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Ragazzi Wine and Pasta

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This small pasta and wine spot is centrally located in a buzzy corner of the city, and it’s perfect for a glass of wine, pre-theater pasta, or just a break from the hustle of Sydney’s CBD. Ragazzi is dark and moody, with tables packed so tightly around a small L-shaped space that you’ll be tempted to steal off your neighbors’ plate—and be well-versed in whatever they’re gossiping about—before the end of the night. On the regularly changing menu, you’ll find handmade pasta paired with its perfect sauce, like cavatelli with squid ink, urchin, and chickpeas, gigli with pork and fennel sausage and chicory, or a classic bowl of spaghetti cacio e pepe. Get the anchovy butter on sourdough to start, a glass of wine from the list of over 250, and as much pasta as you can handle. It’s worth noting they’ve also got a standalone pasta shop, Fabbrica, a few blocks away, in case you haven’t had your fill by the end of the night.

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