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“Consistently very good”

Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano
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Ranked #383 of 5,836 Restaurants in Sydney
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Newcastle, Australia
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144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Consistently very good”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Having dined at Machiavelli's at least half a dozen times over the past decade, I can report consistently good food and service. While the menu has steadfastly remained traditional (no doubt part of the brand), the execution has always been top-notch. The wine list contains a number of gems if you are confident enough to dig or modest enough to ask. And given the ambiance is far from intimate, perhaps a venue that best lends itself to a boisterous outing of colleagues than for a romantic rendezvous

Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Classic Italian”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

I have eaten at Machiavelli's a few times and each time hasn't disappointed. This time it was mid week, still a busy place for dinner and a great atmosphere. I like the photos of politicians on the wall and they have changed over time as new people come to the fore.

The food is excellent and the staff attentive - a true italian experience.

  • Visited June 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A must for lunch when in Sydney ...”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

No wonder that this place have been here for more than 20 years and still in the same hands!
The food is just exquisite and great value for money.
The service excellent
Reservation is a must!

  • Visited April 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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315 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Pleasant”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Classic Decor and Menu with what I could only describe as a "Family" feel about it.

The food was generally good and not too overpriced for the city. The Creape suvette wasn't cooked off enough for my taste and quite runny / soggy, but the Strawberries were exceptional. Service was efficient but friendly with the single exception of a reluctance to serve more than one desert to an individual dinner ?

All in all a pleasant experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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149 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Italian restaurant true to its roots”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has been around since 1988, apparently run by the same owner. Despite the name, there is nothing duplicitous about the food. The fusilli I had was a little heavy on cheese but had genuine crabmeat still with bits of shell. Sydney has a wide choice of Italian restaurants, and this one may not be the best, but it must among the better ones worth trying.

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