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Capriccio Osteria & Bar

€€ - €€€Italian, Mediterranean,
159 Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
+61 2 9572 7607
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“focaccia” (25 reviews)
“stracciatella” (13 reviews)
“porchetta” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
159 Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

We were here on a Sunday night so it wasn't overcrowded downstairs. There was a steady stream of diners. The decor is fresh & clean if not a bit lacking in pizazz. The menu is not extensive but all the dishes we had were tasty....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend Capriccio! I booked over the phone for dinner and Michael was extremely accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious! Thank you for going above and beyond 👍🏼

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jaz P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been here several times, including a wine and food tasting event and always enjoyed every delicious mouthful! The service is always fun, attentive, friendly and fast! The atmosphere is the same! The menu changes with the season and never fails to please! Would highly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank funfood123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a really good evening at Capriccio. We were visiting from the UK and friends who live in Sydney took us there as this was one of their favourite restaurants. We enjoyed a number of sharing plates for both starters and mains all of which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BrightonEgghead
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful traditional Italian meal here with a group last week. The food was fresh and celebrated the freshness and taste of the ingredients. Marvelous stuffed and deep fried olives followed by wafer thin prosciutto and melon, a delicious salad of heirloom tomatoes and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brad A
Reviewed 1 week ago

(4.5 stars) Heading up the kitchen in an everyday Italian restaurant on the competitive Norton Street strip, doesn’t always give chef Nicole Bampton the chance to flex her formidable skills. The Capriccio Osteria & Bar team, which includes Bampton’s partner and restaurateur Michele Rispoli, have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous meal here with two of my friends. Great carpaccio, wonderful spaghetti with clams and more delicious treats. The wait staff were not as attentive as they should have been seeing it was a quiet lunch time but nonetheless it was a lovely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FromUktowherever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem. The portions were large. The food was delicious and we couldn’t stop eating. Obsolutly, fantastic!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far my favourite Italian restaurant in Sydney. The staff are super friendly and the food is always cooked to perfection. The flavours are amazing. I recommend this place to everyone who visits Sydney looking for really good food.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rutendodzi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been one of the local Italian eateries to have stayed open in Norton Street which is a testament to the quality of the food. The decor is fresh and bright with splashes of lemon making it appear cheerful. We shared the most...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Adele S
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Mary H
4 May 2016|
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Response from Sydneyacademic | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mary they dont have a heap of seating inside and mostly only those high stools to sit on. Outside they have a limited number of the regular table and chairs but the space is quite tight and Im not sure if they have high... More
Sharon Anastasi... H
17 March 2016|
Response from Amy S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not 100% sure. Best to give them a call to confirm.
9 February 2016|
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Response from christine m | Reviewed this property |
Its not byo however they had reasonably priced , selected Italian wines. They also have great house wine in the barrels displayed behind the bar which I was informed is sourced from different regions of Italy . enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Leichhardt
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9572 7607
"Fantastic, innovative, but definitely Italian food" is the perfect description of this brand new, fun and fresh Leichhardt space. Michele Rispoli, 3rd generation restaurateurs bring you casual, modern Italian at its best, courtesy of their vision and the skills of Chef Nicole Bampton (Ex lucio’s in Paddington ). Tuesday to Thursday from 4pm to late Friday to Sunday 12pm to late.
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