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Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano

123 Clarence St | between Erskine Street and Barrack Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (39 reviews)
“antipasti” (16 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (6 reviews)
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6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
123 Clarence St | between Erskine Street and Barrack Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service from restaurant staff was exceptional, knowledge of food and what goes best with what was extremely good, professional and everything done so effortlessly. Highly recommended

Thank gregmcd
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We’d heard good things about Machiavelli so organised a group of friends for a lunch and we weren’t disappointed. This was one of the best Italian meals I’ve had. Couldn’t fault the food or the service. I’ll be back.

Thank GJB66
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We went for a charity dinner on Friday night, and enjoyed a set menu with four courses. After quaffing a delicious craft Italian beer - Menabrea, this is a run down on our meal: Antipasti - Carpaccio King fish marinated in lemon, olive oil and...More

Thank AnthonyCordato
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful Italian restaurant in Sydney. Outstanding food, staff, service and ambience. Highly recommended. Will be back again.

Thank patsmith2
Reviewed 12 March 2018

a memorable meal with our italian friends service was great as was the food wine list very good we will all go back thank you machiavelli

Thank pbrownie64
Reviewed 17 February 2018

My partner took me here for Valentine's Day - we both very excited to experience the famous Italian food and service that everyone has been raving about. We arrived on time for our reservation and were taken to our table which was at the back...More

Thank ADAM C
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Not sure what's the Relationship with Sciue Sciue & Bar Machiavelli.... Similar yet different. Great pasta, that's what we're there for.

Thank Ines A
Reviewed 3 January 2018

A different adventure once you step through the front door. Professional to a 't', courteous and astute wait staff made dining here a pleasure. Not to mention the Italian fare. Obviously one of the places to eat in and to be seen attending - lots...More

Thank Webster27
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This is one of those restaurants that lives of it's past reputation and in this age of social media they are playing a dangerous game.I am told this is an institution favoured by big wig politicians so you don't necessarily expect them to have good...More

1  Thank manchesterianBangkok
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I read some of the reviews and hesitated. I found Machiavelli to be authentic with most ingredients sourced from Italy. The restaurant is downstairs below ground level. It is old school tastefully done. We immediately felt at home... We were given the best bread I...More

1  Thank daroldmark
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Clarence St | between Erskine Street and Barrack Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9299-3748
  • E-mail
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