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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
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (31 reviews)
“tagliolini” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 pm - 2:45 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
47 Windsor St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
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1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food is fabulous, the staff friendly and great, the atmosphere, inviting and friendly. Lucios has been there for years and has remained consistently good.

Thank AliceK28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going to Lucio's for a relaxing long lunch or a dinner is just paradise. Every time we have a special occasion we like to book a table there because we know we will never be disappointed. The food is always sublime with an exceptional wine...More

1  Thank alessandra a
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your terrific review and very kind words Alessandra. It is always a pleasure to look after you, and we look forward to welcoming you back on the next special occasion. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My dessert spoon was dirty so I used my coffee spoon. I didnt want to complain. Again. They were short staff or something. I had to ask 3 times for the butter and oil and bread after 30 mins. They served the wrong entree. They...More

Thank David J
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear David. As I said in my email to you, we are very sorry that we did not live up to expectation on this occasion. We were not short staffed and it was a particularly busy night, but that is no excuse for the sequence...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family run trattoria with all the appropriate Italian attributes: legendary father, italian speaking waiters, super fresh fishes and great meat Go there without any fear and embark for a journey to the old world

Thank JYREGINSTER
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review JYREGINSTER. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Lucio's and your very kind words make the whole team very proud indeed. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch on a busy Saturday, and thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful restaurant. The setting is discreet with a warm and generous atmosphere. The service is absolutely first class, excellent recommendations and just the right balance of attention and consideration. The food is like...More

Thank Adrian W
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your simply first class review Adrian. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Lucio's and your very kind words are greatly appreciated by the whole team. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Sally Galletto

Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

My husband, who is from Northern Italy, was really excited about attending this restaurant for his birthday celebrations. Unfortunately we have left disappointed. $120 for the tasting menu is an exuberant price for the meal received. We can think of a number of well known...More

Thank Alarna C
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Alarna C. We are very sorry you did not enjoy your celebration with us. Unfortunately some last minute cancellations resulted in fewer occupied tables in your room, and I hope you can understand this was out of our control at the time. You were...More

Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

The wait staff were very attentive and the maitre d' was very knowledgeable about the food. There were some very tasty moments, eg, the house-smoked trout roe was delicious and the pickled sea bananas were fantastic. The squid ink pasta was intensely flavoured but wasn't...More

Thank Kurokujikiri
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2017

Thank you for choosing Lucio's Kurokujikiri. We are delighted you enjoyed our service and very disappointed you found issues with the food. Our aim is to please all customers, however human error does occur and we would have quickly replaced any dish you were not...More

Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to go here by Sydney friends. The meal and wine were good. The prices a little over the top. $250 for three courses and average chianti is expensive even for Sydney. This is getting into fine dining which this place is not....More

Thank Henryadams1
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you for your 4 star review Henryadams1. Upmarket trattoria is exactly how Lucio himself describes us. I do appreciate your feedback on our prices, however we do use only the absolute best quality produce available and aim to provide a particularly high standard of...More

Reviewed May 26, 2017

This is a top Italian restaurant. Been in Paddington for a very long time with a wonderful reputation always upheld on every visit. Food delicious, service traditional and delightful. Always a treat.

Thank Susanne B
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Dear Susanne B. Thanks so much for your wonderful review and fabulous support. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

We were a family group of 18 (including 2 children under 5) & we had the privilege of enjoying a private dinner party in Lucio's front room. It was a warm, interesting & colourful ambience being surrounded by big, bold works of art. Service was...More

1  Thank Amanda3888
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review and very kind words Amanda3588. We love hosting parties such as yours and are delighted it was such a success. Your post is much appreciated. Kindest regards Sally Galletto

Nearby
Paddington
Named after its London namesake, the suburb of
Paddington showcases streets lined with restored
Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive
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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Amanda3888
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
$24 - $79
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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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