La Favola

4.5
180 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
Whether you like to play it safe with spaghetti or go crazy with casarecce, you'll find all your favourite pastas, fresh and homemade, at new Italian diner La Favola. Let the carb-loading begin.

So who's the master of pasta at La Favola? That would be Italian chef Fabio Stefanelli.
Stefanelli's recipe for success is simple — six pastas and six sauces, and patrons can mix and match as they please.

So La Favola's Family is committed to producing top quality Italian gastronomy, to the use of authentic ingredients, and to keeping the tradition of Italian culture and hospitality vibrant and passionate.

We look forward to serving you!

Support La Favola during COVID-19

Experiences

  • LOBSTER PASTA

    A$95.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    To pre-order the LOBSTER we require 48 hours notice. Half Lobster with amalfitana sauce, cherry tomato, white wine, chilli with one of your favourite shape of pasta to choose
  • OYSTERS

    A$25.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    To pre-order the oysters we require 48 hours notice. Half dozen Oysters to add to your special dinner, pre order only
  • Tomahawk

    A$120.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    To pre-order the Tomahawk we require 48 hours notice. Our special Tomahawk must be pre ordered 48 hours before the booking time. The tomahawk will be 1.5 kg and is 6 weeks Dry - aged served with roast potatoes and a summer salad. Please specify on the notes if you would like more than one Tomahawk.
What 180 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Energetic
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
MC
MichelleC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinner at la favola for our 8th wedding anniversary the food was amazing it was buzzing it had an awesome vibe we will definitely be going back

TD
TanyaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious and a great selection on offer for both meat eaters and vegetarians. I would definitely recommend

HR
HeatherR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of our party felt that their meal was smaller than expected - he had the beef ragu with spaghetti.
It was on the smaller size.

KC
KClement
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was fine, however our entre came out very late, despite the fact it was only a caprese salad (sliced tomato with mozzarella) and fries, and our mains came 5 min after the entre so it came all at once.

Q
Quinnls
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

For entree we had carpaccio and bruschetta. Carpaccio was amazing!! Would definitely order again. I had the dal mare pasta.. it was good but not amazing.. wouldn't order again. Though my friend ordered the carbonara and she absolutely loved it! It was Abit too cramped in there.. seems like there wasnt much space in between other diners and the waiters kept bumping into us! Don't blame them as there's not much space to move around! Seats were very uncomfortable..

JA
JAMESG
Sydney
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a consistently great meal. Food is fantastic, service great, and ambience perfect. My personal favourite is the Burrata (when it’s on special!), and Fettuccine Carbonara! Go! You won’t be disappointed.

CE
ChristopherE
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Would definitely come here again
Service was very friendly

C
Cb1234
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Live music. Yeah. Quite expensive with alcohol. $25 NSW voucher accepted.

NH
NyreeH
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oc cheeks & Marren pasta delicious
Tirimasu was a generous portion & yummy

EB
EmmaB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Calamari had a terrible flavour and looked sun dried
I ordered eggplant and ricotta pasta, there was barely any ricotta on the pasta which was super disappointing. Definitely not what I was expecting for an Italian restaurant

AB
AllyB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and we could not fault the service. It was a great experience and we will definitely be back.

MZ
MayaZ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food is nice. Uncomfortable chairs. I couldn't relax sitting on this chairs.

VR
VictorR
Sydney
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

LA FAVOLA is the latest subject of socal media 'buzz' with amateur 'Foodies' all eager to sing its praises and encourage all to heed their 'Just HAVE TO TRY THIS PLACE ' advice.

Indeed i heeded to the hype and visited this establishment

La Favola is indeed, a very exquisite and quirky restaurant situated on a busy stretch of King St. Timing of my booking proved fortuitous as i was able to park right in front of the place!

The Staff are attentive, prompt and extremely courteous - no fault there. The Maitre D greeted my party with a warm smile advising our table wasnt yet ready ; but would be very soon. It was a quick entry as we were shortly ushered to our table

Our meal of FOCACCIA starters; Mains of SEAFOOD STEW and GNOCCHI ( La Favola prides itself on its offer of pasta made on the premises) and rounded off with LEMON MERINGUE and BOMBA only strongly supported the hype made for this place. Food was hot, delicious and plentiful. Again, the staff ensured the experience was a warm one and gladly took pride in sharing their expertise and skill.

