Bartolo Wine Room

4.5
56 reviews
$41 to $100
Wine Bar
Bartolo Wine Room is a Italian restaurant and wine bar located on Crown Street, Surry Hills, listing more than 170 International and Australian wines, a great cocktail list and an exciting new Italian food menu. Open Thursday dinners and then open from 12pm-late Friday to Sunday for those long lunches, afternoon drinks and boozy dinners. We have both indoor and outdoor (dog friendly) seating available. Please note that if outdoor seating is booked and bad weather prevails then we may not be able to accomodate inside unless there is space available. Bartolo Wine Room's food menu has been designed around the great wines on our list and as such is not a kids friendly space.

Experiences

  • Bartolo set menu

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Bartolo's set menu showcases our best shared dishes over three courses. See the below link for the current set menu: https://www.bartolosydney.com.au/eat
  • Bartolo Bottomless Brunch

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Start with a signature spritz on arrival before delving into 90 minutes of bottomless wine and seasonal mimosas, paired with a three course feast of our favourite signature snacks, Italian classics, pasta and seafood. Finish with an espresso martini if you feel the food and wine coma creeping up. See menu at https://www.bartolosydney.com.au/bottomless

Offers

  • Drinks Booking

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Wed - Fri 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Just craving some amazing wine or cocktails? We've got seats for you. You can still dine at any point if you get hungry! Full menu available to all seats inside and out.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 56 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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Jayjays
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond expectations, service is great and good is delicious

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Jack
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alex is the best, thanks again for accommodating us and our dog in the outside area. Cocktails/wine list are on point, snacks at the top of the menu make for perfect apperitivo!

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FouadS
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly casual service, nice to sit in or out and food was very good especially the gnocchi.

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Lovely2405
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful evening with great food and atmosphere.. definitely a ‘go to’ restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wine and service - really nice to be able to sit outside too. A lovely lunch

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Texxx972
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Tasty Italian food. Perfect for a date.

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suzanam
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience4

The condition of the bathrooms was absolutely unacceptable.
Also, there was not tea or coffee available... what restaurant does not have tea or coffee on offer?

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SamanthaD
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere! The service is amazing and the food is all delicious.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 28 March 2021

Thanks for the great review Samantha! Glad you enjoyed everything (:

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DeanM
Sydney
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great vibe in the old Bills location on Crown. The service needs a little polish. Just attention to detail and a little more training of staff so the sequence of service is consistent. Food and wine selection was great

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 28 March 2021

Glad you enjoyed the food and wine Dean. I'm sorry the service was not up to our standard - this is typically something we pride ourselves on. I will be in touch privately to discuss this with your further. Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Harry

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CarlyO
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little place for drinks, food looked good even though we didn’t personally eat. Team are helpful and were able to change our booking time on a busy Friday due to last minute change.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 28 March 2021

Glad to hear you had a good time Carly! Hope to see you soon. Thanks, Harry

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JanaV
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, an impressive wine cellar and staff that were very accommodating with any request.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 28 March 2021

Thanks so much Jana! It was a pleasure to look after you and hope to see you again soon. Hope you have finished off that bottle of Pietradolce at home by now. Many thanks, Harry

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IanM
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The food was very expensive. The food was good but at that price it should have been excellent and the quantity should have been much more. The portions were entree size portions at very high prices. No value for money at all

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my four buddies absolutely loved Bartolo! The service was truly excellent – a combination of warmth, friendliness and being completely onto it. The ambience and interior design is gorgeous, and the food and drinks delicious. Highly recommended!

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 28 March 2021

Thanks for the lovely review Rachel! So glad you enjoyed it all. Many thanks, Harry

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RobynH
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We arrive don time, our table wasnt ready and then the wait staff tried to give it to another customer. Service was very slow and the food was average.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 28 March 2021

Hi Robyn, thanks for the review. I'm very sorry you didn't enjoy your time with us. This is absolutely not the kind of experience we strive to achieve at Bartolo. If you would like to discuss this further please email us through our website and we can arrange to discuss this over the phone. Many thanks, Harry

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Maître d' was very annoying and far too busy rushing around to actually listen to our order. Also, very pushy about "sharing" dishes and emphasising that we needed to order more dishes. Took one hour to get two cold entrees served (oysters and raw tuna). Food was very average. We go out for dinner every Saturday night and was not impressed.

