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Balla

Star City Casino Entertainment The Star Sydney 80 Pyrmont St | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
+61 2 9657 9129
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  • Average17%
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Star City Casino Entertainment The Star Sydney 80 Pyrmont St | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked at the Balla Italian Restaurant prior to going to Beautiful. Our booking was for 6.00pm and we arrived at 5.56pm to be told by the receptionist that we were early and that we would have to go an wait in the bar until...More

Thank _ragarratt
Reviewed 2 days ago

We held our daughter's 30th birthday party in Balla last week. The food was amazing (far better than I could have expected) due to the fact that we had 30 people. It was plentiful and extremely tasty. They really catered to our timing as well....More

Thank patti_224
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Patti, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such positive feedback. We have passed along your kind words to the team and they are very happy to hear you and your guests had a wonderful experience, we're glad we could...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy restaurant for a Thursday night inside The Star. Our group was sat on a horseshoe table which was a little cramped for our group, particularly once the dishes came out. Bread with olive oil was a nice start but lacked the seasoning. Linguine with...More

Thank Donna B
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Donna, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We always appreciate our guests letting us know their experience and how we can improve in the future. We will certainly pass on your comments to our kitchen team who are currently...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the opportunity to eat here will visiting some friends staying close by at the casino, the service was excellent, the food was good, the prices were quite highMore

Thank Onehotsummer
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Onehotsummer, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your positive feedback. It is always lovely to hear our guests have enjoyed their experience with us, our team is delighted to hear you noticed their efforts. We hope to welcome you back to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not worth high price. Expensive. The ravioli came out almost cold but it did have flavor. The tuna was dry even though the center was rare. Seemed to be previously frozen. Other fish they have on display looked fresh. Not many people in Resteraunts which...More

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Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sophia, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We really value our guests' feedback and always try to improve from them. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the food and feedback has been passed to our Chef. We also always...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Balla twice in one month, we had an amazing time for our anniversary and a beautiful one tonight too. Balla’s staff and the atmosphere is exceptional and I would like to thank in particular Daniele who with his enthusiasm...More

Thank Davide L
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Davide, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback! It is always wonderful to hear we were able to make special occasions memorable for our guests. Our staff and very dedicated to ensuring everyone has an amazing evening and leaves with a big smile....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From eating here we can see how Balla got its name in Sydney. We had the Gnocchi followed by the Venison. Everything was cooked very beautifully showed what Italian cuisine was all about, the only thing that was lacking was the service unfortunately, the staff...More

Thank Jack_eats_the_world
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jack_eats_the_world. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your wonderful feedback, our chefs are very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. We are sorry to hear your exchanges with our waiters were less than excellent, we always strive to give our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service we experienced was very warm, hospitably and had its issues, but it was how those issues were addressed that made the dining experience wonderful. We had a few communication errors with the drinks, taken to the wrong table, but when sorted new ones...More

Thank amsam
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Amsam, Thank you for taking the time to leave such positive feedback. We are very happy to hear our team was able to make your son's 20th birthday memorable. Our wonderful staff take a lot of pride in knowing they are able to make...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dines at Balla December 2017 - excellent menu, service and taste. Good value for money. Excellent view and location. Highly recommended.

Thank Frank G
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Frank, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are very lucky at Balla to have such a wonderful location, it makes coming to the office very easy! We hope to welcome to you again very soon. Warm Regards, Balla Restaurant Management Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant food with an Italian theme. Beautifully cooked meals very attentive staff. Prices are reasonable around $35 average. restaurant a bit on the noisy side as no aft furnishings to deaden the sound. Good wine selection. Happy to go again.More

Thank Paul G
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We are always happy to hear we were able to provide our guests with a wonderful experience from start to finish. Our staff will be delighted to know you enjoyed their...More

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Response from Oliver R | Reviewed this property |
Acceptable on food. We did buy a 3500 bottle of sassicaia but the fact they had it suggested a good place
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 120
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Star City Casino Entertainment The Star Sydney 80 Pyrmont St | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City West
  • Neighbourhood: City West
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9657 9129
  • E-mail
Description
Balla is a modern interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine featuring a wood-fired grill in the kitchen and one of Sydney's best harbour views. The restaurant reflects the team's dedication to delivering truly authentic cuisine from Italy. Balla is honoured to receive a 3 Goblets rating from Gourmet Traveller Wine List Of The Year for 2016. According to Gourmet Traveller Wine, Balla is one of Australia's great collections of Italian wines, proudly exploring grape varieties, indigenous to Italy, and those that have been introduced to create benchmark fine wines.
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