Some time last week, I was invited to dine at one of Norton Street’s new pizza joints… operated by my sister’s colleague’s brother-in-law. Ha! That was a mouthful.
I was pleasantly surprised at the cosiness of the restaurant; the interior was long and terrace-like. The original rustic steel frames were exposed, complimenting the orange and beige hues. We sat further inside, away from the large mirrors -ensuring that none of us would be preoccupied with checking ourselves out.
While we looked through the menu, I admired the affordable prices and drooled over the blackboard specials. These yummy complimentary tomato bruschettas were brought out on a bed of baby spinach:

7ettimo Pizzeria, Norton Street Leichhardt - bruschetta

Check out these cool pasta colander lights –

7ettimo Pizzeria, Norton Street Leichhardt - cool pasta colander lights

The portions here were perfect. Between the four of us, we happily devoured a salad, pasta and 2 large pizzas. The salad was a luscious mix of green leaves, anchovies, sun-dried and roma tomatoes, feta cheese and balsamic.

7ettimo Pizzeria, Norton Street Leichhardt - salad of roma tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, anchovies, feta cheese and balsamic

The fettucine salsiccia (sausage) consisted of thin strands of al dente pasta, tossed in a light tomato sauce with meaty bits of tasty sausage. It was scrumptious with a sprinkle of chilli flakes.

7ettimo Pizzeria, Norton Street Leichhardt - fettucine salsiccia

The Campollo was covered with chicken, basil, Camembert and possibly capsicum and tomato.

7ettimo Pizzeria, Norton Street Leichhardt - Campollo pizza of chicken, basil, camembert...

The seafood was more gourmet and twice as tasty… I found myself finishing off 2 big slices.

7ettimo Pizzeria, Norton Street Leichhardt - seafood pizza

Desserts at 7ettimo included cakes and gelato. The mango gelato was delectably coated in a mango chocolate shell! Yummo. The tiramisu gelato and marble cake were a little ordinary… it left me thinking about some cannoli! (LOL, it rhymes. Try to rap that!)

7ettimo Pizzeria, Norton Street Leichhardt - mango gelato with chocolate shell

7ettimo Pizzeria, Norton Street Leichhardt - rich marble cake with ice cream

7ettimo Pizzeria, Norton Street Leichhardt - tiramisu gelato

The night soon evolved into random talk of cars, jobs, hobbies, what ‘Zenith’ meant… and what Christina is like at work versus home! It was past 10pm and Norton Street had just awoken.

7ettimo Pizzeria, Norton Street Leichhardt - Sunny Li and Zen Huang

Sunny & Zen

7ettimo Pizzeria, Norton Street Leichhardt - sisters, Jennifer Lam and Christina Lam

Me and my sister, Christina
Overall, 7ettimo makes delicious & simple home-style pastas and pizzas with a surprisingly affordable price tag. I’ll be a regular here, that’s for sure.
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7ettimo

165 Norton Street, Leichhardt

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.
  • A-mak

    Just thought I might say..
    YOU MAKE ME HUNGRY!
    🙂
    p.s Nice photo’s 😀

  • wow, i stumbled across your site and i must say, i’m instantly a fan!!! great photos. ;D

  • Jen

    Thanks A-mak & tIcKLe`Me 🙂

  • Caity O’Toole

    i really like fettucine carbonara too!! lol!!

  • Slade

    Since finding 7ettimo 3months ago i have made it a weekly pilgrimage to eat here. Simply devine.