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“Very disappointed”
Review of Berta

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Ranked #326 of 5,862 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $38 - $61
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I've been a regular at Berta for a number of years but tonight I was disappointed when I went with a friend from Melbourne. The was much less choice than previously, the prices were steeper and the servings much smaller. Previously the wait staff have been great but our waitress seemed indifferent and very bored and had no no knowledge of thr different types of beers. What a shame, but there are too many great sydney restaurants to spend time in a disappointing one.

  • Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Unique experience”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Blink and you'll miss it! Barely a sign out the front, you have to really look to find this little hole in the wall Italian inspired restaurant. Very small - perhaps seats about 40 people, with people waiting at the bar for tables to become available.
We had a group of 6, and were there early (6pm). Great attentive service - always filling water glasses and knowledgable about the menu (which is good because it doesnt actually tell you much about what youre ordering except to name all the ingredients!)
The whole chargrilled snapper and suckling pig were delicious. But i do think the prices were a bit steep for what we got, given that its not 'high end' dining. Having said that, it was a great little place - good atmosphere, and some interesting options on the menu (like Chocolate Salami for dessert for example).
Had a great night with some friends, and would recommend for something different to the normal dinner experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank astro0011
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Perth, Australia
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fresh and excellent service”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

The taxi driver hardly had heard of Alberta St. And the entrance is small as we walked in to the back of the building. The first thing that struck me was the full glass window looking out onto the magnificently graffitied wall in the lane behind the building.

The selection of interesting dishes to start was fantastic so we shared three and it wasn't easy to choose. Every choice was a hit. The whole snapper for main course was perfectly moist and I couldn't finish it it was so big. The value was excellent, specially compared to high cost Perth!

The wine I first chose by the glass was not to my taste so they swapped it. Very good and friendly service.

Bonnie and Clyde will see me again in my next visit to Sydney!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Mac-Mann1
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Sydney Australia
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Intimate excellence”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

A little lane way, a discreet door, a shadowy corridor......... Inside, a warm welcome, knowledgeable and friendly staff and sensational food. All plates are to share, and once we'd fixed on a few "must have" dishes -the zucchini flowers, the kingfish crudo, the hanger steak - our waiter helped us construct a terrific meal around them. High on the list!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Balisand
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

This restaurant is fantastic - Variety of food with tastes to die for ( we ordered a second serving of the fish) and a fantastic selection of Italian wines. Staff are well informed - an all out fabulous dining experience - will be back many more times

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Chery1954
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