Alberto's Lounge

4.7
336 reviews
$41 to $100
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 336 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HolliH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Alberto’s, the intimate seating and size of the place. The food and drinks are deliciously mouthwatering! I will be back for sure, out waiter was a champ too, I didn’t get his name unfortunately.
Thanks so much!

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Anthony
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It's hard to find, but definitely worth a visit. The staff are great, as is the wine list. Our entrees were good without being great, and the mains and desserts were outstanding.

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Misato
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Loved the ambience and how this place is hidden in the hearts of the Sydney cbd. Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The seafood salad was unique and excellent

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HunkaLove
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was impeccable. Highly recommend the Rigatone, Cod and Braised lamb. Cocktails were lovely and the service was spot on.

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StephaneA
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great staff, awesome food, amazing late seating option in Sydney it’s not common to eat after 9pm; music playlist dated, needs more edge but overall Great experience, bravo a tutti!

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Arch
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service. Can't wait to go back

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JustinL
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, service and food! Will definitely be back.

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unreal, would recommend. Service & food where great

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JaniceC
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A small doorway underneath a building opens out into a quaint diner reminiscent of many we visited in Spain and Italy in years gone by. A great selection of wines and spirits, friendly staff, good care taken around social distancing and above all, very, very nice food.

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Step
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue, great food, good place to bring friends to have a chat and a nice meal

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Katie
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing foods and great ambiance! Thanks for making our date night so special.

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HannahC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great venue, great vibe, great staff.

Food could have been better. It lacked flavour and I think the menu could have showcased more dishes and produce, it was not particularly enticing.

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Isabelle
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing decor and not too noisy! Will be back

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Jayy
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and vibe and great value. The prosciutto and melon was very good.

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ChidiH
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe, good staff, good food. Would definitely recommend coming here. Would also highly recommend getting the banoffee pie for dessert.

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FaaizaR
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Quite disappointed with where we were seated. Difficult to stay engaged in a conversation when sharing a bench with the bartender and he’s making drinks in your personal space the entire night. No option to request preferred seating either. Nothing spectacular about the food - mostly overpriced and bland.

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fh1234
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food, service and ambience. A neighbourhood gem.

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Max1234
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Enjoyable experience overall, food was an 8 out 10 Wine and cocktails about on par with the food. Service could do with some improvement and a smile.
Was a little on the crowded side considering covid-19.
Go again? Yes.

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James
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very stylish, eloquent and tasteful restaurant. The epitome of a date night!

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Amanda898
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Simply delicious with fresh ingredients, executed to perfection !

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Pasta was under cooked so therefore ruined the entire dish.

Also service is poor, avoidant and redundant.

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JessH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second time at Alberto's and I absolutely love it. Fantastic service with knowledgeable servers. Food is delicious and pasta is cooked perfectly. Creative flavours done well. I cannot fault them!

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Bim02
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely had the best time.
Food was delicious, everything we ate was excellent.
Staff were so friendly and easy going, very relaxed vibes!
Good vibes all round

DB
DanielaB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceeded our expectations and the food was on point

JC
JanardanaC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Also amazing food, vibe and service. Favourite restaurant in Sydney by far.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent unpretentious and delicious food, lovely staff.

MD
MatthewD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Loved sitting at the bar and seeing what happens in the kitchen.

Great food and super attentive staff. Excellent lunch

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AngelaM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fantastic spot with atmosphere galore! Excellent food (of the highest quality), cocktails and service. Can't wait to return.

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naomi
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best service and the best atmosphere. Great for date nights and special occasions. I would suggest getting a table over a bar seat.

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Bethan
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Alberto’s! Consistently excellent food, service & ambience!

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JesseW
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. Excellent food, very warm and attentive service from the team and a great atmosphere. My favourite restaurant in Sydney. Thank you Romoe for politely and tactfully putting up with my dad's rogue comments.

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Alisonb
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great off the beaten track, groovy italian bar and eatery. Great 70s tunes helpful and knowlable staff, service was great. Food delicous Drinks great Fun vibes great for a celebration or catchup

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GemmaF
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing - felt welcome from the moment we walked in. The food is incredible! Can't wait to go back.

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Cristina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

A must visit and a revisit will follow!

Amazing service, which began upon entering , followed by a super helpful and friendly bartender as we were seated at the bar, the best table in the house I say ... she was so helpful in the selection of drinks and dishes, and happy chatter.

The ricotta cannoli and espresso finished the meal of beautifully !

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Kylie
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food wine and service definitely recommend Albertos

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Fred
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I highly recommend Alberto’s if you’re looking for a nice night out, it won’t be cheap but it’ll be worth the expense

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JoeP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was there for my girlfriends birthday. The service and food was absolutely amazing. My girlfriend ordered an expensive bottle of wine and didn’t really like it when she tried it. The waiter was more than happy to change it and accommodate with something she’d prefer.
Will definitely be back. Thank you for a great experience.

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LEELAL
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolute perfection. Everything was phenomenal! Wine, food, service everything. A MUST visit and can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service, excellent selection of wine, food was amazing

FAQs

Alberto's Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.

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.