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The Italian Bowl

255 King St | Shop 8, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9516 0857
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (82 reviews)
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“puttanesca” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
255 King St | Shop 8, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to this eatery on a recommendation. We found the place comfortable, cheapish and tasty. We ate a entre of 2 arancini balls, spinach with riccotta and a mushroom with truffle. Ok, but seemed light on filling. Mains were spaghetti mare e monte and penne...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mulloes
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The atmosphere is great and busy noisy! sometimes you may need to wait a few minutes to be served though. The pasta is delicious and I like their other food as well.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Majid A
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The Italian Bowl is my local Italian restaurant. The staff and chefs are friendly and the place is always busy. I love sitting at the counter watching the chefs cooking two or three meals at once over their gas burners so efficiently. Everything is fresh...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Maree H
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The offers for pasta are pretty basic but once I saw our foods came out and tasted them, they were all delicious. Especially, the cheesy garlic bread - one of the best I have ever had. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Selenasnzd
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I'm back and loving the expansion for indoor dining. I know it's not that new but it's worth noting for those of you who gave up on the place cause it was too hard to get a seat. They even take bookings (as evident with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nicholash683
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Kind of feels like a takeaway when you go in but they do serve nice food: I think one of the chefs was from the old no names restaurant

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank tt-elite
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Whenever we walked past this restaurant (we live in the next suburb), it was always busy. So, we decided to give it a try, thinking it must be good. My assumption was wrong. My partner ordered a regular sized pasta; I upsized my order to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank yangfengming
Reviewed 26 August 2018

I've never really liked these quick-cook pasta places. Presumably they're pre-preparing sauces but they still never seem to get much flavour. The Italian Bowl is no exception. I got overly chewy ravioli with the pollo sauce that didn't have much flavour and had tough chicken...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mrdom
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Visiting son in Sydney found this fantastic restaurant so reasonable and so good. Pick your pasta type then pick your sauce, so tasty. In our group we had a lasagna, chicken and green peppercorns in a white wine sauce, chicken risotto and a beef ragu,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank slivermac
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I won’t bother going back to this place. We ordered two pasta dishes: one standard serving size and one large serving size. It cost an extra $8 to upsize, so imagine our disappointment when the meal arrived; the only way we could really identify which...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a
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Stella M
13 February 2017|
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Response from maganda0411 | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 King St | Shop 8, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Newtown>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9516 0857
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Fresh, authentic Italian cuisine prepared and cooked for you before your eyes while you wait.
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