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Buon Ricordo

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Neighbourhood:
Paddington
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108 Boundary St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
+61 2 9360 6729
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been eating at this restaurant for over 28 years. There is not better Italian food in Australia. From the service to the food to the almosphere, never has Armando or Gemma let me down. A credit to the food industry of this country. We are lucky to have them. I feel lucky to say I have eaten hear... More 

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Thank Pamela F
Level Contributor
102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb! The food is sublime. The wine list is exceptional. And the service is outstanding. The fettuccine with truffled egg is a signature dish and is one of the best pasta dishes I have ever tasted anywhere!

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Thank Shane C
Orange, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Have been a kid in a candy shop before but nothing like this... the pictures of Armandos fine fare on the website, was cause for a watering mouth and the real thing was outstanding. The service was perfect, welcomed like old friends as we arrived and the classic decor was fitting for classic Italian cuisine. Sharing of entrees was a... More 

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Thank Dave B
Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

A birthday dinner for 6, great ambience, consistent attentive service. The Kingfish with Campari crystals was excellent, the spatchcock spicy with zing. A fine wine list with ample choices of imported or local, by the glass or bottle. Their Affogato was a great end to an excellent dinner.

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Thank Selrahc49
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We have visited Buon Ricordo a number of times over the past 10 years. It's very consistent at delivering delightedly food combined with an elegant, friendly experience. The signature dish of fresh fettuccine and truffled egg with fresh grated parmesan is just a treat - but I enjoy looking beyond this to other dishes on the menu - and these... More 

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Thank WindLover2001
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This is high on our list of good Italian restaurants in the East. Food - sophisticated and well executed. Obviously you should try their icon fettuccine and truffle egg. Service - a good mix of friendliness and effectiveness. Never feel wanting for a drink and they will talk to you about service timing during the meal, so you can decide... More 

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Thank Bruce M
Armidale, Australia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I came here, as a celebratory dinner. He has been here quite a few times before with his mother's family, but it was my first time. I was promised authentic Italian food and I got it. The staff were immediately very friendly and the atmosphere was lovely. We shared 2 entrée dishes, a complimentary bruschetta, the creamy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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263 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Door is shut so you need to push your way in. Inside is homey yet smart with huge paintings. The maitre d was welcoming and kind. Waiters were very present but not annoying. Better than that, they were charming and I felt looked after. The food was amazing. Major tip is to have the pasta with truffle. Simply divine; perfecto.... More 

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Thank spiceylulu
Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

A true pleasure to dine here. And it is dining...not just eating out. Buon Ricordo is an old school Italian restaurant with class, style, service and great food. White table cloths and waiters in white jackets, yummy fresh food and great ambience ... these are a few of my favourite things ( sing that to The sound of music ....... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Had dinner with family on a week night, around 70% full, but the place can be a bit loud if I may use the term loosely. Food has been maintained at a high level, and the wine list is also quite extensive. Portions are generous and it gives diners a feeling of satisfaction after a meal, though service levels can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$75
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Boundary St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Paddington>  > Paddington
  • Neighbourhood: Paddington
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9360 6729

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Staying in Paddington

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Paddington
Named after its London namesake, the suburb of Paddington showcases streets lined with restored Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies. It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds surrounding the Paddington Uniting Church and Paddington Public School. Paddington is a hub for high-end shopping featuring famous contemporary Australian designers, as well as up-market spas. Foodies are drawn to Paddington for well-known Australian chefs, modern and traditional Italian food, fantastic coffee, passionate brewers and even handmade chocolates.
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