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 nice bottle of Italian wine. After hearing so much about the suckling pig we had to go with this and while slightly dry, it was fairly good. I actually thought the entrees (both pastas) were better and the desert was likewise very good. If we go again, we will likely try the preset 5 or 7 course option so that we can try a greater variety. Overall the dinner was good, the service very good but given the price in the upper tier of the Sydney market, I am not sure that I would vote to go again over other choices (Jonah's also in the Northern Beaches for example).
If you go, I would suggest going when there is light - the restaurant no doubt justifies part of its price on the view which is missed at dinner time in the winter. Also ask for a table near the windows - not as much for the view but to avoid the hustle bustle of wait staff constantly back and forth behind you along with the cold draft from the door every time someone comes or goes.
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