One of the inner city suburbs of Sydney Australia, Leichardt developed into what is called ’Little Italy’, originally because of its influx of Italian migrants and soon after, the profusion of great places to eat, enjoy coffee and other associated businesses such as excellent delicatessens.
Naturally, there are more than just Italian restaurants, but if you like Italian delicacies such as delicious cheeses, wines, Cannolo siciliano and semifreddos this is a great place to come. Sample a great diversity of tasty foods such as the many different pastas and of course, brilliant coffees in one the bakeries, cafés or trattorias.
Pizza? Well that goes without saying. Pollo alla cacciatora, Salsiccia, Lasagne, Ossobuco Pasta e fagioli and many other famous dishes can be found here in a number of the restaurants. Or just go to enjoy some wine, antipasto and conversation.
Every year, Leichardt holds the Italian Festa where some of the streets are closed to traffic and you can enjoy outdoor cafés in the grand European tradition. Complete with entertainment and an international food fair.
Some of the better known Italian Eateries in Leichardt, check their websites or phone for open hours and latest menu and details:
194 Marion Street,
Phone: +61 2 9560 2255
Italian Forum Cultural Center, 23 Norton Street
Phone: +61 2 8065 8134
163 Norton Street,
Phone: +61 2 9564 0003
Il Cugino Pizzeria
186 Norton Street,
Phone: +61 2 9569 4734
Frattini Italian Kitchen
122 Marion Street,
Phone: +61 2 9569 2997
99 Norton Street,
Phone: +61 2 9568 1354
Main Photo: Leichardt Town Hall at 107 Norton Street
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