of Bondi is expensive. We had pastas and they were fantastic. Service was very good too. If you can stomach their prices you won't be disappointed... More 

Thank inkypete
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Reasonably priced especially the wine list. Food was very good and large serving Cost $96 for 1 entree, 2 mains and a bottle of NZ Sav Blanc.

Thank redgrlssister
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Food was quite acceptable. It would be an enormous advantage to have hired fluent English-speaking waiters.

Thank Sarahmei18
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Quirky service but OMG the BEST spaghetti puttanesca EVER. The restaurant is tucked away behind the small take-away pizzeria but opens up into a lovely space. Delicious food and friendly if a bit bizaare service.

Thank melbourneasha
North Sydney, Canada
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

WE have been taken to this restaurant on several occasions for mainly family celebrations bc the children are treated well and love to go there. Our families live in the Eastern Subs and go to this fun and fab restaurant quite often a great place to take our visitors too. Good Food and ambience.

Thank phppl
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

I have been goin to "Papas" for years and will continue to go to this wonderful Italian restaurant. There are few places in the world with such a large menu/variety and have the ability to consistently maintain the superb quality that Papa Giovanni does. From the pastas to the pizzas to the stunning seafoods... I would recommend this restaurant to... More 

Thank DrSpaldo

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 2, 164/172 Campbell Pde, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Bondi
  • Phone Number: (+61 2) 9130 4772

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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