Appetito

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$40 and under
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Italian
Superbly located in the heritage precinct of Sydney is the stylish, warm and welcoming traditional Italian ristorante – Appetito Pizza Pasta Bar.
What 103 People Are Saying
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MW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good value for money. Relaxed but attentive service. Easy to reach location.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We’ve dined here a couple of times over the years and it’s been excellent.

This time unfortunately it was terrible.

The frozen supermarket garlic bread should have served as a warning, but it was downhill from there.

We shared the Pizza patate and spinach ravioli.

The potato pizza was basically a slimy cheese base with dabs of mashed potato. Inedible and disgusting.

The ravioli was ok, except for the sauce of pure melted butter which was starting to congeal.

When we left the majority of the food none of the staff enquired if everything was Ok - they’ve clearly grown to expect complaints and therefor don’t ask.

All in all a disaster. Would not recommend.

MP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there, my husband and i always try to get there when we are in Sydney

RH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice quiet shaded outdoor area making for ease of conversation and enjoyable food.

BA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great food would definitely go back

S
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was nice however our waitress was just really angry, like we were just bothering her being there. made the whole experience really tense so we left as soon as we could. Disappointing.

C
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service, ambiance, background music and drinks were excellent. No complaints. However, the pasta couldn't have been fresh. It felt microwaved and the condiments - for myself the 'Ragu' and 'Pancetta' -was like eating supermarket mince meat. Very disappointing especially given the standard of food available for the same price elsewhere in the Rocks.

JD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was the second time dining at Appetito and both times the food was delicious and staff were wonderful. The staff tried to accommodate every request.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We found that our meals came out cold considering that there was no one in the venue this was pretty poor and we only ordered pasta dishes.

GS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Friendly and attentive staff serving average Italian food. Fish of the day was salmon, the cop out of choice for average restaurants in my view, because it’s easy.
It’s an ok restaurant but not wonderful.

KA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super fast service, we arrived at 6pm, order, ate and left by 6:30pm.
Great if you want a quick meal!

J
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a group of 20 people and organising lunch for large groups can be challenging at the best of times. However the Appetito staff made the experience really pleasant; they were extremely friendly and accommodating.

Excellent value for money with the lunch special.

TF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, will definitely visit again when in Sydney!

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and location
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SS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleague and I both enjoyed our food. It was delicious and the service was excellent.
Will go there again.

PI
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience, would definitely recommend

BS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. Good spot for dinner before a show at the Opera House.

SH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Brilliant architecture and setting. 1st pasta was tasteless, think it was lasagne with radicchio. Ragout gnocchi, the gnocchi were delightfully soft . The flavour ordinary. Garlic bread was useless, no flavour. It's only the setting that's great. Won't be back

MM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quick service, pleasant staff. Would definitely go again

AL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Arrived late but was seated immediately.
Atmosphere was fantastic and the service top notch. Food was amazing and my party of 10+ had no complaints but heaps of praise.

MO
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent venue in the Rocks. Nice peaceful vibe and very accommodating staff

AL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was very helpful and we had a nice afternoon.

MR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming place, great food and service. Lovely dining out on the terrace but water view was minimal. Really good, authentic Italian pizzas, so don’t expect pizza chain store type, these are far better. Pasta was also very good.
A bit pricey but I can only imagine the huge amount of rent they’d be paying in this great location.

MB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service and food on a very busy night for restaurant. We had a lovely time!

MH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We returned after a wonderful dining experience a year ago but unfortunately standards have dropped. Our waitress seemed disinterested and disconnected. We were not offered water, we never got our second appetizer until the main was about to be served and we had to ask fot it as well. Then we never got our brocollini side dish with the main and addressed this with the maitre d as we had finished the msin already. Our waitress never came back to ask how we found the meal so could not address this with her.. Very disapoointing and quite embarrasing as we had recommended the restaurant after our superb experience this time last year. Loved the pizza bread and warm olives were beautiful when we finally received them but the mushfoom risotto was lacking in mushrooms and depth of flavour and the squid ink pasta had very little seafood. Sorry to have to report this but had looked forward to returning and was a total let down. 8

L
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to this place, every time the food is outstanding and we are never disappointed.

AT
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely Italian spot on the rocks. Had the black squid pasta which was a little salty but nevertheless still tasty. Generous amount of calamari.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant situated right next to Circular Quay. Especially nice during Vivid. Pizzas were some of the best I've had in Sydney.

VW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely happy with everything,food was delicious six of us dinning all meals lovely.

KI
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The bruschetta was weird. Wasn't even the typical ingredients used in bruschetta.

h
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was a crowded night. Understandably noisy, but it was difficult to get staff attention even with a hand up. Food was brought out but no plates were given until a secong waiter was stopped. So we were sitting there for a good 5 minutes watching our food cool before we could tuck in. It was a busy night, but we still expected better.

MF
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Staff are friendly which was good.
Food is nothing special and probably too expensive for the quality. Maybe because it is located in a sightseeing spot. I had only one bowl of pasta so my opinion should be wrong.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I sat inside and it was a really pleasant experience. I enjoyed all the food and drinks. I also enjoyed the screen photography and Italian music.

AD
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathered for a lunch to celebrate my Dads 80th Birthday. Was very relaxed atmosphere with great food and helpful happy staff. Thanks!

AT
Tasmania
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good classic Italian cuisine. We had pastas mainly and we all really enjoyed the meal.

DD
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Appetito a few times, 2 for lunch and once for dinner. The most recent time was for Mothers' Day lunch and it was a very enjoyable and it was a nice touch for the mothers to receive a glass of prosecco.

AW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to the staff of Appetito for a great evening. Food was delicious, atmosphere was great, service was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble.

D
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was super salty. When we asked the waiter, she got the manager. Manager was apologetic and said they couldn’t do anything as the food “came pre-made in a bag”. Avoid this place

TF
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and couldn’t fault the service. Staff were fantastic and attentive. Food was disappointing. Starter came out cold and the main courses were nothing more than average. Not hugely expensive compared to other Sydney restaurants but better value for money could be found elsewhere.

DT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thankyou , our table was ready on arrival, service was great, our waitress was attentive, and very accomodating as there were 14 people.