Il Baretto, Surry Hills
Bottom Line– Simple and delicious Italian food. Lovely atmosphere. Reasonable prices.I don’t know how we haven’t written about Il Baretto sooner. It’s been one of our favourite neighbourhood dinner spots since we moved here (nearly a year ago!!). With pastas that are exactly the kind of thing you crave when you want good Italian food – we’ve never had anything that didn’t hit the spot. Nothing too fancy – just bowls of simple and delicious food at a very reasonable price.Our two favourite dishes are the Beef Lasagna and the Duck Ragu – signature dishes that are always on the menu. And you must get the Panna Cotta for dessert, though the Tiramisu is pretty amazing also.
Things to note:
- Il Baretto is BYO. They don’t serve any alcohol at all so hit up the clock bottle shop just one block up on Crown street before hand.
- It is also CASH ONLY. There’s an ATM inside the Carrington just across the street.
- It’s also quite small so there is often a wait, but they will take down your number and give you a call when they have a table for you. Go across the street and have a drink at the Carrington while you wait.
Spaghetti ala Vongole with Gnocchi in the background