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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (72 reviews)
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“boscaiola” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
255 King St | Shop 8, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was looking forward to trying this place as the atmosphere was buzzing. I was very dissatisfied with the whole experience. I love Italian and it’s very difficult to find good Italian. I don’t care for decor I just want good grub! The pasta was...More

Thank lee e
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This incredibly busy restaurant serves up great food for a reasonable price. The service is brisk and they even manage a smile while they fly past. Good to see them doing so well.

Thank Karin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy, popular restaurant but service is quick (love the tableside parmesan cheese). Gnocci was very fresh and full of flavour. Well-known and established Italian joint, good for a casual meal.

Thank Petronilla G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had early dinner, salmon rissotto and fettuccine carbonara, about $22-24 each and salad. Meals arrived after 5 minutes! Both badly undercooked and crunchy or chewy and swimming in creamy sauce. Complaint to restaurant manager produced disinterested response that he would tell the cooks, with nothing...More

1  Thank Lapitadoe
Reviewed 5 May 2018

There were people pouring in and out of this restaurant and since we wanted atmosphere we went for it. The food was great, pretty reasonable and plentiful and the buzz was really good. So many people all talking at once and the kitchen busy so...More

Thank LongChin
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The theme of watching your pasta getting cooked was fantastic but the flavour was missing. Too much oils used My Ratings Price 8/10 Food 7/10 Ambience 4/10 Service 6/10

Thank Coffeemylife
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We ordered a seafood pasta and a daily special- Mushroom ravioli with red sauce. Tasty good and worth for a try. A bit too expensive for a small portion of pasta price close to $30 a plate. Staff were great, friendly, smart and very helpful.

Thank Bonny N
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

For some amazing Italian food, Definitely check out this cool energy vibe restaurant. Prices are good as well. Servings are large. Only opportunity I would say is no tables were clean to sit at, as staff talked among themselves. This is an easy fix.

Thank Cgyguy30
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

U just have to experience this place....u feel like in heart of Italy...food is perfect ,mood is perfect .

Thank Harmzzz
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Once again The Italian Bowl catered for our bbq get together. Can I say simply YUM !! Everyone was asking who made the pasta’s Fantastic as always, Italian Bowl you guys are amazing 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼Thankyou

Thank Tash T
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative
music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a
multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance
spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the
best live music venues in the city, shows can be found
everywhere from the official theatres to the
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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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