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Review: Ragu Pasta & Wine Bar (Sydney, NSW)

Westfield Sydney
Level 5, 86-100 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 8072 8005

I had to admit that Westfield Sydney is a pretty cool shopping centre. Not only does it house some of the nicest designer stores in the country (Christian Louboutin flagship store, anyone?), it also boasts a decent array of eateries. From Ippudo (review soon to come) to Chat Thai, there is something for everyone. Take THAT, Doncaster Shoppingtown food court!

Marty and I had just finished dinner at Ippudo one Saturday evening and although I was quite full, Marty decided that he could squeeze in ‘something quick.’ For some strange reason, he ordered a salad-like dish instead of a ramen. Subsequently, he still had room in his stomach for something with a higher carb content.

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We stumbled upon Ragu, a food court-style pasta bar. All pasta dishes here are cooked to order and with a variety of homemade pastas and sauces to choose from, there’s bound to be something that will tickle your fancy.

Orecchiette with beef ragu ($15)Orecchiette with beef ragu ($15)

Orecchiette with beef ragu ($15)Orecchiette with beef ragu ($15)

The orecchiette didn’t take too long to arrive, which was a good sign. The dish itself, however, was another story altogether. While I loved the little ear-shaped pasta shells that managed to be simultaneously chewy and pillowy, I thought the sauce was a bit inconsistent. It was chunky in some areas but too runny in others, plus it didn’t have a lot of flavour.

While Marty was happy with his meal, I thought $15 was a bit too much to pay for a dish that was ruined by a crappy sauce. If I ever end up at Ragu again, I’d be down to order a plate of orecchiette but perhaps with a different sauce.

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2 Comments on Review: Ragu Pasta & Wine Bar (Sydney, NSW)

  1. Daisy@Nevertoosweet
    September 23, 2013 at 17:18 (11 months ago)

    I totally agree that the Westfield in Sydney is so much better it’s close the shoppnig centres they have in HK all the flagship stores and OMG so many good restaurants! :)

    A shame the orcchiette wasn’t as good ask you would’ve liked :( Doesn’t matter next time you’re in sydney maybe you can try Ippudo hehe

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    • libishski
      September 24, 2013 at 20:00 (11 months ago)

      Haha we did go to Ippudo (twice!) but I haven’t blogged about it yet – I should have a post up by tomorrow :)

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