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Gioia Cafe

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126A Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
+61 2 9564 6245
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:30
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pizzas were ok but nothing special. "Homemade" Lasagne however was awful. The waiter got our drinks order (both the wine and beer) wrong.

Thank Steven A
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Lovely atmosphere, excellent and friendly service. Great value wines and a diverse menue with some items better than others. Overall highly recommend.

Thank mmddw
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and I came here for pizza recently and were really disappointed on several fronts. The service was shocking. We had an 8pm reservation but had to wait for 15 minutes for someone at the reception to attend to us. The line that formed behind us was then 15 people deep. It then took ages to place our order... More 

Thank Dustin09
Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I remember when this site was a petrol station, the pizza restaurant at the converted station is very good, don't expect miracles. Service is ok and although it never excell's, it never disappoints. We worth giving it a go.

Thank Michael L
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We had a family lunch here today for my son's birthday. The food was average to good. Some of my guests were a bit distracted by the service and comments made to my group. As the waiter was serving the plates he told us to "stop and listen" like we were kids. That ruined the mood. When we left he/they... More 

Thank Noahlorenzo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Recently my friends and I went to dinner at this restaurant. We ordered 6 share plates, I explained that I couldn't have uncooked oil because I'm allergic to it. Out of all the share plates only ONE had no oil. When we complained the 'pizza chef' came out to tell us he couldn't possibly make a pizza without putting oil... More 

Thank Eufemia M
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This place is convenient on a raining night as there are parking in the restaurant. Service was ok to good. Food (Risotto, Pasta) were bland in flavor. But better be bland than very salty. We have plenty of Parmesan cheese to balance the flavor ourselves. But sadly the asparagus is not fresh, more like from the can.

Thank MemberReview
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A friend and I went here for a quiet dinner and it didn't disappoint! The food and staff were amazing, would defiantly recommend to everyone and would definitely return! The pasta was to die for. Nice a fresh and a good selection of wine.

Thank sammut93
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have been a customer of this restaurant for over six years and loved it until this evening. I ordered a home delivery which I often do. Apparently the pizza was delivered, however we could not hear the delivery man knock at the door. The restaurant was given our mobile number to contact us in this event. It was incorrectly... More 

Thank gprivate1
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Hello to all you Food Lovers and Enthusiast, I go to alot of Italian Restaurant But always go back to Gioia for the Amazing Tasty Bruschetta I have ever tasted,A great dish to start with or just by itself,The Bruschetta here is the Best,Try it and you will open those tantalising taste buds with the Beautiful Ingredients of This Bruschetta.... More 

Thank rosalenethompson2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126A Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales 2040, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Leichhardt
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9564 6245

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?