Macchiato Sydney [menu]
Shop 2/338 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
I love myself a delicious, decent-priced, casual dining Italian and Macchiato ticks all three boxes. Macchiato is in the heart of the bustling Sydney CBD on the corner of Pitt and Liverpool St. The restaurant is spacious and rustic which makes dining here really comfortable and casual for friends and family.
I definitely would stick with the pasta and pizza options. The waiters had recommended the seafood options and they do seem popular. The arancini is a great starter if you like cheese and pasta sauce. We also ordered the penne pollo e pancetta which was really creamy. I loved the mushroom and pancetta combination.
We ended up ordering the Capricciosa (I think? looks the closest to the picture) which has pomodoro, mozzarella, mushrooms, ham, olives, artichokes, EV olive oil. You usually can’t miss with oven-baked pizzas. The prices aren’t too steep and mains are generally around the $25-$30 which is what I would expect to pay although it’s slightly on the more expensive side of casual dining.
I will say the one thing that was lacking was service. It seemed that certain waiters would ignore us or tell us to wait for someone else. I thought the attitude as quite rude and not quite what I expected. Food came out in a timely manner. They also have a range of desserts that you can see at the counter. We ordered a tiramisu which was a bit bland and disappointing.
Overall, it’s a nice casual dining Italian if you want a spontaneous Friday dinner with friends especially since it is in such a prime spot in the city making it really convenient. However, I’m not dying to come back anytime soon.