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Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano

123 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“antipasti” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (35 reviews)
“gamberi” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
123 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very pleasant luncheon at Machiavelli. Nothing much has changed at this venue over the years. The ambience is delightful and interesting with pictures (now in colour) of celebrities and politicians around the walls , and a large display of produce on a...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great restaurant, right in the heart of Sydney. An authentic Italian restaurant. From the crusty bread to the yummy pasta’s, to the Pino Grigio!!! Interesting layout and ambience. It is downstairs, below street level but the food is exceptional. Check it out if...More

Thank Estev0
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The food (Penne Bolognese) was quite good and the service was excellent. The restaurant is open and the atmosphere is more upscale business but that said, I felt quite at home. I had the Penne Bolognese and a Cheese Cake for dessert and both were...More

Thank c00ldad
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times over the years but it has lost it! Disinterested staff, ordinary food and service, we probably will not go again. The meals we had were not as good as on previous occasions, the lemon veal was particularly...More

Thank Criticalgh
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Having the need to find a meal before flying home. I stumbled across Machiavelli ristorante. I would have to say it was best Italian meal I have ever had. Zucchini flowers, prawn risotto and crepes. Well done

Thank Shane T
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What a super surprise. Go underground to find an old school Italian restaurant. I had the special, pork belly lasagne. Superb.

Thank David W
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Great service with highly engaging staff and we appreciated the local wine recommendations. Try the Brothers in Arms Shiraz which was good value and excellent wine to pair with pastas and meats. My penne Bolognese was little overdone and not Al dente. But most of...More

Thank Changjo88
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant wins for me. A simple old style decor with authentic food and wine and service from another world. Tartare steak is amazing, but the beef cheek ragut is incredible. Don't expect a cheap meal expect a great meal

Thank kiaorabro1
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

You have to know where this restaurant is to find it. Don't be put off by the simple basement style entrance, once in the staff are fantastic and the food is excellent. True Italian food a long way from home.

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Received a warm welcome upon arrival. Food was excellent with generous portions. Good selection of wine and bottled beer. Despite being busy, the restaurant was not noisy as can often be the case with a relatively low ceiling and tiled floor. Service was very good.

1  Thank matclarkson
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9299-3748
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