La Favola

4.5
153 reviews
$40 and under
Italian

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Casual
Favola is a purveyor of fine Italian pasta from Chef Fabio Stefanelli.

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Experiences

  • LOBSTER PASTA

    A$95.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    To pre-order the LOBSTER we require 48 hours notice. Half Lobster with amalfitana sauce, cherry tomato, white wine, chilli with one of your favourite shape of pasta to choose
  • OYSTERS

    A$25.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    To pre-order the oysters we require 48 hours notice. Half dozen Oysters to add to your special dinner, pre order only
  • Tomahawk

    A$120.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    To pre-order the Tomahawk we require 48 hours notice. Our special Tomahawk must be pre ordered 48 hours before the booking time. The tomahawk will be 1.5 kg and is 6 weeks Dry - aged served with roast potatoes and a summer salad. Please specify on the notes if you would like more than one Tomahawk.
What 153 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VeronicaH
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing, one of the girls called me up beforehand just to confirm that it was okay if we were seated outside. We had a group of 8 and not all of us arrived on time, but they were very patient and pleasant.

Food was great, it came out quickly and was very tasty. We ordered 3 different types of creamy pastas and I was worried they’d all taste the same, but they had very distinct flavours.

Excellent atmosphere, definitely will come back.

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Coco
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service
Highly recommend this place

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Gilly
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just like being in a side alley restaurant in Italy, food & atmosphere spot on..

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RonnaG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

It is often a great place to eat. Only this one evening, the two ladies serving did not seem to be interested in their jobs.

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AliM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Favola was a wonderful little restaurant, the food was excellent (cannot recommend their focaccia enough!) and the staff were lovely.

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SarahG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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MariaV
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Italian food and atmosphere, can’t be faulted. We’ll be back.

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RobertaP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff were very attentive- restaurant was busy - food and wine good

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Brought family from the country to Newtown for the first time. We’ve been here a few times and loved it!

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SamN
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it, great service, food, can’t wait to go back

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service.
The restaurant is small but modern and very cozy.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

It wasn’t as good as I hoped :( pretty interiors and yes pasta was fresh and tasty, but my spaghetti was overdone and so it was super soft.. also, we ordered 4 different pastas they all looked the exact same... To be honest, I’ve had better seafood pastas than the Dal Mare here :(
Burrata and bruschetta was delicious, but I suppose nothing extremely special?
The restaurant has great ambiance :)

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Armoboy
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was great, particularly the specials.
It was a bit noisy inside. Outside is Ok but seats can be better.
Service was prompt & friendly. Wines were well priced for the quality.
definitely will recommend for casual night out.

AJ
AmandaJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and love the ambience of the restaurant. This will 100% be one of my go-to restaurants.

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K8egrohl
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot, lovely service, tasty dishes! Try the specials

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CallumB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding in every way. Regularly eat here and have never been disappointed

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PauloF
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a very enjoyable dinner and the food was amazing.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank you for a good night.

MW
MichelleW
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very enjoyable night. The food was fantastic and the service was terrific from start to finish. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food

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NatalieB
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fantastic food, excellent waitress a little cramped, a bit to noisy in saying that happy to go back and enjoy the food

CS
CarolinaS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Perfect food!!! Really great place to eat italian food!

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JavierV
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Dinner was good, but not outstanding. The place is small and cosy, but also overpriced.

HJ
HannahJ
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

La Fabiola was easy to find. The menu had a great selection of flavours and the wait staff were extremely helpful and welcoming.

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Daniela
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We loved the overall vibe of the place, casual and really cosy. The pasta was absolutely delicious!

CB
CallumB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant, one of the best places I’ve ever eaten at

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Karina
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious pasta, well made and cooked to perfection. There are kids sizes available for $10 which is not on their menu so you have to ask for it, personally, its only a little smaller than my adult sized main!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptional food, very authentic flavours. Wine selections are perfectly appointed.
Seating is orientated to quick dining (stools and very small tables) to keep people moving through.

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EKandF
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We regularly go to La Favola for an early dinner with our 3-year-old son and they are always so accommodating! It's now a favourite as our son will sit still for more than 5 minutes to finish his dinner (big food endorsement) and we can manage to enjoy quality Italian dining with a glass of good wine! Ask for the specials as they are actually 'special' and should definitely been tried. Our son now says 'Ciao' and asks for casarecce instead of spaghetti!

LD
LDjdid
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

The food was great however the service not so much- got asked to order three times within 5 minutes of sitting down.

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LiamF
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was very good. Good atmosphere. Maybe a little loud/cramped, but I'm not complaining. Would highly recommend.

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Nisi
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Really enjoyed the whole experience, service was very efficient. The sea food pasta and the pasta of the day which was spinach and ricotta raviolli were amazing.

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AyleenneG
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious, the service was quick and the price was reasonable. I enjoyed the ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Should be more like it

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Edgggggggggggg
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Food was tasty but specials were double the price of menu items.. $35 for a small plate of pasta is sneaky.. won’t go again.

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Elly
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

I booked a table at 7pm and they didn't have one free for us for 25min. We were waiting outside in the cold.
The food is not authentic. My partner being Italian, he was not impressed. Not much flavour in the sauce.
The entree was nice, we had an antipasto.
Definitely not worth how much we pay for the pasta. Not going back.
Also the chairs are really not comfortable. They just use stools, not very suitable for older people.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great place to dine! Great food and atmosphere. However, we had to wait half an hour for a table inside despite making a reservation in advance.

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Zoee
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, loved the restaurant, I’ve already recommended it and I’m booked in to go again!

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BFA88
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, great dessert as well and nice spot

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Elle
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

The food was great and came out very quickly. When I’d dined in doors I really enjoyed the experience, however, this time despite booking ahead we were put out on the street which was very noisy.
We arrived on time but the table before us was 15 minutes late leaving, we would not have minded going elsewhere for a drink to wait but we were told it would only be a few minutes. The staff only prompted them with the bill 10 minutes after we arrived.

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dbar
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent experience food and service were top class..definitely going back..well done

FAQs

La Favola does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. La Favola also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8021 0002.

La Favola is rated 4.5 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

La Favola does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.favola.com.au/.

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.