The Italian Food Project

4.5
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112 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 112 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

RH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

EH
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.

WR
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

M
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.

L
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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

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

KR
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.

OT
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.

TB
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

SM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

GM
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and fantastic meals. Would recommend

DG
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

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

CM
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!

L
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!!

SR
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.

MB
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.

AS
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.

BM
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

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

AW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

J
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food and good service, just need to be quieter.

DR
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable, we never had to watch around waiting to re order drinks or anything, the staff were friendly, amazing and on the ball the whole time. Food was great to top it off, atmosphere is perfect for a nice dinner and would honestly recommend to anyone.

JS
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

was very noisy, tables are very small, service was great, food was great too

R
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience1

Very loud, and quality of food flavour was not nice at all, pizza soggy, and pasta tasteless

WH
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly and very courteous to our every whim.The atmosphere was very pleasant with a very Italian feel

JK
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, The Italian Food Project delivered great service and amazing food.

RT
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service, though music and noise levels too loud. Only real drawback from a great restaurant.

SM
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time I go to the Italian Food Project it never disappoints.

PB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service extremely good. Highly recommend it to everyone who loves good authentic food.

PG
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Seating terrible. Noise horrendous. Food average and limited

PN
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love TIFP.
All the staff are amazing. The energy and vibe is so contagious,
Once you are there your mood enhances and you have an amazing time. The food was beyond words. This has to be the best restaurant ever.
Can’t wait to go back. Thanks so much TIFP

S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to dine at TIFP and the food was amazing. The service and the staff was equally amazing. Love the desserts. Could do with more alcohol selection though.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service

LP
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service the help was amazing and they prepared everything I asked for would definitely recommend to everyone

MC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Unfortunately it was quite noisy and crowded which disturbed the rustic vibe of the restaurant. However, this seems to suggest that the restaurant is super popular! And I can see why, the food was lovely and service was great.

SC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Very disappointed. Asked for table water and got still water and charged for it $8.
Red sauce used for gnocchi and margarita pizza was tasteless and sloppy.

HC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress with the red hair was outstanding with banter which suited our table perfectly.

S
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really the perfect place to bring the family (or in our case, two large dogs) for a gorgeous meal of pasta and wine in a lovely outdoor courtyard.