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Bar Italia

169-171 Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
+61 2 9560 9981
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“gelato” (70 reviews)
“pasta” (33 reviews)
“focaccia” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
169-171 Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Haved dined here many times. Lunch, dinner, coffee and dessert. Great staff make it feel like home. Dishes are very reasonably priced and generous servings. Great Gelato and Cannoli for dessert. Pizzas are great too. Great place for a casual meal or coffee

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Living in Leichhardt one is not without choice when it comes to Italian food. Bar Italia never disappoints. Simple Italian dishes prepared quickly with friendly service. The place is always buzzing, but I've never had trouble finding a seat. I love sitting out the back...More

Thank Alena K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always go here for gelato - best in Leichhardt. Love the hazelnut, cassata, saled caramel & macadamia nut, bounty and toblerone. If you crave gelato you have to go here.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a quick and tasty meal. Simple and good Italian food, pasta, pizza, Gelato and good coffee. It's a buzzy little place, lots of locals and a lot of Italian chatter, wonderful! Dishes are simple but good, nothing fancy, which I love and...More

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Italian restaurant located in Norton street. Inside and outside seating. Arrived with friends and was left waiting for ages as staff just walked passed staring at us but not smiling or greeting us. Eventually we asked if we could sit and we were taken...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Big menu with lots of choices, pasta, pizza and more. All the dishes you would expect at an Italian restaurant. Really good value meals and service is fast. Gelato for dessert was very nice, big serves. Byo alcohol with no corkage fee definitely a plus.

Thank anna-feliz91
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit here and I really enjoyed the busy atmosphere which had an Italian feel. We ordered a variety of pizzas and they were all perfect. D

Thank Bluegumbill
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I first came here over 30 years ago and was new to Sydney then. For years when I lived in Glebe used to come here often. Only pop in once a year or so now but it is still perfect, the unchanged character and fabulous...More

Thank Landage W
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This restaurant never disappoints . We went as a family group 6 Adults and 5 Children. The food is good Italian at a good price. The staff were mega friendly and helpful. Easy and relaxed atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

Thank MarigoldVentures
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This place is very busy and always packed on weekends so that speaks for itself it must have something going for it. I have always enjoyed snacks, cakes, ice cream and especially the coffee here you can't fault the quality. The place is almost run...More

Thank GordonJovic
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Cash Only, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 12:00
20:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169-171 Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Leichhardt
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9560 9981
Located at the start of Norton Street's line of restaurants and cafes, Bar Italia is a popular place for reasonable pastas, serious coffee and a variety of gelato. The restaurant specialises in pasta but also offers foccacias for lunch and mains such as chicken schnitzel and salads. Bar Italia is open everyday for lunch and dinner and accepts BYO. Takeaway is available.
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