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The Best Italiano in the Eastern Suburbs

If you haven't made it to the Italian coast for authentic pasta and wine, fear not as there are local eateries that can fill your Italian food desires. These restaurants will allow you to escape into your dream trip to Italy and give you a little taste of the country's local cuisine. Here is a list of the five best Italian restaurants in the Eastern Suburbs. 


Get dressed up for an elegant and classic meal at Lucio's Italian Restaurant in Paddington. The friendly owner and staff will welcome you into their Italian eatery, which boasts a floor to ceiling display of striking Italian art. The restaurant will not disappoint with its authentic Italian atmosphere. Known for its consistently exceptional food and service, Lucio's Italian Restaurant is a must for all Eastern Suburbs' locals. 

Location: 47 Windsor Street, Paddington NSW 2021


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CIPRI ITALIAN (Paddington)

Feel like a part of the family while enjoying lunch or dinner at Cipri Italian. Three Italian brothers aspire to give their customers authentic Italian food and warm friendly hospitality. The food is so authentic you may need help reading Cipri's menu! A meal at Cipri’s will feel like a miniature trip to a trattoria in Italy, so sit back and appreciate the restaurant's hard work and attentive staff who are dedicated to ensuring you have a wonderful experience. 

Location: 10 Elizabeth Street, Paddington NSW 2021


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The casual spot that will have you eating pasta out of a cardboard box but don’t be dismayed, it is nothing short of excellence. Friggitoria in Kings Cross has a passionate Italian owner and staff dedicated to making tasty and authentic Italian street food. The chef will give you friendly culinary suggestions that are sure to make your meal outstanding. Make sure you give the arancini a go! 

Location: 12 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross NSW 2011


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Enjoy an espresso and banter with the barista when you head to Fratelli Paradiso at Potts Point. Enjoy the cosy atmosphere, the industrial down lighting, excellent menu and wine list.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Fratelli Paradiso's menu is simple but it does simplicity right with mouthwatering flavours and palatable textures. The lasagna and Al Ragu sauce brings a little taste of Italy right to your doorstep. 

Location: 12-16 Challis Avenue, Potts Point NSW 2011


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POPOLO (Rushcutter's Bay)

Known for its spirits and craft beer selection, Popolo is the perfect place to relax after a long day at work. The knowledgeable bartenders will pair unique cocktails to your homemade ricotta and truffle mozzarella. Not to mention that the down-to-earth atmosphere and distinctly friendly staff will make your meal that much more enjoyable. At Popolo, you'll never feel rushed while enjoying your Italian cuisine and quirky cocktail.  

Location: 30 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutter's Bay NSW 2010

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