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“Service was rubbish”
Review of North Bondi Italian Food - CLOSED

North Bondi Italian Food
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bondi Beach
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Been here a few times food good but expensive for what you get. Don't mind paying for the food but bad service forget it. One of the waitstaff was pretty good but the rest were bordering on disgraceful. Ordered a bottle of wine and the guy who served the bottle of wine's attitude was bordering on rude couldn't even bother topping up the the guy who ordered the wine and had to do it it himself. Restaurant wasn't even half full. If u want lack lustre service go here ,I hope i won't have to go back!

Thank mkf49
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Azure sky, sunshine, rolling surf, sitting on the corner of North Bondi looking down the beach and a delectable menu and enjoyable bar, with a bevy of the human race...it does not get ANY better ANYWHERE in the world.
Friendly, efficient, handsome staff enhances the ambience.
Clever and enticing menu..excellent for a party of six who share..solo, I managed four dishes, each with its distinctive Terzini touch.

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Thank MDR_11
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

My partner and I decided we would lunch here for the first time. We were thoroughly disappointed.

The menu on the surface was well presented; a hearty selection of authentic Italian dishes balanced out with a contemporary edge. Sadly, it was overpriced and the service lacklustre. No one expects impeccable starched white linen table clothes, silver service and charm in a brash pseudo trattoria on Bondi beach, but one at least hopes for a little friendly efficiency.

The pasta dish we ordered took forever to come. When it finally surfaced it was cold in the middle, scalding on the outside - I can only assume microwaved. We also ordered pork belly and were presented with a miserable small cut saturated in a rather insipid gravy. I'm happy to pay full price for what is an inexpensive cut of meat if the dish is infused with a modicum of imagination - this resembled some strange pork product, moulded into an unflattering roulade shape.

We were so glum by the end of this expensive mistake that we paid and left. It was too noisy, the staff too disinterested to gauge our clear disappointment, to bother making any kind of formal complaint. These are the worst attributes in a restaurant. You can never be so pleased with yourself as an establishment that you literally railroad paying customers into this kind of dining experience.

There is a certain charm to be found in a frenetic restaurant, where you eat great food, shout over the chaos, endure slipshod service but emerge satisfied and invigorated. There is no charm here, the food is simply not up to scratch and the dining experience wholly unsatisfactory.

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1  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Over-rated food, unispiring service. You'll get better italian food for far less money at the other end of the beach, at Gelbison's.

Thank Bella_Ischia
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Went last night for a second visit and was disappointed. Still far too noisy but the food this time was a bit greasy and less fresh-tasting than before and the waiters seemed a little too pleased with themselves. When a place starts feeling like a club for the staff and a few privileged friends it's on the way to oblivion.

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Thank rumtytum
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