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Buon Ricordo

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108 Boundary St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
+61 2 9360 6729
18:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A birthday dinner for 6, great ambience, consistent attentive service. The Kingfish with Campari crystals was excellent, the spatchcock spicy with zing. A fine wine list with ample choices of imported or local, by the glass or bottle. Their Affogato was a great end to an excellent dinner.

Thank Selrahc49
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Buon Ricordo a number of times over the past 10 years. It's very consistent at delivering delightedly food combined with an elegant, friendly experience. The signature dish of fresh fettuccine and truffled egg with fresh grated parmesan is just a treat - but I enjoy looking beyond this to other dishes on the menu - and these... More 

Thank WindLover2001
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is high on our list of good Italian restaurants in the East. Food - sophisticated and well executed. Obviously you should try their icon fettuccine and truffle egg. Service - a good mix of friendliness and effectiveness. Never feel wanting for a drink and they will talk to you about service timing during the meal, so you can decide... More 

Thank Bruce M
Armidale, Australia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I came here, as a celebratory dinner. He has been here quite a few times before with his mother's family, but it was my first time. I was promised authentic Italian food and I got it. The staff were immediately very friendly and the atmosphere was lovely. We shared 2 entrée dishes, a complimentary bruschetta, the creamy... More 

Thank kathleen041288
Sydney, Australia
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184 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Door is shut so you need to push your way in. Inside is homey yet smart with huge paintings. The maitre d was welcoming and kind. Waiters were very present but not annoying. Better than that, they were charming and I felt looked after. The food was amazing. Major tip is to have the pasta with truffle. Simply divine; perfecto.... More 

Thank spiceylulu
Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

A true pleasure to dine here. And it is dining...not just eating out. Buon Ricordo is an old school Italian restaurant with class, style, service and great food. White table cloths and waiters in white jackets, yummy fresh food and great ambience ... these are a few of my favourite things ( sing that to The sound of music ....... More 

Thank dollyddraws
Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Had dinner with family on a week night, around 70% full, but the place can be a bit loud if I may use the term loosely. Food has been maintained at a high level, and the wine list is also quite extensive. Portions are generous and it gives diners a feeling of satisfaction after a meal, though service levels can... More 

Thank Michael L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great staff , however they appeared very tense and flustered all night. The main course took a long time (almost 1hr) to arrive. Their signatory fettuccini serving was small and not cooked right through! At the end of the night, when asked by the owner, "how was it?", I answered , "the meals took a while to come out tonight,"... More 

Thank Pablo B
Pearces Creek Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Very attentive and great service from the moment we arrived. The waiters went to great lengths to help with the menu selection and to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The food is the best Italian food I have ever eaten. Loved the decor and the intimacy. Just loved the whole experience. Can't wait to go back.

1 Thank Jill T
Sydney, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had not dined at Buon Recordo for a number of years and the last time it was for some special occasion. This time just as a last minute idea. Last time Armando was in the kitchen with his creations but now he is front of house welcoming and explaining the fare. Either way it is fantastic. One of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$77
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Boundary St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Paddington>  > Paddington
  • Neighbourhood: Paddington
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9360 6729

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Paddington

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Named after its London namesake, the suburb of Paddington showcases streets lined with restored Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies. It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds surrounding the Paddington Uniting Church and Paddington Public School. Paddington is a hub for high-end shopping featuring famous contemporary Australian designers, as well as up-market spas. Foodies are drawn to Paddington for well-known Australian chefs, modern and traditional Italian food, fantastic coffee, passionate brewers and even handmade chocolates.
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