The service was great and a good place to catch up with friends. Reviewed 10 July Secure car park underground, via Pyrmont Street and Pirrama Road. Will definitely be back. Balla is a modern interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine featuring a wood-fired grill in the kitchen and one of Sydney's best harbour views. The lighting was great, as were the nighttime views. Read reviews in English Go back.
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Centrally located in Darling Harbour area. Hi Srilal M, Thank you for your great review. Our team glad to hear you enjoyed your entire experience from the delicious food to our friendly staff here at Balla. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Visited it again in June The salmon serving was no bigger than a fish finger.
Quality ok but nowhere near as impressive as my meal previously. Service is good and friendly. The pre show menus is very limited but reasonable price Hi Frank, Thank you for your honest review. We appreciate when guests let us know how we can better improve your experience.
In this case we have passed on your feedback to our chefs who will take into consideration their portioning regarding the salmon from Went to Balla for lunch today for my friend's birthday. The waitress asked if we wanted still or sparkling water? I asked for tap water. She then repeated still or sparkling, again I asked for tap water.
There was no response, so my friend said Hi Gai B, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very sorry to hear that the menu did not meet your expectations on this occasion, if you would care to provide some further feedback on your lunch please All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Log in to get trip updates and message other travellers. What is Certificate of Excellence? TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info. Does this restaurant offer validated parking? Does this restaurant offer highchairs for toddlers? Does this restaurant have a full bar? Does this restaurant offer free wifi? Thank you Balla for phenomenal food and exceptional service. We enjoyed a three course meal before heading to a show at Lyric Theatre and it was simply exquisite. The value of the pre-theatre menu was incredible considering the high quality food. Would absolutely return to Balla in the future, and recommend to all foodies and friends.
Great food, staff and vibrant atmosphere. A great place to eat before the theatre. Great venue for pre-show dining. Had a fantastic pre-theatre dinner here with my husband on our wedding anniversary. I am Italian-Australian and have high expectations of the food from my parents' country. Balla did not disappoint. The quail in pancetta was as good as my father's and I will be back for this dish alone. The gnocchi with pork ragu was equally perfect. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his pumpkin ravioli, the venison not so much because he prefers his meat less rare.
The atmosphere and service were sensational. We had a great experience at Balla. We dined a la carte before the theatre and had plenty of time. Service was friendly and prompt. Good wine recommendations based on our brief. We all very much enjoyed our food and it was good value for money. Solid option at the casino for a quality meal. Hard to order an average meal. The wine list is excellent.
The service at lunch service this time was not as attentive as i would have liked, but was friendly. Fabulous for a pre show dinner. Prompt friendly service and great flavours. Went with 4 people for pre-theatre dinner however we ordered from the a la carte menu. Food was very average - disappointing - gone downhill since our last visit. The fresh gluten free pasta and pastries were absolutely delicious. Service time for food was excellent. Wait staff were a little slow, however they were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and the experience was not bad enough to deter me from visiting again.
Porchetta was a highlight, however the spinach was very salty. Food here is always good, and service was friendly, but super slow, not responsive to requests, I had to ask twice to order and for the bill - and chase up wine ordered but not delivered.
I will go again, but in the hope it is much better. It's too expensive to not have top notch service. The lunch was very enjoyable, only comment I have is, I had booked the table as a birthday lunch for a work colleague and requested a candle or cake as such. This never arrived and was disappointing. Gorgeous fine Italian dining!! The meal started with a complimentary bread basket, containing three different types of bread, plus olive oil for dipping.
We took advantage of the seasonal truffle menu, ordering the seared scallops and black truffle. For main, we had the porchetta slow roasted suckling pig to share and oven roasted vegetables. Dessert was a tasting plate of tiramisu, cannoli, profiterole and lavender sorbet. We were disappointed with the quality of our meals and service in comparison to other previous visits to Balla. Good meal prior to theatre.