Visit Fernandos Italian for Traditional Italian Charm
So you’re looking to eat out in Leichhardt and, of course, your choice is Italian. What other cuisine encompasses all of the necessary factors of treating yourself at a restaurant? Delicious, nutritious, heart warming – and just a little bit naughty!
Norton Street is a favourite among Leichhardt diners, and this buzzing strip has it’s fair share of pizza and pasta. However – the pick of the Norton Street Italian restaurants is Fernandos Italian.
Stepping into Fernandos Italian prompts two bubbling sensations; the inspired and encompassing sense of being in the rustic, yet grandiose setting of a Tuscan eatery, and the relaxed, homely comfort of settling in to a family environment – where ease, conversation and laughter rules.
An Italian Menu to Sing About
Fernandos Italian menu offers a generous variety of hand picked traditional Italian cuisine. Top notch, seasonal Australian produce is prepared in sacred Italian custom – simplistic, modest recipes that allow the ingredients to speak for themselves. These two factors really do create a match made in heaven.
From gorgeous Sydney seafood, hearty meat dishes, freshly tossed pastas and bubbly, crisp pizzas, Fernandos Italian has all your cravings covered.
Be sure to have worked up an appetite before arriving so you can sample their famous antipasto plates to start – piled high with finely cut cured meats, and moreish cheese and olives.
One of our favourites from this Norton Street establishment is the homemade pasta – gently kneaded and cut to craft a silky, moreish base to any of your favourite sauces. Try the Pappardelle al Ragu for a thick and ample pasta tossed through slow cooked fillet and pork – which falls apart at the touch of a fork.
Fish lovers should know that Seafood pastas are somewhat of a specialty of Fernandos Italian – don’t go past the Spaghetti Marinara which is tossed with gulf prawns, black mussels, squid rings and vongole – bound together by a rich, red Napoli sauce which has been enhanced by the chef’s secret stock.
The homemade pasta menu is available Sunday night through to Thursday night, book online now to experience it for yourself.
A Selection of Wines for a Complete Italian Dining Treat
Fernandos Italian wine list is comprised of carefully selected drops from Australia, Italy and New Zealand. Chosen with the restaurant’s old-style Italian dishes in mind, the wine compliments Fernandos Italian menu beautifully. You’ll find crisp, refreshing whites and warming reds, as well as all the usual suspects when it comes to beer.
It really would be rude not to enjoy a glass (or three!) of vino with your special meal.
If you’re a red wine aficionado try the Arm Chair Critic Shiraz from Heathcote, Victoria – stimulating spices with notes of dark berries and bold flavours make this wine the perfect choice for anyone who likes an audacious, full flavoured wine.
How Do I Book?
Booking your spot at this Italian favourite has been made easy – simply call to chat to one of the friendly staff members or follow the simple prompts online.
Fernandos Italian is open Tuesday – Sunday 5.30pm until late, as well as offering a day service for brunch and lunch on Saturday and Sundays – when the restaurant is open from 11.30am – 3pm.
One Very Special Ingredient…
Fernandos Italian is a family run restaurant, which has been lovingly instilled with the essence of the Riggio family’s patriarch – Fernando’s mother. Of all the Leichhardt and Norton Street Italian restaurants, this one has true soul.
Norton Street dining in Tuscany.
With heavy, rustic farmhouse décor reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside, it’s a warm and inviting home away from home, that creates the perfect dining experience.
Fernandos Italian rich hues of terracotta and arched window frames will have you forgetting you’re in Sydney’s Inner West in no time. While the mouth watering aroma of the food being prepared with tender ritual encourages patrons to enjoy their food with leisure – just like you would in Italy.
This special Norton Street Italian restaurant boasts a cosy and familiar indoor setting, as well as an intimate alfresco dining area in the outdoor courtyard. Sunny afternoons are well spent enjoying a long lunch, and sipping a cool wine here over the weekend. Fernandos Italian is also a lovely spot to take your special someone to for date night.
Warm Italian Service that Feels Like Home
Because Fernandos Italian is a family business, this Norton Street Italian restaurant is big on experience. Expect a warm reception from the friendly staff – who offer professional service in a relaxed style.
If you need a recommendation for your meal or wine choice, the team from Fernandos Italian can happily help you out; the owners of the restaurant come from a family of chef’s, so their expertise in all things palate will prove a great guide.
Functions and Parties Italian Restaurant Style
Fernandos Italian is also the ideal Norton Street Italian restaurant for a function, and welcomes all kinds of parties. The venue’s convenient location, relaxed setting and ample space make it an easy choice for when you’re hosting any event.
The space is great for small and intimate gatherings or cocktail parties, as well as larger events and parties – where the entire second floor can be available.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or an engagement, organising a business event or even looking for a wedding reception venue, Fernandos Italian offers wonderful Italian dining experiences and excellent packages.
Find out more about hosting a function in Sydney at this beautiful Leichhardt event venue.
Where in Norton St do you Find this Italian Dining Gem?
Fernandos Italian sits at 118 Norton Street, in the heart of Leichhardt. This central location makes the restaurant a popular choice for diners, plus The Palace Cinemas are found on the same street.
If you’re looking to eat out before or after seeing a movie, why not try the Inner West’s most delicious Italian food at Fernandos Italian.
Call now on (02) 9560 7957
If you’re looking for Italian in the Inner West, don’t go past the original – and the best – Leichhardt institution that is Fernandos Italian.
Once you’ve experienced dining as it was always intended at this authentic, family run pick of the Norton Street Italian restaurants, you’ll be returning time and time again.