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La Pecora Nera

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$$ - $$$
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3 Upper Thames Street, Burra, South Australia 5417, Australia
+61 400 516 896
Sun 17:30 - 19:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 13:30
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 09:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

What a little gem. The owner/chef is from Tuscanny and the food is fresh and simple with pastas and pizzas a speciality - try the calzone. Pasta is home made and the sauces are delicious. Loved the 50/60s theme but would have liked the music a bit louder

Thank Wallyvicig
Perth, Australia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I was part of a conference gathering of some 30 people. Set menu of antipasto, pizza and gelato. Italian and South Australian wines all good. Could talk with the people around and opposite me without shouting-a rare joy in an Australian restaurant. The 'world famous' pizzas were tasty but the pastry bases were soggy. Maybe they had to produce too... More 

Thank Max K
Umea, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I love this place and come here every time I'm in Burra. Very simple menu: Italian pizzas (on a thin base, real tomato sauce, and real mozarella and prosciutto topping), a couple of daily pasta specials (always home made), and a variety of antipasti (selection of cold meats, cheese and pickled vegetables). Nothing fancy, just plain and simple and very... More 

Thank VaesterbottenOst
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We love this cafe! Fresh pasta, sensational traditional italian pizzas and a relaxed country atmosphere. See you next time! Tip- always book and get in early as they sometimes sellout of pasta on busy nights.

Greater Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Perfect tomato and mozzarella salad with a glass of soft red from Verona. Such flavour! Good Pasta followed.

Thank McCRichards
Warrnambool, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Staying in Clare and heard about La Pecora Nera , was not disappointed, great service , fantastic pizza, do yourself a favour if in the area .

Thank Peter C
Adelaide, Australia
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250 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Brocolli pasta the best. Pizza is fantastic. Been to Italy and thought we had the best in Sorrento on Amalfi coast but this better. Great hosts and prices good. Very busy with Elvis vinyls playing in background. Even has a pool table, piano and in process of completing and outdoor deck. Owners have taken a big risk in a small... More 

Thank Colin M
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Highly recommended restaurant but I was a bit disappointed. Not much pasta in menu, mainly pizza which I never find appropriate for a main meal. Wine was not bad but overall a bit disappointing

Thank Martin D
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great atmosphere, family friendly and just good quality food with no fuss...big serves of antipasta and pizza and collect bottle of wine from the shelf as all the same price and added up at end. Quirky décor and very relaxing. Highly recommend it...be sure to book.

Thank OzPair
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Burra, north of the Clare valley on a rainy Sunday recently. The historic copper mining town is worth a visit, but the lunch in the old tin shed, housing La Pecora Nera ( The Black Sheep), is an added bonus. It is authentically Italian fare, with generous serves of home-made pasta or delicious pizzas, plus fresh, tasty salads.... More 

Thank Liz H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 31
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 19:00
12:00 - 13:30
12:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 19:30
12:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 19:30
12:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 09:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Upper Thames Street, Burra, South Australia 5417, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Burra
  • Phone Number: +61 400 516 896
La Pecora Nera (The Black Sheep) is an Authentic Italian Eatery (Woodoven Pizzeria & Osteria) located in the picturesque town of Burra in the mid-noth of South Australia. Everything revolves around the magnificent wood-fired oven. It's Italian food as it was meant to be - fresh, vibrant & delicious - the closest you can get to dining out in Rome without traveling to Rome itself! Our ever-changing menu includes: Antipasti (cured meats, cheese, olives & other delicasies) ; Insalate (Salads) & Insalatoni (Big Salads); Pasta (both durum wheat & gluten free); Traditional Woodoven Pizza, Dolci (Sweets & Deserts); Gelati & Caffe (Coffee) Buon Appetito!

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