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Murray
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food but the waiter made the night. Marco was incredible. So passionate about the food and wine

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 8 March 2021

Great to hear you had a good time Murray, and thank you for your review! Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Harry

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DKNI
Sydney
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Bartolo. So glad to see it open and buzzing again with the extra seats outdoors - we hope this becomes a permanent fixture on Crown Street as it brings such a great atmosphere to the area. Less cars, more outdoor dining is the way to go for sure!

Our waiter Marco was a whizz and kept everything running smoothly. The food was lovely - sort of an Italian tapas winding up to a pork cutlet Milanese for main!! We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, will be back soon and would recommend Bartolo to anyone.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 8 March 2021

So glad you enjoyed everything DKNI! We're especially glad you liked the new street dining and Marco's (always excellent service). Thanks for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you soon. Many thanks, Harry

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ReneeB
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is amazing! Don’t miss the king fish or burrata

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 8 March 2021

Thanks Renee! These dishes are definitely favourites. Appreciate the review. Thanks, Harry

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable restaurant and delicious food. Would go again

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 28 February 2021

Thanks Anonymous! Glad you enjoyed it all! Cheers, Harry

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PeterR
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting & extensive wine list, good variety in type & price.
Fun cocktails.
Great snack or more extensive food with a couple of notable highlights, & wonderful to see sardines on the menu, & beautifully done.
Good vibe indoors & out, particularly with the expanded outdoor Crown St dining spaces.
Experienced & knowledgeable staff led by Marco who is brilliant.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 28 February 2021

Appreciate the review Peter. We love hearing someone enjoying all aspects of the experience. We're definitely in agreement on Marco's brilliance. See you soon! Many thanks, Harry

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BanksiaGirl
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The food was pleasant, although a little overpriced for what it was and execution could have been better.

The flathead was a fillet (which should be made clear on the menu), it was nice but the mouthfull I got was overcooked, and was much too small to share between 4. Similarly, the pasta was overcooked. The kingfish starterwas delish.

Service was okay, although the waiter didn't write our order down and forgot an item (unsurprisingly). He also came off a bit patronizing about the wine list - he started explaining to our guest (who is a wine buff) what type of wine a nebbiolo was after we requested a bottle.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 28 February 2021

Hi BanksiaGirl, thanks for the feedback and I'm very sorry your time at Bartolo was anything short of exceptional. At Bartolo we strive to serve great food and wine while providing a vibrant atmosphere and service, and to hear we didn't deliver on this occasion is upsetting for the entire team, and I sincerely apologise. Your feedback has been addressed at length with the team and if you feel like discussing further please email us through our website. Many thanks, Harry Stubbs General Manager

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Tamara
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great value for money. Lovely ambience & food was so delicious!

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 28 February 2021

Thanks for the kind words Tamara! Hope to see you soon! Cheers, Harry

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AnnaO
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great atmosphere and a place to go on a Sunday night

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Thanks Anna! Appreciate the great review! Cheers, Harry

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Jordank
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cant fault this place! The best date night spot. My partner and I shared the kingfish (FAVOURITE!), gnocchi fritto, flathead, crispy potatoes and spaghetti scoglio. Each and every dish was spectacular and each wine we tried was particularly unique and delicious. A must go and we will definitely be back. Thanks for having us guys!

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Hi Jordan, it's a pleasure to see you and your partner had a great date night! Thanks for coming by and we're looking forward to having you back! Cheers, Harry

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Went here for a valentines dinner with my girlfriend and we both had a great time. Service was great, food was tasty, and the overall experience was very positive. We'll be back!

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Looking forward to having you back Michael! Thanks for the kind review! Cheers, Harry

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lovescassie
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had our Valentine's Dinner there and the menu was exceptional. The drinks we got were amazing and there was great service all night long. Would come back here again.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 28 February 2021

Thanks for your review Cassie! We were particularly proud of our Valentine's Menu so it's great to hear your enjoyed it. Many thanks, Harry

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mishc
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff with great reccomendations and wonderful interior. Delicious food, around 70pp.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Great to hear you enjoyed everything Mish! Hope to see you soon! Thanks, Harry

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Nicoled
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

After being seated we were told they needed table back in 2 hrs, this is before giving food menu. Drinks order took a very long time, as did food. Waiter confused us by telling us “what we WILL have”, my friends thought I’d booked a set menu which wasn’t the case. Found waiter to be very pushy with attitude, and at times rude. I wouldn’t recommend family or friends to go here, and wouldn’t return. Food was ok, but there are many places in Sydney with better food, better vibe and better service. Felt the need to constantly apologise to my friends for choosing Bartolo. My husband is Italian, and I’ve lived in Italy, so despite waiter giving off arrogant italian vibe, this is not normal for wait staff (even by Italian standards). There was no excuse for rudeness, apart from them just wanting to turn the table over for next customers.

