La Favola

4.5
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129 Reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian

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Located in the heart of Newtown, Favola is a purveyor of fine Italian pasta from Chef Fabio Stefanelli.
What 129 people are saying
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4.5
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Daniela
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We loved the overall vibe of the place, casual and really cosy. The pasta was absolutely delicious!

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CallumB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant, one of the best places I’ve ever eaten at

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Karina
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta, well made and cooked to perfection. There are kids sizes available for $10 which is not on their menu so you have to ask for it, personally, its only a little smaller than my adult sized main!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food, very authentic flavours. Wine selections are perfectly appointed.
Seating is orientated to quick dining (stools and very small tables) to keep people moving through.

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EKandF
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regularly go to La Favola for an early dinner with our 3-year-old son and they are always so accommodating! It's now a favourite as our son will sit still for more than 5 minutes to finish his dinner (big food endorsement) and we can manage to enjoy quality Italian dining with a glass of good wine! Ask for the specials as they are actually 'special' and should definitely been tried. Our son now says 'Ciao' and asks for casarecce instead of spaghetti!

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LDjdid
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was great however the service not so much- got asked to order three times within 5 minutes of sitting down.

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LiamF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was very good. Good atmosphere. Maybe a little loud/cramped, but I'm not complaining. Would highly recommend.

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Nisi
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the whole experience, service was very efficient. The sea food pasta and the pasta of the day which was spinach and ricotta raviolli were amazing.

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AyleenneG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious, the service was quick and the price was reasonable. I enjoyed the ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Should be more like it

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Edgggggggggggg
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was tasty but specials were double the price of menu items.. $35 for a small plate of pasta is sneaky.. won’t go again.

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Elly
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I booked a table at 7pm and they didn't have one free for us for 25min. We were waiting outside in the cold.
The food is not authentic. My partner being Italian, he was not impressed. Not much flavour in the sauce.
The entree was nice, we had an antipasto.
Definitely not worth how much we pay for the pasta. Not going back.
Also the chairs are really not comfortable. They just use stools, not very suitable for older people.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place to dine! Great food and atmosphere. However, we had to wait half an hour for a table inside despite making a reservation in advance.

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Zoee
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, loved the restaurant, I’ve already recommended it and I’m booked in to go again!

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BFA88
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, great dessert as well and nice spot

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Elle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The food was great and came out very quickly. When I’d dined in doors I really enjoyed the experience, however, this time despite booking ahead we were put out on the street which was very noisy.
We arrived on time but the table before us was 15 minutes late leaving, we would not have minded going elsewhere for a drink to wait but we were told it would only be a few minutes. The staff only prompted them with the bill 10 minutes after we arrived.

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dbar
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience food and service were top class..definitely going back..well done

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and so was the service. Good value too. Will definitely return.

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JulieB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked this restaurant on Tuesday for after a show on Saturday. I received a text message and a phone both to confirm that booking.

When we arrived there was a line up and one spare table. They told us to wait 10minutes. As we waited they let someone in from the line who confirmed they didn’t have a booking. The service was rude and unfriendly. They didn’t update us, just kept us waiting in a line of walk ins. So we left.

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Mckenzie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Amazing food however service was almost too quick. Would have been nicer to stay longer and enjoy the restaurant.

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Italy86
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was less than ordinary and quite priced for some pasta and NO vegan options

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NicoleS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the warm welcome, the knowledge friendly service and of course the incredible quality of the food and wine selection all top marks. The chef came out, had a chat to me and even made me a special seafood pasta which was a knock out! Thank you for a really enjoyable night out. Oh and the limoncello was a perfect ending.

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RachelV
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service, the drinks specials and the truffle butter! We’ll definitely keep coming back.

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NathanM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is soon becoming my go to for Italian so delicious and fresh!

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I felt we should’ve been spaced further apart , and the food was ok , I got the special and it wasn’t very tasty at all.

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theodora1
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was spectacular however the service was poor.

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SidonyH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Delicious carbonara. The olives also delicious, but the focaccia was a little bit dry.
And the Norma pasta was slightly boring. The donuts also not stand out.
But all still yummy.

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RachaelH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and really delicious food. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing could not recommend more -

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Very noise.. tables and chair are super unconfortable. Food is great but overpriced! A mock tail and fish soup was 47 AUD!!! Ask for prices on specials! Otherwise you may end up paying too much! Staff is coming to bother every 5 minutes to ask if you want to order more. And the noise oh my god, is like you are next to the road there is no wall and the traffic in Newtown is heavy! I guess delivery will be ok!

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ElleniJ
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gnocchi was the best i have had. Service was great too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely the food was extremely tasty and the service was impeccable

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Brendan
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic pasta and lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend La Favola!

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LaurenH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible. I had the 4 cheese sauce with the gnocchi and I have been dreaming about it ever since. The waiter we had was really lovely and helpful. The only thing I’d say is that it is a little cramped and noisy but I’ll definitely be going back!

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Monstagram
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful fresh pasta and authentic Italian food. Lovely drinks and excellent service. Special was a little pricy but would still return.

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AndrewW
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great authentic Italian good with great staff. Highly recommend

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Anon360
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a first date kind of nervous but it was great, wasn’t too fancy or too simple, food was really good, everyone was super nice

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Daneeks1
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service.
Would’ve been more comfortable if the doors were closed as it was a chilly night and the doors were wide open

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EbonyH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Real, fresh, authentic Italian food! Would be better if the tables and chairs were bigger and more comfortable but still OK. Will definitely return!

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OliviaS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in Sydney
And head chef was so accommodating and friendly

FAQs

La Favola does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

La Favola is rated 4.5 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.