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#153 of 3,600 Restaurants in Sydney
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Food and ambience

Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed June 10, 2022 via mobile

Like most people, I don't like waiting too long for my order to arrive at my table. But we got the overwhelming impression that we were being rushed and that "upselling" was practiced as a matter of course (to the detriment of the dining experience)....What is particularly annoying is the practice of offering water when what you get is the overpriced fizzy stuff that you didn't want and didn't realise that you'd have to pay a hefty premium for. Why can't these places be upfront with the price of their goods and services? And my wife's very expensive steak was very disappointing! Won't return there! The pizzas were OK but priced at the top of the range.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022 via mobile

The pizza was drowned in pesto overwhelming any flavour. The crust was soggy. The croquets were too salty. The egg plant was barely cooked. Expensive and a far cry from what it offered in times past over our 8 plus years eating at Ventuno.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022 via mobile

Visited recently and found the service professional and pleasant. As they were serving tables outside they left doors open which meant some areas of the restaurant were a little chilly. The food was good and well presented, ne aware that if ordering their steak, the...fries they serve with it are served at room temperature not quiet what we expected. Roasted cauliflower was tasty. Desserts were good but not spectacular. Would recommend the restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

Ate here on the recommendation of our hotel. The restaurant is in a lovely spot overlooking the water and on a chilly Thursday night was pretty busy. Our waitress was Lily - refreshingly honest and very personable. Have to say she made the difference for...what would have been an otherwise okay meal. The gamberi pizza had good flavours but was not hot enough temperature-wise. Turns out they add sauce once the pizza is out of the oven. Maybe heat the sauce? Nice enough. The lamb neck main had too many savoury salty flavours - eggplant, prosciutto/pancetta, burnt brussel sprouts and a dark sauce/jus - If the sauce was sweeter it would have been a great dish. We ordered coffee, dessert and liquors cause Lily had made the meal memorable. The chocolate tart again could have been enhanced If the pastry was crisp, however the rum and raisin ice cream served with it was fantastic. We ordered a bottle of Sangiovese- around $55 - it was agreeable, light and I’d have it again. Thanks Lily - don’t change a thing! As for the kitchen, you can read our suggestions.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 24, 2022 via mobile

Honestly the location and quality of food we received was good But because we were a party of 11 we had no choice but the set menu. $99 per head for a very ordinary share antipasto board. Followed by shared pizza then shared pasta plates...and then a platter containing a slither of tiramisu cake each. The service was horrible- and to add insult they added a 10% surcharge for having 11 at one table A blatant rip off. You have just upset 11 peopleMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022

I ate here just because I was in the area, it was very good for a place picked at random - my pizza was yummy and big, the staff were friendly, I got a nice table (the place was about half empty on a Saturday...at lunch) and the vibe was chillMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 21, 2022 via mobile

An average ragu with rigatoni from a bag, Bland burrata and arancini, very average service. Nothing more to say really, not bad but nothing to write home about. It’s just a run of the mill restaurant surviving on the pre-theatre brigade. 🥱🥱

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 2, 2022 via mobile

Staff were very polite, professional and attentive. Knew when we needed to be finished for the show and paced the service perfectly. Good quality food and an outstanding view. Great start to an evening.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2021

excellent food. Pizza cooked to perfection. a burrata to die for , smooth and very tasty. waitstaff very attentive and eager to please and more important always on the lookout for their clients needs

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 1, 2021 via mobile

Dropped in here only half hungry and was delighted with the spanner crab pasta and a glass of Sangiovese. A real gem!

Date of visit: May 2021
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4