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Reviewed 15 July 2023

First time at the restaurant, food was delicious, good Service, friendly and happy to talk with us all. Let us stayed long after it closed,friends appreciate too I look forward to going again

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

We are local so thought we would give it a go. Food very average. Service very strange. Waiter hovered around and then tried taking our plates before finishing.. We won’t be returning.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 January 2022 via mobile

Great pizza, pasta n dessert best coffee I’ve had in a while. Spent Xmas Eve celebrating a family birthday we’ll be back.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 10 September 2021

This is our local restaurant and during lockdown we have only been able to order takeaway. Tonight however will be the last time I will ever order a pizza from this restaurant. The pizza base was dry and chewy and the topping was also very...ordinary even though I paid for extra toppings. On the other hand our entree snd desserts were very tasty. I will continue to support this restaurant but in the future only ordering pasta dishes. Feeling very disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 15 June 2021 via mobile

On a friend's recommendation we thought we'd try "one of the best Italian restaurants in the Illawarra". They were right. A great menu and stunning food with that traditional Italian wow factor. We had asked for a bottle of wine and some water but had...to remind our waitress, then needed to follow up again with somebody else. Not a major problem but it took the shine off a great dining experienceMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 4 April 2021

Writing this review, I'm still craving the food there! Absolutely authentic Italian, Kitchen 42 is the ONLY Italian restaurant I will go to now in the Illawarra. The food is superb! The one only negative comment I could make is that the food did take...a long time (almost an hour) to come out after we ordered, but with the pastas, pizzas and everything else tasting out of this world - it was almost forgivable! Cannot wait to come back here again and again!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 26 January 2021 via mobile

Four of us had dinner here just before Christmas. Waited a bit for a table (we had a reservation). Once seated we were forgotten about for sometime before we were able to order a drink. We both had bruschetta for entree, not bad at all....Our mains arrived too soon, even though we asked for a break. Had only just finished entree when the mains came out. The meals were to their usual top standard and thoroughly generous serves and flavoursome. All in all a fine place to dine but please respect your customers' wishes.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 29 November 2020

Went for lunch on a Friday with a friend. We both ordered the lasagne with garlic bread. The lasagne was a very generous serve and had lots of sauce and was served very hot, which I like and was very tasty. I would order this...again. We found the service to be very good even though there was only one lady waitressing who I believe is the owner and the restaurant was very busy. I would come to this restaurant again.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 11 November 2020 via mobile

We finally found somewhere in the dapto area that we enjoy eating at. The homemade pasta and wood fired pizza is fantastic. Make sure you leave room for dessert, Nutella pizza!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Love this place. Food authentic Staff brilliant We had fresh pasta and salad. Wine list just right and suggested matching with food Perfecto! Enough said!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 6 October 2020

I had heard great things about Kitchen 42 so was really looking forward to it. When we got there, my friend told me they had recently changed their menu so she hadn’t tasted the pasta on this new menu and couldn’t make a recommendation. Don’t...like sharing a negative review on a local family business but I just couldn’t let this one go. The pasta I ordered looked and tasted absolutely terrible. It was not fresh and the sauce reminded me of canned stew. I felt sick eating it and after forcing about 4 mouthfuls, I just couldn’t keep going. I felt sick for the rest of the night with the meal constantly repeating on me. The lady on the cash register was really lovely but the waitresses had absolutely no personality. I won’t be back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020

Finally decided to try this place out.. Best decision ever! Went there on Wednesday with the family for my wife's birthday. The place is beautiful, cozy atmosphere and the food is to die for! You can really taste the freshness. Even my little ones enjoyed...their dinner. We'll be back for sure. Thank you ☺️More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 26 September 2020

Best fresh pasta restaurant we ever tried.. Great staff, great atmosphere and spotless restaurant! We'll be back!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020

Thank you for a wonderful experience. My family was overjoyed at being able to finally visit your restaurant. Wonderful food, wonderful service. Will be back.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020

I was going here on the weekend and i have to say i did not, after seeing a booking of more then 20 people, i counted 23. 1. Restaurants are only allowed 10 and they have to stay seated ( they were not ) Not...even at home is allowed 20. I do not feel safe returning here. I thought i would try this place after because of my last experience and because of Covid to help the local economy but it is clear Covid isn't a priority for them. Don't even try and Deny it. My friend has the pictures to prove it.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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KITCHEN 42, Dapto - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Kitchen 42 offers takeaway services.

Kitchen 42 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4