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Pilu At Freshwater

On The Beach, Moore Road, Freshwater, Warringah, New South Wales 2096, Australia
(02) 9938 3331
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Ranked #1 of 10 restaurants in Freshwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Firstly location is beautiful and service is good. But the 2 & 3 course meals that you must have on a weekend are very over priced. If you order the sucking pig for 2 don't expect a big serving of pork like every other fine dining restaurant would serve! We received 1.7 tiny pieces of pork and 1 sliver of... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

From the moment you walk into Pilu, greeted with friendly Italian smiles, you feel quite special. The scenery from the front room is absolutely divine (make sure you go at lunchtime to get the view and the sunset). The waitstaff and sommelier are incredibly knowledgeable. They know not only what they are serving you but where the produce is from... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I loved the dining experience at this restaurant. It is overlooking the beach at Freshwater with glorious views and breeze. The decor is "Hampton's Chic"and beautifully fresh adding to the light airy feel. We Had a wonderful waitress from France who explained the menu very well. The food is Sardinian...think Italian with lots of fish! We decided on the seven... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Special occassion, celebrating with friends and we couldnt of asked for anything more. The food was so good that my mouth is watering thinking about what Im going to say. Deep fried mussels, salmon beautifully presented. Suckling pig is a dish to come here for. Crackling that is delicate (yep) crisp and out of this world. They even make brocoli... More

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Sydney
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sunday lunch with 2 girlfriends to celebrate a special birthday. Cannot fault service food, wine and especially service.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Arrived earlier than reservation time and seated quickly. Fresh, interesting food with well matched varied wines for degustation. Not the cheapest restaurant around, but would certainly return. Sat on heated enclosed balcony in winter. Noticed they turned off air con when icicles appeared on nostrils. Hadn't been given bill, so not lingering. Recommend when charging hundreds of dollars to spend... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had the most marvellous experience last Thursday night. We have eaten at Pilu a few times and am very pleased to report that our last experience was excellent. On previous occasions I have found the staff a bit pushy and overbearing for a good restaurant but am pleased to say they have lifter their game. All the wait staff... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Not sure what happened but not what it used to be. My rating says it all - average & low value for money. But what a beautiful location!

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

After recommendation from friends, we went to Pilu for dinner (21st June) and were impressed that the meal almost lived up to the expectations. There is a 3 course option where you select the entrée, main and desert or the 5 / 7 course preset menus. We went with the 3 course off of the main menu along with a... More

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Ballina, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a family lunch for a birthday, the staff were very friendly, the food was out of this world really great Italian and the setting could not have been better overlooking the beach. We will be back!

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