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“Its a good thing the food is good”
Review of Italian and Sons

Italian and Sons
Ranked #56 of 1,395 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 31, 2013

The food is great, the service is below average. The wait staff do not know the wines, nor the food and make it quite clear you need to hurry so that they can get the second sitting placed! Its a good thing the food is good to great otherwise the experience would be so disappointing. Be prepared enjoy the food and to be irritated by the staff. Definitely not a place to tip!

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Thank Rob G
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I love Italian and Sons and have been going there regularly for quite a while. The food is amazing, wine is fabulous and service is generally good. Fantastic place for a date or small group (it's small and loud so I wouldn't recommend it to large groups). Don't be put off by the negative reviews, it is well worth a visit.

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Thank Jmmitchell
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

i had wanted to go here for ages, and it completely lived up to the hype!

My partner and I shared a pizza and some pasta. I cant remember which because I was too busy in food heaven to pay much attention, but it was amazing, and the wine was amazing, and the service was amazing.

I honestly can't go back. I think they have beaten rubicon as my favourite restaurant in canberra.

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Thank pippajm
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

I attended a business lunch here on a Thursday lunch sitting and walked away with mixed feelings. There were two female waitstaff working on the floor during our sitting plus one of the owners intermittently. The taller female waitress was so curt and rude she ruined our experience. Menus were dropped onto the table rather than elegantly placed, no smile but rather a snobbish glare, she ignored me twice when I tried to get her attention for salt and sugar. We all felt put off by her behaviour and commented frequently amongst ourselves. In regards to the menu.....Italian and Sons is well done. This is one of those restaurants that you owe it to yourself to have an entree, main and dessert plus a good bottle of wine. Each course is simple yet perfect. The concept of fine dining in Canberra is a welcome one.....just need to work on "situational awareness" and "attitude" with your staff......unfortunately attitude can't be taught....you either have a good attitude or you don't. Careful selection of wait staff with more attention to detail would help improve this restaurant immensely.

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Thank callyincanberra
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is a must when you visit Canberra. It is only a small restaurant but it packs a big punch. The staff are friendly, very efficient and very knowledgeable. The food was amazing, it made you want more. Portion size was good and you felt fed when you left. Would highly recommend this restaurant.....Loved it

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Thank das1234
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