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Il Baretto

#999 of 4,622 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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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical fare, nothing spectacular but they have BYOB which was refreshing. There was a bit of a wait as the restaurant is small. This is a cash only place. If you like to BYOB, it is definitely worth a visit in Sydney since there are not many good ones that do allow it.

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Thank Duke D
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great service and consistently good food - home cooked Italian style food at its best. byo is a bonus with a small fee

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Thank Kim_Htravel
Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Quick pre-theatre pasta with rocket salad and garlic bread, a few glasses of red and wow! The food here is always great. My spaghetti cabonara was to die for. Great for families, groups or couples. You are mad to miss out.

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Thank Jim T
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Most delicious authentic italian food. Chef from Rome, service outstanding. Location in Surry Hills. Highly recommend!!

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Thank Karen P
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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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249 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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