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!
Beautiful Italian food. Had dinner with friends and everyone loved their meal. Wonderful and friendly service. Nice ambience and not too noisy. Would definitely go back!
This Italian restaurant has delicious slightly contemporary take on Italian cuisine, and wonderful waiters. The service the waiters provide us exceptional, they know their wines so well. The atmosphere is great, although a bit noisy, but that is part of the experience.
We had a great lunch for mother’s day. Staff are friendly, atmosphere was great, restaurant was full but service was still efficient. Food was delicious, will hopefully return soon...
Great food and service Good location with on site parking Decor dated but family friendly and cater for large groups. Some of the small tables are cramped so best to request table to the rear of the restaurant for couples.
Can only say the food, service and ambience were all stunningly AMAZING! The service was beautifully personal, warm and welcoming, and the food was literally the best Italian I have had in Sydney I believe. Everything had a personal touch, cooked to perfection, vibrant in presentation and perfectly balanced in flavour. Wine was perfect. Afterwards, we all commented that it was hard to believe we were in Sydney. Can't wait to go again. Next month!
Cipri Italian is fantastic food and service as always! Have been going to Cipri Italian for many years and never dissapoints. Will be back soon.
Cipri really lives up to its reputation. The food is amazing! My second visit was even better than the first. They have a great mid week special so I took the opportunity to have dinner with a girlfriend last week and she hasn't stopped telling people about it. I'm going again this week and plan to work my way through the menu in the coming months. Looking forward to it.
The food was obsolutely outstanding, the attentive service excellent and the atmosphere surprisingly intimate for a restaurant this size. The food was great value for money at about $45 per head and although the wine list is not cheap it was at least a good bottle. I highly recommend this local family-run restaurant, particularly for groups of adults or couples. An ideal location for a first or second date.
Great atmosphere and cosy, food masterful and true Italian. Professional and friendly service. Because of medical reason I had to eliminate some food ingredients, it was no problem to accomodate the requirement. The owner recognised that we where here the first time and introduced himself as we where leaving and thanked us for the visit. Definitely we will return. K&L, Randwick
We had a very pleasant experience, with great service & food. Heaps of ambience & atmosphere, varying in all ages dining. We had the specials for entree ie Kingfish sashimi & Stuffed Zucchini's with Mozzarella, it certainly set the scene for the rest of the meal. To finish I had the sesame seed cannoli with fairy floss, all I can say is OMG. I would definitely recommend giving this place a try