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Italian, Pizza, European, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

They obviously couldn't cope with a full house. 50 minute wait for our meals. Risotto way too salty. $8 bread very underwhelming.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Great little pub and restaurant. Don’t know if they have a bar menu? Had drink and dinner at the restaurant. Service was very good. Meals were lovely and service was good speed. Really nice outdoor space within the pub.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Fantastic venue, amazing service and even better food. This place is sensational. We will be back every chance we get.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Kids Pasta was not cooked properly had to send it back it tasted terrible, Kipfler Potatoes were half raw, Pappardelle was also not cooked properly, potatoes with Sirloin steak half raw and entree of Marinated Mixed Olives came after the mains it’s was an entree....Service was good but the rest not so good.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

Ordered the kingfish entree, a couple of seafood linguines, and one of the stuffed tortilla specials. Expensive for the average size quantity, and not overwhelming in taste, or flavour. $170 for 4 of us. The seafood was floating in soup like broth, rather than a...creamy seafood sauce. Had to change the seat as it was like sitting in a rocking chair. Noted the venue is up for sale. Not sure whether this is linked to the meal standard.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

We booked the courtyard for lunch for 20 people for my partners birthday. It was great everyone loved the food ..terrific to be able to mingle a chat with everyone. The staff were great it was very easy to organise our function will Definately book...one of the spaces again soon for another event. Thank you .More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 May 2023 via mobile

Excellent food, wonderful staff and very accommodating for our group of 20. Will definitely revisit for our next function!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

Like this place as it has an Italian themed menu and offers great pasta dishes which are always needed after a big busy day. Generous servings, well priced. Not my first choice in Geelong, but definitely y first if I want an Italian fix.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 May 2023 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended however we foumd it very disappointing. While the produce was fresh and the presentation impeccable the food itself lacked flavour. I had mushroom risotto which had way 2 much moisture in it (almost like a thick soup) minimal variety of mushroom...to give flavour and scattering of Parmesan on top. Our other dish was seafood linguine - plenty of seafood but minimal pasta (probably 12 strands of linguine). The sauce very watery. Then comes desert - Tiramisu was far from traditional and the Canolli was disgusting no chocolate or pistachio flavour. We visited on a Monday night the venue lacked warmth - the staff failed to ask how the food was - overall very very disappointing- wont be back.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 April 2023

Fantastic from start to finish. Met at door by owner, great service and food in a relaxing environment. Love the new menu options. Will definitely be back soon.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

Attended for my dads birthday and won’t be back. 6.30pm dinner booking and waited til 8.15pm for our mains. Ordered the seafood linguine which needed seasoning and the pasta was over cooked. Seafood was like rubber and the pasta was served with mussel shells that...were not open.. 3 apologies and no discount offered when paid. Not even a free garlic focaccia was offered ($8). As a chef in the industry I could tell the kitchen had been swamped with orders and front house of house were not staggering the orders. I know this can happen but for no discount to be offered we we’re not happy.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 February 2023

The main Meal was very delicious, The ragu Lamb was tender and tasty. Drinks were great. Table service was good. However the dessert was awful. All cream, expensive, and tasted awful.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2023

What a wonderful place the service was incredible it’s great to see good old fashion manners and customer service still exists. Our waitress was fantastic we loved her accent and recommendations.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2022 via mobile

Front of house staff were very good, all meals were very nice and worth the money. The issue with this place is definitely poor management or organisation, we were unfortunately one of at least 4 tables in our immediate area that either received wrong meals...or experienced extreme delays in getting theirs. It’s a shame as it could be a real hidden gemMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2022

I would give this venue 10 stars if possible. You are made to feel welcome as soon as you step in the door. It is like being welcomed into a family home and the food is first rate. One of the best nights experiences i...have had for a very long time. The owner made us feel incredibly special. cant recommend this place enough.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Response from KTurner1972 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they have a coeliac kitchen, as gluten based products are produced in the kitchen.
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Bar prices are reasonable depends on quantity you wish to consume. Not sure if ethics on Public holidays are a consideration! My comments were more on food ambience and wine at the table but our guest did not find the beer... More
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