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. Sydney Memory Walk and Jog

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2018 , Leichhardt

    Memory Walk and Jog is an annual fun run and walk to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Dementia Memory Resource Centre, helping to support local people living with dementia and their carers. Open to everyone from keen runners …

    06 May
  2. Scandinavian Film Festival

    Thursday 12 July 2018 to Wednesday 01 August 2018 , Leichhardt

    The region of Scandinavia - culturally comprised of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark - has produced some of the most iconic films ever made. From the masterpieces of Ingmar Bergman, to the radical, back-to-basics guerrilla-style…

    12 Jul - 01 Aug