Top 5 Italian Restaurants To Satisfy Your Carb Cravings

by Aleisha Wood

You can never go wrong with Italian cuisine. Whether it’s a simple lunch, date night or a special event, Italian food is always the best option! Here are our 5 top Italian restaurants that will help satisfy your carb cravings.

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Mordeo – Pasta and Panini Bar

2/126 Phillip Street, Sydney 

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Mordeo is a pasta and panini bar that brings a slice of Italy and southern Europe to Sydney’s CBD.

The menu offers incredible European inspired dishes such as the pappardelle eggplant and gigli with sautéed broccoli Italian sausage. They also offer vegan and vegetarian options. Everything is made fresh daily and each pasta dish is cooked to order in front of you. It can’t get any better than that!

The pasta and panini bar is more of a takeaway shop. Order at the counter and get take away pasta and paninis but they also have a bistro right next door so you can sit down and enjoy your lunch or dinner in the beautiful seating area.

Via Napoli Pizzeria

141 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove

This Italian pizzeria has three delicious locations in Lane Cove, Hunters Hill and Surry Hills, and is a fantastic place to enjoy some authentic Italian food.

Via Napoli Pizzeria serves up amazing pastas, antipasto boards, desserts and you can even try your luck and tackle insane dishes like their 1 metre long and 5 metre long pizzas! They also offer vegetarian and vegan dishes so everyone is welcome to enjoy a beautiful meal.

The large dining area is complete with timber seating, gorgeous hanging lights and marble and rose gold touches that create a relaxing, welcoming environment that makes you feel like you are dining on the streets of Napoli.

La Rosa The Strand

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La Rosa The Strand is a Roman wine bar and osteria that is located in Sydney’s Strand Arcade, and features a menu full of delicious Italian dishes.

With fresh bread and pastas being hand-made each day on site, La Rosa The Strand is the place to enjoy some authentic Italian meals.

They also have a Roman Aperitivo Hour from 3:30pm – 7pm everyday where you can enjoy Roman cocktails and snacks in the Wine Bar.

The large dining space is complete with elegant décor such as white linens, red curtains and dark carpets that is reminiscent of Italy and provides a welcoming atmosphere.

La Rosa The Strand has amazing food and a beautiful dining area. Why would you not want to visit?


8/6 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo 

OTTO is situated in Woolloomooloo and has a spectacular view of the Finger Wharf.

The view of the harbour creates an ideal, relaxing atmosphere and is a perfect place to visit for any special occasion. Who wouldn’t enjoy a sitting down for an amazing meal while looking out at the wharf?

OTTO serves delicious modern Italian food and never fails to impress with their fresh and seasonal dishes which incorporate beautiful ingredients such as local seafood and pasta which is made daily in house.

They also offer a vegan menu which has dishes such as zucchini flowers and saffron linguine.

Between the delicious food and the amazing views, it would be crazy not to visit OTTO.

Ragu Pasta and Wine Bar

Shop 506 Level 5, Westfield Sydney

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Ragu Pasta and Wine Bar is located in the Sydney CBD at Westfield Sydney and is a great place to enjoy some modern Italian food.

It may be overlooked because it is situated inside the Westfield food court, but Ragu is a convenient yet amazing place to fulfill all your pasta wishes. It has comfortable seating and a welcoming environment.

They have an amazing menu which has dishes such as antipasto tradizionale and linguine al gamberi and even have vegetarian and gluten-free options so you can’t go wrong visiting Ragu.



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