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Bar Italia

Café, Italian Restaurant, and Ice Cream Shop
Inner West, Leichhardt
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  • Cecilia H.
    "Great pasta, great gelato (love the mango and strawberry ones)."(29 Tips)
    Tony C.
    "Awesome coffee and the affogato is worth the visit alone."(2 Tips)
    David B.
    "Best gelato and pasta in Leichhardt"(9 Tips)
    otsodos
    "The best pistachio and coffee flavoured gelato by far"(6 Tips)
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  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellSeptember 7, 2014
    Read the tips and yeah the pasta is not amazing, but the sum of it all is better than the parts. The main draw is the gelato; zabaglione, tiramisu and passion fruit being our personal favs.
  • Dimitri
    DimitriAugust 14, 2014
    If Bar Italia fell in the woods, would Leichhardt still exist? This institution is still the goto place for great gelato, as well as a cool place to just sit sipping a good, strong coffee.
  • Carlos R.
    Carlos ReisDecember 21, 2013
    Cash only & no table service. They will give u a tray to carry stuff to ur table if u ask for it! Lactose intolerant (or just prefer ur milk skinny/light), don't bother! Full fat is all u get here.
  • Helen A.
    Whatever you do, do not drink their coffee. Terrible is an understatement and to make matter worse they make you carry your coffee to your table. Worse service ever. Would never come here again.
  • Sophie L.
    Sophie LinesOctober 2, 2010
    Revolting! Disgusting service, overcooked pasta with prawns the size of a fingernail and clearly not fresh. Waiter made a huge deal about getting an extra wine glass by throwing order book on counter!
  • Ben S.
    Ben SFebruary 25, 2013
    How does this place survive? No milkshakes, no ice, run out of everything - someone needs to tell them we're not in the 90s anymore and to get with the programme.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KempSeptember 15, 2012
    The tiramisu here is the best I've ever had! So much mascarpone cream that its more like a mouse :-)
  • Tony C.
    Tony CraneAugust 15, 2011
    No skim, no soy, no decaf! The real deal. Awesome coffee and the affogato is worth the visit alone.
  • Samuel Y.
    Samuel YustiaMay 10, 2015
    Traditional tiramisu with their coffee is just a perfect companion for windy autumn day in sydney
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LeeJuly 16, 2011
    Go the toblerone gelato. Massive chunks of crunchy nougat and chocolate hidden inside!
  • John P.
    John PatrickOctober 27, 2013
    They do gelato here really well. Gelato keeps bringing me back...... Coffee is nice.
  • Dannielle A.
    Dannielle ANovember 21, 2010
    Must try the gelato....$3.50 gets you a huge overflowing cup of goodness!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteheadJanuary 14, 2010
    Cheap and cheerful pasta with the second best gelato in Sydney - head to Pompeii's in Bondi for the best.
  • Tony H.
    Tony HollingsworthJanuary 7, 2011
    Try the mascarpone dessert in the fridge behind the barista. Exceptional.
  • Michael
    MichaelMarch 13
    Nice size serve for $12 eat in. Cute rear courtyard
  • Cecilia H.
    Cecilia HerminaJanuary 17, 2010
    Great pasta, great gelato (love the mango and strawberry ones).
  • Marianne F.
    Marianne FApril 26, 2011
    The tiramisu gelato is to die for... real cakey chunks throughout... nom
  • otsodos
    otsodosApril 8, 2013
    The best pistachio and coffee flavoured gelato by far
  • Berlian A.
    Berlian AyudyaJune 7, 2012
    Get the pistachio flavoured gelato. You won't regret it.
  • J
    JMay 30, 2013
    The tiramisu gelato probably the best in Sydney!
  • Philip W.
    Philip WalterJanuary 13, 2011
    Bring cash. Don't accept credit cards or EFTPOS. Great pasta though!
  • Bonnie J.
    Bonnie JavierMarch 8, 2015
    Try the hazelnut gelato. Absolutely worth it.
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GohMay 6, 2012
    Pistachio gelato is amazing! Tastes like real pistachios with none of that artificial flavoring crap.
  • Daisy L.
    Daisy LittleAugust 23, 2010
    Penne melanzane is the best! Great gelato too!
  • Antoinette K.
    Antoinette KeenanOctober 8, 2012
    A classic stop when you are in Leichhardt with amazing Gelato.
  • Sud B.
    Sud BJanuary 12, 2014
    Excellent and the serving size is generous!!!
  • themagus
    themagusJuly 7, 2011
    It's ok but I'll never get why this place is so famous. It all feels a bit cheap.
  • Bryson H.
    Bryson HallMarch 9, 2010
    Try the amatriciana. Coffee is tops, but on a hot day get the iced version.
  • Matt T.
    Matt ThomasJune 22, 2011
    Do you like Lasagna? It's hard to beat the Lasagna here. It's rich, meaty and Mmmmm!
  • Viridianne
    ViridianneApril 12, 2014
    Hazelnut gelato has real hazelnut chunks!
  • Jackson G.
    Jackson GeorgeNovember 2, 2013
    Food is overrated here but have great Gelato and Coffee!!
  • Adrian A.
    Adrian AbrateJanuary 22, 2013
    Coffee and cannoli at the end of the night. Can't be beat.
  • Lester M.
    Lester MartinezMay 16, 2010
    Puttanesca all the way!!! And a double order of garlic bread, please!!!
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimOctober 14, 2012
    Get the 4 scoop stack.
  • Elvina E.
    Elvina EvaniaDecember 23, 2011
    The pistachio gelato is the bomb!
  • Tony N.
    Tony Nicholson2 weeks ago
    Gelato and pizzas are superb
  • Atilla Y.
    Atilla YilmazOctober 23, 2010
    Try the chocolate affogato!
  • John D.
    John DobbinJuly 16, 2011
    No skim, no soy, don't even ask - love it
  • David B.
    David ByrneNovember 29, 2015
    Best gelato and pasta in Leichhardt
  • SquareClouds
    SquareCloudsOctober 4, 2010
    Mascapone dessert is one to go for
  • Sarita P.
    Sarita PartoNovember 3, 2011
    Best banana gelato in sydney!!
  • MrsKRP
    MrsKRPFebruary 28, 2013
    Tiramisu gelato!!! Amazing!
  • Dan C.
    Dan CollinsMarch 19, 2010
    Pistachio gelato is the bomb!
  • Gary C.
    Gary CrockettDecember 3, 2010
    the iced coffee is a blast
  • Dylan K.
    Dylan KellySeptember 4, 2014
    Ice chocolate, arancini
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MalettaOctober 1, 2012
    Love the Gelato!!!!
  • Happy R.
    Happy RabbitOctober 7, 2013
    Best gelato ever !!!
  • Romeo H.
    Romeo HsuehOctober 26, 2014
    That mango gelato!
  • Amelia C.
    Amelia ChandraAugust 16, 2014
    late dinner
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™October 31, 2011
    Great Gelato here Read more
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