The Italian Food Project

4.5
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130 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
A paddock to plate take on Italian food with traditional pasta and pizza making methods. Seasonal locally sourced produce in a relaxed indoor/outdoor dining space featuring an amazing outdoor pergola with edible gardens and 2 rustic industrial dining rooms featuring exposed brick walls.
What 130 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RondaM
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food to die for and great service the best restaurant that I have ever been to

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NicoleS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food great service we will definitely be back again

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed our lunch. The waitress was pleasant and endeavored to be helpful. I am always surprised when a restaurant runs out of two bottles of wine on their own wine list before the major trading days of the weekend. I can understand the late delivery of sea food and hence not available for the lunch serving. However don't understand why they have not briefed wait staff to tell lunch customers and so avoid the whole order reorder business. We were given some complimentary Limoncello which was a nice thought.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Portions have reduced in size.
The topping fell off the pizza.
It was very busy, so it was very noisy due to events being held at the same time.
Staff were super friendly and helpful as usual though which was great. They look at the kids and provide dough to help entertain them.

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Penny
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Went here a few years ago and loved it. Not sure if menu has changed - food was average. Staff were rude. The music was so loud - not appropriate for dinner. Asked them politely to turn it down twice - finally on the third go it was turned down to a reasonable volume. I’m not one to usually whinge about music level but it was ridiculous!
Nice for a big family bash where you’re happy to yell across the table and eat mediocre Italian food.

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KerrieM
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch & food was absolutely delicious. 1 staff member was outstanding friendly & very attentive - however 1 was a little bland & we felt a little. Uneasy with her. But overall it was nice & we'll be back thank u.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve eaten there 3 times now. The food is phenomenal! Like seriously delicious! Their vegetarian & vegan options are SO TASTY!!!Service is really good & the setting is lovely. ❤️

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BiancaM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Every single time! Would recommend over the 50 other Italian restaurants in the area!

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch. Food was great.
We felt valued by your wonderful staff. Customer service was outstanding. Staff were approachable and helpful
We had a great time
thank you

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AnnaC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

pizza was burnt and thinner then paper very disappointed.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are professional and friendly. The food is brought to you on a timely manner and I would highly recommend you add this to your list of restaurants to go to

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Michele
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night as usual and staff were accomodating to do a banquet for us. While there were 8 in our sitting but due to one of our friend having gluten allergies she could not eat what was in the banquet. Jess was very accomodating and said we could still do the banquet for 7.

Also want to commend Caitlin and Jade for their beautiful friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was awesome.. service was awesome.. Had to add a side to my meal to make it a decent size but apart from that no complaints..

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MarDe
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always and friendly staff.
Always Enjoying eating here.

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LeanneR
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were extremely professional from the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out. Everything was explained.Constantly clearing tables ready for the next course.A big thankyou to the staff there on Saturday night. Well done. We will definitely be coming back.

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Michele
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves due to the good food and company, its just a shame that your restaurant doesn’t have more enclosed areas as our husbands backs were facing the cafe screen wall and their backs and lowers pants were wet and there was no room to sit us inside

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LarissaP
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good size meals and friendly staff would recommend

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GnHailz
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A cute little restaurant in a beautiful town that serves delicious morsels of food. Exceeded my expectations. Will be dining there again for sure!

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LeslieC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, very authentic. The share plate were a great size, we were left very full and happy!

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, waitress was fantastic and offered great suggestions. It was a anniversary dinner and they went the extra mile to make it enjoyable.

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RebeccaH
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food was outstanding. It was a lovely lunch for my husband's birthday. We will be back again!

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EvaH
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I was very pleased with my first visit. The food was delicious and while they didn't have mocktails on the menu they made one up for me. I'll definitely go back again.

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WendyR
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always service was amazing and food was fresh and authentic Italian cuisine. 1st time I dined inside and was a little noisy, but that’s okay as it adds to the atmosphere

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Michele
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

When I booked online it stated a 90min time session for all bookings before 7.30pm which seemed fine at the time, I made a booking for 6.30pm. On arriving at the restaurant were showen to our table and hadn't even had a chance to look at the menu before staff came over and asked to take our orders. After ordering our meals staff hovered while we ate our 1st & 2nd course, then on asking if we could order our desserts & coffee we were told, no as we needed to vacate the table be 7.45pm. We had only been there for 50 minutes, and had until 8pm, on advising the waiter this he still persisted on saying we had to leave at 7.45pm. We then asked to see management which he went to get but came back alone still stating we had to leave at this time.
We had been given $100 gift vouchers as a Christmas present, I asked if we have to leave are you going to refund the money we hadn't use and was told no, just use $50 & cash and come back another time to use the other $50. I stated after this experience I would not be back again. We eventually were able to have desert & coffee with 10 minutes time to spare.

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Lutman
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My friend and I had a lovely meal (as always). Service was great.

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FrankG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Italian food at affordable prices. Great service that is not overbearing.

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KerryR
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch and our waitress Amber was outstanding! Very attentive and very lovely to my 2 year old granddaughter.
Amber was unaware that my granddaughter has a chronic illness and that sometimes it’s tricky for us but her kindness made the experience a fabulous one for my family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Found this place on a previous work trip and it is now on our standard meal plan for each visit. Food is amazing, service is great, look forward to each new visit.

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TracyB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing night could not fault was looked after so well. Happy New Year

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ShayM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always outstanding, with impeccable service. Manager is very hospitable. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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GrantM
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and fantastic meals. Would recommend

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DianneG
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Food and service excellent.
Noise level unacceptable. Went elsewhere for coffee.

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CarlosM
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Can never go wrong at the Italian Food Project. Food is great, has that home-made feel to it.
Love it!

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Lorenzo
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, wait staff and atmosphere is outstanding.
A place that I'll go back to time and time again.
Great home style food, humble and simple.
Their porcetta is to die for.
Definitely a 5 outta 5!!

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SandraR
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Being Italian, owning and cooking food in my own restaurant years ago and very fussy when it comes to Italian food, this restaurants food and service is amongst the best in the world, and I have lived and eaten in Italy, this is true Italian food and the pizza pastry is to die for. Cant wait for my next visit there.

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MarieB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lunch with the Girls on a Sunday atmosphere was excellent as well as the quality of food + service.

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

It was a busy night, food was good, but service a bit hit or miss. Wine delivered to table, but no wine glasses and had to wait for them to be polished (not enough of them?), and we had asked for 2 bottles for the table but had to ask 3 times for the second bottle. Wine glasses later cleared with plates, but we still had wine in the bottle. We didnt see wait staff again once dessert served. No checking on extra needs or drinks etc.

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BeauM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always Amazing! I think it was the 10th time we have been to IFP, amazing as usual, the food and service are second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

It was my dads birthday we really enjoyed the food and the ambience of the place.

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service! Was our first time. Will be back for sure loved the food!

FAQs

The Italian Food Project offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4655 3280.

The Italian Food Project is rated 4.5 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.