La Favola

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
56 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$40 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian

Top tags:

Casual
Favola is a purveyor of fine Italian pasta from Chef Fabio Stefanelli.
What 56 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
F
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service staff were fantastic and extremely helpful.

RR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great vibe and food is on point, will return again

WV
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent! I had the Norma and my girlfriend had the formaggio, soooo delicious 👌 The table service was outstanding and it’s very reasonably priced, I’ll be back again soon✔️

P
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a table of 4 and the experience was absolutely awesome. The head chef fabio is a master of his craft. The meals were faultless. Flavours were amazing. We'll definitely be heading back very soon to try some other menu delights. Its a MUST.

EM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Delish pasta!!!! Super busy and small but they somehow make it work! Will definitely be back

E
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food & excellent service. The pasta is delicious and the serving sizes are very generous for the price. Would definitely come again!

LG
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

The food is amazing, and the price is really reasonable. Way too many tables in the restaurant though, my back was literally touching he guys behind me! All that said I’ll definitely be going back

JR
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal - would definitely recommend. The gnocchi are amazing.

AC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this place, especially the carbonara and tiramisu. And waitress Alice was the best. Grazie mille!

CD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Yum. If you need to do some quality carb loading, this is the place.

SC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best pasta in Sydney, excellent products' quality, perfect service.

RG
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I went to Favola for the first time on Saturday night to celebrate my birthday. The food was excellent and the staff were amazing. Very professional, very friendly and gave us recommendations on what to order and what wines would match. I highly recommend Favola if you are a lover of good pasta and Italian cuisine. I'm from an Italian background and very fussy about my pasta. It was sensational. So was the antipasto and the carpaccio was also very good. The only thing I would say is that its a very small restaurant so I'd probably book as its very popular and there was a queue out the door on Saturday night.
Its also very noisy so if you're after an intimate dinner perhaps dont go on a Saturday night. Will i go again? You bet I will. Thank you for a great night.

PD
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Probably my favourite Italian restaurant in the world

KL
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We sat on a table next to the kitchen, as our booking didn’t seem to be present. However, the service from the chef himself was amazing and all of the other waiters/waitresses. They were completely on top of everything and the chef was super friendly, informative and fun! The food was amazing

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good service. Delicious food. Definitely will be returning!

CH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A nice surprise, the food and service were impeccable. The baked cheese entree is a must!

D
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner! The food (bruschetta and two pastas) was truly original and exceptional. Thank you to the talented chefs Michele and Luca!

LS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Overall experience was good.
We were unhappy as we were charged $16 for a shot of frangellico we didn’t have. Only realised when we got home and it was too far to go back.

Also vegan option pasta was more expensive than regular pasta, not great value for money..

DS
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food... we had baked eggplant parmigiana and Broccoli sausage pasta which was perfectly cooked.... great staff, great atmosphere..

c
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The best Italian we’ve had ! The service from time to time can be a little lacking but generally great. The food is phenomenal and the tiramisu is incredible. Be sure to try the Crema limoncello also.

MR
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Excellent service of just average food.
Very overpriced for simple food that is nothing special. Very disappointed.

L
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Had high hopes but my pasta was overcooked and the sauce lacked flavour and needed seasoning. A very crowded space so consistently being bumped by other patrons and staff.

F
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great fresh, vibrant food.. Slightly small and can get packed but good atmosphere.

FP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Discovered this place in November 2018, and it’s been a regular haunt ever since. The food is wonderful, the selection of wines excellent (small range, but a perfect combination of quality Italian and Australian labels). Service is lively and helpful. No pressure to leave quickly, which is very welcome given the size of the place and its popularity. The booking system on-line is a dream — easy to use, and precise and quick. Highly, highly recommended — interstate visitors I’ve introduced to this gem of a restaurant have made a beeline back to it each time they visit!

SD
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious genuine Italian food. The pasta alla Norma was perfect!

RC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and great service. Best to go after 8 so you aren’t rushed.

R
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

I really loved the food and the service here. Definitely not a place to have a relaxed dinner on a Saturday night as it was buzzing and very cramped for space. Definitely ideal for a lazy lunch when not in peak trading times. Would highly recommend the food, just choose your times accordingly.

R
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We ate at La Favola before going to Dendy. The pasta was absolutely excellent- could have been in Italy. Super-efficient service, but no sense we were being rushed away. Will definitely return.

JM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Disappointing. Dishes were bland and lacked flavour and seasoning. Would not return.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food - simple & delicious

HA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

L
Sydney / NSW
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!

L
Sydney / NSW
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.

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

Fabulous authentic Italian - amongst the best in Sydney!

NC
Sydney / NSW
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!

SR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
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

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!

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.

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.

CC
Sydney / NSW
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

1
2