La Favola

4.5
26 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Authentic
Located in the heart of Newtown, Favola is a purveyor of fine Italian pasta from Chef Fabio Stefanelli.
What 26 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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HA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food exceptional as usual can never fault it. Staff always fabulous also everytime

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L
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food portion is generous, from entree to main to dessert, it all taste so authentic and beautiful, would love to go back again!

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L
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It would have been nice for the waiter to let us know that ordering the special pasta with the maron was extra, therefore it wasn't a nice surprise to have to pay and extra $10 on top of a $29 special when all the other pasta dishes on the menu were less expensive. Overall, I found the pasta to be average/overrated after hearing so much about the place. I was a little dissapointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous authentic Italian - amongst the best in Sydney!

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NC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance is ALWAYS perfect - we highly recommend to all our friends!

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SR
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff are warm and friendly. Fabio leads by example...welcoming his guests with a smile and a hug. The food is fresh and made with love. Must go place

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A
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great restaurant and delicious food, the waiter Marco has been great with us, please thank him again!

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OR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food- great italian vibe- felt like i was having dinner in Rome again.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most delicious italian food I have had in years. (And i am picky) Hand made and oh so fresh. We will be back there very soon.

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CC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you want to taste true authentic Italian food that is simple and very flavoursome then this is the place to eat.

The staff are very friendly and the chef is passionate about keeping his tradition in the food that he cooks

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had found this place by chance when my family from Victoria came up to visit, and we got some take away meals which were delicious! So, about 6 months later I came again with my friend and I had a sit down meal for the first time and it was just as fabulous as last time. I saw some reviews of some people complaining about price for sizing, which really is not applicable to the quality you receive. The sauces are rich in flavour and you can tell the pasta is handmade. Loveeee it 👌🏼

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GW
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was great and the staff were friendly and efficient. We were sitting next to the kitchen and saw the pride and effort with which the food was prepared and enjoyed discussions on the food with the chef.

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FP
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La Favola has a wonderful ambience, and the food is delicious. Good selection of wines too (the primitivo we had was a flavoursome complement to the pasta). We especially liked the esprit of the staff, and their recommendations were spot-on. This is the second time I’ve been there, and will most certainly be there again. Finally, like the restaurant itself, the booking system is great - no hassles with phoning, or in going through a tiresome website!

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M
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nice little spot with great food, good gf options nice to see they had more than one gluten free pasta option

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The entree was really good!!

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S
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What La Favola does well is perfecting what it offers: pasta. The menu is simple, pick a pasta and sauce with different specials available. We had the ragu, carbonara, the norma and the special of the night, the gnocchi. Although all tasted great and a decent serving size, the rage and carbonara stood out for us. The service was impeccable, we will definitely return again and we would highly recommend it - especially those looking for a hearty bowl of authentic Italian pasta!

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S
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The staff and ambience were lovely. I was expecting more from the food. It was good, just not wow. Only one vegetarian option in an Italian restaurant is a bit slack....and it's eggplant...the vegetarians arch nemesis! If they improve the vegetarian options I'd definitely go back. It's got a lovely vibe about the place.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The music was techno. Something more chilled and relaxed would have been more apt. Apart from that it was a nice meal and good service.

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A
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Amazing pasta but a little cramped in the restaurant and the service suffered slightly on a busy Saturday night. All that said I would recommend and will be back!

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NC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING as always - HIGHLY recommend. Fantastic consistent food, excellent service and value for money

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NL
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

I really love going to La Favola and think they have fantastic food! I do think, however, the service is slow and just for table water and orders to be taken it takes a very long time

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SP
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience! Highly recommend for a date night and authentic Italian cuisine.

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J
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious Italian food and great atmosphere with authentic, fun menu. Lovely staff, especially Marco!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic friendly and prompt service, delicious good and the desserts blew us away! The team was also kind enough to move us inside where it was less windy. Will return :)

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C
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the food and the service . Everything was home made and you could tell when eating the dishes. Service was lovely.

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B
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and Great value. Italian food at its best!

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