Dining inside the century-old Haberfield Post Office is enough of an experience in itself, but combined with the food that Il Goloso offer then, well, it becomes something pretty memorable. Dating to 1914, this gorgeous building on Dalhousie Street now houses one of the most authentic restaurants around Sydney’s historical Italian districts. Haberfield Post Il Goloso uses quality Italian products, experienced Italian chefs (including dedicated pizzaioli) and the Italian approach to treating the entire meal – not just the food – as a special experience. The result is a mix of great atmosphere, superb wines and even better food that is hard to beat in Haberfield. The veal specialties are a strong feature at II Goloso and the homemade pastas are proper nonna-style, but given the aforementioned master pizzaioli and their authentic wood-fired oven, it’s hard to beat the wide range of pizze rosse, pizze bianche and calzones.
Great food. Amazing antipasto platters. Fresh homemade pasta. Love it
The food was delicious, really enjoyed the atmosphere, and was very good service for a casual yet lovely dinner with one of my close friends.
As regulars at Il Goloso Haberfield, we have never been disappointed...great value, delicious home style cooing and great service. Last Thursday was once again a fantastic culinary celebration for our party of eight. The space ( an old post office ) feels great to sit in - the busy kitchen is in full view and I love being able to see the meals being prepared and the wood stove working away. I believe the experience begins with the greeting when you enter the restaurant and we were treated like family - The service from the get-go was very caring - our waiter had a great personality and a sense of humour. We began with the famous Il Goloso mixed entree. It majestically arrives on a board the length of the table and looks so spectacular...it included the freshest seafood salad, lightly fried egg plant croquettes, crisp fried zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta, a vibrant roast capsicum dip with flat bread and in the center of the board, sitting high on a bed of rocket leaves - fresh buffalo mozzarella swathed in the freshest prosciutto- so fine you can almost see through it. The mains included fresh, crunchy king prawns and asparagus on fettuccine, succulent, slow roasted baby goat served with roasted potato, home made gnocchi with a tangy tomato sauce and some of the best pizza we have ever tasted. We finished our meal with Affogato all round served with Frangelico. This restaurant always pleases - offering amazing value, great home cooked Italian food and the friendliest service.