Bill & Toni's
A Sydney institution known for big bowls of pasta (and free cordial).
is one of Sydney's longest-running eateries. Other places come and go, but this classic has stayed in the game since 1965. Its trick is to keep things simple, unpretentious and affordable. Think Italian family-sized portions of pasta, complimentary cordial, down-to-earth waiters and red-and-white gingham table cloths. The restaurant on Stanley Street — home to Little Italy back in the 50s and 60s — started out as a cafe, run by Guglielmo "Bill" Chiappini, before mates Toni and Adolfo added a second floor — and a restaurant — in the 1970s. Take the whole family on a Monday night and dig in without obliterating your bank account.
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