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Capriccio Osteria & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Contemporary
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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"Fantastic, innovative, but definitely Italian food" is the perfect description of this brand new, fun and fresh Leichhardt space. Michele Rispoli, 3rd generation restaurateurs bring you casual, modern Italian at its best, courtesy of their vision and the skills of Chef Nicole Bampton (Ex lucio’s in Paddington ). Tuesday to Thursday from 4pm to late Friday to Sunday 12pm to late.
USD 9 - USD 11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Contemporary
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

(4.5 stars) Last night there was a festive air to Norton Street that reminded me of its long past heyday. As we made our way down from the jersey caramel-toned Leichhardt Town Hall, every restaurant was operating at close to full capacity. Those doing best,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jackie M
Reviewed yesterday

Went here with a couple of friends for dinner and it was very nice. Great food, casual and vibrant atmosphere which made it easy to stay for a while. Definitely going to come back to sample some more dishes.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank paul k
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

with handmade pasta, fresh and excellent quality, great drinks and careful staff!!! I love this little restaurant in Sydney!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 348altinb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Inviting atmosphere good service to start with. Food was good quality but be prepared to pay. Definitely not value for money. Good wine selection, oysters were fresh, big plus but I did not expect to pay fine dining prices for them. Service was good even...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Elena C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place great food cofee great people clean lovely place to sit enjoy and loved the freinedly staff

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in what seems like little Italy (Leichardtt) there are so many Pizza Places and Ristorantes. As with other venues nearby Capriccio had pleasant outside seating - tho the passing traffic can be noisy at times. The service was quick and friendly. My seafood pasta...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank M-moate
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

This is a beautiful Italian restaurant in the heart of Leichardt.. food was Amazing and the service was even better.. we were a table of 8 and we all enjoyed our meals and topped off the meal with great coffee and desert .. thank you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Reem T
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

The home made cannelloni was amazing. The best Italian restaurant in Leichhardt. If I wasn’t on a budget I’d eat here daily!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SuzyQ1979
Reviewed 17 December 2018

We were here on a Sunday night so it wasn't overcrowded downstairs. There was a steady stream of diners. The decor is fresh & clean if not a bit lacking in pizazz. The menu is not extensive but all the dishes we had were tasty....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank juliekA1009BM
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend Capriccio! I booked over the phone for dinner and Michael was extremely accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious! Thank you for going above and beyond 👍🏼

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 941jazp
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Mary H
5 May 2016|
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Response from Sydneyacademic | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mary they dont have a heap of seating inside and mostly only those high stools to sit on. Outside they have a limited number of the regular table and chairs but the space is quite tight and Im not sure if they have high... More
Sharon Anastasi... H
17 March 2016|
Response from Amy S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not 100% sure. Best to give them a call to confirm.
9 February 2016|
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Response from christine m | Reviewed this property |
Its not byo however they had reasonably priced , selected Italian wines. They also have great house wine in the barrels displayed behind the bar which I was informed is sourced from different regions of Italy . enjoy
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