The Italian Bar Pizza - Italian Bar & Restaurant Willoughby, Sydney


We make our pizzas with utmost passion. Rather than follow one regional style, instead we have developed our own blend of local and imported stone ground flours and ferment our dough over 72 hours using a Criscito Madre in the tradition of sourdough baking.

The result is a lighter better tasting pizza where the dough shows its true personality and flavour. No fluffy Napolitana crust here, instead we promote a thinner Roman style crust with just the perfect balance of crunch and texture, that was recently included in Broadsheet‘s Best Pizza in Sydney guide. Come and try for yourself – dine in,  pick up or get your pizza home delivered.

Besides the pizza, we are locally famous for house made gnocchi and small batch artisan gelato, and of course our service.
We are open from 5pm Monday to Saturday and for lunch from Noon on Sunday when you can enjoy our Godfather Pizza al Metro. We invite you to visit us and experience our warm hospitality one day very soon.

Recent Reviews

"Everything we had was simply outstanding. The children`s meal were polished off in no time (a rarity, believe me) and both pizzas we order were excellent.


" Pizzas wonderful, once that wood-fired oven is cranking the bases are perfect, and with the new sourdough Mother fermented in house, the base is incredibly easy to digest."


"I hosted an event for 30 at The Italian last week and it was fantastic! The service, food and wine was all perfetto! Grazie"


The Italian Now Featuring Live Music Weekends

Enjoy LIVE music performances by local artists every weekend at The Italian

Who Makes Sydney’s Best Gnocchi? We Do – And We’ll Show You How.

Our recipe is the combination of testing of over forty different methods and

Small Batch Italian Gelato

Here at The Italian we are passionate about recreating that authentic Italian dining

Kids Menu

Happy little vegemites rejoice!

$20 Gnocchi & Wine Tuesdays

Enjoy a bowl of fresh handmade gnocchi and a glass of wine for

What the critics think

Customer Reviews

Marcelle Grolman
Marcelle Grolman
01:58 08 Mar 19
Great casual neighbourhood eatery, pleasant service, chose a delicious vegetarian pizza from a huge range of choices, plus a generous garden salad . Add a couple of glasses of wine and what more could one want on a mid week night. Always worth a repeat. Repeated last night, 7th March . Delicious gnocchi and glass of vino rosso. Gnocchi as good as any I had in Italy. Yummmm. Such nice service as well. Love this more
Christopher Halden
Christopher Halden
22:39 02 Mar 19
We booked a table for 9 through the restaurant’s website. This process was easy and quick. We arrived and the table was ready for us. The waitstaff attended to us quickly, and despite the restaurant being busy we were served in just a short time. Food and drinks coming fast is ideal with kids to avoid young whingers. The food was excellent and the service was unobtrusive. Highly recommended for everyone including those with kids. Book a table to avoid more
Chris Waite
Chris Waite
08:43 09 Feb 19
The Italian has a really relaxed feel. A good wine selection and some tasty beers. I had the 'Carne' pizza which has some fantastic Italian sausage which comes out of the case. I would recommend it. Also had the 'Diavalo' which was full of flavor. Reasonably priced and great service.
Guilherme Pablo Pinheiro Garcia
Guilherme Pablo Pinheiro Garcia
23:12 08 Feb 19
Very cosy and at the same time casual atmosphere! Delicious wood fire pizzas... Great sort of beers and wines. Not to mention the staff... in special Carlos, who is very kind and truly love what he does, making every time we go there, a lovely experience!
00:33 09 Jan 19
Got pizza delivered only 3 streets away, arrived hot and fresh but to my disappointment was not "thin and crispy" as promised. The pizza base was very chewy and doughy, the tomato base lacked flavour and was very acidic tasted like a straight tomato paste not a sauce that has been made with garlic, onion, herbs and spices. The Garlic pizza, had no where near enough garlic or seasoning either! Also had the meatballs which were moist and good but the sauce was the same as the pizza sauce..... no flavour. As promised I had come a 2nd time for dine-in experience and was quite happy with the quality of food, the pizza was crispy and yummy, it really is night and day from he delivered pizza! I can now recommend the Italian as a good pizza place dine-in onlyread more
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