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Review of Rossopomodoro

Rossopomodoro
Ranked #10 of 140 Restaurants in Balmain
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Balmain
Description: Traditional Italian Pizzeria
Reviewed May 31, 2014

The restaurant is tucked away in a back corner of Balmain. It can be hard to find ... and harder to park. It can also get frantically busy. It occupies a small space and is probably not the best for intimate tete-a-tetes. The din can be such that it is hard to hear the waitress recite the specials (usually through a strong Italian accent) let alone a dining companion across the table.
Having listed the negatives, I can now say it is well worth the effort. The pizzas are excellent - most if not all staff are Italian and they definitely like to do things their way. Thin bases, only Italian mozzarella, prosciutto, salami and other toppings like porcini mushrooms. No ham & pineapple, no fried eggs, no half-n-halfs. The 'Italian way' also describes the no-nonsense attitude of the wait-staff. You're not forced to eat here, you know!
The house antipasto platter ($24.50) is also recommended - menu says for two but it easily stretches to four as an excellent appetiser.
It is BYO with no corkage charge - another big tick. Pizza are a good size and prices are reasonable - from under $20 to $28 (for specials).

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1  Thank JElliot32
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were lucky enough to be taken to this pizza restaurant by a local. It was early on a Friday evening (5.00 pm) and even at this time if we hadn't booked I doubt whether we would have been able to get a table. If you like great authentic Italian pizza this is the place to go. Highly recommended.

Thank dss321ku
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Everybody read this
Rossopomodoro WhiteBay The most aggressive and mean-spirited bunch of staff and service I've ever encountered working in a restaurant anywhere. Shame on you Rossopomodoro. And don't EVER touch my pizza with your hands to move it on to one plate. Che' schifo! Vergogna su di voi - Rossopomodoro owners you know what I mean. All it would have taken was a genuine apology from you - but you couldn't bring yourselves to say it. Diners avoid this restaurant.

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6  Thank Jcm_au
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Probably the best pizza I have had in Sydney. Highly recommended. Great authentic topping combos, minimalistic and delicious. Thank god they don have ham/pineapple and BBQ sauce!! Instead lovely porcini mushrooms, prosciutto and chilli oil.... My new favourite pizza place in Sydney!!

Thank Chanaka S
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

The pizza was so delicious, best I've had in a long time! Desserts were equally good, byo with no corkage a major plus. The only real criticism is that is was very noisy & we felt as though we had to rush our meals.. Would have been better to get takeaway & eat in the grassed area next door.

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Thank Shaunaghfaz
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