La Favola

4.5
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117 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian

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Casual
Located in the heart of Newtown, Favola is a purveyor of fine Italian pasta from Chef Fabio Stefanelli.

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What 117 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.2
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Elly
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I booked a table at 7pm and they didn't have one free for us for 25min. We were waiting outside in the cold.
The food is not authentic. My partner being Italian, he was not impressed. Not much flavour in the sauce.
The entree was nice, we had an antipasto.
Definitely not worth how much we pay for the pasta. Not going back.
Also the chairs are really not comfortable. They just use stools, not very suitable for older people.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place to dine! Great food and atmosphere. However, we had to wait half an hour for a table inside despite making a reservation in advance.

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BFA88
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, great dessert as well and nice spot

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Elle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The food was great and came out very quickly. When I’d dined in doors I really enjoyed the experience, however, this time despite booking ahead we were put out on the street which was very noisy.
We arrived on time but the table before us was 15 minutes late leaving, we would not have minded going elsewhere for a drink to wait but we were told it would only be a few minutes. The staff only prompted them with the bill 10 minutes after we arrived.

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dbar
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience food and service were top class..definitely going back..well done

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and so was the service. Good value too. Will definitely return.

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JulieB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked this restaurant on Tuesday for after a show on Saturday. I received a text message and a phone both to confirm that booking.

When we arrived there was a line up and one spare table. They told us to wait 10minutes. As we waited they let someone in from the line who confirmed they didn’t have a booking. The service was rude and unfriendly. They didn’t update us, just kept us waiting in a line of walk ins. So we left.

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Mckenzie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Amazing food however service was almost too quick. Would have been nicer to stay longer and enjoy the restaurant.

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Italy86
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was less than ordinary and quite priced for some pasta and NO vegan options

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NicoleS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the warm welcome, the knowledge friendly service and of course the incredible quality of the food and wine selection all top marks. The chef came out, had a chat to me and even made me a special seafood pasta which was a knock out! Thank you for a really enjoyable night out. Oh and the limoncello was a perfect ending.

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RachelV
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service, the drinks specials and the truffle butter! We’ll definitely keep coming back.

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NathanM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is soon becoming my go to for Italian so delicious and fresh!

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I felt we should’ve been spaced further apart , and the food was ok , I got the special and it wasn’t very tasty at all.

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theodora1
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was spectacular however the service was poor.

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SidonyH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Delicious carbonara. The olives also delicious, but the focaccia was a little bit dry.
And the Norma pasta was slightly boring. The donuts also not stand out.
But all still yummy.

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RachaelH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and really delicious food. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing could not recommend more -

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Very noise.. tables and chair are super unconfortable. Food is great but overpriced! A mock tail and fish soup was 47 AUD!!! Ask for prices on specials! Otherwise you may end up paying too much! Staff is coming to bother every 5 minutes to ask if you want to order more. And the noise oh my god, is like you are next to the road there is no wall and the traffic in Newtown is heavy! I guess delivery will be ok!

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ElleniJ
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gnocchi was the best i have had. Service was great too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely the food was extremely tasty and the service was impeccable

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Brendan
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic pasta and lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend La Favola!

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LaurenH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible. I had the 4 cheese sauce with the gnocchi and I have been dreaming about it ever since. The waiter we had was really lovely and helpful. The only thing I’d say is that it is a little cramped and noisy but I’ll definitely be going back!

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Monstagram
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful fresh pasta and authentic Italian food. Lovely drinks and excellent service. Special was a little pricy but would still return.

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AndrewW
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great authentic Italian good with great staff. Highly recommend

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Anon360
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a first date kind of nervous but it was great, wasn’t too fancy or too simple, food was really good, everyone was super nice

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Daneeks1
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service.
Would’ve been more comfortable if the doors were closed as it was a chilly night and the doors were wide open

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EbonyH
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Real, fresh, authentic Italian food! Would be better if the tables and chairs were bigger and more comfortable but still OK. Will definitely return!

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OliviaS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in Sydney
And head chef was so accommodating and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
13 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It was a cold night and we got seated outside without an option. Food was nice but over priced. The waitress was wonderful friendly and helpful

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Kyliam
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing my partner and my self loved it so much!
Will definitely be coming back here!

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favola by far is my fave Italian restaurant!
Service was quick and attentive
Pasta was just a good enough portion ( I wasn’t too overly full) and could cut dessert.

Tiramisu dessert was the best I’ve ever had!

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Nintendo
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was noisy as the entrance door was being opened. Food was great!

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NishaAnne
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. I had the pasta special, my friend had one of the menu options, and we both ordered the dessert donuts for the first time. My fave Italian restaurant, never disappoints, so happy to be back!

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VasanaE
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friends went for the first time, the service was spectacular and the staff was very clear with giving details of the specials. Food is well reccommended. Everything is so fresh so tasty and delicious. Love it.

We will be back for sure

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Clodia
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this place. Everyone so friendly and the food is amazing. Fresh ingredients and wine selection is good

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BrittanyK
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so tasty, great portions, and the service was fantastic. We had a great chat with who I think must be the owner(?) in Newtown, who was so passionate about food and about what he does. Loved it. Will be back!

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CaitlinF
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service. Would prefer chairs with backs to them but small problem in overall great service

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JulieD
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Really nice food but the service was poor and staff did not respect bookings that night. We were not the only customers with a booking who had to wait more than 15mn for our table which had not been reserved.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute top service, and gorgeous authentic Italian food.

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was warm and hospitable and the food was amazing. You can tell the ingredients used are fresh and the pasta is delicious. Will definitely be returning on a regular basis!

FAQs

La Favola does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

La Favola is rated 4.5 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

La Favola does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.favola.com.au/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.