You'll never eat pizza the same way again after dining at Pizza Autentico. Unlimited pizza yum cha? Hells to the yes.
Hidden on a side street in Surry Hills away from the hustle and bustle, Pizza Autentico sees the revival of great all-you-can-eat buffets in Sydney. Priding itself on top-quality Italian produce (much of which is sourced from Salt Meats Cheese), at just $15 per head for lunch or $20 per head for dinner, this is certainly a worthy place to spend an hour. The ever-changing Italian-Australian wine and cocktail selection is also an excellent balance between quality and pricetag, so make sure you say yes to that bellini!
The roaming menu features all the staples with a vast selection of pizza, which can be made gluten-free for a little extra. Think crispy golden-crust pizza with toppings like spicy pork sausage, prosciutto or buffalo mozzarella, and pasta with creamy ricotta and eggplant or traditional basil pesto. You'll receive carbs to your stomachs content as well all-you-can-eat pasta.
Extra hungry? Upgrade to include sides like arancini and caprese for a mere $29, and laze about clutching your belly for two and a half hours (now that is an appropriate amount of time for lunch!). This is the perfect answer to a team bonding exercise if you ask us. Work drinks, birthday and bucks - sorted!
The new drinks on offer are a great reason to linger a little longer too, especially given how reasonably priced they are. Think $6 wines, sparkling Sangria, Pimms Jugs, and the "Monte-Mule". This play on the Moscow classic uses Italian Liquor Montenergro, with fresh mint, lime, peach puree and a splash of ginger beer. Summer in a glass, basically.
If you're feeling a little more saintly, you can enjoy an espresso to round off lunch or dinner (no milk after breakfast, so the Italians would be proud).
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