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“Lovely food and staff”
Review of Essenza Italian

Essenza Italian
Ranked #470 of 5,982 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Surry Hills
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Very authentic Italian, brilliant antipasti, fish was very well done, courses were well balanced. They do marvels from the small kitchen, if you like watching cooking get a seat facing towards the kitchen. Good value and interesting but not extensive wine list. Great coffee.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We booked Essenza for 7:30 but arrived sheepishly at 8:15. The wait staff were delightful, "come in relax, take your time, can I get you a drink"; we felt comfortable in this restaurant from the first minute. Essenza is located directly across the road from the Trinity Bar in Surrey Hill, a good place to get a cocktail before dining. The Menu although not huge oozed of quality. The blackboard menu also was great. The three of us all ordered the same and none of us were disappointed. Figs wrapped in prosciutto and gorgonzola for entree. Main, Blue eye cod, with Mediterranean vegetables, and the best crème brule with a topping that made that perfect crack when hit with the spoon. We also had some love Western Australia white. The service was excellent, the restaurant has a great atmosphere, located in older style building. I have also dined at Essenza in winter and they have fire. Highly recommend for good quality Italian at a fair price.

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Thank Gavin P
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We wanted Italian food and found this place walking down Crown Street. We had not read any reviews nor heard any recommendations.

It is a cute place, has "curb" appeal," with good atmosphere, service, and food. We both had sea food and it was delicious!

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Thank jnichols
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

This is a great place in Surry Hills, Sydney. A little more expensive Italian but well worth it.
They take reservations but you are normally fine to walk in off the street. We regularly come here for Dinner!!

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Thank tissler
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Just in Sydney for one night to catch up with our daughter attending university there. Dinner at Essenza was superb. The wait staff had lovely personalities and attended to our every need. The food was divine. We each had a different meal and each of us were thrilled with our choices. This is my first time there but my husband has been 4 times now and we're all keen to go back again.

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Thank julzm1
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