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Norton Street Italian Festa 2015

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Celebrate the Italian Way


On Sunday 25 October 2015 is Leichhardt's pre-eminent 2015 Norton Street Italian Festa. This is an annual celebration of the Italian community, food, music and colour in the heart of Sydney's 'Little Italy'.

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Hearty Good Italian Food


If you are a foodie, you must not miss out this festival. The whole Norton street will be buzzing with local restaurants, artisan stalls showcasing specialty dishes for you to try some authentic Italian feast without a cost of a plane ticket! There is something at the festival to please everybody.

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A busy festive event. Join the fun everyone!


I attended the festival last year and without a doubt, the Norton Street Italian Festa offered delicious Italian food tastings, decadent Italian desserts and gelatos, live music entertainment and imported and local wine tastings throughout the day.

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Traditional 1950's Drink


When the temperature soared, demands for icy drinks increased. We did not walk far before we started to look for cool refreshments. There were various stalls offered wine tasting but we were attracted to the Sicilian lemon granita, an old-fashion 1950's drink brewed in the traditional way.

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Lemon Granita $4.00


This Lemon Granita was easily the most popular of all Italian drinks. The icy citrus drink tasted tangy and revitalising. I could not asked for a better refreshment on a hot day.

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Bar Sport's - Porchetta PANINO (Southern Italian Specialty - Suckling Pig) Served with Coleslaw & Homemade Mayo $10.00


It was a very warm Spring day but everyone still queued up for a Bar Sport's Porchetta Panino ($10). Needless to say, we joined the queue so we can get our hands on a Southern Italian suckling pig roll! The pork roll may not looked much but it was utterly flavoursome. The meaty pork filling was juicy and tender and together with fresh coleslaw and homemade mayonnaise, it was a winner combination.

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Ultimate Italian Desserts


The yummy dessert stars of the festival was definitely the Locantro's Cronuts! I could not stop to rave about these ever since I tried them in 2014. I wanted to get everything but that would be too greedy!

For those of you not yet familiar with what a Cronut is, it is essentially a hybrid of butter croissant and a sugar doughnut injected with gooey chocolate, caramel or jam fillings.

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This is utterly amazing..


My absolute favourite was the Pistachio Cronut ($3.50). The pastry was crispy and really flaky. It was a direct texture contrast to the dreamy creamy pistachio paste sandwiched in-between the cronut slices. The flavour of the Pistachio was very evident.

The Nutella Bomb was another decadent, blissful dessert. It was really as delicious as it sounded. Nutella was my fond childhood memories and of course this Nutella Bomb brought back some sentimental feelings. These cronuts were very reasonably priced at $3.50 each.

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Pistachio Cronut $3.50, Hazelnut Cronut $3.50, Nutella Bomb $3.50 and Chocolate Cannoli $3.00


The Chocolate Cannoli has to be, in my friend's opinion, the ultimate Italian pastry. The Cannoli shells was covered in bubbles and that just gave us the most amazing crispy texture. The chocolate filling was absolutely divine! My friend enjoyed this icing sugar pastry very much.

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Busy popular Italian gelateria


The day turned out to be quite warm and we noticed Bar Italia (the Italian gelateria ice cream shop) was the busiest part of the festival. The tiny shop was teemed with people inspecting the mounds of gelato on display, choosing their favourites, deciding what to get. Outside, the pavement was blocked with locals congregated to eat their ice cream.

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Bar Italia's Hazelnut Gelato $4.00/ 1 scoop


We treated ourselves to a scoop of hazelnut gelato and that was another highlight of the festival.

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Or you can drive home in an Alfa Romeo


Norton Street is the main street in Leichhardt. The best way to get to the event is by public transport. The Italian Festa will kick off at 10am and will run until 5pm on 25 October 2015.

This is a family event and everyone is welcomed. There are so many free things to see, do and try, it is one festival that will keep the whole family entertained.
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Why? Largest Street Festival in Sydney
When: 10am - 5pm
Phone: (02) 9247 2490
Where: Norton Street Leichhardt
Cost: Free entry
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The big pan of rigatoni looks delicious:)
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