The Sydney suburb of Leichardt is home to the Italian Forum, a location which cannot be matched by any other in Sydney. Leichardt is well known for its strong European population with a strong focus on its Italian and Greek influences. Many visitors will make time to eat or shop in the suburb of Leichardt, as the area is considered a cultural attraction.
The absolute highlight of Leichardt is the prominent Italian Forum building, and the food
and coffee you can find within. The strong aromas, fresh produce and home-style menus ensure that this location is perfect for meeting colleagues and catching up with friends at any time of day or night. The family atmosphere also makes it a comfortable venue for children, however don't expect many child oriented activities to match.
Aside from Italian food, the Italian Forum can offer you a range of expensive European styled accessories, including hats, sunglasses and jewellery. This affair is very upmarket, and the sales people play the part. Expect to see local businessmen in the latest designer suits and accessories having coffee nearby or chatting with proprietors. If you are Italian, or have a soft spot for European style, or simply crave a good pasta dish, The Italian Forum is definitely worth a visit.
To reach Leichardt, take one of the many buses that run through the area, or catch one along Parramatta
road from the city and walk up the main street, Norton Street, which intersects to your right. A short stroll and you will start to smell the aromas. If you are planning on driving, go easy on the red wines and don't expect to find a free or nearby park on the street. Address: 23 Norton St, Leichhardt, NSW, 2040.