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Essenza Italian

560 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9698 8907
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
560 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently paid a visit to Essenza Italian with my girlfriend as part of the dimmi 50% off campaign and we were delighted with our choices! I had the gorgonzola gnocchi with roasted pumpkin and she had the pulled pork lasagna. The place opens at...More

Thank vitorborg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Too bad that was a special and not on regular menu. It should be a regular. One of those better than sex moments. It was a veal and pork ragu. The garlic bread and bread/cold cuts platter was ok. I had written this visit off...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal last night at essenza in surry hills had two starters fresh warm bread and green olives both delicious for mains we had spaghetti and meat balls and a seafood spaghetti both were superb with quality pasta, overall a great meal...More

Thank djj1988
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Have been here twice recently and great both times. Zucchini flower entree fantastic special and really like the meatballs. The dessert bananas are pretty good too. Good service and comfortable atmosphere. We managed to eat 3 courses (shared entree) and a bottle of wine between...More

Thank annienvol
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This was an amazing experience! The host made us feel special, even at the busiest time, the range of food was fantastic and I could not fault it - beautiful taste and presentation second to none. A buzzing atmosphere and a beautiful setting. All I'd...More

Thank Luke M
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere and vibe, with great food to boot! Starters were beautifully presented and really tastey, and the lasange i had for my main was full of flavour and freshly cooked. Staff were all really friendly and smiley, a relaxed atmosphere where...More

Thank B_Hazel_b
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were staying in Surrey Hills before our cruise and came across this excellent restaurant. Excellent menu and very attentive wait staff, and some were even from Italy too! I would highly recommend this establishment.

Thank larry87120
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Food was excellent and good value. Carmeliised banana dessert sweet but very interesting and would order again .

Thank Glenniffer
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Food was relatively good, albeit a little too oily. Fries were boiled (not parboiled) then fried so although they looked pretty, were stodgy. Salmon was good. Veal was slightly overcooked. Simple food but too pricey. Like most restaurants around here, the wine is ridiculously overpriced...More

Thank OzRichie
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Top food, authentic Italian! ambience of the terrace is felt like a cosy restaurant in Italy! Great food, top service! Highly recommend it!

Thank alesala69
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Hannah B
6 June 2017|
Response from Ned58 | Reviewed this property |
My recollection is BYO during week , licensed Fri, Sat you would need to double check
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9698 8907
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