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USD 7 - USD 13
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Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for dinner late on Sunday evening. Always good food and pleasant experience. Consistently enjoyable over several years. We’ll be back. Recommend it.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2021 via mobile

Always fabulous food and great value. Did takeaway of course because that’s all we can do. Looking forward to reopening. One of Sydney’s best.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 9 September 2021

Food is quite tasty but way too overpriced. I paid $24 for 5 king prawns, a pinch of rocket filled up with spaghetti, oil and garlic. For that price I could have bought a whole kilo of prawns.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 15 March 2021

I have been eating here for years now, this is the best pasta place in Newtown by far. I love that you get to choose what kind of pasta you want and what kind of sauce you want, not many places do this. The food...itself is delicious and very generous portion sizes you will not leave here hungry and the staff are all so lovely. I personally recommend the pesto gnocchi but all of their pastas are amazing.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 11 November 2020

I ordered via menu log called the restaurant a min after to advice them of an allergy and to ask them to remove something. I was lied to and advised it had already been collected. This was in a minute of my order going through...they told me to call menu log as they have to contact to driver. I called menu log they said driver has just been assigned and nothing collected. Menu log put us on a threeway call. They told tough luck its your fault not ours and hung up. Menu log was so shocked at what had happened on the phone and refunded me the money. I commented on their page about my experience and end up being told I abused the person on the phone so that's why he reacted that way which does not make sense for someone who is trying to resolve something. Then end up in a back and fourth battle with the owner and his team (friends) on their page instead of them saying sorry you experienced this but choose to show the same level of customer service they had on the phone over their page. The food is amazing I have been eating there for years but due to my experience I would highly recommend any other Italian restaurant but them as clearly customers don't matter and its a business that does not see the value in treating their customers like their family or part of the community.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 30 October 2020

I'd heard a bit about this restaurant and it always looked busy walking past. I went to lunch to try it out. I ordered the combo deal which is any pasta with a piece of chicken or veal schnitzel, I chose the lasagna. The people...I went with ordered the boscaiola with one having the combo with schnitzel. Safe to say my meal was huge. I got a giant piece of lasagna with a decently sized piece of chicken schnitzel. I couldn't believe how much food I got for only $24!!! I could have easily shared my meal with another person. We also ordered garlic bread and chips on the side, both very decently sized and priced. Really enjoyed the food, would recommend if you are looking for a cheap eat.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Always serve the best pasta. It’s super quick and not expensive. I love it here - it’s my first choice for Italian...!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2020

Food is average! They are ripping off people still have no decency. Have zero knowledge about customer service. Jenny whatever her name is gangs up and reply backs to reviews. Too much pride that their business is running well and they are the most successful,...knowledgeable business out there. I would not recommend anyone to this place at all. Please don’t waste your time and money.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2020

We had dinner last night and they charged extra for chilli oil and parmesan, we put a fb review and the pathetic management ganged up and constantly replied rudely and arrogantly! Food was good but charging $1 for each parmesan and chilli oil was unsatisfactory....The owners not even once apologised but with their friends started to comment very unprofessionally showing poor customer service!! A shame!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

Join the cue, had walked King Street a few times there was always a line outside The Italian Bowl, quick Google said it was good. You line up, order and pay as you go in, watch the madness of the chief's prepaid this amazing food...just like a Nona would make, take you seat lots of noise, laughter and conversation. Fantastic is all I could say, well priced too.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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I had lunch there today and I got the chance to talk to the owner. It's okey if you want to book a table for any night you wish to dine. This way you're guaranteed no waiting time....As you arrived in the counter, you need... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Italian Bowl

Yes, The Italian Bowl offers takeaway services.

The Italian Bowl is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5