Inspired by the perseverance and bravery of their ancestors, the folks running Tavolino Pizzeria are passionate about sharing their Italian heritage and culture to diners at the restaurant’s Bourke Street premises. Utilising a real wood-fired pizza oven, the pizzaioli behind the scenes at this local labour of love are highly trained and just as obsessed with Italian cuisine as Tavolino’s many regulars. With its convenient location next to Mascot train station, you’ll find any excuse to dine at this Sydney hotspot.
Situated on Bourke Street in Mascot, not far from Sydney Airport, Tavolino Pizzeria is taking Italian cuisine to new heights. Family owned and operated, the restaurant is a friendly, laidback place to enjoy a tasty homemade Italian feast. The walls are decorated with photographs of Italian ocean liners – the same ones that brought over the restaurateurs’ family members long ago – to commemorate the courageous journey that so many Italians made migrating to Australia, a symbol of the restaurant’s commitment to preserving heritage.
From flavourful antipasti to hearty mains, the Italian cuisine on offer at Sydney’s Tavolino Pizzeria is at the top of its game. While the pastas are incredible – the orecchiette Tavolino is a must-try – the pizzas are what made this Mascot restaurant famous, so be sure to try one of the many varieties on offer, like the Siciliana topped with Italian pork sausage, mushrooms, mozzarella, parmesan and basil, or the vegetarian parmigiana piled high with mozzarella, eggplant, shaved parmesan and fresh basil. Try a new one each time you visit, just make sure to book in advance!
Nicely located right next to the train station we had dinner with our friends during Xmas break. Unfortunately they didn't have arancini balls that day, so we had bruschetta and antipasto for entree. Both are quite tasty and the portion is decent for 4 ppl. We had a supreme pizza and pesto pasta for the main, they were good too but not as good as the entrees. We also had the Tavolino salad, which was just shredded cabbage with minimal seasoning, not too sure why the salad was served in a restaurant as it barely took no effort to make. Overall nice finding near home, would consider going back there if feel like having Italian.
Friendly staff , awesome service particular mention to the American waitress & fantastic food The daily special pizza , arancini balls and the calamari are must try when visiting .
Although the waiter forgot our order of garlic bread, the pizzas were most enjoyable, and service was quick. A good spot for people coming in from the airport.