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Gioia Cafe

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126A Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
+61 2 9564 6245
10:00 - 23:30
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:30
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently my friends and I went to dinner at this restaurant. We ordered 6 share plates, I explained that I couldn't have uncooked oil because I'm allergic to it. Out of all the share plates only ONE had no oil. When we complained the 'pizza chef' came out to tell us he couldn't possibly make a pizza without putting oil... More 

Thank Eufemia M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This place is convenient on a raining night as there are parking in the restaurant. Service was ok to good. Food (Risotto, Pasta) were bland in flavor. But better be bland than very salty. We have plenty of Parmesan cheese to balance the flavor ourselves. But sadly the asparagus is not fresh, more like from the can.

Thank MemberReview
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A friend and I went here for a quiet dinner and it didn't disappoint! The food and staff were amazing, would defiantly recommend to everyone and would definitely return! The pasta was to die for. Nice a fresh and a good selection of wine.

Thank sammut93
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have been a customer of this restaurant for over six years and loved it until this evening. I ordered a home delivery which I often do. Apparently the pizza was delivered, however we could not hear the delivery man knock at the door. The restaurant was given our mobile number to contact us in this event. It was incorrectly... More 

Thank gprivate1
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Hello to all you Food Lovers and Enthusiast, I go to alot of Italian Restaurant But always go back to Gioia for the Amazing Tasty Bruschetta I have ever tasted,A great dish to start with or just by itself,The Bruschetta here is the Best,Try it and you will open those tantalising taste buds with the Beautiful Ingredients of This Bruschetta.... More 

Thank rosalenethompson2013
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

My friend who lives in walking distance to this restaurant loves it.....hence we tend to eat here whenever I visit her. It has cheap & mostly tasty food, quick service & a good selection. I have had a couple of disappointing meals (e.g. the S & P prawns - dry & not at all appetising) but my most recent meal... More 

Thank peegeeSydney
Rome, Italy
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Cheap and nice pizza, nothing major. Second generation italians, very aussie pizza menu (pinapple, pepperoni & friends). They said to me "Obrigado" when I paid that is Portuguese for thank you, but I appreciated the effort. I never dined in, it's huge thought, perfect for large groups or running kids. Cool location in an old petrol station!

Thank Ma B
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

it s a old restaurant but the food is lovely and pizza is delicius, probly the best italian pizza in sydney!

Thank Federico D
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were squeezed for options as it was a public holiday yesterday so ended up at Gioia. It smelt good - and we were starving so it seemed like an OK choice. The wait staff cleaned other tables before coming near ours to take an order, even though they weren't expecting anyone to those tables while we were there. A... More 

Thank LaurenBee87
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13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at this local trattoria ; couldn't spot many non-Italians which was a good sign. Very unpretentious and rustic which added to the charm. We ordered the gourmet pizza and it was excellent but there were plenty on other options available. Will be going back.

Thank Downbury

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126A Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Leichhardt
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9564 6245

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?