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“Great food, great afternoon”
Review of il lido - CLOSED

il lido
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located at the Darwin Waterfront, il lido offers sweeping views over the Darwin Convention Centre, wave pool, lagoon, Stokes Hill wharf and to the harbour beyond. There are numerous areas you can choose from, dependent on numbers and all offer something unique and memorable. From casual and informal through to elegant and prestigious our friendly team will look after your needs. Specialising in freshly-plated contemporary Australian cuisine, il lido's a la carte menu offers innovative meals crafted by a passionate team of chefs. Or relax in our modern tapas lounge offering great share plates, wine, cocktails and good times.We welcome you to try our new menu, open for lunch and dinner 7 days
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, great afternoon”
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

What started as brunch with a friend turned into a great afternoon spent enjoying the great food, fabulous atmosphere and great attentive staff. We started with the breakfast pizza, and it's the best pizza I've had in darwin - so good! The outdoor seating area was too comfy and the view too good to leave, so we followed it up later with one of the sliders (little burgers) which blew is away with how good they were! Brioche buns and the best pickle- my friend was still racing about how good it was later that night. Attentive staff kept the drinks coming. It's such a great place to pass the afternoon, a pleasure as always.

Thank Jls8_adl
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Cork, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“fantastic food”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

one of the best meals we had on our trip to Darwin last summer 2013. the service, ambience, setting on the waterfront, everything was perfect. It was a fabulaus treat on to go there on our second last night in Darwin with our son, yes a bit expensive but well worth it. we also had lunch there twice on our visit, which was really good value, and it was so relaxing we didnt want to leave.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank munsterfan2014
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Darwin, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A top spot to spend New Years eve”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Il Lido is a great spot to enjoy the fireworks on New Years Eve, the food, view and ambience is fantastic. .One of my favourite restaurants in Darwin' The service was excellent, our waitress was very attentive and friendly.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank elainerw
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Newcastle, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great experience all round”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

My parents live in Darwin and are regulars here so we went for New Years Eve. Was a great night, service was awesome, friendly and efficient. Our meals were great also and the location is great.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank NewcastleVon
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Port Elliot, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Right on the waterfront”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

A very good night at Il Lido that sits on the prime location overlooking the wharves, Darwin Harbour and the little district of the Waterfront, a combination of small park swimming area, cafes restaurants and residential apartments

An Italian with a variety of locally themed dishes such as the top ends favourite fish, the Baramundi
My pizza was excellent but be warned as most things in Darwin the restaurant is toe curlingly expensive if you're a foreigner, maybe even if you are a local
Go for the specials menu to keep the cost to reasonable levels

A very decent wine list complements the food and attentive service

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Simon0101
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