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The Italian Byron Bay

2 Bay St | 2481, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 7055
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (34 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Bay St | 2481, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Food was ok, but it was quite expensive for what they served. It might be named the Italian, but I highly doubt that nonna is in the kitchen cooking! Convieniently located, but I'd probably try elsewhere next time.

Thank Magellans_Apprentice
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Dined here my last night in Byron, and the standout was our waitress. So friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Her service made our night. Great menu selection, innovative yet authentic flavours. Lovely wine list, bit $$$$. We enjoyed the kingfish spaghetti & risotto & kingfish entree....More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

food and setting is fantastic, well located opposite the main beach and car parking, always had an excellent meal

Thank peterhay2018
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We sat in a booth outisde on a mild night which was nice as it can get quite noisy inside. We had the lasagne which is made with slow-cooked lamb and the fish. Both are good but overall the menu is quite pricey for what...More

Thank t g
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Lovely place, excellent staff and food to bring one back. Arrived late from travels to be warmly greeted and looked after. There were three of us and each could not stop praising the food. Naturally we had to return!

Thank pamwX277MQ
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Our plan for Sunday night wasn’t ‘The Italian’ Business trip and last minute meetings meant we ended up in Byron’s charming, hidden gem! The atmosphere was vibrant and busy, and we were well looked after. My partner and I enjoyed the oysters and snapper whilst...More

Thank chantal_rae
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

What an extremely disappointing evening. The Italian is nothing more than overpriced basic bad pub food. The Ribs- there is not a rib in sight. The lasagna- allow 25 minutes for this dish - I waited another 25 minutes for the dish to cool down...More

Thank Panda59-Sydney
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We enjoyed a special dinner here midweek just after school holidays. The menu had a good range of all the Italian comfort foods and didn't disappoint. Very delicious main courses that left us full and content. The wines are a little pricey per bottle, but...More

Thank Lizzyj1968
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our meals and the food was very tasty, it was pretty expensive. There was 5 adults and we only had one bottle of $60 wine and 4 beers and our bill was $500. We also share 3 entrees and had a main each....More

Thank jess1069
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Not cheap but well and truly worth the money. This is great al la carte style italain food. we had 6 people along and all enjoyed their different meals. We shared some tasting dishes for entree and then ordered our own mains. Fish isn't my...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bay St | 2481, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Shire  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6680 7055
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