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“Delicious eggplant!”
Review of Bar Idda

Bar Idda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

The three of us went up steep narrow stairs to a room seemingly converted from an old house. The service was good and friendly, though our waitress didn't know too much about the menu. We ordered some very respectable house red at a reasonable price for 500 ml - $23. The table setting left something to be desired, in the style of a cheaper cafe, with plastic on top of the table and plastic mismatched plates. Two of us got vegetarian dishes, gnocchi, mulinciani, house salad and giardinera. The mulinciani (eggplant dish) was especially delicious. The scotch fillet ($32) was judged to be very good. The house salad with endive was thought to be too bitter by two of us, even though the addition of a delicious dressing and sultanas helped temper the bitter taste. All in all, at a total price of $118 for three of us, the restaurant is to be recommended, and worth another visit.

Thank Alison W
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We were a group of ten people. Our night was made all the more enjoyable by the friendly staff the great food and the upbeat atmosphere. I had the best gnocchi ever! And I have eaten gnocchi in Italy! Thank you to bar Idda. We will return.
KS

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I’m really surprised this place is always so packed , we went assuming it must be great. While service was good, I didn’t enjoy the food at all and didn’t get the Sicilian influence.Perhaps just my palette but for the price of the mains the portions were very small, don’t include any veg or sides and presentation wasn’t anything special. It was literally just two portions of barramundi on a plate nothing else and I was disappointed before even eating it. I feel for the overall price you could definitely get a much better standard of food somewhere else.

Thank Smassh
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We were 18. Orders came all mixed up, in that some received entrees whilst others received mains and then the rest of entrees came. Arancino is the size of a golf ball at $4. One italian sausage $20!. Portions are not substantial at all.
Make sure to check the bill. We had ordered 1 carafe of wine. The waiter had asked if we wanted another, to which we replied no, and yet we had been charged for 2.

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Thank ELR59
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Was not expecting how nice this was. The drinks were good and the dinner was amazing. We ordered the goat (never had it before) and was pleasantly surprised. The servings were large enough to share and quite tasty.

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Thank Evan L
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