Bastardo

4.6
130 reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
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  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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What 130 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Energetic
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nikita
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a romantic date night. Food was really good and so was the service.

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Sydnay
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Positive : selection of antipasto was great. we probably had best salami in our life. Octopus dish from Primi menu selection was absolutely delicious.

Negative : after our first course, no one cared our table. There were number of wait staff were floating around but seems like no interest to serve or clear table. our table had empty plates over 30mins so we stuck the plates on the table to get an attention. Also, we had to wait almost 40mins to get our main course. Our main unfortunately were very disappointed as well. Every single dish we've ordered were super salty but no other flavour. 4 boys in our table just ate for sake of it as they were very hungry. I couldn't eat more than a two bite! - my order was 'Grilled' Swordfish'. The worst part is not yet arrived, the supervisor(manager level) cleared my plates and she saw that I barely touched my food but she never asked if food was okey.

The wine selection were disappointed as well. They didn't have great wine selections but the marker up was more than 3.5time which is incredibly high. Overall I had very poor experience, perhaps the worst.

After dining at Bastardo, everyone from our group felt worst (flat) so we decide to go home instead of continue the night - definitely killed out vibe.

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Kish
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food!! And incredible service - highly recommend

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MANDYP
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food can’t wait to go back
Great wine and drinks menu as well

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FloydM
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. My new favourite restaurant in Sydney. It's a shame you can only book dinner for 5pm or 8.30 pm though....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sea urchins spaghetti highly recommended. Also mozzarella with cime di rapa.

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Markus
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

“Something old, something new, something Sicilian, Italian, Argentinean and Surry Hills.” That’s BASTARDO, fabulous! Great atmosphere, delicious food, interesting wines & wonderful service. Loved it. On the menu …
* Gordal Olives, “Queen of Olives”, filled with Anchovies, and Serrano peppers
* BBQ Octopus with potatoes & vinaigrette (best ‘melting’ octopus I had in a long time)
* Bacalao Salted Codfish Dumplings
* Casarecce Duck Ragu (took me back to the Golden times of Il Baretto)
* Spaghetti Sea Urchin (sensationally good!)
Wine - COS Frappato Terre Siciliane and others

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Juliano
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They weren’t Bastardo’s to me at all.

Great place and amazing food.

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Sherif
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, outstanding service and great selection of wine... must must must try

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LisaM
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was outstanding,
The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Would definitely go back again. It was a little loud. I felt like I had to shout across the table, and it was hard to hear my friend.

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ChristineA
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, couldn’t choose a favourite between them he three pastas we had, probably best pasta dishes I’ve had in Sydney.

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TullioM
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Service & food was excellent however it was very loud & noisy & made hard to hear

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AnnabelM
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fabulous food, great service, however it did get very loud as the night went on.

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PhilippaR
12 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Had a wonderful experience again at BASTARDO. The food is excellent, service is fabulous - the only drawback is that it gets pretty loud. Other than that, it’s a winner!

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MichaelH
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and if only you had a coffee machine to finish off it would’ve been perfect.

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AlisonM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clever food, even the salads were brilliant, adding those olives to the fennel salad and broad beans. Duck ragu to die for. Service great, good long lunch place!

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JaneW
6 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Fun casual vibe- good food but music so loud could barely talk!

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RockanRollera
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food, fabulous staff and service. A thoughly enjoyable experience

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MeganR
13 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. We loved it. A ‘grown up’ restaurant where over-50s don’t feel out of place. Loud, but not too loud. Our group of six really enjoyed the food - especially the chick pea fritters, and the sea urchin and duck pastas. Go and be happy.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing amazing amazing - from the olives & sumptuous bread at the start, to final desserts, the people here made it a truly heavenly evening. ❤️❤️❤️

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AnaGarcia
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service is amazing and the food was beautiful!

I’ve been to Bastardo twice before and the waitress gave me a list of vegan things that I could have but this time I only had one option.

