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What Makes Intermezzo Restaurant Special

Since opening in April 2006, Intermezzo Restaurant has established itself as one of Sydney’s best Italian restaurants, so much so that it has been awarded as Sydney’s Best Italian Restaurant by the Restaurant and Catering Association for 2015 and 2010, offering:
  • 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

Intermezzo Italian Restaurant opened in April 2006 as Sydney’s ultimate Italian dining destination, offering grand al fresco dining and the best Italian cuisine in Sydney.

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.

Intermezzo Restaurant's Online Restaurant Butler

For a truly personalised dining experience, book online using our world first online Restaurant Butler booking system where you can enhance and tailor your dining experience within minutes at no additional service charge. Options include half a dozen roses for your partner, champagne and amuse bouche on arrival, and a box of Prime Restaurant truffles to take home. 

A la Carte Menu

Intermezzo Restaurant specialises in authentic Italian food with a modern twist, serving a variety of fresh and flavoursome housemade pasta, appetizers, mains and desserts.

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.

Theatre Menu

For those attending a show at Angel Place, Theatre Royal or State Theatre in the Sydney CBD nearby, Intermezzo Restaurant offers a special two course pre or post-theatre menu for two. Choose from an entrée and main, or main and dessert with a glass of wine for the perfect way to start or finish your evening.

Wine List

Intermezzo’s award-winning wine list is comprised of over 200 premium wines, hand-picked by our sommelier to complement our authentic Italian menu, and presented to you by area and region for easy selection.

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.

Media Quotes

"Intermezzo is all elegance."

“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."

“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


Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence
2015      Intermezzo - Best Italian Restaurant (Formal)
2010      Intermezzo - Best Italian Restaurant (Formal)

Australian Gourmet Traveller - Fine Wine Partners - Tucker Seabrook Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards 
2016 One Goblet
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
2016 - 1 Hat
2015 - 2 Hats
2014 - 2 Hats


    Secure Parking Station at The  Westin Hotel No. 1 Martin Place (entry via Pitt St)
    GPO provides a 50% off parking voucher for dinner patrons for entry after 6.00pm,
       Monday to Friday, and on Saturday. Total cost $15.00 (Normal price $30).

By Train:
    The closest train stations, Martin Place Station and Wynyard Station,
    are both within five minutes walk.

By Bus:
    Any bus travelling along George Street.

By Walk:
    No. 1 Martin Place is only a few minutes walk from the
    Sydney Town Hall and the Queen Victoria Building train and bus terminals.