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Cipri Italian

10 Elizabeth Street
Paddington NSW 2021
Tel : +61 2 9331 3333
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Cuisine: Italian
Chef: Carmelo Cipri
Price Range: $$$
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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The Cipri brothers are well-known among Sydney foodies and their latest restaurant, Cipri Italian, is another great eatery to add to their repertoire. Combing the extravagance of Milan and the taste of Tuscany, Cipri brings together the very best of Italian style, along with an atmosphere that welcomes fashionistas, families and everyone in between. The restaurant is available for functions for up to 85 guests seated and there is street-side parking, which is a bonus for this area.

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A short stroll from Oxford Street in Paddington, ten minutes drive from the CBD.

I adore everything about Italy – from the simple and fresh food philosophy to the way the locals seem to welcome complete strangers into their homes and Cipri, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, embodies everything that I love about that boot-shaped country. Brothers Joe, Anthony and Carmelo are the driving force behind this Paddington stalwart, while their mum, Maria, can still often be found out the back, rolling fresh pasta. Vintage photos line the restaurant’s walls, telling the Cipri family story. As soon as you walk in the door, you know that this restaurant has been in the family for generations; true blue (or should I say, “vero azzuri”?) hospitality is in the Cipri family’s DNA.

In true Italian style, the menu features dishes with just a handful of ingredients, paying utmost respect to the quality of the produce. We start with burrata (a fresh cheese made from mozzarella and cream), which sits proudly on a colourful heirloom tomato salad. A smoky, yet creamy eggplant puree is the perfect complement to sesame crusted tuna, the seeds creating a textural contrast to the meaty flesh of the fish. Squid ink ravioli, stuffed with snapper, calamari and crab, is coupled with a subtle broth of cherry tomatoes, prawns and asparagus. Cipri stands for the two things that I value and appreciate most in life - food and family and it is a pleasure dining there.

Anna Lisle

Cipri is fully prepared to handle functions of all sizes. Various set menus are available for functions of groups with minimum 10 guests, less than 20 guests, minimum 30 guests and more than 25 guests, respectively. Function menus are inspired by the restaurant’s main menu, and offer optional extras based on the size of the function such as alternate serves, assaggi (Italian tapas-style dishes to start the meal) such as spinach and ricotta arancini, contorni such as Rocket, parmesan & pear salad, and antipasti including beef carpaccio with quail eggs, celery, testun di barolo cheese and walnut pesto.

Cipri Italian is now hosting all day, hands on workshops. Contact Marcia Cipri on 0414 648 813 or email

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This is an elegant and pleasant dining room - it looks cool and and somewhat sophisticated. Waiters are knowledgeable and friendly and helpful. The sesame and black pepper tuna "carpaccio" was delicious - a slight tangy dressing. The whole baby barramundi was simply baked and served with plenty of squeezing lemon. The pappardelle with with duck ragout - tasted ok. An enjoyable night spent with good friends, good wine in a good  01/05/2014

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