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Located in the Lovedale area. St Clements Estate is extremely private and offers an extensive range of wines all produced from our estate. We are also excited to have opened the doors to Lillino's Italian/Pizza restaurant in June 2011.We welcome you to the most authentic and best Italian restaurant in the Hunter Valley Region. Offering some of the finest cuisine with one of the best views in the Hunter.Come on in today, sit back, relax and let us introduce you to a culinary journey without comparison. Ravioli Nonna Carmela, Malloreddus, Luigi’s Linguine, Porchetta alla Sarda, involtini di Pollo, Seadas, homemade Tiramisu and a variety of dishes from our ever changing menu, all complimented by
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$12 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Sardinian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time to visit this fantastic restaurant, our experience was nothing but amazing! It was our first time to have Sardinian food, all dishes were so authentic and also sophisticated, every dishes we had were just so delicious and we actually can not wait to...go back again! The restaurant staffs included chefs were very friendly, especially the lady served us provided the best service you could ask for. She was very professional, informative and made sure our first time dining experience was as pleasant as possible. We really appreciate that they were so nice to our kids as well. We had big smiles when we left the restaurant, very much looking forward to going back again 😊More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and atmosphere is wonderful - have been every time we visit the Hunter, and it never disappoints. The location is fantastic, beautiful views. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022 via mobile

Super friendly staff, well lit restaurant, the lemon tart was a perfect dessert and the gorgonzola gnocchi was phenomenal!

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

Lunch with friends enjoying pasta entrees and suckling pig for mains. Great selection of high quality local wines service was excellent. Great location with expansive valley views

Date of visit: July 2022
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Luigi P, Owner at Lillino, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2022

Thanks very much for your review, your comments are uplifting.

Reviewed July 9, 2022

We really didnt know what was in store when we headed to Lillino which is quite a bit off the beaten track. What a lovely surprise to see this vibrant restaurant serving excellent Italian cuisine. WE really enjoyed our night, Wines were a bit pricey

Date of visit: July 2022
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Luigi P, Owner at Lillino, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2022

Dear dccon, Thanks for your review, yes we're are off the beaten track but the most genuine Italian restaurant in the Valley. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed July 3, 2022

We have been coming to Lillinos for many years. It offers sophisticated Italian food that is family friendly. This visit didn't disappoint - the food was really delicious, although the prices have really gone up. A carafe of wine 250ml was $28. Calamari entree $26....Pasta bolognese $28. All prices have gone up in the Hunter (as elsewhere) but we really noticed it at Lillinos. They used to offer a lovely wine list from St Clements but that has been greatly reduced. The service has really improved - we we served by a lovely young lady. I think the overall cost will make us look elsewhere next visit.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Luigi P, Owner at Lillino, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2022

Hi Jacq73, thanks for your lovely review, unfortunately over the last couple of years we had to put up with enormous price rises from all our suppliers some of them over 30% the gas alone went from $600 per month to $1000 per month to...More

Reviewed June 13, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful and relaxed environment, we enjoyed a lovely long lunch. The food was amazing, authentic fresh Italian and the service faultless.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022 via mobile

Great traditional Authentic Italian dishes, hand stretched pizza, pastas, suckling pig all perfection, all Italian chefs and waitstaff felt like we were in Italy. Amazing views and house wine

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022

Authentic Italian food made simply with quality ingredients. Friendly staff. Reasonably priced. The barn-like room tends to be a bit noisy. Sitting outside on a fine day would be perfect.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022

We visited Lillino's on the way back from Tamworth on a Monday night. Searching the possibilities of restaurants from Singleton south is a depressing experience and a sad comment on what people think a restaurant is in the country. We were surprised to find Lillino's...open on a Monday and to find it quite busy as well. But when we got our food, we realised why. The quality of the food, the taste and presentation were faultless. The place is quite a find and we'll be sure to go again. Coming from the north-west, Lillino's is a small detour off the Hunter expressway but you can continue south on the freeway from less than 2km away. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2022 via mobile

The place is absolutely amazing! Catching the sunset while enjoying wine and excellent Italian food. Luigi was a fantastic host and we will certainly be back.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 28, 2022 via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant with great service. It is pet friendly outside which was perfect. Our food was so fresh and authentic. Desert wasn’t the best but entre and main were amazing! Great selection of wine.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 10, 2021 via mobile

Went for an anniversary dinner after dining at other venues in the Hunter 2 nights prior (Il Cacciatore & Baume). Food was ok however lacked variety and ambience. Sure it was a Thursday night however being the only couple left at 8.30pm was surprising. Competitors...mentioned above have better quality dining options and ambience and staff are far superior. Not the most memorable evening.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Luigi P, Owner at Lillino, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2021

Hi Del, Thanks for your review, on a Thursday night we're a bit of a hit and miss and we can be very busy or very quite, Lillinos is quite different from the two that you mentioned, the menu is completely and purely Italian, there's...More

Reviewed November 26, 2021 via mobile

Everything went smoothly.Paula was our first point of contact and she handled all of our requests to the highest of standards. We were were group of 11 . Wine complemented the food and we ended up by leaving with 24 bottles :) We highly recommend...the restaurant as the food was amazing , staff friendly and polite and all in all service was second to none!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 6, 2021 via mobile

Totally amazing, the food was divine, served with care. There was no being rushed out, and the tables are well spaced apart. All of our meals, delicious! Great for groups or couples

Date of visit: November 2021
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Yes you can, has long as the dogs are on a leash they are very welcome.
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Children are very welcome, we are a family restaurant, we don’t have children menus but our food is very adaptable and we make half portions in all our pastas except for gnocchi and risotto.
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