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A street away from the bustle of Norton, this quaint Italian ristorante is wedged between houses in Leichhardt suburbia. The Italian flag dancing in the wind hints at the gastronomic treasures you'll find inside. Serving dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, the family owned and operated Il Pergolato also caters for functions of up to 60 guests. The dining room is cute and cosy, with dark bricks brightened up by red and white layered tablecloths, and maps and murals dotting the walls. Wander out the back to discover a charming, hidden courtyard where guests feast under rambling vines and hanging lanterns. A piano in the corner invites diners to tickle the ivories, adding to the restaurant's jolly Italian atmosphere.