Alberto's Lounge

4.7
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169 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Alberto's Lounge is an Italian venue in the back streets of Surry Hills. Operated by Swillhouse - who brought us iconic Sydney venues Restaurant Hubert, Frankie’s, Baxter Inn and Shady Pines - you’re in for a good time! Once found, the long hallway entrance opens up into a bar-restaurant space full of ambiance, wood and wine bottles. Dishes showcase the best of Italian-Australian, with plates like trippa alla Romana, gnocchi al cacio e pepe or bucatini all'Amatriciana all must tries. Local artist Allie Web features through the characterful room, above all, creating the fantastic mural covering the laneway wall outside; fully visible through large windows lining the dining room.
What 169 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmandaL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food and wine, very nice and cosy, perfect for our anniversary dinner.

LJ
LynetteJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Will come again soon.

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AnnabelC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant! Atmosphere was fun and energetic and got us excited as soon as we walked in the door. The veal tongue dish was insanely good. Our favourite of the night. I would say it’s best for groups of 2-4.

JL
JennyL
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious and amazing staff and service. The veal tongue skewers were a standout and we ordered the octopus twice. Also pasta is always a winner! We had both the seafood pasta and bucatini.

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sumnerm
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Albertos for my girl friends birthday. We had a great time, the food was wonderful. The servers know what they're doing and where very patient with us ordering. I will be back!

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Suze
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a fun dinner: great food, terrific service, enjoyed the music too. Love Alberto’s Lounge.

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great vibe in the restaurant. Nice volume level as well. Carpeted floors keep the sound down. Attentive staff. Would recommend

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AidaF
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

The service was really unprofessional and rude and very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I love this restaurant and come whenever I am in Sydney . Sadly last Friday the music was so loud we were all shouting . Maybe we are just too old for the demographic you are pitching to but it is unfortunate as I am not sure the young hipsters invest the same $$ as us old foodies (48-60)
I would love to return as I love the vibe &your staff are exceptional.. but maybe not for dinner 😞

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Charlotted
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great experience. Lovely food. Excellent wine list with nice Italian wines and half bottles, which is great. Fantastic friendly and efficient service. Small space so a little loud but that’s part of the reason for the great ambience. Wonderful dining experience.

JC
JoseC
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Staff lovely. Fab food. Nice ambience. Will go again.

AJ
AmberJane
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was awesome. Food was great especially the tomato pasta. New fav.

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The BEST Italian good. Must try the pasta, burrata, and octopus with potatoes.

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LaurenW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The whole experience was perfect. The wait staff were on point and the food and cocktails were amazing. We were made to feel very welcome and were not rushed on.

JB
JarrodB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, wine and ambience, high recommended! Great evening all round!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

It was my birthday dinner
Everything was good
Loved the venue
Not much interaction between waiter and us
Was a bit disappointed that no one said happy birthday to me even thought I mended it in the booking
But overall everything was good and the I’ll probably come again

JW
JWatson
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dishes, high level of knowledge from the staff about both the sublime booze and dishes on the menu. Can't wait to get back.

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, incredible seafood pasta. Will definitely be back!

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Nathan
Sydney / NSW
13 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There's nothing you can say about this restaurant that hasn't already been said numerous times. If you want to go somewhere for good food, service and a good time, go here.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful little restaurant with a cosy atmosphere. Everything was amazing and I definitely can’t wait to go back!

SB
StephenB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great little place, with great food and great vibe. Perfect place for V-Day!

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Monica
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Love coming here whenever I’m in Sydney.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Cool place. Great vibe for a dinner with a bit funk.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great hidden place that is amazingly friendly and helpful. The food is excellent as well as the drinks. We had a nice night out and enjoyed everything about Alberto. Well recommended and will definitely be back.

SB
SueB
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, expert service, buzzy vibe. Will return!

KL
KeithL
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

The venue is purposefully almost impossible to find - there are no obvious signs in a dark one-way street.
Having found a way inside, the staff were close to arrogant. From the maitre-de to the waitressing staff, just not at all inclined to be helpful, kind of arrogant, difficult to beckon, almost in your face suggesting how lucky you were to be there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were outstanding

AD
AussieDaz
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was simply superb! Fabulous wine selection and friendly staff!

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Benji
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food, great vibe. Thanks for a great night!

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Albert
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding, atmosphere was also nice, staff was very friendly. We will definitely come back for dining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great space, awesome location. Service is courteous. Food is hit or miss but the dishes that are a hit are absolutely worth a return visit. Best Trippa alla romana in the universe, hands down. Really, really delicious pasta as well. Salad needed seasoning but was otherwise very fresh. Octopus cooked just right but a little overdressed. Peaches on the caprese were completely unripe. Spiedino was delicious and innovative. Fantastic hazelnut gelato. Felt somewhat overpriced for small dishes but to be fair, cost was competitive with other Sydney restaurants of same caliber. Not as good as I expected overall but I would still return for the dishes that really shined, as they are some of the best anywhere to be found.

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NickF
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even the address is perfect - just a doorway in the middle of nowhere !!
Really enjoyed the whole experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible, fabulous service and an overall wonderful experience!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
41 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All-around great experience, from the friendly, professional attitude and attentiveness of staff, to the truly on-point dishes (the plates were left completely bare, the meal so good that we had to order bread as not to leave a drop). Adding this to one of my favourites.
Only neg is that the music was louder than it needed to be THO was adjusted when asked, just enough to keep the room quite lively and the cool tunes heard.
I love a place in Sydney with a dinner crowd after 9pm.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friday treat with the family.

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RusselF
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was of the highest quality.
Fabulous service, food & venue.

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sherrir
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Great find a hidden gem in Surry Hills

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AmandaF86
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and even better service. Great ambience and drinks. Will return for sure.

LM
LauraM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was impeccable! The food incredible and the vibe in the restaurant was fun and lively.

LC
LucaC
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very great restaurant, the food was amazing and the wine list as well.
We were there with our 1 year old son and the staff helped us to adjust the table so we were more comfortable!

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Alberto's Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

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