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Il Baretto

#915 of 4,604 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Surry Hills
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496 Bourke St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9361 6163
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Il Baretto is in our neighborhood and it was highly recommended by good friends, I used to work for an international airline and was qualified in Italian and flew to Rome and Milan at least 100 times over several decades. I have traveled to Italy many times on vacation. This is not authentic Italian food but not bad. Nothing was... More 

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Thank Stephen G
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu was poorly explained The ordering was then misunderstood. Since when has the special been on the printed menu and the day-to-day menu on the butchers paper n the wall!! And how does a double shot macchiato become n afforgato!! Just plain sloppy

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Thank Paul H
Brisbane, Australia
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247 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No bookings taken so be prepared to wait. We were lucky and scored a great location in this #italianfood gem in Bourke St This is very good #wineandfood with a limited menu and about 7 special dishes. The duck ragu was excellent the pasta was great the #risotto looked awesome. Its BYO and cash only.

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Thank Bruce W
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we travel from Melbourne to Sydney we always make a point of eating at Il Baretto in Surry Hills. Terrific italian food that really hits the spot. The favourites for our family are the duck ragu papadelle and the spaghetti with vongole. Both delicious every time!!! Highly recommended but be aware that they only accept cash so be... More 

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Thank Joe M
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great venue, great menu. The pastas, the saltimbocca, the veal, the calamari, the wine, the beer, the afrogatto - I could go on...This is very good Italian food. You cannot book but can leave your mobile and go across theoroad to the Carrington for a pre-dinner.

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Thank Jim T
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Really fun local Surry Hills establishment. Have a drink across the road as you wait for a table and then treat yourself to some simple but stylish Italian favourites. Always a range of friendly staff with a local embrace

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Thank Tim L
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Set in a quiet neighbourhood this was a great little italian bistro. Very fresh calamari, prosciutto and sour dough bread were good starters. The special of the day was Veal Romano which was delicious. The only draw back for me was that they chill the red wines.

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Thank Rhonda J
Aix-en-Provence, France
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The pasta is nice the wine is just okay, the place was once a stellar venue but hasn't modernized its prices dishes or wine list.

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Thank mastiquer
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Had heard of this place for a friend who was a regular. It was devine. Simple relaxed setting, delicious unpretentious food, attentive service and generous servings. The beef carpaccio was perfect, the veal succulent and the spaghetti rich. Also love having a place that has a fill jar of fresh parmesen on the table being a cheese lover. Highly recommend.

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Thank Bo C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I went with an Italian, who booked and was very excited to find what he hoped what a true Italian restaurant. How embarrassed he was when we all ordered the duck ragu. I have to say, it was quite amazing how the restaurant made the chunks of duck taste like tuna. But apart from that, a ragu is supposed to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 496 Bourke St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9361 6163

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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