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Criniti's Kotara

Northcott Drive | Westfield Kotara, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
+61 1300 274 648
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good26%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“bruschetta” (10 reviews)
“skewers” (3 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Pizza, Grill, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Northcott Drive | Westfield Kotara, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Fantastic Food
"Its extremely friendly service and the food is fantastic"
Steve A
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2. The best food i've eaten!
"Probably the best food I've ever eaten, can't fault anything"
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3. Sublime dining & atmosphere!
"We love to celebrate our family birthdays here"
Cheryl H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So arrived, ordered pretty much straight away- 3 of us -so not a crowd of us - place was not too busy- oh lunch time it was too- 1 hour later where is our order - as in the starters - “oh yes u have...More

Thank Kate D
CrinitisItalian, Manager at Criniti's Kotara, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kate D, It is disappointing to hear about your recent experience at Criniti's! We take pride in our food and service and what you're describing is not at all what we are trying to achieve. We would really appreciate it if you could email...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

When I'm feeling like a decent pizza and movie, we like to head to Criniti's at Kotara's rooftop. Its easily the best pizza I've been able to find in Newcastle, with authentic bases and the right amount of topping. Delicious. Last weekend, I was disappointed...More

Thank borisnovak
CrinitisItalian, Manager at Criniti's Kotara, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi borisnovak, Thanks for sharing your review of Criniti's. It's great to hear you enjoyed the burger and always love our Pizza's! Our Recipes are all Criniti family recipes passed through the generations. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, The...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Went for lunch. The menu is to say the least extensive. It is quite expensive, but the food is good and service excellent. It is set amongst other restaurants on the roof of Garden City Shopping Centre and the atmosphere is very pleasant. If there...More

Thank Beryl R
CrinitisItalian, Manager at Criniti's Kotara, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hi Beryl R, Thanks for sending through your feedback on Criniti's Kotara. We do love a big menu at Criniti's and are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service. We will pass on your feedback regarding the Spaghetti marinara to our Executive chef...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Excellent food - tasty, fresh! Great service! We weren't looking for a restaurant of this calibre here, but found this gem on the rooftop of Garden City!More

Thank woodvine2017
CrinitisItalian, Manager at Criniti's Kotara, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hello woodvine2017, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback on Criniti's Kotara. At Criniti’s we always do what we can to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests. The team will love to hear that the food was excellent, tasty & fresh....More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

Crinitis is a great option for large groups wanting a variety of menu options or for couples too. The menu is massive!! Lots of different options to choose from, they will also cater to dietary requirements. The meals are huge and delicious. Dishes are expensive...More

Thank meld473
CrinitisItalian, Manager at Criniti's Kotara, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi mel d, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We agree, Criniti's is a great option for large groups and celebrations! We have a large menu to ensure all members of the family can find something they love. Our food is...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

My friends and I came last night for my birthday dinner. The staff went out of their way to make sure we had an incredible night, throwing in balloons on our table and giving us a free dessert pizza. The food was amazing and the...More

Thank Shanea55
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We come hear to treat ourselves. Food is yummy and hearty, service staff are outstanding. A tad on the expensive side but so worth it. Love it.

1  Thank sarabuchanan21
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

After a recent menu change I though I’d give their Breakfast a go. There is a lot of options in general, and a decent amount for GF too. I got the Frank Crinitis Bruschetta (with GF toast & hollandaise on the side) and the serve...More

Thank Kayla D
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We ate here for the first time. We were there early in the evening so service and food was rather fast. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Only issue was my pizza had very minimal items on each piece, but it was still nice. Price was abit...More

Thank Mumoftrips
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We went there after dinner so we only ordered the Banana Pizza & Gelato Tower. The place was packed on a Fe=riday night. Highly recommend the Banana Pizza. Place is a bit pricey though.

Thank Jenny O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 48
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northcott Drive | Westfield Kotara, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 1300 274 648
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The sky’s the limit at Criniti’s Kotara. Enjoy open-aired dining in a relaxed atmosphere when you visit us on The Rooftop at Westfield Kotara. Our menu is a fusion of traditional, authentic Italian using Criniti family recipes & modern Australian dishes from steaks & burgers, to seafood platters & gourmet salads. With over 300 items on our menu, we have something for every taste, craving and lifestyle. When you're here, you're family!
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