Appetito

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130 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Superbly located in the heritage precinct of Sydney is the stylish, warm and welcoming traditional Italian ristorante – Appetito Pizza Pasta Bar.
What 130 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.9
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JATZ
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We've dined many times at Appertito, but that was the last. My pasta was bland and inedible, the two people I was with also thought their meals were bland and very poor. Very disappointing as we live on the south coast and travelled in specifically to dine there. Even though we mentioned it to a waiter we were still charged full price and the surcharge. We did receive a small discount after I complained again.

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LaurenR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Dined with friends on a Saturday night, the food was very good and came out quickly.
You are able to split the bill which was helpful, however make sure you have your totals figured out before going to the register. Also the 10% surcharge on a Saturday I thought was a little much considering there are no award rates for staff working on Saturday's.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We were looking for something close to our hotel and simple for our first night in Sydney. This place is right across from cruise ship terminal. The service was very good and prices were reasonable. We ordered a salad with arugula, pear and shaved parm that was very tasty. We also shared a pizza that had ham, artichoke, mushrooms, and olives. It unfortunately fell way short of being good. The crust was burnt and pretty soggy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day dinner was amazing we will back again

SB
StephanieB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here a few times and as always the food and service was amazing! Great location too, would definitely recommend.

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Sammy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We returned to Appetito to celebrate our friend’s birthday as we had a very positive experience there a few weeks ago when we found the staff extremely attentive and the ambiance warm and friendly. However, this experience was rather different as it was a Saturday night so it was busier and the staff did appear to be rushed off their feet. The food is always good but I think we will stick to midweek in future

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Extremely rude wait staff. Booked a table for two online and went into an empty restaurant and requested to sit outside but upon requesting was denied. Shortly after a couple without a reservation walked in, requested to sit outside and were granted. Waiter had no excuse apart from, “the manager said so”, however there wasn’t even an option when booking online!!

CB
CraB
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice Italian restaurant. The vealscallopine and tiramisu were both great

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Martin21
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a brothers and wives dinner. The central location allowed everyone to catch the train in. My brothers and their partners were all delighted in my choice of venue. Staff were friendly and relaxed. Food beers and wine were of the highest quality.
Note that there are three entrances so be clear with your guests, where you wish to meet them.

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, generous portions, excellent service, thoroughly recommend this place

LA
LaurenA
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Appetito server us Delicious food at great price & was positioned beautiful location. There cocktails where also really yummy. Celebrated my birthday here with my partner and had a lovely evening

KT
KateT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food & service. Can’t wait to come back & try some other beautiful dishes. Thank you. Kate from Brisbane

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KathleenP
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The flat bread and dips are delicious. We all had pasta dishes for mains - nice serving but the prawns weren’t very tasty. Overall, a nice casual lunch

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FunkSoulbro
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great location, great service. Attentive to our preference for seating location. Servings have become smaller overtime, would have liked to see more feed on the plate, considering the cost.

LB
LouisB
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Happy to eat there again, if you using gift cards just check they can take them

MT
MrTed
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The family and I enjoyed it, and we'll be coming back.

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RobertE
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely place for a leisurely lunch. Great views (when the cruise liners aren't in) accompanied by fantastic food

KH
KarenH
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Had a pre show dinner and service and food was great. Nice hidden Italian in the Rocks, will be back

RS
RogerS
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Disappointed that our drinks order came after our food order and several times during the course of the meal, drinks arrived that we hadn't ordered. When we got the bill, one of those drinks orders that we didn't order, was on our bill. Food was very good though.

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great , service was good but our table position was right next to the service station so we had waiters back and forth all the time . Recommend you drop this table

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AnnemarieS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

After initially booking for 15 I changed my order to 8 and upon arrival there was no booking.
Very disappointing considering I booked months ago!
No one seemed to know what was going on.
Eventually we were seated and the food and experience was fabulous.

JS
JyotiS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An enjoyable evening with friends. The food was great, the service was good.
Panna cotta was amazing.

M
Markangel1987
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food! Love fhe staff! Thank you chef Francis! One of the best. Must try!!!!

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RobynT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good but certainly not what I had expected from this restaurant. Not a great selection in pizzas. Service was poor to begin with, waited more than 30 mins for our first drinks to arrive, had to remind them several times. But the service level did improve during the evening.

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vipMickeyjim
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

This was a disappointing meal, first when I arrived the waiter questioned my reservation. Finally a manager came over to actually look at the reservation on my open table app. They had run out of the nicer Italian wines and the Margherita Pizza was mediocrely best.

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Veronica
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

There was a piece of plastic in the pizza, service was terrible, they did not replace the fork that dropped on the floor, no toilet paper in the toilet, when I told them about our experience the owner said sorry but we have 1000 happy customers every week, will never go back there, very disappointing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

This place was awful. They were severely understaffed and the staff that was there were not efficient with some flirting amongst themselves instead of waiting on tables. We waited for 5 mins after being seated just to get our menus, then another 30 mins to get water and order our food. We should have left, but I figured they were understaffed and the food would be worth the wait. They were out of every Italian wine on their list, which was really bad for an Italian place early in the evening. I was hoping the food would at least redeem the experience and was disappointed. The food was mediocre at best and it all came out luke warm all together: salad, entrees, mains. The ambiance in The Rocks was nice but there are so many amazing places to eat in Sydney. Hopefully this place will be replaced soon by a better restaurant.

MW
MelW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good value for money. Relaxed but attentive service. Easy to reach location.

SM
ShaunM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We’ve dined here a couple of times over the years and it’s been excellent.

This time unfortunately it was terrible.

The frozen supermarket garlic bread should have served as a warning, but it was downhill from there.

We shared the Pizza patate and spinach ravioli.

The potato pizza was basically a slimy cheese base with dabs of mashed potato. Inedible and disgusting.

The ravioli was ok, except for the sauce of pure melted butter which was starting to congeal.

When we left the majority of the food none of the staff enquired if everything was Ok - they’ve clearly grown to expect complaints and therefor don’t ask.

All in all a disaster. Would not recommend.

MP
MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it there, my husband and i always try to get there when we are in Sydney

RH
RossH
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice quiet shaded outdoor area making for ease of conversation and enjoyable food.

BA
BelindaA
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff and great food would definitely go back

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Food was nice however our waitress was just really angry, like we were just bothering her being there. made the whole experience really tense so we left as soon as we could. Disappointing.

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Cory
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The service, ambiance, background music and drinks were excellent. No complaints. However, the pasta couldn't have been fresh. It felt microwaved and the condiments - for myself the 'Ragu' and 'Pancetta' -was like eating supermarket mince meat. Very disappointing especially given the standard of food available for the same price elsewhere in the Rocks.

JD
JennyD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the second time dining at Appetito and both times the food was delicious and staff were wonderful. The staff tried to accommodate every request.

MM
MelissaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We found that our meals came out cold considering that there was no one in the venue this was pretty poor and we only ordered pasta dishes.

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GeoffS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Friendly and attentive staff serving average Italian food. Fish of the day was salmon, the cop out of choice for average restaurants in my view, because it’s easy.
It’s an ok restaurant but not wonderful.

KA
KateA
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Super fast service, we arrived at 6pm, order, ate and left by 6:30pm.
Great if you want a quick meal!

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Juliette
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were a group of 20 people and organising lunch for large groups can be challenging at the best of times. However the Appetito staff made the experience really pleasant; they were extremely friendly and accommodating.

Excellent value for money with the lunch special.

TF
ToniF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, will definitely visit again when in Sydney!

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Appetito is rated 4 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

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