(02) 9240 3000
Average Meal Price
$74 - based on one entree & main course only
Mon to Fri Noon - 3pm
Mon to Sat 6pm - 10:30pm
SMH Good Food Guide 2013 - One Chef's Hat
SMH Good Food Guide 2012 - One Chef's Hat
Food 4 Ambience 7 Service 5 Value 3
Warning, if you ever go here. The prices you see on the menu for the pasta are actually entree prices. If you choose to have it as your main, they will charge you $10 extra for each dish. I was surprised to see the bill. There should have been a warning. I would have ordered an actual main instead.
Apr 24, 2013
Food 5 Ambience 5 Service 6 Value 3
I can't make lasagne. No matter how I try, it always collapses and ends up looking like bolognaise sauce with some pasta floating in it. I certainly wasn't expecting the lasagne I ordered at Uccello to arrive looking worse than my home-cooked effort. It had obviously done a quick turn around the microwave because it was nice and hot, and the sauce congealed around the plate. The appearance could have been forgiven if the flavour was superb, but it wasn't even as tasty as the aforesaid collapsed lasagane disaster casa mio.
I asked for some parmesan cheese - it wasn't offered - but it made little difference. My entree of brains was passable: they were a little overdone but still creamy. Choices for my vegetarian friend were very limited but she had the gnocchi which she said was quite good. The radicchio salad was very ordinary and arrived without servers. Wines by the glass are also quite limited. At $170 for two this meal was disappointing and not worth the money.
Apr 23, 2013
1 of 1 reader found the following review helpful
3.8 Below Average
Food 3 Ambience 7 Service 4 Value 1
2 couples Saturday night. Both couples ordered the chicken dish for 2, there was no difference in taste from a $10 chicken at a local chicken shop. It was dry, and the sides or dried up carrot and potatoes was nothing special.
When I looked around everyone had the same sides and most dishes we saw were average.
Staff are average for a 1 hat restaurant and when asked about the tasteless chicken apparently the 1 hat chief had not much to say, except no one has said that before.
Dessert 4 of us ordered 4 different deserts again nothing wrong with it, just thought u might get more than a slice of normal cake. Tasteless.
Basically glorified pub food for $120 a head.
Mar 10, 2013
Food 4 Ambience 7 Service 7 Value 4
Nothing special. Pomodoro, basil and bread entree was quite good, simple but good. Primi Piatti dishes were very average for the prices and the claim of a 1 hat restaurant. The wood fired beef lasagna had little to no beef in it, but overall tasted quite good. The porchetta main was quite tasty if a little oily. The veal cutlet was horribly disappointing and simply a crumbed and then fried cutlet served on its own on a plate. Definitely not worth the price. An average restaurant charging much more than its worth due to its location.
Mar 01, 2013
Food 7 Ambience 7 Service 8 Value 6
Food was slightly disappointing for a 1 hatted restaurant. However service was great and vibe was cool. Worth the experience.
Feb 23, 2013
Food 4 Ambience 8 Service 5 Value 5
Uccello is NOT a one hat restaurant! Both food and service are average. Only visit for the funky vibe.
Feb 14, 2013
Food 5 Ambience 8 Service 4 Value 5
We visited Uccello to experience a 1 Chefs Hat Restaurant as recently awarded by the SMH Good Food Guide 2013. We were a party of 6. On arrival we were seated straight away and offered a drink, water was what we ordered whilst viewing wine options. This prompty arrived. After browsing the extensive wine list we ordered from large selection of European wines. We were then given the dinner menu. 4 of us ordered entrees. The other two waiting for mains.
My colleague and I ordered the same for both courses. Oven roasted prawns with Mediterranean Vegetables was our Entree. On arrival of the Entree at table my colleague asked if I recalled full description of menu item. My answer no. The dish did look like it was missing something. We then asked for the menu as my colleague was certain it did say Mediterranean veg. The menu confirmed this! When the male Head Waiter approached my colleague pointed out his concern and asked where these were and pointed to the dish saying it looks very plain.
Sadly to be told "we did not have time to change the menu, so they are now not served with the vegetables' as described on the menu. Unfortunately, we received no apology or a solution and off he went to deal with other tasks. Really so for around $28 as I recall we received two prawns cut in half cooked in shells and served with a wedge of lemon. Why I now ordered this I am not sure.
The next dish for us again ordering the same was 2 grilled Swordfish, with fennel, and radish salad. Looked great but very bland. The fennel over powered the fish. Which I will say was cooked nicely but just lacked that wow factor. My other colleague ordered Spatchcock which she enjoyed, another lamb, squid, and another Quail. The Quail she did not eat. As she believed it was underdone. Sadly she was one of the party who ordered no Entree.
By the time all mains were finished she was finally asked if there was something wrong with meal. Stating it was under cooked. She was offered for this to be removed from the bill and asked now if she would like something else. She declined saying, no! I can honestly say the best part of the meal was the bread, wine and coffee.
Overall very disappointing food and terrible attitude from the head waiter. I will say the other staff were good. As Hospitality workers ourselves the response about the menu not being changed is unacceptable. 3 disappointed customers out of 6 and a $500 bill for average food and a poor service response. Not what we expected from Uccello!
Oct 27, 2012
Food 7 Ambience 8 Service 8 Value 7
Winding down from a tough week, we finally found the appetite (and time) for a relaxing meal at Uccello on the top of the Ivy complex in Sydney.
Our Italian feast kicked off with a platter of cured meats from different regions of Italy, followed by squid ink tagliolini pasta. We then share the roasted whole leg of goat with potatoes and peas. While the goat meat was slightly tough, the potatoes absorbed the roast juices totally blew us away. Our desserts of lemon meringue tart and spiced cake with poached pear wrapped up the meal beautifully.
Sep 23, 2012
1 of 1 reader found the following review helpful
Food 8 Ambience 8 Service 7 Value 7
Good food, good service, nice dinner! Thanks.
Aug 28, 2012
Food 7 Ambience 7 Service 7 Value 7
Good eater. We enjoyed our night out with a good service and food was tasty and well made also if a bit common for an Italian eatery, always a pleasure, very reliable but not so sure about the hat.
Jun 27, 2012
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