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7 Reviews
(02) 9299 9748

123 Clarence St

Sydney, NSW, 2000

123 Clarence St

Sydney, NSW, 2000


"The Restaurant that Means Business"

Machiavelli Restaurant is a famous Italian restaurant that has had much experience serving the powerful and elite. It is a very interesting restaurant with portrait of famous people on the wall, and a traditional cooking area with salami and cheese as a beautiful restaurant signature. Their menu offers a range of quality foods, from pastas to seafood dishes all rich in flavour. Their beverages menu offers an extensive list of Australian and International wines as well as many traditional Italian alcoholic beverages. Service is friendly and professional. Machiavelli Restaurant also caters for corporate functions. Bookings are essential.

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(02) 9299 9748 (02) 9299 3748
(02) 9262 1490

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  • Italian

Opening Hours Detail

  • Closed Public Holidays

Dining Options

  • A-la-carte
  • Bookings
  • Corporate Dining
  • Eat-in

Price Guide

  • Entrees over $30


  • Lunch
  • Dinner


  • Licensed


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January Girl
OVER 3 years AGO

More of a corporate, work lunch setting and it shows in the clientele. Photos of famous, or secondarily known, faces are placed across the walls reflecting the pride of this old establishment. I enjoyed my main, spaghetti machiavellie, which has generous servings of prawns scattered throughout. I also asked for the penne to replace the spaghetti, work function and all... It was not a problem and service was good, as was the tiramisu. Delicious, but not a place I would come to out of work.

OVER 4 years AGO

If I am not mistaken, the correct name is "Machiavelli Ristorante". That way it really sounds Italian. The restaurant is great and offers wide range of pizzas and pasta. Everything delicious and it's even at a walking distance from our home. We can go whenever we want and have a wonderful meal.

T Modra
OVER 6 years AGO

Machiavelli is the epitome of old school work lunch, which becomes obvious the second you walk in and you see huge portrait photos of some of Australias most prominent businessman. The restaurant is a little bit hidden down some stairs which allows for very private dining anf hence why it is popular with the executive crowd. Being a family owned restaurant the waiting staff have learned their trade from it being passed down from generation to generation. Some of them are seriously close to 90, but they still have an absolute passion for what they do, which is reflected in the food and the service. Let them make you a starter plate with their own choices and you will find mature cheese, prosciutto and tiger prawns. For mains, I particularly enjoy the steak tartare. The waiter will bring all of the ingredients to your table and make it in front of you all the while allowing you to choose the mix of ingredients. An amazing experience and I would ...read more

OVER 9 years AGO

This is a great place to go if you are not footing the bill, as the food is terribly expensive. It is very tasty and well presented, but in my opinion definitely not worth the cost. The service is fantastic, however. The wait staff are very friendly and attentive, and like to make sure you are enjoying your meal.

OVER 9 years AGO

This is a convinient spot for lunch breaks if you work in the city. It has ample seating, and friendly service all the time. However, I would recommend booking in advance, just in case!


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