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Lucio's Italian Restaurant

47 Windsor St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
+61 2 9380 5996
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (31 reviews)
“tagliolini” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
47 Windsor St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Bearing in mind the Good Food Guide hats this place has been awarded, my expectations were understandably high. The service was attentive and efficient but, frankly, the food was not what should be expected from a place of this calibre. I had char-grilled octopus for...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This venue is world class from the art to the food and the family are engaging and friendly. An institution for good reason. If you are in Paddington and don’t visit Lucio you haven’t been to Paddington. Love this place above all others!

Thank James D
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear James. Thank you very much for your terrific review and wonderful recommendation. We are simply delighted you enjoyed our hospitality so much and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You’ve just got to love Lucio’s. It’s all Italian style. You’d go for the art on the walls. You’d go for the service friendly efficient and caring. But mostly you’d go for the food. Fresh produce never over embellished. And the wine list is appropriately...More

Thank stephen K
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Stephen. Thank you for your absolutely delightful review and terrific score. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor was really interesting and the service was good but the food was disappointing. I had the duck which was dry and my partner had the lamb shank which hardly had any meat on it and he was left feeling hungry. We had been...More

Thank Dadirri
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us your honest feedback Dadmi. Naturally we are very disappointed you did not enjoy our food. Mistakes do happen and we would have been more than happy to replace any dishes you were not satisfied with. There...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucio's has been in the trade for forty years, how do I know? Lucio was happy tell us on the way in when he seated us. Yes, Lucio is still very much a big part of the restaurant that carries his name. And...he is the...More

Thank Peter C
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Peter. Thanks so much for your fabulous review. Yes, Lucio does love a chat. We are so delighted you enjoyed our hospitality and food so much. You have made the whole team very proud indeed. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, plenty of variety. Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal there. Reasonable prices as well.

Thank Kim V
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review and top score Kim. Much appreciated. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I dined here last Saturday to celebrate two very special events in our lives. We arrived a tad late but we were met by the affable and generous patrone, Lucio Galletto and his delightful team. We were instantly made to feel so...More

1  Thank claude c
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Claude. Thank you very much for your wonderful (and beautifully detailed) review. Your kind words bring joy to us all. We very much look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An outstanding lunching experience in one of the best and longest established restaurants. Lucio was constantly present, taking orders, making sure everything runs smoothly. Each dish was expertly prepared, beautifully presented and flavoursome. Excellent service by a truly professional waiter who had been working there...More

1  Thank Frozzie-deluxe
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Frozzie-deluxe. Thank you so very much for your very kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch experience with us. We are very lucky indeed to have such great staff and I have passed this message on to the whole team with much...More

Reviewed November 2, 2017

Ive not been to Lucio's for a very long time and so was not sure what to expect. After all it has been around for years.. What a wonderful surprise! Complacency has most certainly NOT set in. The space was fresh , modern yet inviting...More

1  Thank Maria Z
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2017

And what a wonderful review. Many thanks Maria. It is terrific to receive such positive comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your experience. Lucio always says "I love my job" and we have a fabulous young team, front and back of house, who share...More

Reviewed October 18, 2017

We ate the pasta special, wild boar ragu, and a tutti frutti dessert. The dishes were excellent in flavour and presentation. The staff were friendly , attentive and professional. The decor gives a cosy atmosphere. Everything was calm and pleasant and I would happily go...More

1  Thank gmgilchrist
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thank you so much gmgilchrist for your excellent review. We are delighted you enjoyed your recent visit and your very kind comments are much appreciated. "Excellent, friendly, attentive, professional, cosy, calm, pleasant" are all music to our ears. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

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Paddington showcases streets lined with restored
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features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies.
It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art
galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the
Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist
attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds
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Anne K
May 12, 2017|
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Response from sally g | Property representative |
Hello Amanda. I completely understand your concern and can assure you it was an incident that still haunts Lucio. He has fully admitted that he reacted extremely badly on the night, and we believe it was due to a mis... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$23 - $77
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Windsor St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Paddington>  > Paddington
  • Neighborhood: Paddington
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9380 5996
  • E-mail
Description
Lucio's Italian Restaurant was established in Paddington in 1983 and enjoys a remarkable reputation for exceptional Italian food and magnificent Australian Art. "Food and art for me is like the air that I breathe," says Lucio Galletto OAM. "The combination of great food, great service and great art on the walls is, in my view, one of the best dining experiences you can imagine." Lucio's is open five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner with a focus on Northern Italian cuisine, fresh pasta and modern touches to classic dishes.
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