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LloydH
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. There was a noisy table nearby (as happens) but the design dies little to dampen sound. Only real gripe is they do not serve coffee.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Hi Lloyd, thanks for you review! Glad you enjoyed the food and service. With so many of our local friends serving great coffee near us we decided to focus on wine and cocktails, but we do understand that sometimes you need that pick me up. Thanks for visiting! Cheers, Harry

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JoshnaB
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The entire lunch experience was amazing! Can highly recommend this place.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Appreciate the review Joshna. Hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Harry

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DavidM
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Slightly conservative but reasonably groovy ambience with very interesting but tasty menu choices. Recommended.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Thanks for the recommendation David! Hope to see you soon. Thanks, Harry

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ALLISONR
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dinner with a girlfriend, great cocktails and tapas style dishes. We loved the ambience and outdoor dining concept too. Great wine list and our waiter was just outstanding he really made the evening. 5 stars!

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Lovely to hear you and your friend had a great time. Thank you for the kind words. Cheers, Harry

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WAFCCK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. I love Italian food and put Bartolo way up there. Staff are so friendly and helpful.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Great to hear you consider us up there with the best! Thanks for the review and hope to see you soon. Many thanks, Harry

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Mary
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding! Thank you.

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Superfly
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

I got a Gin and Tonic that was flat, I raised and they replaced no questions, which was good. They are friendly but I felt our waiter was pushing us to order more food than we needed. Wine menu is good but expensive by the glass. The standout food was the kingfish crostini.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Hi Superfly, apologies for the flat GnT, I'm glad we got you a fresh one. Great to hear you like everything else, we've since run a comprehensive training with all staff to ensure we get the perfect quantities of food to all guests. Hope to see you again! Thanks, Harry

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EmmaS
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing and the service is even better. Our server recommended the perfect wine and all of our dishes to us and even bought out a surprise dessert and everything was excellent!

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Thanks for your review Emma! The perfect wine for each guest is exactly what we strive for, so great to hear we nailed the right thing for you. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Harry

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bartolo was just amazing - never had to wait for the staff for attention once. All staff were so attentive and gave spectacular recommendations on food.

Food was delicious as well especially the kingfish entree.

One hiccup was with the billing - they tried charging 3 times for drinks when we only had one. Had to get it fixed 3 times to get the right price.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Hi Steven, so glad you enjoyed everything! Apologies for the pricing error - we've since done a full audit to make sure all of these are right. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Harry

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Gabriella
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a really nice time at Bartolo. It was a little bit quiet but on a windy Sunday one of the first weeks back into the working year that isn't unusual. Friendly staff and delicious menu / wine list, as well as excellent service—definitely keen to return one day!

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 25 February 2021

Hi Gabriella, So glad you enjoyed everything and thanks for the review. We're keen to have you back one day so hope to see you soon! Many thanks, Harry

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PaulyD
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant restaurant. Great ambience. Delicious food.

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 13 January 2021

Glad you had a great time Pauly! See you soon!

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WayneW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a great birthday celebration and the food variety and quality was excellent. Interior setting and atmosphere was welcoming, warm and energetic. We shared 3 smaller plates and then 2 larger dishes between 3 and that was plenty. The background noise was a bit loud. Great value and under $300 including 5 dishes, cocktails and excellent wines. Wine selection is excellent by the glass or bottle. Definitely worth trying

Bartolo Wine Room
Responded on 13 January 2021

Glad you had a great time Wayne, and thank you so much for the kind words. Apologies for the noise, with such a small room each person's voice does go a bit further. Next time you come be sure to book for an outside table where it's generally a bit quieter, we'll make sure you're next nice and comfortable next to a heater. Thanks, Harry

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FAQs

Bartolo Wine Room offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9360 5457.

Bartolo Wine Room is rated 4.5 stars by 56 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.