The Cipri family were food-obsessed long before Barbetta. A close-knit clan from Palmi, Reggio Calabria in the south of Italy, they have been sharing their love of their culture and cuisine with Sydneysiders for over 30 years, particularly through their nearby fine dining restaurant Cipri Italian.


The Calabrian way is all about warmth and authenticity, especially when it comes to food and family. Barbetta is our own way of bringing true Calabrian heart straight to Paddington locals.

Our products are made by hand and inspired by beloved family recipes.
Our coffee is brewed with appreciation for the bean.
Our team radiates true Italian generosity and charisma.
Our meals are nourishing, simple and full of classic Italian flavours with a twist.
Our kitchen welcomes anyone who wants to learn.

Mangiare. Bere. Godere.

Eat. Drink. Enjoy.

We have something for everyone at Barbetta. Whether you need to pick up a gourmet dinner on the way home from work, or catch up with the girls over coffee and biscotti, you can be sure it will be fresh and full of flavour. We take pride in transporting you back to italy with every mouthful you take.

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Tasty, fresh food starts with good quality ingredients. Only the best produce goes into what we make at Barbetta, and believe us, you can taste the difference. The best part is, if you love it like we do, you can stock up on all your favourites in our gourmet store and enjoy it at home with your loved ones.

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Bring Barbetta to you with our abundance of catering options, from picnic baskets full of delicious salumi and antipasti, to an all-out Italian spread worthy of a place at Nonna’s table.

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Jump into the kitchen with our experts and educate yourself and the kids about the Italians’ most important school subject – food.

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2 Elizabeth St.


Monday – Friday

7.30am – 4pm


8am – 4pm


8am – 4pm

Kitchen Closes

3pm daily

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