Few things excite the public of Sydney more than eating out of an evening, and if you know the restaurant scene in the city, then the Italian eateries on offer need no second introduction. They’re clustered predominantly around the Leichhardt, the heart of the city’s Little Italy, and Grappa Ristorante E Bar is a superb example of the genre. They serve up superb offerings from their address on the iconic Norton Street, so book a table and head on over.
Fabulous food, wonderful service from friendly, attentive and knowledgable staff, buzzy happy vibe. And the host is the best advertisement they could ask for. A great dinner.
It was really buzzy, with great food, generous sizes servings, and excellent service. Best of all, it is BYO, and there is parking out the front!
Little Italy in Sydney continues to diversify and spread its footprint all over the city, but the spiritual home of the cuisine will always be Norton Street in Leichhardt. They’ve been offering Italian delicacies since way back, and the tradition continues in the form of restaurants like Grappa Ristorante E Bar, est. 1999, a restaurant that nods it’s head to tradition – they have a wood-fired pizza oven, for example – while also remaining contemporary.
The wood-fired pizza oven is always the hallmark of an Italian restaurant that means business, and at Grappa, that is certainly the case. They offer pizzas made with 00 flour, and topped rosso, with San Marzano tomatoes, bianco, without. We recommend the prosciutto di Parma loaded with tomato, buffalo mozzarella, rocket and shaved parmesan. Head on over to the iconic Norton Street in Leichhardt for an Italian feed to remember. Book in advance to snag the perfect table.