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AU$12 - AU$57
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 17 April 2024

The food was delecious, a great example of Southern & Northern Italian offerings. Our waiter young man was delightful, and very attentive with a genuine and caring charachter, we felt appreciated by almost everyone at Cavallino. The Head Chef who surprise surprise was Italian came...out and spoke to us, the whole team seemed incredibly sincere and professional and seem to take pride in their restauant and their work. Our menu consisted of amazing starters of scallops, Kingfish capaccio and baby calamari, all excellent. The Pizzas were incredibly tasty and charred, the vension was perfect, the duck could be better as I found it slightly tough, and the king prawns were outstanding. This place is remarkable display of fantastic Italian cuisine, complemented by wood-fired pizzas.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Roberto Dessanti, General Manager at Cavallino Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2024

Dear Nicholas, thank you for generous reveiw and kind words, in hospitality we do indeed try our bset, occassionaly we fail,and hence why review platforms are important so as our guests can provide constructive feedback, I will share your feedback with our Head Chef particularly...More

Reviewed 14 April 2024

Had the fish which was very rubbery and was over salted. Pizza was very good but will not be returning. Very disappointed. I know that when dining at an Italian restaurant you should order pizza or pasta but if you are offering other meals these...should also be good. My fish was definitely frozen and not fresh. Presentation great but taste terrible.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Roberto Dessanti, General Manager at Cavallino Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2024

Hi Katrina, thank you for taking time to give us feedback, and our apology for your experiance on the night. No restaurant is immune from occassionaly serving dishes that are not cooked right, and we take all feedback seriously to improve our offerings. Dinning at...More

Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Excellent experience. Friendly, authentic and professional service. We put the chef to the test and he wowed us with risotto with truffle, sophisticated squid ink pasta, gnocchi, steak and pizza. Loved it. We will return v soon. Bravo and thank you.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

Cavallino in Terrey Hills is possibly one of the most authentic Italian restaurants & pizzeris in Sydney, true to their rustic roots, serving authentic dishes and amazing wood fire pizzas, prices are reasonable and quality of ingrediants used is very good, try the house made...ravioli, or hand cut cured meats, even in their pizzas they only use hand cut ingrediants... Great find specially for us from St.IvesMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

Quite disappointed with high price and small quantities from a “family” restaurant. Entree was prosciutto for $18. We got 5 slices of prosciutto and 4 skinny breadsticks - that’s it. We ordered the seafood hotpot for $42 and received a bowl basically full of shells....Once we removed the shells, that visually gave the appearance of a decent meal, we were left with a couple small cubes of fish and a scattering or pippies and muscles and 2 slices of bread. Not a prawn to be seen. The flavours were good but we left hungry. No complimentary bread rolls at start of meal. The whole food experience felt like we were charged the most possible for the minimal amount of food. I realise some venues are doing it tough and this certainly felt like it. Staff were polite and attentive.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Roberto Dessanti, General Manager at Cavallino Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2023

Hi Jane, thank you for taking time to write a review, and our sincere apology for your dining experience at Cavallino. Mistakes are made all the time in hospitality, and I am sure we will continue to make more mistakes, however feedback such as yours...More

Reviewed 15 April 2023

Only 15 minutes from Wahroonga in a great spot in Terrey Hills is Cavallino Beautiful warm setting, great Italian food, genuine friendly service and great for large family groups. We had possibly some of the best pizza's we have ever had, along with some amazing...pastas, try the prawn pasta with pesto, or the egg plant parma, great selection to choose from. Great night, ended up at the bar having a few more drinks.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023

This place is a rather icinic Italian eatery, and one of the best in the region, the wood fire pizzas are possibly the best in Sydney, the authentic menu is small but done very well, the octopus is simply divine, and service was great and...funMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2022

Italian hunting lodge tucked away in Terrey Hills serving moorish Italian dishes along with amazing wood fired pizzas.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2022

A beautiful place, very European with rustic features, our family party was great, the antipasto served were delicious, and rest of menu was also very good. A good wine list, maybe a few Australian wines could add some benefit, for those of us not without...any experiance regarding Italian wines, the waiter did 4 trips asking the manager about the Italian wines. Over all a great experianceMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2022

We were early for our dinner, and this restaurant has a lovely bar area where we could sit and wait and have a drink. Our waiter, with ginger hair was friendly and quite entertaining too. Food was good. Generous serves. There were a couple of...errors with drink orders, but overall this place is really good.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 20 October 2022

Cavallino is like stepping into Italian countryside, a beautiful venue, stone floors, fire places, a massive wood fire pizza oven, and very honest and authentic dishes, the pizzas are without dubt one of the best in Sydney. It was a very busy dinner, noisy as...well, but it did not impact us, we had our own private area we had booked in the Bar area, friendly staff and very accomidatingMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 October 2022

One of the best family lunches we have had, all 41 of us celebrateda irthday, the food was simply some of the best, the service friendly and genuine, children loved the place, we were not rushed, a great venue of large groups as the place...has few very good areas for groups, a very inviting and rustic Italian venueMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Cavallino Ristorante, General Manager at Cavallino Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2022

I am so glad you your family and friends enjoyed their celebrations at Cavallino, thank you for your very generous review

Reviewed 15 October 2022

We never expected to see such a beautiful venue in Northern Beaches, all tucked away in Terrey Hills and litreally 15 minutes from Pymble, parking was not an issue, the private area near the bar was just ideal, service was at time eratic, but very...Italian, our group menu was done very well, the antipasto plates were very good, main course offerings of barramundi and the beef fillet were of high quality and cooked well, the staff were very friendly and made the night for us, the calamari was just so good, the cloesest to it Ive had was propbably in Croatia.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Cavallino Ristorante, General Manager at Cavallino Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2022

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review, our calamari is delivered fresh, we use Australian baby calamari, as they are tender and tasty, we also use only Australian seafood in our dishes. Again our thanks for your review

Reviewed 15 October 2022

If you are after fine dinning then Cavallino is not it, if you are after one of the best authentic Italian eatries that also has possibly the best wood fired pizza in Sydney then head down to Cavallino, the place is like a huge hunting...lodge from the Italian countryside, great rustic food, wood charred pizzas, excellent and friendly serviceMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Cavallino Ristorante, General Manager at Cavallino Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2022

Hi Richard, I am so glad you had a good dinning experience at Cavallino, our pizza's are very authentic, we do not use pre-sliced products such as salami and other products, all are hand cut on daily basis including the prosciutto, the mozzarella cheese we...More

Reviewed 20 September 2022 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing experience I had here at Cavallino. Besides the food being so delicious, the customer service and the friendly smiles elevated the atmosphere/ambiance of the restaurant. Also, I recommend ordering an espresso martini, one of the best I’ve ever had. Can’t wait...to be back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Sarabackes
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Response from Cavallino_Pizzeria | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we have a good selection of gluten free offerings, including pizza & pasta as well as our seafood & grilled meats offering.
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Response from Barbara C | Reviewed this property |
I saw a group having their own cake but you should let them know just in case.
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Response from Robin P | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it because the Restaurant has a full bar which includes cocktails. In that scenario, unlikely, they'd allow BYO.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4