Leichhardt

Taste the delicious flavours of Leichhardt, a delightful inner Sydney neighbourhood and nicknamed Little Italy for its moreish Italian cuisine. The ‘eat street’ along bustling Norton Street is dotted with restaurants, cafes and shops. The Italian Forum is a piazza ringed with good alfresco places to eat.

From modern Italian such as Capriccio to traditional trattorias and pizza, wine bars, cake shops, and cafes serving perfect espresso, you’ll be delighted with the tasty choices in Leichhardt, named after the colonial explorer Ludwig Leichhardt. 

Italian Forum, Leichhardt

An enjoyable way to experience Leichhardt’s heritage and cuisine is on a walking tour - self-guided or with the Italian Association of Assistance. Established in 1968, this community organisation offers three charming tours, including a heritage tour that concludes with a traditional Italian lunch.

For Roman-style pizza try Caffe Moretti, a local favourite on Norton Street. Up the road is Aperitivo, another popular dining spot. Frattini is local institution on Marion Street. For something sweet, Mezzapicca Cakes has been serving amaretti biscuits, decadent tortes and crisp cannoli since 1952.

Berkelouw, Leichhardt

One of the biggest events on the cultural calendar is the Norton Street Italian Festa, a splendid community festival in October. For lovers of art, wonderful experiences include exhibitions at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists and classes at the inspiring  Art Est. This creative space includes dynamic studios and a gallery.

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  1. Penelope Pettigrew

    Wednesday 27 March 2019 ,

    Sydney born and raised singer-songwriter Penelope Pettigrew is an artist unlike any other. Her twist on soul music, emotive lyrics and what she calls 'distressed pop' is captivating, alluring and refreshing.    Penelope's unique voice,…

    27 Mar
  2. Autumn Fare

    Sunday 07 April 2019 , Leichhardt

    An event for the whole community, the autumn F.A.R.E. brings students, parents, teachers and the local community together. It showcases their school, builds great relationships inside the gates and, above all, is fun! The 2019 F.A.R.E. …

    07 Apr