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Published August 10th 2014
The appetite comes while you’re eating
This has to be one of the best eatery finds I have ever come across and its located on Riley Street in Sydney.
This little Italian restaurant is small in size but big on atmosphere and customer service. When I popped in with a friend we were staying in the hotel next door and the place was packed. There were even people waiting at the bar for a table. We were lucky enough to get seated and were promptly served with water and our orders taken for drinks.
The ambience is beautiful with all the lights being dimmed, minus the beautifully lit and stocked bar in the middle, and with candles lit it created a really cosy feeling.
When the second waitress came out to take our meal orders, it was like chatting with family! You could feel a real sense of warmth and friendliness and passion for the place and the food and it was contagious.
When the food came out and I tasted it - I truly went to heaven. We ordered cheeses, rice balls (don't ask me the Italian name!) and steak among other things. We wanted to get a real taste test of each thing and nothing was a disappointment.
I have had Italian in many places and most of them are the usual pastas, pizzas etc. Nothing like that in this place. It's all really traditional and extremely tasty. Combine that with the exceptional customer service and more than reasonable price for such amazing food. I plan to put this place on my list when I head back to Sydney next year. Don't go past this restaurant - you will not be disappointed.