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“A cut above the ordinary”
Review of FINO - CLOSED

FINO
Price range: $11 - $27
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In its' nine years of existence, FINO, in the historic Willunga township, has become a much loved and celebrated restaurant in the McLaren Vale wine region and highly acclaimed in the state of South Australia and nationally. Fino loves real food that tastes like real food; fresh, exciting and expressing flavour first rather than fashion and design. It has established its reputation with a menu built on local and seasonal ingredients sourced from a myriad of local farmers, a small, carefully designed wine list and excellence in service. The ever-present owners, David Swain (Chef) and Sharon Romeo (Front of House) take great pleasure in giving their 'guests' a genuine, friendly food and wine experience that reflects the best from the region and its' people
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Love this place. Have eaten there regularly since they opened. Small menu but changes seasonally - fresh, simple ingredients constructed beautifully. Service is run by the brilliant Sharon who is always in top form. Really interesting wine list. Trust the staff to feed you and look to Sharon for some gems on the wine list and you will not be disappointed .

Thank Leigh G
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is one place I am never disappointed in food, ambience, service... suhweeeet cottage atmosphere, with sophisticated menu and GREAT wine list. The tasting menu is always beautiful and great value for the price. We plan to return again and again and again.

Thank oohl
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

The quality of food at this restaurant is unsurpasssed. From the degustation through to the main courses the choice is excellent. I particularly liked the wild rabbit and rice. Sitting outside under cover is pleasant, and the staff are very attentive. The wine selection is good. We will certainly be back.

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1  Thank Vandieman111
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

A wonderful fine dining experince at Fino, Willinga. The staff had great knowledge regarding wine and were very willing to offer advice and tasting. The meal was on a "shared" basis where you shared all the courses throughout the entire menu. Of course a la carte was availble as an alternative. The food was par excellence, expertley cooked by a brilliant chef and staff. Mullet, tuna, scotch beef and fabulous desserts were offered. The wine was very complimentary to the food. All in all a very tasty and fabulous experience of fine dining.

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Thank coljanscot
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Love everything about it - lovely traditional provincial Italian food which for me means full of flavour. We had the daily shared meal of 5 courses which is perfect for a lunch - a nice variety of different dishes sourced from local products - it almost feels like you are eating in a family home in Italy. Sharon does an amazing job and you feel like her best friend within 5 minutes.
The wine list is superb and Sharon excels at matching your tastes with the food being served.
I just wish Fino was closer to our home.
At $60 for the daily shared menu, it offers exceptional value.

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Thank RonWamberal
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