Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Australia
  3. Sydney
  4. Inner West
  5. Newtown
La Favola, Newtown, AU-NSW

La Favola

4.4
4.4
313 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian

Whether you like to play it safe with spaghetti or go crazy with casarecce, you'll find all your favourite pastas, fresh and homemade, at new Italian diner La Favola. Let the carb-loading begin.

So who's the master of pasta at La Favola? That would be Italian chef Fabio Stefanelli.
Stefanelli's recipe for success is simple — six pastas and six sauces, and patrons can mix and match as they please.

So La Favola's Family is committed to producing top quality Italian gastronomy, to the use of authentic ingredients, and to keeping the tradition of Italian culture and hospitality vibrant and passionate.

We look forward to serving you!

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
8:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 8021 0002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cheque Gourmet, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fabio Stefanelli

  • Catering

    When a craving calls for what only authentic Italian can deliver, make your way along the bustling and vibrant King Street of Sydney’s prominent suburb Newtown, to discover La Favola. Wide, bi-fold front windows greet diners with drifting aromas escaping the kitchen, as they enter to find a modern dining space of high ceilings. Italian Chef, Fabio Stefanelli has crafted a unique menu offering dishes which are entirely made in house, with a fusion of native Australian ingredients and Italian traditions.

  • Neighborhood

    Newtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • OYSTERS

    A$25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    To pre-order the oysters we require 48 hours notice. Half dozen Oysters to add to your special dinner, pre order only
  • Tomahawk

    A$120.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    To pre-order the Tomahawk we require 48 hours notice. Our special Tomahawk must be pre ordered 48 hours before the booking time. The tomahawk will be 1.5 kg and is 6 weeks Dry - aged served with roast potatoes and a summer salad. Please specify on the notes if you would like more than one Tomahawk.
  • LOBSTER PASTA

    A$125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    To pre-order the LOBSTER we require 48 hours notice. Half Lobster with amalfitana sauce, cherry tomato, white wine, chilli with one of your favourite shape of pasta to choose

Popular dishes

Menu

Pasta

Mix and match your sauce with our pasta shapes

  • CarbonaraA$19.00

    Pancetta, creamy eggs, parmesan & onion

    • Ragu NapoletanoA$22.00

      Beef, Roma tomatoes, red wine, mushrooms, carrots

      • Dal MareA$25.00

        Octopus, prawns, calamari, chilli, garlic, white wine

        • Broccoli e SalsicciaA$22.00

          Pork sausage, broccoli, garlic, white wine & basil

          • NormaA$19.00

            Eggplant, ricotta, roma tomatoes, basil & garlic

            • Tucker Dal BushA$22.00

              Bush meats, native spices, and mountain thyme

              Starters

              Something to nibble on

              • FocacciaA$4.00

                Focaccia, garlic, oregano & rosemary

                • BruschettaA$8.00

                  Garlic, tomato, basil & extra virgin olive oil

                  • CarpaccioA$20.00

                    Crude meats, parmesan, rocket, truffle oil

                    • Antipasto ToscanoA$22.00

                      Selection of cured meats, olives & vegetables

                      • CalamariA$19.00

                        Fried calamari, aioli & lemon

                        • CapreseA$18.00

                          Mozzarella, tomatoes, basil & extra virgin

                          Sides

                          For that little extra

                          • Season VeggiesA$12.00

                            • Mixed SaladA$9.00

                              • Italian PotatoesA$9.00

                                Desserts

                                Because there's always room for dessert

                                • TiramisuA$12.00

                                  Mascarpone, Italian biscuit, marsala, coffee

                                  • Cannolo SicilianoA$9.00

                                    Creaming ricotta, chocolate & orange

                                    • Bombolone alla NutellaA$8.00

                                      Stuffed Italian doughnuts

                                      Drinks

                                      To quench that thirst

                                      • Soft DrinksA$4.00

                                        • Italian Soft DrinksA$5.00

                                          • WaterA$5.00

                                            • Sparkling WaterA$5.00

                                              Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                              What 313 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                              4.4
                                              4.4 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.5Food
                                              • 4.3Service
                                              • 4.1Ambience
                                              • 4.1Value

                                              NoiseEnergetic

                                              Loved For

                                              • Inner West

                                                Fit for Foodies

                                              • Inner West

                                                Healthy

                                              • Inner West

                                                Romantic

                                              • Inner West

                                                Most Booked

                                              Sort by

                                              Filters

                                              1. SP

                                                SakshiP

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                Food 6/10 Service 0/10 I work in hospitality myself and i hardly say it but i was really disappointed by the service.

