Intermezzo Italian Restaurant - Sydney

4.7
34 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Reach a high point Inspired by the Italian Renaissance architecture of the historical GPO building, Intermezzo offers a truly authentic dining experience. With classic Italian styling, white jacketed waiters and traditional cuisine, you will leave a meal at Intermezzo feeling like you have been to Italy. The atmosphere in the old GPO has a great feel to it, offering seating under the eight-story glass atrium, the intimacy and action from the kitchen in the heritage front room and the alfresco experience of seating on the colonnade overlooking Martin Place. This high-quality restaurant is recommended to people who wish to indulge in the best kind of luxury dining experience, enjoying features such as the 7.5 meter wine tower with over 2000 temperature- and humidity-controlled bottles. This is old-school European charm, with a pinch of Sydney sass. The menu is based on southern Italian classics. La Dolce vita indeed. Best dish: Scampi Pasta and Fish option
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New England
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the wine menu is pretty amazing, and the wine recommendition for each course are satisfy.

S
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Having dinner at Intermezzo was very impromptu for my partner and I, and so glad we found this place! The food was absolutely amazing from our entrée's right through to dessert. The staff were lovely and very friendly! I will definitely be coming back next time I'm in Sydney! Thank you Intermezzo!!

SM
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at 12 top tier Sydney restaurants during our two week visit. Intermezzo was tied for 1st place. It is located in a marvelous building with interior atrium tables, exterior colonnade tables and a small interior dining room. All were appealing. We chose the small dining room. The food was very good. The service was outstanding. The wine and cocktails were very, very good with many options/selections to choose from. Our server, Eduardo, was the most charming and attentive server I've ever encountered. Which puts him atop a list of over one thousand servers in our 50 years of fine dining. His recommendations were excellent and on budget. We rarely seek server advice. All of us were glad we did in this case. I'll always ask for him going forward. Such a very nice place. Highly recommended. I wish it were in my home city as I'd dine there often.

A
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Wait staff were very good and gave great recommendations. Food was excellent and very fresh. Some nice & different pasta options. Scallops in particular were delicious.

BK
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always enjoy my meal and those with me do as well

t
Washington DC
126 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spending eight days here in Sydney, we have tried several different restaurants, including this Italian one that was a pleasant walk from our hotel. Everything was very good; for main courses, my wife started with tomato and cheese and, then,osso buco; I started with an eggplant timbale and then, a fish served with very nice veggies. We split a salad and dessert. There was an ample wine list; while prices can escalate, there seemed to be choices in every price range.

SK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic professional service, staff who know their product and are implacable in the face of challenging customers plus fabulous food make for an exceptional night out.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service but a bit overpriced for the alcohol.

j
London
104 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good-quality Italian food and wine, with good service, in a central Sydney location.

s
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

First time to intermezzo very lovely ... ambience the service was great. The waiters were fully aware of our needs .Will definitely go back

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I found this restaurant by chance- and boy did I luck out!
Delicious food with every attentive service. I’ll be back!

SG
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Too expensive , food and drink very expensive. $26 for a house champaign is ridiculous.

MD
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a special occasion with my sister and brother in law visiting from the US. We had the most amazing meal - everything was perfect! The surroundings were gorgeous and the service was attentive without being intrusive. I can't wait to go back to Sydney to visit Intermezzo again. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would.

T
Hong Kong
17 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

When we travel and meet up with friends whom we have not seen in awhile the challenge is always to find a restaurant that has a good ambience but still has a sense of calm so one can chat (and not shout like so many restaurants). Intermezzo's atrium seating allows this which means a fun night to catch up, the food is very tasty and the service is excellent. It is situated in a beautiful old building in the central CBD of Sydney and easy to find. We visit this restaurant often because of atmosphere and the food. One of my favourites!

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I ordered the fish of the day and it was excellent! The restaurant is strategically located along Martin Place so this is a great place for people-watching while on the shade and enjoying lunch.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

結婚記念日で、雰囲気のあるレストランで食事をしたいと思いこのお店に。
シドニーでありながら、さながらイタリアを感じたイタリアンホスピタリティとワイン、オリーブオイル、モッツァレラチーズ、プロシュート。
地元産の野菜や牛やスカンピも美味しかったです。

気になったのは若干パスタがアルデンテより柔らかかったのですが、ただの偶然かな?^_^

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JP
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, we ate outside and had fabulous food and great, fun waitstaff. Only disadvantage is walking downstairs for the restrooms after two bottles of wine.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

It was our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We sat outside under the columns which was very pleasant. Our waiter, Vito (Vido?) was excellent, attentive but not in your face..

The food was good but somewhat overpriced. In general it was too salty (my comment and my wife's as well) - why do so many chefs insist on oversalting food rather than leaving this to the consumer?

I would probably recommend the restaurant to overseas visitors staying in the city but not for someone living locally - too many excellent choices for good Italian food within a few kilometres of the city centre.

CA
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous service and the food is incredibly fresh and vibrant. Try to sit in the bar in front - much more intimate!

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and wine and fantastic service. We always love dinner at intermezzo

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Beautiful spot and location with impeccable food service was a little forgetful

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! Impeccable Italian fine dining! Could not fault the food, or service

OT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This place is exceptionally reliable always great food and attentive professional service.

FM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always on point , excellent presentation and the food does not disappoint. Sitting in the collanade along Martin Place you could think you're sitting anywhere in Europe having lunch.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I booked this restaurant for my parents Christmas gift. Amazing job accomdating the logistics to pay the bill and provide amazing service. Food and staff served at an amazing quLity. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone both domestically and internally visiting Sydney.

K
Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great quick dinner before a show at Angel Place recital Hall

R
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The pasta, T-Bone and panacotta was delicious. Service was attentive.

MA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at Intermezzo. The food was creative & delicious and the service professional and attentive.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This resturant is amazing!
I love how the service was so brilliant and the food was incredible... The location and restaurant was spectacular!

SK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2016
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We had the calamares for entree which was pretty good. Nothing exceptional but good enough. Thea pasta dishes we ordered were good though not as good as the calamares. The food wasn't bad . Neither was it memorable. Expected more from the good reviews

GS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2016
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The venue is excellent. Compared to oyher the noise level in the open pat is low enough for conversation. Antipasta, Scallops and Cassatta napoletana were excellent. The Veal Involtini leass so. Did not have enough taste. Next time I will try the pasta instead. Presentation very good. Long time since fork and spoon were put on the table for the side potatoes and also for the dessert. Long black good.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant has a really good location in Martin place,the atmosphere looks fantastic .the price of food is reasonable ,but move to service it is not very satisfied ,the waiter always record wrong things,I was ordered Apple mix pineapple juice and no ice,they finally gived me ice orange juice .
The fish is not very fresh , noodles are very salty .lamp was quite nice .

d
Indiana
101 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Intermezzo is a reasonably priced Italian restaurant downtown. Service is very good, and the food, while not the best Italian I've had, was quite good. We had the Osso Bucco and the lamb tenderloin roll. Both really good. I'd recommend the restaurant .

OT
Dined on 7 November 2015
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

food and service above average. Enjoyed our evening. The restaurant setting is very nice.