The brainchild of the Cipri brothers – Joe and Anthony out front and Carmelo in the kitchen – and a labour of love to Italian cuisine, Cipri Italian in Sydney’s Paddington seeks to deliver an authentic taste of the new and old methods of cooking from the bel paese. Their recipes are conscious of tradition, but always look to push forwards with seasonal ingredients and locally-sourced products. Book a table now at their restaurant on Elizabeth Street to experience it for yourself.
The Sydney Italian community is vibrant and proud, and their cuisine is one of the strongest ties that keeps them together. At Cipri Italian, they are continuing this tradition, with a menu that is filled with Italian favourites, while also pushing the envelope forwards in terms of seasonal ingredients and locally-sourced Australian products. Their location on Elizabeth Street in Paddington – close to the Centennial Park, the Allianz Stadium and the Sydney Cricket Ground – is perfect for an evening out, and their menu at Cipri is guaranteed to get your night started on the best possible foot.
Given the proximity of Sydney to the sea, it isn’t surprising to learn that the seafood at Cipri Italian is superb. Antipasti includes calamari sourced locally, as well as sliced cuttlefish and octopus carpaccio. Primi and secondi feature suckling pig from Hawkesbury, NSW, as well as Italian favourites like potato gnocchi, squid ink spaghetti and pappardelle. Those wishing to see the best of the Sydney Italian community should head to Elizabeth Street in Paddington – just remember to book a table in advance, as Cipri Italian can get very busy!
Food is outstanding service is fantastic and atmosphere is just spot on. One of our favorite restaurants definitely high end Italian food and well worth the visit
Food and service exemplary Look forward to returning Would have been perfect except for noisy table next to us Restaurant full on a Tuesday night which has to be a good sign
Brilliant food! A bit pricey, but one of the best meals I've had in years. DEFINITELY take recommendations from the waiter. The cuttlefish entree wasn't on our radar, but it was the highpoint of the meal and came from talking to the waiter. The pasta was so soft and fresh, it was like butter to eat.