The Italian Food Project

4.5
37 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
A paddock to plate take on Italian food with traditional pasta and pizza making methods. Seasonal locally sourced produce in a relaxed indoor/outdoor dining space featuring an amazing outdoor pergola with edible gardens and 2 rustic industrial dining rooms featuring exposed brick walls.
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RK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited The Italian Food Project with some friends on the weekend and we had a fabulous time. The service was excellent as was the food. The staff were helpful with every aspect of the meal! We could not believe the value! I highly recommend this restaurant and I will definitely be going back with my family!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service was good. though was super cold where we were sitting

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FG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ingredients used are of good quality and the preparation and presentation I would rate as very good. Nice flavours and generous portions. Quality has been consistent since it opened. Only criticisms would be the difficulty in getting a table on weekends due to private functions and some items on the menu need to be rotated to reflect the seasons. Otherwise a very good restaurant.

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Not much variety, no air con meant it was freezing. The stuffed pumpkin penne was like puréed baby food. Very over rated

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, warm and happy staff, great value for money will definitely be coming back

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AW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Amazing place. Very relaxed, fun vibe. The staff were very friendly and service was quite prompt.

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LF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The arancini, calamari and gnocchi was delicious but the Spaghetti Vongole had too much chili and the pizza was a bit burnt.

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service were excellent. Will definitely be returning.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, good Wine!

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AH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect, fantastic food and amazing service.
Our waitress was full of great recommendations as this was our first time.
Will definitely be back.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fast friendly service with great food!!!!
Highly recommend

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this venue. Food is amazing , atmosphere is beautiful and staff go above and beyond.

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PB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious lunch with exceptional service!

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BK
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The second time i have been there and i will definitely be back! the wait staff were polite and professional and the food was delicious

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and service. Lovely outdoor area and beautiful ambience.

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TL
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

AMAZING!! Best food and environment, definitely going back for more soon!!

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F
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, cosy, great service & absolutely amazing food!

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DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. All the staff were very accommodating can’t wait to go back.

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, attentive and friendly staff and a lovely setting made for a fantastic Sunday lunch with friends. We shall return!

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BN
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a little cramped on a small table inside because there was a wedding party taking up the whole outdoor seating area where we would have preferred to sit. I would like to have known this was the case.
Food was amazing and the service staff were first class, attentive and very friendly.
I unfortunately almost broke a took on an unexpected olive stone but we were offered a complimentary Lemoncello.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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KB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic - especially the arancini balls! The service was very friendly and fast without being over the top. This was our first time back in about a year but it was still as lovely as always.
One very small criticism is that even though we were inside it was a bit cold.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

We made a booking a week prior. Arrived at the restaurant and was told our table wasn't ready for our 8pm reservation. Had to wait till 8:35pm to be seated and was told to wait at the bar or out the front but wasn't offered a drink whilst waiting for our table to be ready. Once seated we were served promptly, and our meals were delivered quite quickly. Everyone's meals were beautiful and we all enjoyed them . Restaurant was quite a bit cramped and there was not enough room between tables and seated guests.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was good, however it was very harsh to be charged $7 for table water

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MA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, great food, excellent service.

Don’t miss out. It’s a must.

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super tasty food.
I’m vegan and they can always change the things to cater to my needs.

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BC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

right from entering the restaurant, we were made very welcome as we were shown to our table. The young lady waiting on us was very attentive without being intrusive. My only criticism might be that the menu was a little limited. Overall a very good experience for our wedding anniversary.

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KT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I’ve been a few times and this is the first time I was disappointed! They insisted on cutting up my daughters birthday cake despite my hesitation, THEN they threw away the eatable cake topper that my mother had gone to a lot of trouble and expense to get :(

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LM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great when there is no function on, we booked before a function was due to start, we felt like we were hurried out the door

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AL
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, quick food on table, excellent eating

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u
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was nothing spectacular, we ate but didn’t have that excitement of wanting to come back again... very disappointing as i have followed on instagram for a while and was very much looking forward to dining here. The menu wasn’t that good for selection and the bar was very simple. Nothing bad but nothing to want to make the trip again

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MB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

An exceptional service. Our waitress was first class, and the meal was excellent. Highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary

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AD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TIFP is a favourite spot to dine with friends. Food is amazing, easy to share and always a crowd pleaser. My number one choice for any special occasion big or small.

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CP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in true Italian tradition. The service from all staff was very friendly and wait tune was almost non-existent!
Highly recommended.

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TF
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I would however I wouldn’t recommend The pizza, unfortunately they didn’t live up to the reputation that this place has. The service was awesome

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S
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made to feel very welcome upon arrival. Servers/waiters were very friendly. Catered for the needs of our young family (5y, 3y and 7m) Activities for the kids. Food was delivered to the table quite quickly and was really beautiful. I want to try everything on this menu!

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AD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Expensive for what you got
Table very sticky
Service fine, no complaints

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