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“Outstanding night!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Onesta Cucina

Onesta Cucina
Ranked #1 of 89 Restaurants in Bowral
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Outstanding night!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed in Bowral this weekend on a last minute whim. We arrived late in the afternoon and decided based on reviews to have dinner at Onesta Cucina.
So glad we did, we arrived early and were immediately given a very warm welcome and had drinks at the bar with some fresh bread.

Jason our waiter was fantastic; friendly and very professional - he knew the menu and his recommendations were excellent. He was so attentive and nothing was too much trouble.

The Quail Salad was outstanding, great flavour and nice and light. I followed this with the Beef Cheeks, which were incredible; absolutely melt in your mouth - amazing flavour. The ice cream sandwich for dessert was lovely too.

The wine list was quite good - a choice of Australian and Italian wines.

Overall, this is a fantastic restaurant, a few previous comments suggested that it was quite expensive. But we thought the prices really fair (compared to Sydney prices). Definitely recommend this if you are stopping off in Bowral.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sydney
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12 reviews
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“fantastic!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

The food was amazing and the special cake for my husband's 50th birthday was memorable!!!
Thank you......we will be back

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank sail09
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Sydney
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Overhaul needed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

My husband and I recently visited Onesta Cucina in Bowral. This is our first visit since it moved. The decor and service is impeccable, the staff are very attentive without being too fussy. The restaurant fitout is good but lacks the charm and intimacy of its previous address. Rather than lots of little rooms it is now one big room. We did note that there was no background music which changed the mood of the place a bit. My husband order lamb cutlets for entree. it was delicious but a rather enormous entree. I had the calamari which was fairly average - in fact it was cold. For main meal I had the chicken wrapped in proscuitto which was again average, chicken was slightly overcooked, my husband had the porkbelly, lamb and beef cassoulet. Again he thought it was delicious, but too much of the same, it needed some couscous to break it up. We both enjoyed the banoffee pie for desert. The restaurant has a good wine selection. Overall the food was good but too expensive what you get. We eat a lot a Cafe Rosso which has the best Italian Food in the Highlands and very reasonably priced. Not sure I would go back to Onesta.

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank SydneyFamilyof4
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Brilliant restaurant everytime we go the food is sensational and the atmosphere is exceptional. We will be back

Visited July 2012
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Bowral
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“Special meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Authentic Italian cuisine.attentive staff probably a little expensive so save it up for something really special

Visited November 2012
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