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

ONE OF SYDNEY'S BEST WOODFIRED PIZZA - IT'S WHAT WE DO

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.

Gunnar

" 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."

John

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

Maria

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

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.
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!
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.
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
luca marchesi
luca marchesi
20:06 25 Mar 19
Very nice place to spend the eve, we had really good food and service was fast. Staff is friendly and make you feel comfortable! Definitely I'll return!
Thomas Mazzoli
Thomas Mazzoli
21:31 27 Mar 19
Is rear to find such a good Italian restaurant like the Italian bar Piza. Great selection of wines and beers, and an amazing wooden fire pizza (like the ones you eat in Italy). Cozy and friendly staff!!! Highly recommended
Chiara Ghirelli
Chiara Ghirelli
05:36 23 Mar 19
I have been their customer for a while now and never have enough! Delicious food, friendly staff, good service even in the busiest weekend nights. This place is also my first choice when organising friends gathering or birthday parties - thanks to the availability of vegetarian, vegan and / or gluten free options they are able to accommodate all dietary requirements.
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
luca marchesi
luca marchesi
20:06 25 Mar 19
Very nice place to spend the eve, we had really good food and service was fast. Staff is friendly and make you feel comfortable! Definitely I'll return!
Thomas Mazzoli
Thomas Mazzoli
21:31 27 Mar 19
Is rear to find such a good Italian restaurant like the Italian bar Piza. Great selection of wines and beers, and an amazing wooden fire pizza (like the ones you eat in Italy). Cozy and friendly staff!!! Highly recommended
Chiara Ghirelli
Chiara Ghirelli
05:36 23 Mar 19
I have been their customer for a while now and never have enough! Delicious food, friendly staff, good service even in the busiest weekend nights. This place is also my first choice when organising friends gathering or birthday parties - thanks to the availability of vegetarian, vegan and / or gluten free options they are able to accommodate all dietary requirements.
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!
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