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“Could be so much better !”
Review of Passaparola - CLOSED

Passaparola
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Could be so much better !”
Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Went with a voucher - we were three instead of two and were happy to pay the additional but I have a real problem when entrees don't include pasta but when the entrees are half the size with a voucher is very disappointing /- bruschetta very over priced - pasta was very good but wasn't included in the voucher - this we didn't know until the menu was explained - also desert for two didn't include the Nutella pizza - one waiter said yes and the other said no - know your stuff guys otherwise don't use this as a promo - the pizza was very good - if I went back would be for the pizza

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Thank maddie1964
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19 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“GREAT FOOD/EXCELLENT SERVICE”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Yesterday, 16th December three of us attended this wonderful restaurant. The quality food prepared by the chefs was first class. We had a pear/rocket salad, fish, pasta pesto, veal and panacotta - the panacotta was brilliant and plenfiful which makes a change for most Italian restaurants. I caught the eye of the Principal Chef to compliment him and he immediately came to our table and described his recipe for the panacotta - excellent service by the Chef and the several waiters who served us were most obliging in every respect. We noticed several of the excellent pizzas passing our table and they looked very impressive.

I would highly recomment this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank 255060Elizabeth
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Sydney, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Don't bother because they don't”
Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Went with a voucher and had a fruit to misto which was nice and the pizza was great even though the service was bad but I knew it was new so I let it slide. I then booked a table for 6 for a Christmas lunch yesterday and was embarrassed. The manageress sat and ate lunch and left which is what she had done the time so she was a waste of money to the owners. The corkage is $4.50 per bottle which is too much for an inner west restaurant as was $10 for a small salad. The frito misto was missing the fried mozzarella it had the first time and it is on the menu without apology. The was an $18 special on a signboard saying pasta or pizza and soft drink. We asked the waiter if we could have coffee instead since we had all brought champagne for the Xmas lunch. The waiter said we could. As we ordered we found out 4 of us couldn't have the special because we were having dishes with seafood. The two who ordered the specials were told on bill payment that the coffee could not replace the soft drink and were charged for the coffee but didn't get the soft drink! I ordered the Nutella calzone with strawberries to share. It came only half filled with Nutella and half dry and no strawberries and still charged $18. These guys won't last cause if they don't work to please and keep customers coming back now, they clearly don't know how to run a restaurant .

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1 Thank Away247
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“First class pizza! Should be better known!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Visited this place for the first time recently. This restaurant has changed hands a number of times over the years. In it's present incarnation, it has a pleasant environment (more up market than in former times), and pleasant, attentive staff. It has an outdoor eating area and a cool, clean interior. The caesar salad was excellent, beautiful home made croutons, crisp lettuce etc. The pizza, a 'half & half' was absolutely huge! Make sure you're hungry if you get one of these. The upside is that most restaurants in this area only serve huge pizzas, too big for one person, but DONT let you do a half and half to share. This one means you can each choose the topping you want, and it's more than ample. Beautiful crisp dough/ base, beautiful, fresh seafood, etc. This is one very good pizza. We've all been in the habit of going next door, but given the crowds there, and the difficulties for the elderly of accessing toilets there, don't hesitate to make the switch. You won't be disappointed, and no such practical difficulties for the disabled / elderly here. Five stars from me. I'll be back to try some of their other dishes soon.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank OzNana
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