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Essenza Italian

560 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9698 8907
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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
560 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Part of Essenza Italian is Rogue's Cafe. It is a mixture of indoor and outdoor seating. This has become my regular Sunday brunch. Mainly because they are one of the few places that do black pudding (they call it black sausage) as part of their...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

I was able to book a table easily online. We arrived early but were welcomed & accommodated straight away. Food and drinks arrived in a timely & efficient manner & the service & ambience were excellent. My vegetarian teenager was delighted with the choice of...More

Thank Penny P
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I went here with my wife or an early dinner. Service was ok maybe because it was early but we had to keep asking for attention. Food was good, serving reasonable size and very tasty. Drink good although a little expensive. Overall a good meal....More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We had a dinner for two midweek here and really enjoyed it. An interesting menu, good range of drinks and efficient, friendly service. We shared an entree and had a main each, a glass of wine each and were full - for around $80. Will...More

Thank Craig_Tapper
new309, Public Relations Manager at Essenza Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi Craig_Tapper, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Essenza. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining and that you enjoyed the food and service. I'll be sure to pass on your comments...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

I recently paid a visit to Essenza Italian with my girlfriend as part of the dimmi 50% off campaign and we were delighted with our choices! I had the gorgonzola gnocchi with roasted pumpkin and she had the pulled pork lasagna. The place opens at...More

Thank vitorborg
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Too bad that was a special and not on regular menu. It should be a regular. One of those better than sex moments. It was a veal and pork ragu. The garlic bread and bread/cold cuts platter was ok. I had written this visit off...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal last night at essenza in surry hills had two starters fresh warm bread and green olives both delicious for mains we had spaghetti and meat balls and a seafood spaghetti both were superb with quality pasta, overall a great meal...More

Thank djj1988
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Have been here twice recently and great both times. Zucchini flower entree fantastic special and really like the meatballs. The dessert bananas are pretty good too. Good service and comfortable atmosphere. We managed to eat 3 courses (shared entree) and a bottle of wine between...More

Thank annienvol
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This was an amazing experience! The host made us feel special, even at the busiest time, the range of food was fantastic and I could not fault it - beautiful taste and presentation second to none. A buzzing atmosphere and a beautiful setting. All I'd...More

Thank Luke M
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere and vibe, with great food to boot! Starters were beautifully presented and really tastey, and the lasange i had for my main was full of flavour and freshly cooked. Staff were all really friendly and smiley, a relaxed atmosphere where...More

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Hannah B
6 June 2017|
Response from Ned58 | Reviewed this property |
My recollection is BYO during week , licensed Fri, Sat you would need to double check
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9698 8907
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