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21 Hickson Road, Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
(02) 9247 4444
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Ranked #390 of 5,196 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We dropped in for an early meal before the theatre. The food was very good and the servings generous. We enjoyed the atmosphere and view over the boats moored between the finger wharves. Service was friendly. However, we had to remind the staff twice that our drink order had yet to arrive. When the bill arrived, the waiter grew a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Sadly, the attitude, service and kitchen staff sleeping in the main restaurant let down this great location. We ordered a bottle of sparkling on arrival and had to create our own seating and table, even though the pace was empty. You would expect a table at least for a bottle that costed at $58, but we're told we had to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner here on a Saturday night with our friends. We had the Caprese (the Buffalo mozzarella was amazing), the Spaghetti pescatora, the Linguine alle vongole and the Pizza buffalina. For dessert we had Crespelle con crema all' arancio and the Frangelico. Everything was top quality with decent, yet sensible serving sizes and the service equally great with... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Ventuno delivers friendly service (with an Italian accent), a cool atmosphere, and food that suits almost everyone. Yet somehow the flavour was just a touch lacking. As a gluten freebie, who doesn't really go for pizza and pasta, I would have preferred having a main course salad. The salads available were very nice, but the option of adding grilled chicken... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The manager was from Italy and very friendly. he said the Australians don't like their pasta "al dente", since I mentioned my pasta was a bit overcooked. The flavor aspect was missing from all of our dishes; pasta & shrimp, eggplant rollatini (was cold), and mushroom appetizer. All bland and definitely not Italian.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch at the restaurant as part of the Bike Buffs tour and returned a couple of nights later for dinner. The maître d remembered us and came by to visit, the food was great, service was excellent, and the lemon cella at the end of the night was a nice touch. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited Ventuno off the back of a recommendation from a wine merchant and expected it to be very special. The location is simply to die for and the italian wait staff were chirpy and very attentive. I did expect more from the menu though. The Tagliere Misto was very good with some great cheeses and Prosciutto. The pasta selection... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It was very crowded with people eating before the theatre, but the owner kindly found me a table and looked after me personally. I enjoyed an excellent pizza made of high-quality fresh ingredients, and a glass of wine from the extensive selection of Italian wines. I was made to feel very welcome, but did find it rather noisy.

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Melbourne, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Ten of use had a team dinner during the week and we found the restaurant full compared with others in the area not as full. Good start. We ordered the mixed entrees (Cicciona) for the table and they were excellent, highly recommended. For main course there was a mix of pastas and pizza ordered and nobody had a single complaint.... More

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Sat outside for a sunny lunch. Good service, knowledgable and friendly waiting staff, nice wine recommendation. Would recommend for a relaxing and leisurely long lunch.

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