Jamie's Italian

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Overall Rating

6.9

Jamie's Italian Recommended based on its 250 reviews
Calculated using a Weighted average

Food
7
Ambience
6.8
Service
6.9
Value
6.8



Jamie's Italian Details



Jamie's Italian Address

107 Pitt St
Sydney CBD NSW 2000

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Jamie's Italian Contact Info

(02) 8240 9000

Reservations on (02) 8240 9000


Cuisines

Italian


Rooms & Capacity

No of Seats 200


Hours

Mon to Sun 11:30am - 11pm



Classifications

Restaurants


Parking

Parking Station
Street Parking
Parking Suggestions
Ezi Carpark at 109 Pitt St





Overview of Jamie's Italian

The ‘Jamie’ in Jamie’s Italian is the “Naked Chef” himself Jamie Oliver, British chef extraordinaire, restaurateur and media personality. Jamie says he should have been Italian as he totally admires the Italian lifestyle, cuisine and traditions. Jamie’s Italian is his homage to rustic and simple Italian dishes, what you would find ordinary folks enjoying over in Italy. Jamie’s Italian is also focused on using the best seasonal ingredients sourced locally and in Italy. Pasta is made fresh daily in the restaurant’s front window where the public can easily check it out.

Jamie’s Italian aims to bring good and authentic Italian food to the people at good value as well. The restaurant is well designed, featuring a lot of intimate corners that make the ambience friendly.



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    User Reviews of Jamie's Italian, Sydney CBD

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    1 of 1 reader found the following review helpful

    1 Not Recommended

    Food  1      Ambience  1      Service  1      Value  1     


    Went here tonight and wow what a disappointment. Cocktails were horrible- Watery and flavourless, choice was very limited. has 3 different ones and none were good. They also only have 2 Beers available and 1 cider available to order.

    Entrees took over 45 mins to come out. and were very lack luster and smallest portions Ive ever seen. for $15 for squid and only got about 4 small slivers of squid about 2 cm long and 1 cm wide. Bread bucket was a poor excuse for a entree.

    Mains I ordered the Strip loin and at $32 and wow what a disappointment.
    I ordered to be cooked medium but came well done. Was full of fat and had little to no seasoning. Also came with a side of rocket that was about as big as my thumb. For $32 I expected a little more than a $6 piece of steak and 8 rocket leaves.

    Lucky I didn't order the Salmon as a few people did and were all astounded at the portion size. was about as big as your thumb. Worst thing was plates they they put on our table were all covered in dishwasher crap on under side. I informed waiter and they apologized but for a restaurant of these pricing levels it wasn't enough just to apologise.

    Overall was a terrible atmosphere and was extremely cold with a draft blowing right through restaurant. If you expect anything of good standard keep walking as this place has Jamie Olivers name on the door but that about where it stops.
    I think they outsourced the restaurant to an Indian call centre.

    ? $26.50! Salmon $32 Steak


    Aug 28, 2014 

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    0 of 1 reader found the following review helpful

    7.3 Recommended

    Food  7      Ambience  8      Service  7      Value  7     


    Vibe
    Rustic, Industrial layout with a vibrant, casual and cosy atmosphere

    Will impress
    Great for a catch up with the girls – lots of plates to share/nibble on. Will also satisfy a hungry boyfriend who loves his pub food – Plenty of carbs and meat!

    Spend
    $$

    Dress code
    Smart casual, the vibe is really relaxed.

    Love
    Amazing wine selection. Loved: Luccarelli Primitivo Di Puglia IGT, Italy 2012

    Must try dishes
    I went straight for the antipasto and side dishes, pick a few dishes to share: Meat planks, polenta chips, arancini balls and of course the epic brownie. (Also had the special but its no longer on offer – included in images above)

    Love Bangers x

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    May 26, 2014 

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    6.3 Average

    Food  5      Ambience  7      Service  8      Value  5     


    The service and atmosphere were great but it's a bit claustrophobic in there and the food was rather disappointing and expensive for what it was.

    May 19, 2014 

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    9.5 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  10      Service  10      Value  9     


    Have eaten here twice (lunch and dinner), both times very impressed. Service was fantastic on both occasions and food was outstanding. All 6 friends loved it also. Will definitely eat here again.

