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Jamie's Italian

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Sydney City Center, Sydney
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  • Adam
    "Great service, tried the bolognese, and polenta chips."(9 Tips)
    Leanne Y.
    "Mushroom fritti and crispy polenta as sides is a must."(5 Tips)
    Perle S.
    "Posh chips was delicious :)"(4 Tips)
    Victoria M.
    "Prawn linguine is the best, so much flavour best pasta!"(8 Tips)
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  • Nags
    NagsAugust 26, 2014
    Despite lots of people setting low expectations, the food was great and the service was so good we tipped the waiter (uncommon in Sydney). Book a table, and order plates and boards to share.
  • katwhite_
    katwhite_January 6, 2012
    Despite the 90min wait (arrived at 6pm), this place was totally worth it! Ricotta, lemon and parmesan ravioli was delicious! Get there early to reserve a table, then go for a drink while you wait :)
  • Gé ..
    Gé .September 16, 2015
    Very long queue to get in, be prepared to wait up to 1hr even during the week. Bit worth the wait. Put your name on the waiting list and go grab a drink and snacks at Mejico next door!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BurrowsApril 10, 2013
    Burger is sadly not the 2nd best in Sydney, in fact it's quite on the opposite end of the scale. Can't go wrong if you order Italian though (truffled turkey v.good), and the service is brilliant.
  • Jenny J.
    Jenny JaakkolaFebruary 24, 2015
    Great vibe and ambience, great cheese dishes like ricotta-filled ravioli etc. Great pasta, love that you can get a small serve of it too. Wines not very good. Dessert ok.
  • Leanne Y.
    Leanne YinJanuary 7, 2012
    Mushroom fritti and crispy polenta as sides is a must. Pasta's as expected are very tasty and made to perfection! They are great value and agree to get entree sizes to share.
  • Regi P.
    Regi PointdujourApril 24, 2015
    There could be a pretty long wait on Friday nights. But the food is pretty good. I had a sausage pappardelle which I'd probably give an 85% only because it was a little more raw than al dente.
  • James M.
    James MorrisonJuly 15, 2015
    Service is great! Very friendly and not obtrusive. Food was even better. You must try the Arancini balls and more importantly, the amazing chocolate brownie!
  • Diandra P.
    Diandra PreMay 29, 2016
    If you are going to have a cheat day, have Tagliatelle Bolognese at Jamie Oliver's...but have a salad, too!
  • Talya S.
    Talya SaadaFebruary 11, 2015
    You can now book online!! Amazing food. Enjoyed the squid starter as well as the massive olives. Must get the salmon! Delicious, fresh and crunchy!
  • Turi M.
    Turi McKinleyMay 17, 2012
    If you're solo or just two, ask for the antipasto bar upstairs, there will often be a seat long before there's a table open. And the Black Angel Pasta is lovely.
  • Jessica Y.
    Jessica YungApril 1, 2015
    The Chicken Liver Pâté Bruschetta and Potato & Ricotta Tortellini were amazzzzzzing! We came in before 6pm without a reservation to score a seat within 10 mins.
  • bikzvithz B.
    bikzvithz B.October 4, 2014
    Everything is good here ! Pricey though.their house wines , whites , go really well with Jamie's pasta. However ... The waiters are extremely gorgeous ! Week 😍
  • Heather N.
    Posh chips 👍 the tender strip loin steak is massive. I ordered rare and it came out just over but still tasted lovely. Wait staff are lovely and attentive. Gets noisy!
  • Susan
    SusanApril 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    super friendly, helpful wait staff. LOVED the radicchio & rocket salad. looking forward to returning to try more items on the menu. exceeded my expectations!
  • Jason G.
    Jason GioffreJune 9, 2015
    The polenta chips, Italian nachos, the burger and the brownie were all amazing!
    Upvoted Mar 11
  • Martin A.
    Martin AndersonMarch 30, 2013
    The polenta chips are legendary and many of the dishes are classic Italian with an Aussie twist. The only thing to avoid is the tables on the top level near the waiters station as its very noisy
  • Ruben Garcia M.
