Johnny Goes Italian
We were immediately impressed, (even before entering the storefront - draped by curtain) once noticing the cue that extended outside of the restaurant. Luckily we had booked a table for three in advance - we encountered no difficulty with our seating arrangement, despite the bafflement and small number of staff on the floor. This restaurant’s intimate, welcoming, and fun vibes made us feel instantly comfortable - everything a wine bar should aim for. We were immediately shown the wine list, by a very friendly waiter. Despite being set on ordering cocktails, we were still impressed by the assortment of wines on offer. In terms of the food, I truly believe this Italian restaurant currently dishes some of the best pasta and risotto in the city. I highly accredit the chef behind the risotto cacio e pepe, which as simple as it may sound, was definitely the standout dish of the evening. All in all, we had a great experience at Buffalo Dining Club’s associate restaurant - certainly worth a visit if you’re looking for an authentic, Italian-inspired, sophisticated tasting experience in Sydney.
Incredible pasta. Fantastic value. Will certainly be back
The food was incredible! And the staff were so welcoming and friendly!!!
Cute place, the food was good, some dishes very good, but the portions were tiny.
Most mains were entree sized. Would have needed to order more than one main per person, but for that it was a bit too expensive.
I 've been to Johnny Fishbone quite often and every time I think that it can’t be as good as the time before, and I’m happy to discover that I’m always wrong.
Philip is one of the best chefs in Sydney.
The menù changes every week, sometimes twice a week, every time is a new experience, it’s impossible to get bored.
I truly believe that in this wine bar you can get the best food in Sydney, and I can tell you that my standards are quite high.
Excellent indigents combined magnetically, a real treat for your palate.
The wine list isn’t huge but the selection is great and very affordable.
Cosy venue always warm and welcoming, one of the few places where you can enjoy decent music.
The staff is always smiling, helpful and gives very good suggestions regarding food and wine and it,s super super friendly.
Its a simple menu with 3-4 options for entrees and mains - but all looked delicious it still make the decision hard to make!
Staff were super friendly and attentive, with a lovely unique wine menu (yes for orange wines!)
Just a shame that road works kicked in halfway through the meal (not their fault of course)
Would go again!
This is definitely one of the new hidden gems in Sydney. Killer wines, cocktails are great and we've been twice now and almost tried all the dishes which are all superb.
Great little spot and perfect for foodies. Lovely service and dinner was excellent - lots of small plates all beautifully prepared amd exotic flavours to try.
Regularly changing menu, friendly vibe.....recommend you sit at the bar and engage with the friendly staff.
We loved it !!! The food was really tasty and original !!!
Good food and wine but overpriced. Fantastic service. Music slightly too loud for date conversation! I get they want to create a cool vibe but having to yell over the music is just annoying.
Great food and great service. The food was fresh and full of Flavor.
Will be back.
Came here for my partners birthday and it was the perfect spot for a couple without being too overly romantic. The music gave the place a great energy and the food came out quick and was absolutely amazing. Would recommend to everyone and will definitely be back.
Vibrant busy little gem. Staff are great, food spectacular. Risottos and pastas are delicious
I’ve been going here over last few months and have never been disappointed until now , the food wasn’t up to there usual standard and the service was lacklustre, the mood slightly depressesd , admittedly it was Wednesday so I will still try another time , the risotto and the smoked prawns saved the night
Laura, we love you and you will be missed !!!
Seriously fabulous food. The chef (ex. 121 BC) is really creative and all the dishes were extremely delicious. The menu changes regularly. Take the waitstaff's recommendations, they definitely know which are the stand out dishes. It's a lovely ambience, perfect for our date night. Good wine list and really lovely service. This was my second visit and certainly wont be our last!
Our waitress was really helpful and when we ordered a second bottle of wine she was able to find the last bottle and gave us a discount as well!
The food here has an edge, familiar but quite different flavours - very enjoyable service as well. PB
Beautiful ambiance and service. Perfect for a drink, the food offering was very on trend, although hit and miss.
our waiters were exceptional the food was outstanding who knew sardines could be so impressive
and that beef could melt in your mouth will be back !
I love this place, food is absolutely amazing, authentic using quality ingredients.
Staff always friendly... great tunes as well!
We dine at Johnny Fishbone weekly. The food is delicious. We particularly like that the menu changes constantly so there is no chance of getting bored! It’s really reasonably priced for Sydney. The owners and staff are experienced restaurateurs, super friendly and look after their regulars. Can’t recommend it highly enough.
I love Johnny Fishbone - I've been here a few times now and it's always great food, wine and service. Intimate setting too.
Consistently great food, wine and service . The guys are amazing.
The food was amazing, service was friendly and helpful. Loved it, will definitely go back.
A very cool ambience with a tasty menu, great wine list & friendly staff. Will be back
This is a great little place. Bar seating is fun if it’s just two or three of you. Cocktails are made well, and menu is usually pretty small (share style), but most things are very very good as a result.
Small revolving menu but great food, tasty and relaxed.
busy and noisy but all for good reason. The cocktails were good, wine excellent and well priced ......and the food. Veal tartare was spectacular.....cheese and pepper risotto was perfect winter meal. Great value and no wonder its popular.
This is such a good place... great food... great wine and cool staff!
Fabulous food and service over and above expectations. Highly recommend.
We enjoyed everything about Johnny Fishbone! Food was great but the fusilli was pretty spicy (still delicious though). Particularly enjoyed the croquettes 😍
Great venue wonderful staff and interesting menu very good value!
The Amarone really was like Jesus going down my throat!
Yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum delicious
Super tasty, super sharp menu (changes every week too!)
Wine list is Spanish/Italian focus with very interesting drops that you don't see anywhere.
Hectic service run by 2 professional and friendly staff who makes you feel like you have been long time friends!
This is a really nice place for a get together and share a bottle and some food. The wine selection is good and the tapas selection keeps on changing, so you never know what's on the menu. Service is warm and friendly with good attention to detail.
Cute place, short but very sweet menu. Lovely warm & informative staff. Can’t wait to go back.
Great food ,wine and service. Amazing staff. I keep coming back.