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“Authentic, honest Italian”
Review of Lillino

Lillino
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Rothbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in the Lovedale area. St Clements Estate is extremely private and offers an extensive range of wines all produced from our estate. We are also excited to have opened the doors to Lillino's Italian/Pizza restaurant in June 2011.We welcome you to the most authentic and best Italian restaurant in the Hunter Valley Region. Offering some of the finest cuisine with one of the best views in the Hunter.Come on in today, sit back, relax and let us introduce you to a culinary journey without comparison. Grilled Sardinian pecorino drizzled with honey, Spaghetti with sea urchin and homemade Mussel Bottarga, Kurunjones, succulent Suckling Pig, salted crust Burramundi, steam mussels and a variety of other dishes from our ever changing menu. OPENING HOURS:We are open for Lunch from Thursday to Monday from 12pm - 3pm(No pizza's on Thursday lunch)Dinner from 6pm to late Thursday to Monday(closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays)
Sydney
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8 reviews
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“Authentic, honest Italian”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Lillino's is a great restaurant in a quiet area of the Hunter Valley. The food is based around good, quality ingredients. We had the gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce and the suckling pig. The gnocchi was probably the best we have ever had, very soft and delicate while the suckling pig was full of flavour. Highly recommended!

  • Visited April 2014
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Brisbane
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“Lovely food”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

The hotel we stayed at recommended this place as it was just down the road from where we were staying.

The service was warm and attentive. The restaurant is situated at the top of the property overlooking the vineyards. It seemed to be a popular place with the locals as most of the diners seemed to know each other. It has a relaxed atmosphere which is great for those nights where you just want to eat good food without the fuss.

I had a pizza and my husband had the spaghetti and meatballs. It tasted delicious and authentic.

I would definately recommend this place and be back again.

Visited February 2014
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Narrabri, Australia
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“A Worthwhile Recommendation”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Lillino's was recommended by Margaret and Hilltop Guesthouse and we weren't disappointed. The Porchetta and Agnello were divine and delivered personally by the Chef who also came back to ask how we enjoyed our dinner. Luigi also wandered by for a chat. For dessert, our Tiramisu didnt disappoint, nor did the frozen berry plate. The view was beautiful, the staff attentive, the dogs added a homely touch. We would definitely dine there again and look forward to the opportunity to do so. Oh, and their wines were pretty good too!

  • Visited February 2014
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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“A good find”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

We were staying in a B & B locally, where they had a book of recommended restaurants. Our first choice was closed, so we called on Lillino's, spoke to the chef in mid-afternoon & booked a table. He inspired confidence, which was well founded.
We tried the patron's signature dish - excellent! Luigi himself wandered around the restaurant and stopped for a pleasant chat.

  • Visited February 2014
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Greystanes, Australia
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“Great food & Spectacular View”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

This place was recommended by the owner of Calais Estate whilst we were staying in the Hunter Valley after visiting their winery and chatting to her, she spoke of a place with authentic Italian food, a spectacular view and I have to say she was spot on after trying her recommendation. Set on a hill over looking a very pretty view. We were seated inside and greeted by the Chef & owner's wife who were very welcoming and helpful with the menu and our needs and the fact that we were dining with small children. The food was fantastic, delicious & very authentic. The only thing I can fault is that there was not a kids menu, but none-the-less we were able to order a small size of pasta meals for the kids which they all absolutely loved! Found this place more for fine dining for couples as we were the only ones with kids in the restaurant, however that didn't stop the owners giving us friendly and attentive service and treating us just as well as anyone else in the restaurant. The owner also has a few beautiful Maremma Sheepdogs on the property which he happily showed my kids and let them pat during our visit there. Beautiful place to visit and highly recommended! Would definitely go there again.

  • Visited January 2014
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