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The Old School Trattoria

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225 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2075, Australia
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“fritto misto” (4 reviews)
“prosciutto” (2 reviews)
“scampi” (2 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2075, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good variety in the menu. Pleasant cooperative staff. Parking at the door. Bookings recommended. BYO wine. Good quality food. Nice ambience. Interestingly we booked for 7.30. When we arrived the place was full. When we left at about 10, the place was empty apart from...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been here for a while and noticed they celebrated 25 years in business recently. The trattoria is always a go to place when you want a really good meal and can’t be bothered to think of somewhere. It was my birthday and couldn’t decide...More

Thank Wayne N
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Again had the mushroom risotto. The owners and waitress extremely friendly and helpful. Entrance is past the open kitchen so you can see the dishes being freshly cooked. Some items on menu say they take 25 minutes but it didn't seem to take that long....More

Thank Frances C
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

There is no better place to eat in St Ives. The food is freshly cooked and delicious, you can see Franko working his magic from most tables. The service is friendly an makes you feel right at home. My go to dish is the Polpi,...More

1  Thank steveaslett
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Dinner for 6 with a variety of entrees to share and main courses of fish , steak was just fine. Couldn’t fault any of the dishes-liked pasta best. But wasn’t great considering the cost of the mains. It’s a pity- would expect more paying high...More

Thank honolulu2012
Reviewed 20 December 2017

A disappointment that was sadly not up to scratch. Long wait for order to be taken, poor presentation of main course, small serving of vegetables, a tired environment and prices that are more suited to a finer dining experience.

Thank Tastytucker
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is the second time I've been to this restaurant, and there won't be a third time. The food is very, very, average and doesn't have any passion in it from the cook. If you're an average cook at home you could easily create this...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Can't go past traditional Italian food cooked by experienced Italian chefs , in a quirky " old school" classroom . Our evening was fun , the food delicious , and the staff warm and welcoming . The tagliatelle à la fungi , fritto misto ,...More

Thank Fran C
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here recently for the first time, the location is good, easy parking out the front and the old building has some atmosphere. The service was very good, however the food was average at best and expensive for what was provided.

Thank BJW777
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The service was good and the waitress was friendly and helpful. Most of our group were satisfied with their food but my wife was not. She had ordered the Dory which was one of the specials. Badly cooked with little flavour. It was dry and...More

2  Thank WellTravelledAussie2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2075, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ku-ring-gai  >  St. Ives
  • Phone Number: 9144-6466
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