                                              2. K

                                                Kate

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                After being directed to our seats we waited 30 minutes to have our order taken but it was clear no one was coming to serve us so we just left.

                                              3. C

                                                Cb1234

                                                London

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                Great food. Need a bigger restaurant. Lovely people.

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Amazing service and food, small space for a table for two

                                              5. FF

                                                FabrizioF

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Loved the vibe of the place. Busy little restaurant in the heart of one of the most vibrant area in Sydney. Food arrived super quickly and was super delicious. im italian so i know my pasta and i can tell this place is really authentic. Service was busy but friendly. For what we had to drink and eat i think price was pretty fair. i would def go back again. Lots of more pastas to try.

                                              6. BW

                                                BrendanW

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience2

                                                Lovely lunch. Very generous meaty antipasto. GF Gnocchi very good. Sauces lovely and hearty and full of italian flavour. Barramundi just slightly underdone but nicely composed dish. Service from energetic efficient waitresses was great. A good family relaxed place to enjoy.

                                              7. EB

                                                ElizabethB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Delicious food, great wine, service, one dish we had to follow up on but other than that everything was great! Will be back again for sure.

                                              8. c

                                                chrisv

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                Great food and very authentic taste, the variety of food is great and the pasta dishes are all of high quality. The atmosphere is up there and the staff is of high standard, I will be recommending my friends and family to give La Favola a go. Thanks for a great experience. Cheers Chris, V.

                                              9. L

                                                Larissa

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It was such a wonderful experience. The staff was incredibly helpful and attentive. The food was fresh and amazing and it was a great atmosphere too. Highly recommend

                                              10. j

                                                jjjjj

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food, we’d love to come back and try more food on their menu!

                                              11. LR

                                                LaurenR

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                We were very disappointed by the lack of attentive staff, long wait time for a booking we had and undercooked pasta. Unfortunately, we had a bad experience here.

                                              12. EJ

                                                EllieJane

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Had an amazing experience at La Favola. Super close to the Enmore if you’re looking for somewhere yum to eat before or after. Food is absolutely delicious.

                                              13. K

                                                Kiii

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was amazing, service was lovely and everything was served at a really good pace. Will definitely be coming back!

                                              14. L

                                                Lilz

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                The Pasta was great, al-dente and the flavours were good (the Dal-mare and Four cheese with gnocchi upgrade) however the seating arrangement was very packed and the vibes were chaotic. the tables were less than arms-length apart. The service was quick. The pasta is fairly priced, the salad (calabrese) seemed slightly overpriced. Overall, a good quick-stop spot to get good quality pasta, however not a good restaurant if you're after a slow, quiet, ambient dinner.

                                              15. LP

                                                LauraP

                                                Sydney

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                The food is always amazing!!!! Staff is very friendly and I know they try their best but it seems like they’re always under staff, maybe having more staff would help. It was very very noise inside. But overall I had a good time there.

                                              16. CP

                                                CliziaP

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing service!! Thank you guys :)!!! We will come back!!!

                                              17. RM

                                                RichardM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great little place, super authentic tasty food and good wine list. Excellent experience!

                                              18. CJ

                                                ChristopherJamesTed

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall1food1service3ambience1

                                                Carbonara tasted like packet food. Asked for a nice table got one way onto the street wasn’t nice at all.

                                              19. RW

                                                RuthW

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                Friendly service, delicious food and wine. The hand made pasta was beautiful. We had to wait 20 mins before our order was taken and the bill was surprisingly high for the little we had.

                                              20. KD

                                                KatrinaD

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                Service was slow and they are unable to bring food out in a logical order and time. In the end we said don’t worry about the salad which came out once we had finished eating. Also pasta seemed too firm for our liking

                                              21. L

                                                Lioness1980

                                                Sydney

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                Food was very tasty, fresh and of a high quality.

                                              22. S

                                                Sare

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                overall3food3service1ambience2

                                                Seemed to be really understaffed because it took ages for us to be able to order. Food was ok but wasn’t really special for $30+ a plate.

                                              23. OS

                                                OliviaS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great place for a social gathering. Not a quiet atmosphere so it’s good for a chatty catch up and shared dishes. The pasta was delicious, you just can’t beat freshly made pasta. Yes I would go back and I do recommend. Suits a quick lunch experience.