    May 18, 2014 

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    6.3 Average

    Food  5      Ambience  8      Service  5      Value  7     


    There are a lot more nicer Italian around Sydney, for sure. Went there for dinner on sunday (mothers day), wasn't busy as we arrived at 5.30pm. We spent 2.5 hour as food takes a while to show up. too slow.

    Fish entree was nice, and so is calamari. tagliatelle bolognese was average at best, pasta itself is good. but overall not enough to make it special. Pork Belly is also average. Tiramisu is pretty standard with an orange twist, worth a try.

    Will I be back? Probably not.. not when there are so many other great italian ristorante around.

    May 15, 2014 

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    7.3 Recommended

    Food  7      Ambience  8      Service  8      Value  6     


    Are you a very patient person that has time to wait an hour to be seated? Great customer service. Varied menu. Check out my blog for pics.

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    May 11, 2014 

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    5.5 Average

    Food  7      Ambience  7      Service  6      Value  2     


    The food was nice but small portions. Cute waiters. Waiting for seat was bit long but overall was enjoyable night. Bit pricey overall.

    Mobile Review May 05, 2014 

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    7 Recommended

    Food  7      Ambience  7      Service  6      Value  8     


    I understand why many people will feel disappointed at this place but this is one of those places you just have to try just because it's Jamie Oliver! So it has the gimmicky feel but food and interior is like his rustic style. The pasta was a little al dente for my liking but the antipasto planks looked and tasted delicious! Definitely not the best Italian I've had but a fun place to go with a group of friends and thought the price tag was reasonable.

    Apr 06, 2014 

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    6 Average

    Food  6      Ambience  7      Service  5      Value  6     


    I was going through reviews and lately people have been disappointed when dining at Jamie's Italian (JI) almost like the time when they learnt that santa does not exist.

    Unrealistic expectations - Unlike most reviewers I don't regard Jamie Oliver as a real chef (made on TV) and thus did not have high expectations of this franchise. My perception of him is that he is a cook that never really made it in the industry but became famous because of his TV shows although he did make cooking "cool" - cooking at home that is. Having a restaurant and serving customers is a relatively new venture for him.

    Food

    TAGLIATELLE BOLOGNESE
    Tried to order pasta as it did say "Our pastas are all made here" and I was right, the pasta was cooked as it should be al dente and the sauce was delicious and the only regret is that I didn't order the main size. (just realised dirty plate lol)

    WILD TRUFFLE RISOTTO
    Risotto was pretty good technically but not as memorable as you would expect.

    SIMPLE BAKED LASAGNE
    Worst dish of the night. Sauce was bland with hardly any meat on it. Considering the price, this is the one that will push the score down. Pasta sheets without were borderline mushy as well.

    OUR FAMOUS POLENTA CHIPS
    Waitress forgot it. When they did come, they were pretty good. I'm a big fan of Parmesan and they did go well together.

    Service - Jamie got famous with he carefree sort of attitude towards cooking, and the staff there adopted the same attitude - carefree. One of the waiters forgot our polenta chips claiming her colleague did not enter it in the system. Long story short, the waitress in charge of our table remedied by bringing the chips five minutes later. That said, that should not have happened, I mean it's only

    Conclusion - Only go if you're a big fan of Jamie Oliver (I don't know why anyone would be). Otherwise nothing ground breaking here, plenty of other restaurants to go to in that price range. I prefer those small family owned Italian places but are so hard to come by in Sydney CBD. With only one dish out of four dishes to come back for, I'll pass.

    @thesydneynoob

    SIMPLE BAKED LASAGNE TAGLIATELLE BOLOGNESE WILD TRUFFLE RISOTTO OUR FAMOUS POLENTA CHIPS


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    Apr 03, 2014 

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    7.5 Recommended

    Food  8      Ambience  8      Service  6      Value  8     


    Great food, fun place. Service was disappointing. Our waitress was hard to find, never came back to take drinks orders or ask if we wanted anything else (which we did). That being said other tables seemed to have much more attentive staff, I guess it is just hit and miss as to the staff on the night.

    Mar 26, 2014 

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