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80 Pyrmont St | Level G, Harbourside, The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
+61 2 9657 9129
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“risotto” (24 reviews)
“lamb rack” (5 reviews)
“truffle” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
80 Pyrmont St | Level G, Harbourside, The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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1 - 10 of 445 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

When there with a group of 7, so we ordered a rang of of their dishes. Nice environment, delicious food, good service. Highly recommended.

Thank David L
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Fine dining at the Casino. We loved tis place when the Manfredis had it, but it seems that the partnership has dissolved amicably with no ill effects on the quality of the offering. Emphasis is on quality ingredients, prepared with care but not too fussy.

Thank nathan w
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

It was a mistake having dinner here last night for my husbands birthday. My husband ordered two course meal and when his main dish arrived, I felt so bad looking at it. Nothing looked so special about it. Basically small pan fried salmon, a little...More

Thank Rhodalyn C
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I was so pleasantly surprised by the superb quality of the food, wine and service. I do not like casinos but it was well worth the visit to eat at this restaurant.More

Thank sarahQ7370OX
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hi sarahQ7370OX, Thank you for your great review. Our team are delighted to hear Balla exceeded your expectations. This will be our last week of business as we will be closed from the 28th of July. We do hope you will join us again before...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

My friend and I walked into Balla without a reservation on Saturday night pre show. It was very busy and we didnot have highs hopes of being seated. We were pleasantly surprised to be shown a table. Service was excellent. The staff were attentive and...More

Thank Imsharonna
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Imsharonna, We appreciate your wonderful feedback. It is always great to hear our guests enjoy their pre-theatre dining experience with us. Our lovely team takes pleasure in knowing everyone leaves happy and with full bellies, especially before the show. Thank you again for your...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Firstly, as a Coeliac, I appreciated the gluten free options and knowledge - having my own bread was a treat. The mushroom risotto was lovely. The lighting was great, as were the nighttime views. The wait staff were very well presented. Mains were a bit...More

Thank gretchx79
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi gretchx79, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the gluten free selections available on our menu. Our Executive Chef, Gabriele Taddeucci, is coeliac himself so he takes extra care when it comes to...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Couple of days ago we had dinner at Balla Restaurant. Good and fast service, very polite staff members. We were party of 4 and all of us ordered truffle menu with matching wines. One of my friends doesn't eat seafood and the first dish was...More

2  Thank Kristina D
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Kristina, Thank you very much for your great review. Our team our very happy to hear your overall experience was so excellent. The truffle menu is a particularly great choice for anyone looking to try something different. We have taken your notes about the...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Up market fine dinning Italian Restaurent. Good food. Good ambiance. Good service. First visit and very impressed with the place. Centrally located in Darling Harbour area

Thank Srilal M
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Srilal M, Thank you for your great review. Our team glad to hear you enjoyed your entire experience from the delicious food to our friendly staff here at Balla. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Warm Regards, Balla Restaurant Management Team

Reviewed 24 June 2018

Visited it again in June 2018. Servings are small. The salmon serving was no bigger than a fish finger. Quality ok but nowhere near as impressive as my meal previously. Service is good and friendly. The pre show menus is very limited but reasonable price...More

Thank Frank G
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hi Frank, Thank you for your honest review. We appreciate when guests let us know how we can better improve your experience. In this case we have passed on your feedback to our chefs who will take into consideration their portioning regarding the salmon from...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Went to Balla for lunch today for my friend's birthday. The waitress asked if we wanted still or sparkling water? I asked for tap water. She then repeated still or sparkling, again I asked for tap water. There was no response, so my friend said...More

Thank Gai B
Balla_Management, Manager at Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Gai B, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very sorry to hear that the menu did not meet your expectations on this occasion, if you would care to provide some further feedback on your lunch please...More

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Alan B
19 October 2017|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 36 - US$ 108
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, Private Dining, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Pyrmont St | Level G, Harbourside, The Star, 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
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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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