The SAUV BLANC and LEMONCELLO put the final cream on the cake for a most lovely dining experience.

When it comes to the bill - just be prepared that such an experience comes at a price. And it also comes as a mild shock.

You will briefly ask yourself " was is THAT good? " and you may even ponder that more in the days after.

LA FAVOLA is worth the trip.....just make certain you have plenty of space on your MAstercard or Savings to enjoy this place to its full

L
Lia1990
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my second time dining here and I absolutely loved it as much as I did the first time. Lovely staff - super friendly and understanding after we were a little late to our booking. Food was beautiful. It was just abit warm inside maybe because it was a full house! Definitely returning again soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant made bookings avaliable when their kitchen was closed. They did call and asked us to come earlier, which we tried. However, traffic meant we arrived at our allocated booking time.

The chef was still cooking, but we were not allowed to have our booking.

very disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I really love the carpaccio here! The oysters were delicious as well 👌😙

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing highly recommend

SW
SallyW
Sydney
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pasta! So fresh and tasty, best in Sydney!!!

MM
MelissaM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was beautiful and atmosphere was great. However, it was very noisy and we did have to wait a while before we ordered, but other than that it was a great experience

GB
GrahamB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

So noisy! Fantastic food and service spoilt by such a racket - hard floors, hard walls , ceiling -its an echo chamber - some basic sound insulation would fix it!

A
Aimee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

refined hearty italian with service to match and great wine, what's not to love, will be back.

CI
CIAO
Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Improve the menu. Always the same set of pasta. Good food though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Informed the waiter I was pregnant and can’t have raw food. Asked if the scallop could be well cooked and was served it with raw salmon underneath. Pasta was warm and under seasoned. Was worth a try

C
Chris
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the customer service was sensational, the venue itself was amazing, I would recommend this place to all of my friends and family.

BR
BrettR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth a visit, the food alone is worth the trip

H
Hilal
Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last Sunday lunch was real Italian event, with good food, outside setting and typical Italian food to enjoy.

SC
SusanC
Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and friendly staff. Needed another staff member to maintain momentum.

AV
AnnaV
Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Small and unpretentious place with great food and service. If you don’t like loud voices near you, then this isn’t the place to go! The carpaccio was simply divine, but I’ve had better carbonara in my time.. overall value is appropriate and experience was good.
Would go back

MO
MOHUAROY
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional authentic Italian culinary experience

Z
Zoidog
Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and service, will dine there again

R
Reviewer
Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Too noisy, won’t be back. Good gluten free though. About 1/7th of $150 bill was various service charges

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - food is phenomenal and staff so lovely, food came very quickly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at La Favola made us feel welcome the moment we arrived and looked after us wonderfully. The place has a minimalist, very tidy yet homely feel. From the antipasto platter through the pastas every dish was extremely fresh and delicious. The pasta was so good it compares to what you get in Italy. The wine list includes some interesting Italian wines worth trying. We had to skip desserts as the boys are young and needed to get to bed, but the chilled limoncello was superb. Thank you, Fabio and team, we look forward to many more meals with you.

AS
AviS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu, excellent service. Highly recommend.

G
Georgias
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere!

VH
VeronicaH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, one of the girls called me up beforehand just to confirm that it was okay if we were seated outside. We had a group of 8 and not all of us arrived on time, but they were very patient and pleasant.

Food was great, it came out quickly and was very tasty. We ordered 3 different types of creamy pastas and I was worried they’d all taste the same, but they had very distinct flavours.

Excellent atmosphere, definitely will come back.

C
Coco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Highly recommend this place

G
Gilly
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like being in a side alley restaurant in Italy, food & atmosphere spot on..

RG
RonnaG
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

It is often a great place to eat. Only this one evening, the two ladies serving did not seem to be interested in their jobs.

AM
AliM
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Favola was a wonderful little restaurant, the food was excellent (cannot recommend their focaccia enough!) and the staff were lovely.

FAQs

La Favola does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. La Favola also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8021 0002.

La Favola is rated 4.5 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

La Favola does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.favola.com.au/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.