    Ruben Garcia MohedanoAugust 20, 2014
    Book in advance if you're a group. More try trendy nowadays but still great. Accept waiters recommendations
  • Ziyad A.
    Ziyad AlMarch 30, 2013
    Flavoursome food! Best italian food i have ever had. Service was awesome with super friendly staff. Thanks cath for the lovely service
  • Lard v.
    Lard van den BergMarch 27, 2013
    This place is very popular. Be prepared to wait for some time. It is worth the wait though. Atmosphere, food and drinks are very good.
  • j03w
    j03wFebruary 18, 2014
    Don't get the Italian burger: tough bread on top of not so juicy meat patty. However the risotto and pastas are very good. Come after lunch time (i.e. 1pm onward) if you don't like waiting.
  • mark c.
    mark cMarch 22, 2012
    Expect a queue unless you go there before 6pm for dinner! Definitely try the mushroom fritti, and you can't go wrong with the pastas.
  • IZZIE
    IZZIEJune 5, 2013
    Absolutely adore. Had the prawn linguine. Fell in love with the prawn linguine - no other prawn linguine will ever compare.
  • Victoria M.
    Victoria MifsudDecember 8, 2014
    Prawn linguine is the best, so much flavour best pasta! Also try the desserts amazing. Always fanatic service
  • Mimi
    MimiFebruary 20, 2015
    The service was good. The zucchini fritters were enjoyable and the mint and pea ravioli special was delicious. What did disappoint was how hard the pasta was. Pasta was definitely not al dente at all.
  • Kylie J.
    Kylie JayOctober 3, 2014
    You can't book, so prepare to wait. But they'll give you a buzzer so you can have a drink elsewhere. Food is stunning & well priced
  • Fatin A.
    Fatin AmiraAugust 17, 2014
    Had to wait for quite a while to get a table. Ordered Jool's favourite pasta and it was delish! Nice ambience
  • The Sydney Noob
    The Sydney NoobApril 3, 2014
    Only go if you're a big fan of Jamie Oliver (I don't know why anyone would be). Otherwise nothing ground breaking here, plenty of other restaurants to go to in that price range. TAGLIATELLE BOLOGNESE! Read more
  • Ivan V.
    Ivan VaqueroSeptember 21, 2013
    No reservation taken at evening, wetting time 1 1/2 if you get there around 6pm, but worth the wait.
  • Reg L.
    Reg LOctober 10, 2012
    Tiramisu is a must!! Light, fluffy layers with a hint of orange liqueur and plus it's a huge serving.
  • Abby
    AbbyFebruary 18, 2012
    Funky/Polenta chips are amazing. As is the Wagga Wagga steak (best rare) and the luscious choc brownie!
  • Hendy O.
    Hendy OngkodjojoNovember 12, 2012
    Come here for lunch, minimal queue and less busy! The truffle tagliatelle is a must!!
  • phongsakorn n.
    Taste awesome especially Pasta.. Rabbit ragout. Just try you will love this restaurant
  • Michelle
    MichelleDecember 19, 2011
    Mushroom fritti for a starter is a must! The fish baked in a bag is also great as a main
  • Dat H.
    Dat HongMarch 7, 2015
    Squid Ink spaghetti was fantastic. A must try!
  • Tancy T.
    Tancy TanJuly 22, 2013
    Rather disappointed to say the least. Not sure if waiters are hostile because we ordered mains & dessert to share, or what. The food was alright, though nothing to shout abt. Have tried better before
  • Dennis H.
    Dennis HammerOctober 20, 2012
    Fantastic! Simple, yet fresh and very tasty dishes. And wines to match...
  • Adam
    AdamDecember 29, 2015
    Great service, tried the bolognese, and polenta chips. I'd recommend the chips
  • Tim H.
    Tim HeaslipJuly 15, 2013
    If you are a party of 1, walk past the line and right up front. They have some upstairs bar type seats for parties of 1 or 2.
  • Blas L.
    Blas LambertiAugust 20, 2012
    Polenta chips are awesome, kid's lasagna is excellent, osso bucco is terrific...
  • Scott H.
    Scott HargrovesMarch 1, 2015
    Always tasty and this was no exception. The truffle fires are a must.
