Licensed: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
With a name like "The Italian," diners know what they're in for when they rock up to this Willoughby restaurant. It's styled itself a local trattoria, with its wood-fired pizza, house-made pasta and salads, but keeps things interesting with a strong focus on Italian wines. Look out for the "grape of the week," where you can sample an interesting variety by the glass.
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