Seven of the best pasta restaurants in Sydney


Seven of the best pasta restaurants in Sydney
Simple pleasures await those in Sydney who enjoy eating pasta. From a Paddington institution to an inner-west osteria, here are seven of the best pasta restaurants in Sydney that you just have to try.

Best pasta restaurants in Sydney

The Pantry Manly

Sydney’s insatiable appetite for pasta brings us to The Pantry Manly on the city’s northern beaches – one of the best pasta restaurants in Sydney. It comes as little surprise that a dish featuring seafood is our go-to at the seaside eatery. Linger over lunch of spaghettini with fresh Queensland spanner crab and king prawns, served with chilli, garlic, saffron, pangritata, parmesan and mixed herbs. This light, flavoursome dish is best friends with a crisp glass of rosé.

Best pasta restaurants in Sydney: The Pantry Manly
Spaghettini with fresh Queensland spanner crab and king prawns at The Pantry Manly.

Spago Chatswood

The head chef at SPAGO Chatswood, Eddie Leung, takes pasta back to basics, serving up freshly made pasta from a product-driven pasta menu. SPAGO’s signature pasta is the squid ink spaghetti, which is flecked with blue swimmer crab meat, garlic, chilli, confit cherry tomatoes, lemon and olive oil. With all SPAGO’s pastas made fresh, the authentic Italian way, you can taste the love.

Giro Osteria

This casual Cronulla trattoria has been commanding attention in the beachside suburb for years. Head chef Ravinder Sandhu doesn’t stray too far from the classics and the marinara with garlic, chilli and olive oil represents all that we love about Italian cuisine. The best way to enjoy a plate of pasta here is to walk up an appetite on the Esplanade before nabbing a seat on the aubergine banquette.

Best pasta restaurants in Sydney: Giro Osteria

Capriccio Osteria

The waiters at Capriccio Osteria serve your pasta with just the right amount of flair. The Leichardt eatery feels like it should be on a Secret Sydney list with a tough crowd of local Italians coming in on the reg for a late lunch or early supper.  Get the pea, pecorino and ricotta ravioli with asparagus butter or saffron pappardelle with lamb shoulder ragu.

A Tavola

You want to get schooled on Italy’s trademark dish? Head to A Tavola in Bondi where you can see the chefs preparing the pasta on a large communal table, which forms the centrepiece of the restaurant. While the menu – ‘A journey through Abruzzo’ – is full of supremely satisfying creations, it’s the pappardelle con ragu that the Bondi surfie crowd likes to savour. 


Mitch Orr is a pasta master. This is a warm and inviting restaurant which is always full of Rushcutters Bay locals who know their stuff when it comes to food and wine. It’s the kind of place where you might run into visiting celebrities but feel comfortable in jeans and a T-shirt. Orr takes traditional pasta dishes such as macaroni and makes it more compelling with the addition of pig’s head and egg yolk.


Lucio’s Italian Restaurant is a Sydney institution. Dine here with your colleagues on the work expense account to enjoy the Ligurian specialty tagliolini alla granseola, which has been a signature dish since the restaurant opened in 1984.  The family restaurant started by Lucio Galletto gets a gold star for everything from the smart service to the rustic Italian food.

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