  • Jake H.
    Jake HJanuary 4, 2012
    The maitre de informed us at 6:20 that the wait for a table would be one hour and forty-five minutes.
  • Trent D.
    Trent DanielFebruary 1, 2012
    AWESOME restaurant - try the sirloin steak special! Eat it RARE! Yum!!
  • J
    JSeptember 22, 2015
    Better than its British counterparts - fish is their specialty, pasta is unremarkable
  • Jiancarlo
    JiancarloApril 8, 2013
    Gotta have the sour cherry tart with sour cream. Sensational!
  • Marianne F.
    Marianne FDecember 26, 2011
    Posh chips and Risotto Milanese were nice. Bolognese was amazing.
  • Karina g.
    Karina gunzburgerSeptember 30, 2013
    40 min waiting for a table for 4. Wild truffle risotto is spectacular!!! Service can improve, staff members were too busy.
  • Jo
    JoOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mushroom fritti sells out quick so order it if you get the chance.
  • James D.
    James DreweDecember 3, 2011
    The Italian Nachos are amazing! Crispy ravioli with salsa
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SkevakiJanuary 20, 2015
    Nice food and fast service ! Try the salmon dish !
  • Alphonsus L.
    Alphonsus LeeDecember 11, 2013
    Brownie is amazing! Tiramisu... Uh... Give it a miss...
  • Scott W.
    Scott WilsonJune 4, 2012
    They need to get the Sensi vini range on their wine list! Then it would make this Restaurant Peeerfect!
  • Ricky L.
    Ricky LeeAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Crispy squid is my sinful favourite. Never try to park a car nearby.
  • kiwigene
    kiwigeneOctober 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food at reasonable prices. Don't forget Entertainment Book voucher.
  • Alessa Z.
    Alessa ZoccaNovember 17, 2012
    "sorry, everything is sold out cause u came late". Sorry, but u should had told me that I need to be here at lunch time to be seat at dinner!
  • Mooksy ♔.
    Mooksy ♔December 12, 2011
    Oops forgot to leave a tip! Must order mushroom fritties and posh chips?
  • Nicholas Aaron K.
    Nicholas Aaron KhooApril 29, 2014
    Vongole was the worse I ever had. Pasta was clumpy. Everything else was lovely, especially the fish of the day
  • Ally O.
    Ally O'KeefeMarch 9, 2014
    This place is worth the wait...Quality food, great service and very affordable
  • Sanket P.
    Sanket PadiaNovember 4, 2013
    Arancini Cannelloni and Ravioli were awesome.
  • Jo
    JoOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The prawn linguini is a winner. The sauce is a full of seafoody goodness.
  • Pet S.
    Pet SSeptember 13, 2013
    Waiter Eric from Georgia USA was a GEM, but food was disappointing. The baked mushroom starter was like a weird pizza cooked by a clueless Uni student. The pasta sounded great but was meh. Sad face.
  • Mohannad G.
    Mohannad GizanySeptember 13, 2016
    Had the slow-cooked lamb. Was perfect.
  • Vinh H.
    Vinh HaNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lauren is a really nice waitress!Lamb came out slightly cold and was overcooked... :(Squid was nice
  • Rasheed H.
    Rasheed HashimAugust 28, 2016
    Very nice place,,, delicious food. Great for groups.
  • Alessa Z.
    Alessa ZoccaNovember 17, 2012
    We were 3hrs waiting for a table. Service was pretty bad(ordered a prawn linguini NO chilli and it came really spice) plus the waiter was really rude. The food was ok, nothing special.Disappointed
  • Brendan E.
    Brendan ElliottAugust 9, 2013
    Epic! Get anything, it's all amazing!!
  • Ali K.
    Ali KiaieAugust 9, 2012
    Anything you try will not disappoint you. So yummy.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KillhamMarch 8, 2014
    Sufficiently aggressive hand dryers in the washrooms; four stars
  • Bernhard M.
    Bernhard MuellerDecember 6, 2014
    This was my second and last visit. Much longer than expected wait to get in, steak was not good quality and had to be replaced, and they had us waiting for a dessert that they ran out of. Disappointed
  • Raúl O.
