With a modern take on rustic decor, friendly hospitality and generous portions of delicious food, Restaurant 317 brings a little bit of Italy to Parramatta's Eat Street. 

 

Restaurant 317 . Restaurant 317

For these reasons, it has become one of the precint's most popular dining spots. Since opening in 2005, Restaurant 317 has grown enormously, and it now spans into the adjoining building as well as the laneway joining the two spaces, yet it still manages to feel like an intimate dining space.

Restaurant 317

The menu here focuses on classic Italian favourites, as well as other popular salads, grilled and dessert options to cater for all tastes. On top of that, the majority of the restaurant's dishes can be served gluten free. This means everyone can feel spoilt for choice with the array of pizzas and pastas on offer, as well as loads of other dishes like creamy risottos, tender oven braised lamb shanks and glazed ribs. Generous serves are the norm at Restaurant 317, which means it’s the kind of place you need to bring your appetite for.

The drinks list is extensive too with everything from coffee to cocktails. We skipped the cocktails and went straight for the wine to indulge ourselves in a mid week Cab Sav.

Restaurant 317 Parramatts  Restaurant 317 Parramatta

Mussels Marinated in Aged Balsamic with Napoletana Sauce and Grilled Baby Octopus were our picks from the bounty of seafood dishes available. Our mussels arrived tossed and a rich tomato sauce with sourdough on the side to mop up the last of the robust flavours. The octopus had a nice charred edge and a bite of heat from a dipping bowl of sweet chilli sauce.

Restaurant 317 . Restaurant 317 Parramatta

The Pasta and Sausage Ragu was a plate of big Italian flavours. Pasta, pork sausage and fennel, combined a rich creamy sauce, this was heavenly.

Restaurant 317 Parramatta

In addition to the pasta, we ordered the Oven Roasted Pork Belly Finished with Caramelised Pear and Glazed Balsamic. This was served on a bed of creamy mash potato with steamed green broccolini. This is real winter comfort food with plenty of crispy crackling to top it off.

Restaurant 317 Parramatta . Restaurant 317 Parramatta

As well as the savoury, Restaurant 317 has a dessert menu to satisfy every craving. We ordered a couple of classics - Chocolate Lava Mud Cake with a warm oozy chocolate centre and a Creme Brulee, on recommendation from the waiter. We also loved the idea of the Rocky Road Crepes and the Ferrero Rocher Waffle Basket, which we will have to try next time! 

Restaurant 317 Parramatta . Restaurant 317 Parramatta

Restaurant 317 has something for everyone!  It’s the place to be when your tummy is rumbling in Parramatta.

 

Restaurant 317

Location: 317 Church Street Parramatta

Hours: 11.30am - 10 pm Sunday to Thursday

            11.30am - 11pm Friday & Saturday

WWW: https://317.com.au/

 

The Western Sydney Food Blog dined as guests of Restaurant 317.

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