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USD 15 - USD 65
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Italian, Mediterranean, Apulian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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All reviews eggplant parmigiana italian food love authentic friendly service love this place puglia heel nonna vegetarian sydney dishes eatery menus
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Reviewed 24 May 2021 via mobile

I have been there with my wife, then with friends and I'll come back with more friends... The food is outstanding, the staff even more. Let them guide you through the menu, you'll be surprised. The home made liquor is a must have, to close...your lunch or dinner "in the italian way" 😉 NicolaMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 March 2021

Went on the advice of a friend - and am now telling plenty of others. First rate friendly service from the moment you walk through the door. Food is authentic, fresh and imaginative. Will be going again - perhaps a leisurely Sunday lunch with some...slow baked lamb shoulder and a decent chianti!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Alba R, Owner at Alba Salentinian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2021

Ciao Gary! Thank you very much for the lovely review and for spreading the word. Easter Sunday lunch is approaching; why don't you take the opportunity to come back and enjoy that Chianti!? Looking forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 12 February 2021 via mobile

We've been meaning to try this place for ages. Right from the phone booking to the welcome on arrival and then through the meal the service was friendly without being fawning. The regional specialties mean you are not looking at the usual local menus of...pizzas, pastas and veal. And there is something for vegans, vegetarians and other food requirements. And it was all delicious. A nice wine list, a handful of Italian beers and a beer of the month, which tonight was a double malted Peroni. Perfetto! And in the spirit of hospitality, a couple of complementary liqueurs to was it all down.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Alba R, Owner at Alba Salentinian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2021

Ciao Mick! Our team loved to read your thorough review; thank you very much! It's so nice to know that our passionate work has been perceived and that, ultimately, you had a great time, and we'll be undoubtedly seeing you again. See you soon!

Reviewed 28 November 2020

On our way to Dendy movies, Newtown we cased the menu on their window and entered. Music from the heel of Italy and a most personal greeting by our host was an impression that lasts. Our dishes fish and seafood pasta scored 10/10, but the...delicate flavours, marinades and spices knocked our collective tastebuds into the knockout realm. This eatery is on our premier Newtown directional listingMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Alba R, Owner at Alba Salentinian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2021

Wow, Eli, what a great description of your experience at Alba. Our team is over the moon to read your review. Thanks for taking the time to write, and we're sure that when you start a movie night at Alba, you're guaranteeing your enjoyment from...More

Reviewed 18 November 2020 via mobile

The food we had was incredible. It was great to try authentic regional dishes and everything we ordered was delicious! The service was warm and professional. I cannot wait to return!!!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Alba R, Owner at Alba Salentinian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2021

Thank you so much for your review, Liz. Indeed, nonna Alba gives the best hugs! And we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 8 November 2020

We left a previous restaurant in the busy Newtown strip because there was no social distancing so we were relieved to find this stylish, spacious eatery with available tables. I had watched this restaurant being set up in 2019 and so I was interested to...see how it turned out . It has an open kitchen & a fresh feel. The service was excellent & we were quickly attended to & our orders taken. It is a smallish menu but there is a large specials board. We had the bruschetta which was tasty. My partner's pasta dish was enjoyable & my vegan choice of a stuff capsicum was interesting. The wine list favours Italian wines of the Puglia area. The owner came to have a chat & even showed us his nonna's recipe books when asked how authentic the dishes were. He is very passionate about his culinary heritage. We had an affogato for dessert & felt we had turned a disastrous night of dining into a very enjoyable one. We hope to return on a Monday or Tuesday night when they do very good deals.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Alba R, Owner at Alba Salentinian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2021

Ciao Julie! Thank you for the very thorough review and we're so glad to hear that our passion for authentic Salentinian food and service has been perceived by you and that you had a great time. Thanks for leaving your 4 stars. We value your...More

Reviewed 5 September 2020

WOW, JUST WOW. Unexpected and unassuming pure Italian restaurant in Newtown Sydney. Alba Salentinian Restaurant has become my favourite Italian restaurant in Sydney. Amazing friendly service and deliciously yummy food from the amazing entree, meal and dessert to the Aperol Sprits and quality coffee. Five...stars all around. My friend had some pasta and I had the pasta ragout, yummiest pasta ever. Highly recommend and a must eat destination in Sydney. I hope this review is helpful : )More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Alba R, General Manager at Alba Salentinian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2021

WOW, JUST WOW for your detailed review! We're so happy to hear that our passionate work shows :) Thanks for taking the time to give us 5 stars and write about your experience at Alba. Come back for more anytime!

Reviewed 31 August 2020

Exquisite food and great service from Andrea and his team. Amazing to have a slice of Salento in Sydney!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Alba R, General Manager at Alba Salentinian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2021

Thanks for taking the time to review us Pasculli! We love what we do: from welcoming our patrons to preparing our homemade style Saletinian food and we are very happy to read you enjoyed your experience at Alba. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 16 August 2020 via mobile

Represents what great Italian food is all about. Quality ingredients, tradition, simplicity, technique. Really delicious, and without the pretensions that some fashionable Italian places exhibit.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Alba R, General Manager at Alba Salentinian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2021

Yes, yes and yes. We aim to always represent the best Salentinian food, atmosphere and service right here in Sydney. We're all about authenticity, and this is NOT only a fashionable word for us as you have experienced yourself ;) Many thanks for your great...More

Reviewed 22 July 2020

Real Italian food prepared by real Italian chefs.Great service and all around great atmosphere! Family and pocket friendly :) I love this place!!!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Alba R, General Manager at Alba Salentinian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2021

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a great review and the 5 stars! We're proud to use our original recipe book and hire qualified and experienced Italian chefs who are all about passion and tradition! Come back for more soon!

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Hi Favnet! We have a gift card, but purchase it from the counter. Does that help?
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Hi there, I am afraid we. are not as we are fully licensed! Hope to see you soon in our restaurant. Regards Andrea
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Alba Salentinian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5