    Love Jamie's food and this restaurant, I like the style
  • Marieke Z.
    Marieke ZAugust 23, 2012
    The arancinis are the best I've ever eaten, the squid however is average
  • Marie D.
    Marie DesarnautsDecember 8, 2012
    You have to be patient ... Can drink a cocktail before the diner on the bar
  • Jaime O.
    Jaime OspinaOctober 20, 2014
    Great staff, great food, certainly for a Monday night!!
  • Rachelle
    RachelleAugust 16, 2013
    Prawn linguine is delicious!! Try it :)
  • Christine P.
    Christine PanJanuary 28
    Polenta chips, prawn pasta
  • Mariam E.
    Great polenta chips
  • Marie D.
    Marie DesarnautsDecember 8, 2012
    The music is very loud, take a table very far of the speaker
  • Zoe
    ZoeMarch 20, 2013
    The wild truffle risotto is amazing!!!
  • Alan
    AlanSeptember 4, 2013
    Simon Reynolds is pretty awesome
    Upvoted Mar 10
  • Biagio
    BiagioAugust 19, 2013
    Great Bruschette and Sausage Pappardelle!
  • Ana C.
    Ana ClaudiaJuly 5, 2014
    Best polenta i've ever had!!!
  • Clarissa S.
    Clarissa SantiagoDecember 20, 2011
    If you want to wait over an hour for a table bcos for some unfathomable reason they don't accept bookings, then this is the place to go.
  • Peter H.
    Peter HowardSeptember 21, 2013
    not worth it — & I didn’t even have high expectations; mains came late (a “mishap” we were told, extra dry bread our compensation), were double-charged to the bill, and were awfully bland anyway
  • onceuponafoodie
    onceuponafoodieMay 26, 2012
    The savoy ties are good but if you're looking for dessert, this is not the place.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LiFebruary 2, 2014
    Shockingly unprofessional service. Nobody took our drinks order or offered any water. Bread arrived midway through the meal. 2 mains were completely eaten before the other 3 came out. Don't bother!!!!
  • Matthias
    MatthiasMarch 22, 2014
    Must have the brownie dessert!
  • Goran G.
    Goran GozoMarch 21, 2015
    Delicious pasta. A bit loud
  • Terry J.
    Terry JongFebruary 7, 2016
    Temper your expectations before coming. Prawn linguine is ok but not as good as the hype. Slightly over priced for the quality of food.
  • Phil M.
    Phil MillApril 28, 2012
    Just been quoted over an hour wait time and you're desperately hungry? Try Fratelli Fresh on Bridge St.
  • Paul B.
    Paul B.March 27, 2013
    Can't go wrong with the Funky Chips.
  • phil
    philJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is great as is the service
  • Jess N.
    Jess NicholsMay 21, 2012
    Ricotta Ravioli is amazing.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SerranoJanuary 23, 2012
    This place is not worth your money or time. If you want good pasta go to the Italian bowl in newtown. Otherwise Sydney has much better food. I can't believe it's so busy.
  • Eylem O.
    Eylem OzturkOctober 15, 2015
    Anything and everything is yummy !!
  • Marianne F.
    Marianne FApril 21, 2012
    Love it, but why is it so freaking hot in here!
  • Susan
    SusanNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Expect lines! We went on a Sat nite @6p and there was a 90+ min wait to get in the door.
  • 123 4.
    123 456November 11, 2012
    Never been to Jamie's Italian before - thought it would be out of my league. Turns out it's incredibly pricey and the food is shocking.
  • Ana C.
    Ana ClaudiaJuly 6, 2014
    The black angel spaghetti <3
  • Jo
    JoMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Boo, standard of food has dropped significantly since it first opened.
  • Shirley W.
    Shirley WongApril 7, 2012
    Polenta chips are delicious!
  • Lelia S.
    Lelia SarcedoJanuary 31, 2014
    Wild truffles risoto e o prawn linguine incriveissss! Linguine um pouco apimentado para brasileiros. Restaurante top, ótimo atendimento e bem cheio.
  • Carolina
    CarolinaJune 10, 2014
    Beba a cerveja italiana Messina. Divina!!!
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