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Ombretta

355 Glebe Point Rd | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
+61 2 8060 7893
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
355 Glebe Point Rd | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
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21 - 30 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 19 October 2016

Have visited Ombretta many times as a family outing. It never disappoints. The ever changing menu means each experience is unique and all the more reason to come back again. Food is incredible, try (and share) many dishes to maximise the experience. The wine list...More

1  Thank Jonnymortlock
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Regional dishes and matching wines make this a special experience. Great, friendly service. Need to book ahead. Expensive but worth it.

1  Thank enjoytraveladelaide
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My second visit and has not disappointed. Service is really friends without being overwhelming. The food is amazing and you will certainly not go home hungry. A great place to go with friends for a relaxed and enjoyable evening Thank you

1  Thank Janine F
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Yes the whole menu is written in Italian. The staff constantly translate it for us non Italian speakers. The food was very nice. I suspect it could get busy so you probably should book if you can. We just turned up. We did come in...More

2  Thank Naomi M
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We're Italian and love Italian food so we suss out Italian restaurants in our area. Not keen on this place, the porcini risotto is nice but their mains are very poor. The service is also poor, waiters don't seem to care if you're there or...More

Thank KittyK71
Reviewed 1 August 2016

It's Sunday night, after what has been a typically busy Sunday lunch trade for Ombretta staff on a perfect Sydney Winters day. Its quieter now and more what we needed for a lazy family dinner. The welcoming staff make us feel right at home and...More

2  Thank 556DavidF1
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Ombretta has clearly become my favorite Italian restaurant in Sydney having dined there many times. The food is consistently good (of course at times it is "perfectable" but overall I'm still happy) and the wine list also of good quality. Niccolò is friendly and takes...More

1  Thank Mauri_C10
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Had dinner here last night. Very mixed feelings. The menu is all written on the blackboard in italian and had to be explained dish by dish by the 2 owners/waiters. Unfortunately their accents were so thick I had trouble understanding the descriptions of the dishes....More

1  Thank walkersydney
Niccolò F, Owner at Ombretta, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thank you for the opportunity to reply to your review of your experience at Ombretta, our food and our staff. It's a shame that you missed out on what Ombretta offers as we aim to provide the most rustic and regional food as our menu...More

Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I have now been to Ombretta on 5 occasions and it is becoming one of my fav places to eat. Why? Well every month the menu changes to another region of Italy. Every week some of the dishes are changed from the same region. It's...More

1  Thank Johno91058
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We discovered Ombretta recently, even if we live nearby. The idea of creating a new menu on each month, inspired to a different Italian region, is a great one as it renders justice to the variety of different food cultures existent in Italy. We tried...More

1  Thank Giancarlo P
Nearby
Glebe
An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a
deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It
originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do,
but has transformed into a student-centric melting
pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as
standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or
as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and
Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Glebe Point Rd | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Glebe
  • Neighbourhood: Glebe
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8060 7893
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Description
Ombretta is the creation of friends and business partners Niccolo Fagherazzi and Michael Schiavello. Niccolo and Michael met in Venice in 2005 over a Campari where the first conversations began in earnest already hatching ideas for bar or restaurant ventures. The common thread was the will to simulate an Italian experience, simply, honestly and faithfully. Several years later and thousands of kilometres away, an opportunity arose that brought them back together to continue the conversations and finally act on ideas to bring them to life. In one of the many conversations they distilled the projection of Ombretta in a few words: Fresh, Seasonal, Cucina Povera. These words go together naturally, therefore the objective was clear and they were immediately on the same page with the direction of the menu. The menu at Ombretta dictates the experience for diners and staff. When a chance meeting with chef Danilo Cerrettini occurred, it was clear that this was a match that could not have been planned more perfectly. Born, raised and trained in Rome, well travelled and experienced in many styles of cookery, Danilo's heart (and stomach) is heavily entrenched in fresh, seasonal cucina povera. Every recipe has a story, every story has a history and all this history is inextricably linked with tradition, culture and place. Most of this will be detailed in the cookbook everyone is waiting for from Ombretta.
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