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QVB level 1, Shop 44/46 | 455 George street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
9267 9959
08:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat - Mon 08:00 - 18:00
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here for dinner last Thursday not sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. Great food, authentic Italian. Caters for all ages. Meals were huge. Wait staff were incredible, especially when we had to leave mid meal with a sick child. They just promptly put all the food into ' doggy' bags, got the bill quickly and set... More 

Thank F H
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I usually have my business lunch meeting at Vanto. It started when my partner took me there and now it is my place of choice. Food is great! Staff are friendly! Fantastic atmosphere in this iconic venue (QVB) Love your work Vanto! Alessandra

Thank alesala69
Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptionally rude service by the waitress who seemed to have a problem from the moment we arrived, right up to the problem with the bill. Clearly just trying to gouge the tourists. Avoid it -- you get the same views and service with a smile at Yama, the Japanese restaurant just up a floor.

Thank MelbEls
Wollongong, Australia
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149 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a lovely place to dine or to have a coffee or even a nice glass of wine. The menu is authentic Italian with a Sydney flare! Pizzas are delicious and perfect for sharing. The desserts are also authentic Italian. I love the ambience of this place! You can sit quietly inside or have a balcony view of... More 

Thank Emjmeakin
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to Vanto and definitely not my last. Located on the 1st level of the QVB ( Town hall end ) tables available inside and outside around the balcony area. Plenty of staff around so service was good. There were 7 people in my group and we all had something different. Everybody enjoyed what they had ordered. All... More 

1 Thank Sheilathefox
Greensboro, North Carolina
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206 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted pizza, but don't eat in chain restaurants, so we looked at Trip Advisor for something close. This place was within walking distance. It was a little tricky to find at first, not familiar with addresses here in Sydney. We eventually found it in the mall. I'm glad we did, everything was great.

1 Thank sgtsbud
Adelaide, South Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Whilst wandering around the Queen Victoria Building killing time and looking for a likely place to have lunch, I came across Vanto, a little Italian cafe-restaurant on an upper level. The friendly and efficient staff served me the most delicious pizza I have ever eaten. Due to dietary constraints, I needed it to be dairy free, quite a challenge for... More 

1 Thank Ruth B
Wollongong, Australia
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I was there before an evening function in the city. The Rustic Salad was very tasty and you can sit right on the inner balcony in the interior of the QVB, looking down on the amazing style of this building. Coffee was excellent too.

Thank Gavin D
Adelaide, Australia
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145 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We chanced upon this restaurant on a recent trip to Sydney and were very pleased we did. The staff were friendly and efficient, the food was great and the wine list more than adequate. The setting the Queen Victoria Building was lovely. A very enjoyable evening.

Thank Dale M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent staff, great food, everything you need. When visiting Sydney we always go there for breakfast or lunch. Great coffee. The staff really are quite superb, so friendly and very efficient. Excellent value.

Thank Rhys C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: QVB level 1, Shop 44/46 | 455 George street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9267 9959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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