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. 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"


What’s New This December

Discover the delicious additions to our December menu.

WATCH: Ivano makes Sydney’s Best Gnocchi

In this short video Ivano shows you how he makes the perfect gnocchi.

WATCH: Serena & Ivano Talk Italian Gelato

Stracciatella? Gianduja? This video will have you talking gelato in no time!

BOOK Your End Of Year Lunch- Get FREE Bubbles

book a lunch for eight or more guests in December and we’ll treat

Eat: New Vegan & Vegetarian Pizzas

Loads of options if you prefer animal free dining

What the critics think

Customer Reviews

Stevie Russell
Stevie Russell
23:43 06 Jul 19
Always amazing service. Food and wine is delicious. Our new favourite Italian spot.
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 disappointment.
antonella molteni
antonella molteni
21:41 27 Mar 19
During our vacation in Sidney we have been in the Italian bar pizza, and it was an amazing surprise. The real taste of an Italian pizza. We enjoyed also a very nice Chianti during dinner. Friendly stuff, reasonable prices and very nice location. Good job
Tom Comloquoy
Tom Comloquoy
10:56 15 Jun 19
Very good pizza and pasta. Quick and friendly service from the staff and very accommodating. Have enjoyed the food every time I have visited.
Robin Holt
Robin Holt
20:50 07 Aug 19
Food was fantastic, fresh, and interesting choices. Portions were generous. Will be returning soon!
Jenny Taylor
Jenny Taylor
00:26 01 Jul 19
The food was good but the service was unbelievably slow. We waited 45 mins from the time we sat down and still no one had come near our table. We eventually went and found someone to ask if they'd come and at least take our drink orders. It was like that throughout the night and, even at the end of the night we had to go and find someone to get our bill. Maybe they were short staffed.
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