                                              24. LL

                                                LuisaL

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                The Service was not good, my friends didn't feel happy about it, they said that the staff were rude

                                              25. W

                                                Wontreturn

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                overall3food3service3ambience1

                                                Requested an indoor table when booking but was given an outdoor one half an hour after our reservation time. It was cold and noisy on the street. The entrees were lovely but the pasta was very bland.

                                              26. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                overall1food5service1ambience5

                                                The waiter was totally rude for no reason

                                              27. AM

                                                AngusM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Good service and food, easy access good drinks had fun

                                              28. J

                                                Jimina

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Visited for my girlfriend's birthday. Meals were enjoyable as usual and the staff were friendly even they were busy.

                                              29. H

                                                Henry

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                Had to wait around 20 min even we made a reservation. Entrees and desserts were very nice but the mains were below our expectation. We ordered carbonara and squid ink but we couldn't taste anything but a bit salty from bacon and salt.

                                              30. A

                                                Anon

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                Food was delicious. Though lack of staff meant it took over an hour to get our mains.

                                              31. NS

                                                NatalieS

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fabio is such a talented chef, exceptional flavors, service and homely atmosphere our new favorite place to eat !!

                                              32. AN

                                                AnnaN

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                So fking amazing would take everyone there I am so impressed

                                              33. AD

                                                ArianeD

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Really fun night out with absolutely delicious food. Great service even though the restaurant was absolutely pumping. Highly recommend!

                                              34. RG

                                                RachelG

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                Thanks for the great food and service. The pasta was delicious- highly recommend the eggplant pasta sauce

                                              35. BK

                                                BenK

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent all round. Regulars at this superb venue. Honest, non egotistical and consistently in high standard of food. These guys have ultimate passion in what they do. Friendly, professional crew. Highly recommended for locals and those seeking an top Italian experience with extra flavour! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

                                              36. M

                                                M1230

                                                Sydney

                                                2 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                Price has gone up and quality has gone down. Pretty disappointed!

                                              37. KR

                                                KerriReyes

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I absolutely love the pasta here. The ragu sauce is unique in the sense that the meat is visible and not ground, you can see it’s fresh. Pasta of course cooked to perfect. But my goodness the roast potatoes are incredible. What I will say is that the tables are so close together that I can hear everyone’s conversation and vise versa. Also I noticed the people next to me got a much bigger serving. That’s the second time it’s happened, so the serving portions need to be more consistent. Also I wish they served garlic bread, the people next to us also asked for it.

                                              38. CR

                                                CharlieR

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Perfect in all aspects. Food was fantastic. Best pasta I’ve had in Sydney

                                              39. B

                                                Bern

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                Very delicious pasta. A bit noisy but expected at busy peak hours.

                                              40. TP

                                                TristanP

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                The last time I visit this restaurant the food is great. However that night the carbonara taste to saucy. Good took so long like waiting for 45min

                                              FAQs

                                              La Favola does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. La Favola also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8021 0002.

                                              La Favola is rated 4.4 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                                              Make a reservation

                                              2 people

                                              May 2022
                                              Sun
                                              Mon
                                              Tue
                                              Wed
                                              Thu
                                              Fri
                                              Sat
                                              1
                                              2
                                              3
                                              4
                                              5
                                              6
                                              7
                                              8
                                              9
                                              10
                                              11
                                              12
                                              13
                                              14
                                              15
                                              16
                                              17
                                              18
                                              19
                                              20
                                              21
                                              22
                                              23
                                              24
                                              25
                                              26
                                              27
                                              28
                                              29
                                              30
                                              31
                                              1
                                              2
                                              3
                                              4
                                              5
                                              6
                                              7
                                              8
                                              9
                                              10
                                              11
                                              8:00 PM


                                              Booked 20 times today
                                              Experiences are available.
                                              Google Map for La Favola

                                              170 King Street Newtown, AU-NSW 2042

                                              Additional information

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Newtown

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
                                                Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
                                                Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Italian

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Smart Casual

                                              • Parking details

                                                Street Parking

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Cheque Gourmet, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Fabio Stefanelli

                                              • Additional

                                                Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (02) 8021 0002

                                              • Catering

                                                When a craving calls for what only authentic Italian can deliver, make your way along the bustling and vibrant King Street of Sydney’s prominent suburb Newtown, to discover La Favola. Wide, bi-fold front windows greet diners with drifting aromas escaping the kitchen, as they enter to find a modern dining space of high ceilings. Italian Chef, Fabio Stefanelli has crafted a unique menu offering dishes which are entirely made in house, with a fusion of native Australian ingredients and Italian traditions.

                                              Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
                                              OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
                                              Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo