In a metropolis spoilt for choice, there best places where you can go for creamy pasta, wood fire pizzas, and authentic Italian cuisine. You don’t need to go all the way to Italy before you can have the best Italian restaurants to enjoy yourself. Italian chefs are recognized as top chefs around the world. They often like to use their home cooking equipment such as pizza equipment, pasta cooker and commercial dough mixers. Here are some of the best Italian restaurants in Sydney.


Popolo simple means ‘people’ and this true Italian restaurant has been pleasing masses of people! Popolo has received an award as one Chefs Hat in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide 2014 and was announced as “Sydney’s Best Casual Restaurant” in the 2013 Timeout Food Awards. They have an obvious philosophy for stark simplicity in their meat, pasta, pizza and seafood dishes that combines delicate produce and contemporary dining which is certain to please your taste buds!


A Tavola means “to the table, ” and after the first bite, you are certain to return to the table again and again! Established in a striking 10-meter marble table, A Tavola will surprise your tastebuds with their fresh produce, rich sauces, and true Italian cookery. The simple and neat food at A Tavola is excellent for a night out with a loved one or a group dinner with friends. This “euro-chic” eating experience will take you on a kind Italian affair that you will remember long after the last noodle is swallowed.


This Italian Restaurant is settled in the heritage precinct of Sydney, walled by sandstone walls and gothic floor to ceiling windows. Soak in the warmth and superb surroundings while you enjoy Appetitio’s modern twist on traditional Italian dishes. With fresh pizza dishes and pasta, Appetito’s menu well replicates the country and earthy flavours of Italy. The Italian escape is good for a stylish night out.


Right in the heart of The Rocks precinct, inside famous 18th-century sandstone is the Italian Village. Italian Village brings the custom and simplicity of Italy to Sydney through their fresh pizza, pasta, and modern twist on Italian cuisine. With amazing views of the Sydney Show House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from every single room in the restaurant, Italian Village will treat you to a true Italian experience with the superb scenery of Sydney Harbour.


Simplicity and chic embody Cucinetta. With wide views of the city skyline and Sydney Harbour, the outstanding backdrop perfectly couples the friendly and stylish atmosphere of this restaurant. Centered on the philosophy of Regional Italian food, Cucinetta integrates fresh homemade egg pasta, traditional cooking techniques and perfectly fresh produce to create a candid Italian experience. Awarded two Chefs Hats by Gault & Millau Australia, Cucinetta’s delicious Italian cuisine, warm service and excellent venue will make the impeccable setting for either a romantic night for two or a classy night out with friends.


Contemporary and chic, Otto reinvents traditional Italian food and offers you with a new form of delightful tastes of Italy. Located in a sensational harbourside location, Otto produces a matchless Italian experience that combines the vibrant city life with a friendly and delightful atmosphere. This esteemed restaurant has won an abundance of awards.


Since 1983 Italian chef Stefano Manfredi has been a win over the culinary world in Sydney. Now, he is incredible customers with his traditional Italian cuisine at Balla. Take a seat watching the shining lights of Sydney Harbour, indulge in award-winning wine and let the delicious flavours of authentic Italian food take your tastebuds on a ride. Treat yourself to a night of glittering lights, fun food and lovely wine.


For 57 years BEPPI pretty Italian cuisine has been satisfying loyal patrons, generation after generation. Famous for providing outstanding fresh pasta and pizza with warm, sociable service for more than half a century, this family owned restaurant has stood the tests of time in the heart of Sydney for a long time, and is truly Italiano.


Uccello is certified Italian, having received the Ospitalita Italiana in 2013 for international excellence in Italian cuisine and hospitality. This respected restaurant mirrors true, mouth-watering wine and Italian food, so spend a night out in the elegant rustic-chic atmosphere of Uccello and let the perfect food speak for itself!