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“True italian experience in Sydney”
Review of Vanto

Vanto
Ranked #281 of 6,144 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed March 8, 2014

This restaurant is on the first floor of the Queen Victoria building, so "sitting outside" means inside QVB! But that is a picturesque location.

The food here is genuinely Italian in concept,so some might find it a challenge. But its well worth it. The menu is fairly short and changes every few months (probably depending on what is in season).

We started with bruschetta spread with an artichoke cream, and a light salad of prawns and whole squid.

For mains, my partner had a steak in north western style, on a wonderfully aromatic fresh pesto. The ingredients were clearly hand-chopped or lightly blended, not pounded to bits in a blender as so often happens. The iridescent green of the basil highlighted the white of garlic and pine-nuts. I had a chestnut gnocchi with a cheese from southern Italy that filled the mouth with unusual flavour.

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Thank michael_mitchell
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Friendly service and excellent food with a definite Italian flavour. Have to admit it was the first time I ever tried stuffed courgette flowers - but it won't be the last.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Just dropped in a for afternoon tea - can report excellent coffee, tea and cookies. Outstanding service!

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Thank AngusMRobinson
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

This restaurant has been a lunch venue at least on six occasions. It is so Italian that sometimes you have to ask staff to repeat what they have said as it is clear that only Italians are employed (and some may have just arrived by the sound of the accents). The food is genuinely Italian. I have had pizzas, salads and salads while people I have accompanied have eaten other meals. Nothing pretentious - just good Italian food and coffee. The venue is excellent as sitting outside on the floor one does not feel cosed in and it allows you to feel part of the building.

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Thank Eddie O
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Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Came for brunch abd We had to seated ourselves since no waiter willing to assist in front. And then no smile or greeting when the waiter came to take the order. Food and coffee was ok. Should've hire warmer and friendlier staffs. Cause people cares for good service

Thank marniewa
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