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“Location, staff and big open windows”
Review of Il Baretto

Il Baretto
Ranked #1,121 of 5,982 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Surry Hills
Reviewed November 14, 2011

This cosy, corner restaurant is lovely. A daily menu means that everything is freshly cooked and the staff are really friendly. Best of all, there are big open windows, which allow you to gaze out onto the Surry Hills 'scene' as you wait for your food.

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Reviewed July 30, 2010

Everyone raves about the duck ragoût. I don't. It is a large and cheerful plate but the sauce, well, it tastes too much like gravy - as Winston Churchill said in his criticism of trifle: "it has no theme". The gnocchi arabiatta was similar: the sauce was tomato with chilli rather than the spirited Italian seduction I am used to, and the gnocchi was soft and overcooked.

But don't think I dislike this restaurant. I don't. It's friendly. It has a lovely atmosphere (not loud as I've read elsewhere). The settings are generous. The prices are reasonable. It is what it means to be. It is honest, generous and . It does what it promises. It's being fed big servings by your Italian Mum who's not the greatest cook but, hey, she's your Mum. It's okay.

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Reviewed May 6, 2010

I have been to this restaurant about 300 times over the years so I know it well - its good value, fun and quick. The only gripe I have is that after so many vists the boss (a bejewelled woman) does not acknowledge me?

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Reviewed December 19, 2008

My absolutely favourite restaurant! Start with brushetta and beef carpacio. Then move on to the duck or penne arrabiata. Finish off with a cappuccino and tiramisu. Oh, and BYO. There's a pub across the street. Their selection isn't big, but there are a few decent bottles there.

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Reviewed February 18, 2008

I love the anchovy pasta (picante) here. Yum

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