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Best Parramatta Restaurants

Stretching out far beyond the banks of the Parramatta River is what’s referred to as Sydney’s second CBD, Parramatta. And where there’s people, there must be food. If you’re in the area and looking for a good feed, the restaurants in Parramatta can sort you out. From bistros and bars, to cute little cafes, this precinct has a diverse range of eateries for you to choose from.

Parramatta Restaurants


There’s no need to travel overseas for tasty Italian fare, Criniti’s brings the taste of Italy to Sydney using authentic ingredients to create original, time-honoured dishes that have been pleasing Sydney diners for years. As a family friendly eatery, Criniti’s is the perfect place to share great food in a welcoming and vibrant environment. Book now.


This much-loved Indian favourite is overflowing with diners night after night - all of which are drawn to the tasty authentic cuisine on offer. Walk into owner and chef Gyan Chan’s traditional eatery and let the smells from the kitchen take you on a special sensory journey. Book now.

Courtney’s Brasserie

There's much to love about Courtney's. There’s the historic building it's housed in, the cosy dining room that you could sit in for hours, and then there’s the explicit provenance of the menu. It’s a ripper combination. Everything is this Parramatta restaurant is executed brilliantly, making it a popular dining destination for many of the corporates and locals in the area for modern contemporary Australian meals. Book now.

The Emporium

Draped in greenery and filled with natural light, this place is a restaurant meets bar that's rustic while still maintaining a classy edge. The men, created by head chef Robert Cannon boasts Modern Australian fare with hints of Mediterranean throughout. Nab a table in the main alfresco area and you’re winning. Book now.

Cucina Viscontini

Run by a family of four and headed by Rita and Roberto, this family eatery does Italian food with charm. Featuring a well-spaced dining floor, a moody bar area and even a few couchy corners to lounge in, this place has dining options to suit all needs. What’s more, during the day Cucina doubles as a cafe, so you can enjoy European style biscuits and cakes at any time of day. Perfecto! Book now.

Lucido Italian Restaurant

Italiano is popular in Parra. Or so it seems. Lucido is another Italian eatery to keep an eye out for. The Lucido Italian Restaurant has been the recipient of many awards for its modern Italian menu and its fine wines. And rightly so, the food is delicious.  Regulars rave about the friendly and attentive service but we can’t help but bang on about the food. Miam miam! Book now.

Sicilian Parramatta

With so many Italian and Mediterranean restaurants scattered around Parramatta there’s no need to fly  to Europe for a taste of European cuisine. It’s right here at your doorstep. Serving up delicious Sicilian food with a few modern twists this is one of the largest and most impressive restaurants in the suburb. Check it out. Book now.

Smith & George

Another smashing Mediterranean eatery is this beauty on George Street. This venue is suitable for groups of all shapes and sizes, and any occasion. Pop down the time you’re in need of a drink , some tasty grub or a venue to celebrate a special something. Book now.

Author: Georgia Smail, Dimmi Chief Food Writer.

Image source: Courtney’s Brasserie.

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