You can eat here for under $15, there's excellent gelati for dessert, and if you've taken a punt on a date you're not sure about, it's loud enough to hide the awkward silences. Bar Italia is one of the busiest places to eat in Leichhardt, with lines out the door and a room full of hungry punters squished together on benches and tables. Out the back it's all about the baked cannelloni stuffed with ricotta and covered in tomato sauce while out the front, crowds clamour for cones piled high with gelato. You won’t find apple pie or black sesame on the menu here. They keep things strictly traditional on the flavour front with the likes of zabaglione, tiramisu, panna cotta, and pistachio alongside chocolate, lemon, and a smashing coffee offering.