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Ristorante Isola D'Ischia

191 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 2 9818 8841
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“rabbit” (7 reviews)
“risotto” (15 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
191 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The chefs are from the Island and have transported the take of the place to Sydney. Food is great and full of flavour. The charisma of the owners make the experience an absolute joy. A great spot for a family celebrations.

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I was given a gift voucher for Xmas, but do you think I can book? No! The phone is not answered. Emails are not answered. I began to think the place had shut down! Rip off!

6  Thank wanda m
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Interesting location, great atmosphere, really lovely staff, wonderful food, this place has a lot going for it and we can't wait to come back and bring our family and friends.

Thank Rokiii
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Good food, good service; entree and main course were a delight; outrageous prices for what was presented.

Thank epjames
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Offering a mouth-watering menu, Salvatore and his brothers take you "home", with traditional decor and cooking. Our experience included the freshest mussels, melt-in-your-mouth octopus and risotto, complemented by a delicious chocolate cake - and we eyed the rest of the menu regretting that we couldn't...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

Local neighbourhood restaurant, this was our second visit. Delicious food, attentive and friendly staff. Our wine was top notch too.

Thank gavinwilson100
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

They were generous with the seafood! The mussels and the salt and pepper squid entrees were great! Check out the photos for what we had!

Thank Lornahuang
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

There is ample of choice when it comes to Balmain restaurants. So, since we moved here 2 years ago, my husband and I have been exploring Balmain's pubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants in between home renos and work for 2 years. Although Ristorante Ischia is...More

Thank Susann1983
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Had lunch here on a Groupon Voucher and as soon as we sat down received a menu that stated Groupon Voucher Menu. It felt like they were trying to remind us that we were eating off an economy menu. Great way to entice you return!!!!...More

1  Thank BCFeldmar
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately this restaurant falls in to the same realms of completely average and underwhelming much like the other restaurants in Balmain. Balmain really needs a couple of restaurants to give everyone else a kick up the bum and move the place in to the 21st...More

Thank CarlEdinburgh
Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and
be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic
waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take
you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens
and shops offering wholefood products and organic
cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates
from the hotels at night. As the place where the
Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has
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Questions & Answers
18 September 2018|
Response from Aussiesonthego |
Tried to call - 'phone is disconnected', so most likely closed.
6 April 2016|
Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
True I would just call or they have it on display I had a coupon with a set price so only had yo worry about drinks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9818 8841
  • E-mail
Let us take you on a gastronomic journey of our native Ischia, an island located off the coast of Naples in Campania, Italy
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