La Spiaggia

4.5
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31 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
We are a relaxed, family-welcoming Italian restaurant on Sydney's beautiful coastal hub. We are Coogee's oldest Italian restaurant, owned and operated by the Lombardo family for more than 20 years. Modern, family Italian is one of the simplest, most enjoyable cuisines the world over, and La Spiaggia is loyal to this ethos. With many of Italy's most famous exports on our menu , we customise our good food with a woodfire oven, and by hand-making most of our pastas. We also source the best possible ingredient for all dishes, whether that be local Australian or imported Italian, from fresh seafood daily to the best Italian cheeses. We are open seven nights a week for dinner from 5.30pm.
What 31 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
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R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Being an Italian pizza lover I have very much appreciated the quality of this pizza that is crispy as I like.
A little bit smaller then we are used to in Italy, but one of the best pizza I have had in Sydney so far.
Highly recommended

EM
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Great food and great staff. Wish it was my local!!

KM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We LOVE it here. Amazing food and great service
Feels like you’re in Italy

AP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a lively place to eat. Food and wine list always pleases. (Best oysters I've had!) As a coeliac, pleasing to be find gluten free options on the menu.

MC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great service, the food came quickly and was delicious

TR
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice food with old style great service. Can recommend.

D
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Music was very loud, but would definitely recommend for a groups of friends ! Great service, good food ! We were having a family dinner, it was very hard to hear ourselves talking, would not recommend for dates for example !

JD
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Was not the first time in La Spiaggia and always very good food.

BH
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff, great vibe, we’re from Perth & reckon this is the best Italian Restaurant in Australia.
If you haven’t been, get there, j uk ou won’t be disappointed.

FC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fresh food, great service - the total package for a nice dinner out

KK
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Will definitely be going back. Highly recommend!

KB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, beautiful food and great service!! Have already recommended to others, we have visited numerous times.

GB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Too much pressing from the waiter that came to our tablet too many times

j
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

even though we asked for a break between entree and main - pasta came out as soon as dishes were taken away. food had been precooked and was just waiting for you to finish. Server tried to serve new dishes on old plates not taken away. We sent them back.

TC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We travel from Wollongong to have dinner here.
Friendly staff, kid friendly, fast service and the most delicious food.

EA
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was really disappointing. Pizze were not cooked enough and pasta had no taste despite fresh products. A very average experience and definitely not the right value for money.

NC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad we found this little gem of a restaurant - the staff were so welcoming very helpful and considering the restaurant was busy our food was out in no time and was absolutley delicious! Cannot wait to go back!

PK
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great Restaurant continually providing quality food and great ambience. The staff members were outstanding.

PP
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, incredible service and the atmosphere of the restaurant was fantastic!

s
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked La Spaggia not knowing anything about the restaurants in Coogee. It was a celebration for my birthday whilst visiting sydney. My friends ended up appearing at all different times, our group was erratic and ended up ordering randomly at different times.
We were a tricky group and the wait staff were so understanding and considerate. Nothing was a problem, they were really friendly and the food was excellent. I would happily return if I didn't live so far away.

K
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

The food was beautiful and came out very promptly. Only downside was that our waiter was horribly rude and it really put a dampener on our evening. I wish I could give this place a better rating.

GM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyable home made Italian food. Quick and friendly service. Nice, but a bit pricey; I guess the whole of Sydney is though.

AS
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Spiagga is our family restaurant since 12yrs. Food is always great and service top. Best place in Coogee!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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T
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We have been regulars at LS for a few years, this time was disappointing. The Zucchini Flowers we’re heavily battered, nothing like the light tempura type coating they should have. The Arrancini were average and the fillet steak was very dry, definitely not the medium rare I ordered.

More importantly it’s probably time for a menu update, I may be wrong but it feels like it hasn’t had a significant change in some time. We will be back, if only for the pizza, which is always good.

f
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place - never fails to disappoint. One of the only “special” places to east in Coogee!

CD
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was excellent but we had an early 6.15 sitting and felt very rushed as if they wanted our table, in & out in 1 hr.

CR
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were exceptional, did everything to please. Wide range of menu items. Food fabulous (pasta slightly hard but could fault nothing else)

H
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

I love going here for a great Italian dinner. Unfortunately this time was terrible experience. At the end of the long weekend, the staff and the restaurant were worn out and frazzled. (understandably) .. but I got terribly and immediately ill from the mixed seafood dish I ordered. For the sake of other diners, I tried to be inconspicuous about it. The staff could see I was ill, yet did not apologise. I had to go outside to get fresh air after being violently ill downstairs. I think my main dish was taken off our $200 bill, and that was that. An unfortunate end to a long love affair with this restaurant. I can never go back.

TM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We were the first to arrive around 5.30 pm and were therefore quickly seated. The staff were very friendly and our order was taken. My wife chose a gluten-free chicken disk and I ordered the slow-cooked beef cheeks. The food was delicious. I would definitely eat here again.

L
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was very nice to eat there again food was great as usual