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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$12 - $26
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very disappointing evening. Understanding it was opening night after a long closure however this experience was unacceptable. After waiting 15 minutes to even place an order, we then proceeded to wait 30 minutes before being told pizzas couldn’t be made due to “issues with...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Mikaela W
R8032KJluigip, Owner at Lillino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Ms Mikaela, what a gem of a person you must be in real life! I pity your friends. Some people close to me have told me just to ignore this review, yes it’s all well and good for them but unfortunately not for me. I...More

Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I came to Lillino’s on a recommendation from a local. It was by far the best dining experience during our trip so far. That includes Sydney & Melbourne. The food is amazing with perfect portions. The wine is excellent (drank one bottle...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

Amazing food, home made pasta , great staff, beautiful views! A hidden gem! Wine was fantastic! Best place we’ve been to including Sydney & Melbourne

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Escape427441
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Service was awful. Meals were tiny. Bolognaise was watery. Over priced. Children not welcome! Staff were rude and unhelpful.More

Date of visit: March 2019
4  Thank kcowell
R8032KJluigip, Owner at Lillino, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Dear Sir/Madame' thanks for your review, but I honestly think that you have the wrong restaurant. there isn't a restaurant in the Hunter Valley that is more family orientated or child friendly then ours, we have dozens of children in our restaurant every week end,...More

Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Four of us came here for lunch on a rather hot day. It didn't reduce our appetites one single bit and we loved the food here. The service was great, it's not 'in your face' and it's very very relaxed. This restaurant is part of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank John R
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

Best Italian pasta and pizza in the Hunter hands Down home style genuine southern Italian good will definitely be back

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Daniella M
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Summary: Exceptional food, ambience, view and service. Detailed version: My wife and I wanted a special night out as we were child free which is a rarity. My friend recommended Lillano, recalling the last time he was there and the Italian chef was singing in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank RogerF963
Reviewed December 28, 2018

I ordered the ricotta ravioli for my main dish which cost $28. When the pasta arrived it contained 8 small pieces of ravioli. When i questioned the waitstaff as to if it was a main meal I was told yes it was and I replied,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Christine K
Luigi P, Owner at Lillino, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2018

Dear Christine, Unfortunately the waitress you approached is a new casual and maybe didn’t put to much importance on your request, however I was the one that served your daughter’s plain penne with the sauce and Parmesan on the side, I was floating around most...More

Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Group of 10 for dinner, we had a banquette, plenty of food that was very tasty. Has its own wine which was OK. The views are spectacular. The staff very friendly and attentive. I have lived in Cessnock for a long time had not heard...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful night. The food was great we had scallops wrapped in pancetta. For secondi the suckling pig. And dolci seadas. The local one was great and finished with local grappa. The bonus of the evening was when Luigi burst into song. An amazing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Don E
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April 17, 2018|
Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I would think an outside table would be made available. Perhaps ring!
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Granville T | Reviewed this property |
Yes the children will be very welcome. The staff are particularly friendly.
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