The pasta was very nice but it’s a bit disappointing that they now just have 1 vegan option on their entire menu.

As the plant based is a growing market I suggest reviewing it to accomodate to all crowds. Thanks guys

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VictoriaM
6 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time dining and both times I have loved it. Food was excellent, wine choices also good although a little in the expensive side.

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ViviR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service are fantastic!!!!! The acoustics are very poor - hard to hold a conversation across the table.
The wine was very expensive relative to the cost for the amazing food. Service was fantastic!

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Zoeey
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food Was amazing. Can't wait to go again.
Drinks list was expensive.
Dinning was loud and seated next to strangers as its one long table down the middle.
Cute small restaurant.
Food/ Service was super quick!

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jeffS
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All good alcohol very xxxy
2 hour table was nit ideal

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MinErica
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, the ambience, and the service! The place is perfect for celebrations or just a regular night out. The food was really superb. Serving size is good. Will definitely come back!

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SmartFox
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Awesome food and great service, nothing to say about it! We received great advises about the wine to choose too.
However, I am not really a fan of the ambiance, the restaurant is extremely noisy, on top of that the music in the restaurant is quite loud, making people speak even louder.
Aircon was quite strong, it felt colder inside than outside.
Large table in the table, not so much adequate for a date.

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LarissaP
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb in every sense. Food is flawless, the ambiance is energetic without being overbearing and the staff are attentive, delightful and professional. Ben’s kitchen is a perfectly oiled machine. Nothing tops the pasta though. New Sydney favourite for pasta. Grazie mille!

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Meli
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

They said we only had 1 hr but there were spare tables

Bastardo
Responded on 8 May 2021

Thank you for your comment and I can understand why you might not understand the 1 hour 15 minute seating time when there are spare tables. We offer a pre-theatre 5pm seating of 1 hour and 15 minutes to our guests looking for a quick bite before heading off to see a show or for families who like to eat early. Often the pre-theatre seating is not fully booked which is why there were spare tables, however our 6.30pm seating was fully booked which is why we are unable to extend the seating time.

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SarahB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Literally the best restaurant in Sydney! I cannot rven begin to explain the quality of the dishes.. the kingfish Crudo was perfectly balanced, the carpaccio was rich and flavoursome. The tiger prawn tagliatelle was absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to be back!

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StephanieA
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Thoroughly enjoyed everything and all the pastas.

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MalT
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere, with lovely service and excellent food. Was a little noisy inside, but were easily accommodated with a table outside.

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SteveR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food - don't overeat early as the pasta sizes are substantial ( finally ! ) and are with waiting for !

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Susan
10 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Duck ragu, crab linguine, and tiramisu for dessert. Service was faultless, noise level a big high, but a great night out.

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vipPeterS
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food , great service ,
Ben and Elvis, joe and the whole team run high quality establishments that offer excellent value , the food is always on point and the service very caring and engaged
Bravo to the whole team

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Second time I've been to Bastardo ; this time for lunch ; last time for a timed dinner (i'm not a fan of the timed dinner but understand why its done).
Snappy service ; good wine advice ; modern but not too trendy Italian food. Flavours were punchy! Not a bad dish starting at the LPs salumi, the specials of the day pizza fritti and zucchini rigatoni and eggplant parmigiana.

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EvaC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious, made with great produce and tasty flavour combinations. The service was also great - friendly, attentive and they knew their stuff!

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ChiaraR
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Ambience and food was fantastic - I will definitely be going back soon to try all the other dishes on the menu!

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Marilyn
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was Great food & service fabulous. We’ll be back 😉

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kristen
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience2

The food is amazing. Service fast, polite and informal. The noise was a bit much though. The acoustics of the place left me pretty much yelling to be heard less than 1 meter away. I’d try and go at a quieter time in future.

FAQs

Bastardo is rated 4.6 stars by 130 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.