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55 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1334
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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92 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was fantastic the service was a great mix of helping and leaving you to enjoy. I love love loved the food so much we came back the next day. We had the rabbit ravioli the chicken pesto penne and came back for the pizza and chianti t he next day. The friendly staff won't disappoint. Enjsoy

Thank Viv H
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had one of the specials, Rabbit ravioli. You could tell the pasta was hand made and it tasted nice, the sauce although a little oily was also nice. For my two year old daughter I ordered a pizza, it was not very nice, dry and the tomato sauce a bit thick and flavourless, the dough was nice.

Thank Annie M
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here three times since Christmas , overall I'd say it's very good . The spaghetti marinara is amongst the best I have ever had . The wife had cannelloni which was a bit down on flavour . Bring back the penne chicken pesto special you had a few months ago as a special , that was sensational

Thank grant s
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times over the years and had both good and bad experiences. We decided to have take away pizzas on our first night and possibly go there for dinner on another night. We ordered four large pizzas and all were terrible, lacking taste and texture expected from this type of restaurant. Very disappointing.

1 Thank Dan H
West Pennant Hills
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely little Italian coffee shop. Only open 6 months of the year, but when it's open make sure your drop in. Fresh coffee - nicely made and wonderful pastries and cakes - and gelato. If you're a fan of stove tops, they have a range for sale. Bravo....

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pasta ordered was fabulous, the pizza not very good. The service was attentive, but even though they open at 5pm they aren't very friendly to kids. Our 2 and 4 year old were told off at least 3 times by staff for various reasons - even though yes, they were in a 'mood' they certainly weren't running around or... More 

1 Thank MzPink
Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tables are close together, meals and drinks menu's are comprehensive, waiting time was a bit too long - although every table was being used. Table service was good. Meals were as per menu description and delivered to the table hot and at the same time. I though the pricing of meals was little high but servings were generous.

Thank Lester S
Marbella, Spain
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a small Margarita pizza And a big Aussie pizza. None of them had a taste at all. Profiterole had a strange taste that I couldn't figure out which ingredient was Tiramisu was very nice at least Service is quite friendly. We still wouldn't recommend it. You can spend your 45$ (take away price , if you eat in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Shoal Bay for a few days and decided to try this place out for dinner We had the gnocchi and shared a pizza. The gnocchi tasted like mashed potatoes, but the sauce was delicious. The pizza dough tasted flat like it did not have enough yeast. One of the older managers (nona) was extremely friendly and took my... More 

Thank SdotHylton
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to many Italian restaurants and I have to admit their veal scallopini is the best we have ever had. The staff were extremely helpful and couteous and lòoked after our group of twelve vert well. Highly recommended qnd will definitely return. All had a gelato at the gelato bar next door and their gelatos are fantastic. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Shoal Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4981 1334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?