INTERMEZZO ITALIAN RESTAURANT
What Makes Intermezzo Restaurant Special
Sydney’s finest Italian cuisine with housemade pasta, desserts and gelato and an extensive and award-winning wine list comprising over 200 premium varieties of wine
The first restaurant ever allowed to face Martin Place and extend onto the colonnades of the Italian Renaissance GPO building and under the 8 story glass atrium, providing al fresco dining and a world class Italian-style setting
A 7.5 meter temperature and humidity-controlled wine tower designed by John Perry, housing over 2,000 bottles of wine
An interior heritage dining room with an open kitchen and espresso bar
Classic Italian styling with double-clothed tables and white-jacketed waiters delivering exceptional service
About Intermezzo Restaurant
Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD at No.1 Martin Place, Intermezzo Restaurant was designed to offer a sophisticated Italian dining experience to complement the Victorian Italian Renaissance architecture of the historical GPO Building.
Guests can enjoy views of Martin Place plaza and designer boutiques from the alfresco tables on the colonnade, the sophisticated ambience under the 8 story glass atrium inside the GPO building, or the intimacy of the heritage front room amongst all the action from the open kitchen, for a memorable dining experience no matter the occasion.
To complement the elegant surroundings and authentic Italian cuisine, we created a wine tower in the main dining room that is 7.5 metres high and temperature and humidity-controlled to house over 2,000 bottles of wine, with our professional staff and sommelier on hand to assist you with your selection.
Since its opening, Intermezzo Restaurant has been awarded Best Italian Restaurant (Formal) by the Restaurant and Catering Association Awards for Excellence in 2010 and 2015; Two Goblets and Highly Recommended in Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards from 2009-2015 and One Goblet in 2016; and Two Hats by Gault & Millau Australia in 2014 and 2015.
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A la Carte Menu
Start with an entree or antipasti platter designed to be shared, including Mixed Olives, Arancini Balls and Crispy Calamari Rings served with Lemon and Chilli Oil.
Our pasta dishes are cooked to order with fresh pasta made daily in the Intermezzo kitchen. Try our signature Linguine with Western Australian Scampi, Housemade Gnocchi with Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, or Housemade Pappardelle with Black Truffle.
There is also a variety of seafood, beef, lamb and veal dishes to enjoy, including our Dry Aged Grain Fed T-Bone (400g) with Roasted Potatoes and Rocket and Parmigiano Salad, Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Smoked Eggplant Puree and Veal Jus, and our Crispy Skin Snapper with King Prawns, Sautéed Cavolo Nero and Pea Puree.
Our seasonal housemade dessert menu features our ‘Pick me up’ Tiramisu with Mascarpone, Biscotti, Espresso Coffee and Coffee Sorbet; Caramel Pannacotta served with Pistachio Brittle, Honeycomb and Buttermilk Gelato; and our traditional Cannoli filled with Sweet Ricotta.
Finish off your meal with our incredibly smooth premium house blend Maximus Coffee, made with 100% organic, fair-trade Arabica beans, known as the best in the Sydney CBD.
The list features a collection of wines from renowned wine regions of Italy, with a focus on classic varieties and styles. Also featured are 13 wines by the glass and premium Australian selections including Clare Valley Riesling, Barossa Valley Shiraz and Margaret River Chardonnay.
Our wine list has been recognised in Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards for 10 years in a row, including Two Goblets in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and One Goblet in 2007, 2008 and 2016.
- SMH GOOD FOOD GUIDE
“The perfect place for a business lunch meeting, special night out or a quick and delicious after-work meal.”
- Southern Courier
"I could be in Italy."
- SMH GOOD FOOD GUIDE
“Everything about Intermezzo is impressive.”
- 9 to 5
“The grand surroundings and traditional Italian cuisine makes it feel like a brief trip to the city of love.”
- Travel Guide
“Using fresh quality produce and ingredients, the restaurant, which specialises in Neapolitan cuisine, creates a casual ambience that’s ideal for a long lunch on the balcony.”
- Where Magazine
“The best cannoli we’ve ever had.”
- Cheap Eats
“A culinary triumph… Old fashioned European feasting at its finest.”
- The Sun Herald Diary
“Fringed by Italianate columns and looking out over the designer boutiques of Martin Place, the addition of a sleek Italian restaurant to Sydney's GPO building seems oh-so-fitting. The restaurant is packed with enough tortoiseshell-hued marble, soaring arches and glowing timber to make even the most harried office worker feel like Sophia Loren or Rudolph Valentino.”
“Feels like being in Southern Italy.”
- Sunday Magazine
2010 Intermezzo - Best Italian Restaurant (Formal)
Australian Gourmet Traveller - Fine Wine Partners - Tucker Seabrook Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards
2015 Two Goblets - Highly Recommended
2014 Two Goblets - Highly Recommended
2013 Two Goblets - Highly Recommended
2012 Two Goblets - Highly Recommended
2011 Two Goblets - Highly Recommended
2010 Two Goblets - Highly Recommended
2009 Two Goblets - Highly Recommended
2008 One Goblet
2007 One Goblet
Gault and Millau
2015 - 2 Hats
2014 - 2 Hats