Johnny Goes Italian

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$40 and under
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Italian
Johnny Goes Italian ( Formerly Johnny Fishbone Wine Parlour ) sister venue to highly recognised and veteran of Darlinghurst dining, Buffalo Dining Club™ is doing what we do best… serving you some of the tastiest Italian food in Sydney. Staying true to what we know and deliver: The menu is succinct, the wine list - diverse and approachable and the service - crackin’.
What 83 People Are Saying
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ST
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An enjoyable evening, great food by a gifted chef!

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A warm greeting, concise but lovely menu, friendly and very attentive service made for a great night.

JA
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with some very clever twists

Johnny was very friendly and a helpful host

And any food that tastes that good is value for money- wish I had enough room for the pasta - next time no doubt

BN
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.. staff even better.. nice to get good service for once. Will be going back

JB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The cost of the wine and food were very expensive. The portions sizes were too smal for the cost of each plate. The menu was also very limited.

A
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, it's my second time back and it was just as amazing as I remember it to be. Food is always amazing, the service was warm and friendly. I'm a big fan!

FM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food here. I have been 3 times and crave it between visits.

D
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed very much once again. The food was delicious however I missed the risotto off the menu. Service was great as was my company of three girlfriends. Thank you.

MA
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Very Melbourne and cool. Food is amazing. I am vegetarian and it’s always really interesting food.
Great wines and I love the staff

GC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food (the beetroot ravioli was one of the best pasta dishes I've eaten when dining out recently), great service, lovely evening.

m
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The risotto and squid ink and ravioli blew our minds and who doesn’t love Brussels sprouts

CA
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a fabulous evening. The food was delicious, wine list fantastic and the service amazing. Such a cosy spot too. Thanks Peter for looking after us!

NV
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was beautiful and ambiance perfect

KK
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed all our food portion for the mezzaluna pasta a little small for a main but everything else was excellent. Very friendly helpful waiter. Will definitely go back

B
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was Expensive for what it was. But lovely place for drinks.

TR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were immediately impressed, (even before entering the storefront - draped by curtain) once noticing the cue that extended outside of the restaurant. Luckily we had booked a table for three in advance - we encountered no difficulty with our seating arrangement, despite the bafflement and small number of staff on the floor. This restaurant’s intimate, welcoming, and fun vibes made us feel instantly comfortable - everything a wine bar should aim for. We were immediately shown the wine list, by a very friendly waiter. Despite being set on ordering cocktails, we were still impressed by the assortment of wines on offer. In terms of the food, I truly believe this Italian restaurant currently dishes some of the best pasta and risotto in the city. I highly accredit the chef behind the risotto cacio e pepe, which as simple as it may sound, was definitely the standout dish of the evening. All in all, we had a great experience at Buffalo Dining Club’s associate restaurant - certainly worth a visit if you’re looking for an authentic, Italian-inspired, sophisticated tasting experience in Sydney.

r
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible pasta. Fantastic value. Will certainly be back

SC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! And the staff were so welcoming and friendly!!!

LT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Cute place, the food was good, some dishes very good, but the portions were tiny.
Most mains were entree sized. Would have needed to order more than one main per person, but for that it was a bit too expensive.

M
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I 've been to Johnny Fishbone quite often and every time I think that it can’t be as good as the time before, and I’m happy to discover that I’m always wrong.
Philip is one of the best chefs in Sydney.
The menù changes every week, sometimes twice a week, every time is a new experience, it’s impossible to get bored.
I truly believe that in this wine bar you can get the best food in Sydney, and I can tell you that my standards are quite high.
Excellent indigents combined magnetically, a real treat for your palate.
The wine list isn’t huge but the selection is great and very affordable.
Cosy venue always warm and welcoming, one of the few places where you can enjoy decent music.
The staff is always smiling, helpful and gives very good suggestions regarding food and wine and it,s super super friendly.

SK
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a simple menu with 3-4 options for entrees and mains - but all looked delicious it still make the decision hard to make!

Staff were super friendly and attentive, with a lovely unique wine menu (yes for orange wines!)

Just a shame that road works kicked in halfway through the meal (not their fault of course)

Would go again!

JH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely one of the new hidden gems in Sydney. Killer wines, cocktails are great and we've been twice now and almost tried all the dishes which are all superb.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great little spot and perfect for foodies. Lovely service and dinner was excellent - lots of small plates all beautifully prepared amd exotic flavours to try.

NB
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regularly changing menu, friendly vibe.....recommend you sit at the bar and engage with the friendly staff.

c
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it !!! The food was really tasty and original !!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and wine but overpriced. Fantastic service. Music slightly too loud for date conversation! I get they want to create a cool vibe but having to yell over the music is just annoying.

NS
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The food was fresh and full of Flavor.
Will be back.

N
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came here for my partners birthday and it was the perfect spot for a couple without being too overly romantic. The music gave the place a great energy and the food came out quick and was absolutely amazing. Would recommend to everyone and will definitely be back.

NB
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibrant busy little gem. Staff are great, food spectacular. Risottos and pastas are delicious

m
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I’ve been going here over last few months and have never been disappointed until now , the food wasn’t up to there usual standard and the service was lacklustre, the mood slightly depressesd , admittedly it was Wednesday so I will still try another time , the risotto and the smoked prawns saved the night

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura, we love you and you will be missed !!!

LA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously fabulous food. The chef (ex. 121 BC) is really creative and all the dishes were extremely delicious. The menu changes regularly. Take the waitstaff's recommendations, they definitely know which are the stand out dishes. It's a lovely ambience, perfect for our date night. Good wine list and really lovely service. This was my second visit and certainly wont be our last!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our waitress was really helpful and when we ordered a second bottle of wine she was able to find the last bottle and gave us a discount as well!

PB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here has an edge, familiar but quite different flavours - very enjoyable service as well. PB

MS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and service. Perfect for a drink, the food offering was very on trend, although hit and miss.

m
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

our waiters were exceptional the food was outstanding who knew sardines could be so impressive
and that beef could melt in your mouth will be back !

JD
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, food is absolutely amazing, authentic using quality ingredients.
Staff always friendly... great tunes as well!

LF
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Johnny Fishbone weekly. The food is delicious. We particularly like that the menu changes constantly so there is no chance of getting bored! It’s really reasonably priced for Sydney. The owners and staff are experienced restaurateurs, super friendly and look after their regulars. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

SO
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Johnny Fishbone - I've been here a few times now and it's always great food, wine and service. Intimate setting too.

GS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food, wine and service . The guys are amazing.