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Pilu At Freshwater

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On The Beach, Moore Road, Freshwater, Warringah, New South Wales 2096, Australia
+61 2 9938 3331
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have been on quite a few occasions and last night was a special one. 25 years since our first blind date to the minute. We had the degustation and some beautiful Sardinian Reds. We had the most enjoyable meal and it reinforced what a fantastic restaurant Pilu is. Perfect service, fabulous view over the ocean at Freshwater beach, what... More 

Thank peterwdowling
piludining, Owner at Pilu At Freshwater, responded to this review

Congratulations on your first date anniversary, what a fabulous occasion to celebrate! Thank you for your great feedback, our team will be thrilled. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is my fifth time to Pilu and I don't know if we just hit a bad night in the kitchen but it wasn't great nor a patch on previous visits. It started well, great wine help from the sommelier. After that things started to go wrong starters were served to the wrong people (no explanation of what things were... More 

Thank emsabroad_1973
piludining, Owner at Pilu At Freshwater, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, I'm sorry to hear that after visiting so regularly your most recent experience was less than satisfactory. We are committed to exceeding customer expectations and am concerned that on this occasion we fell short. Please could you contact us on dining@pilu.com.au so that we can discuss further and ensure this does not happen... More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We retuned to Pilu for a birthday dinner and decided to have the degustation menu. The food at this restaurant is always fantastic and their wine suggestions are normally excellent. For this meal we decided to have their suggested wine by the glass with each course. The first course selection was most enjoyable however the wine with our second course... More 

Thank sandra472015
Narrabeen, Australia
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Enjoyed a very pleasant family lunch at Pilu. Very relaxed staff, very attentive and friendly. Nice menu. Meals very tasty and well presented.

Thank joolesb
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Pilu continues to maintain its high standard: terrific, knowledgeable staff, authentic Sardinian food cooked and presented with flair and love. A late Sunday lunch, nothing rushed. The stunning views of the bay continue to delight. (I hope it doesn't offer TV or wifi, best to concentrate on the food and companions!) I bought the cookbook to bring home.

Thank AdrienneH47
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

You will never be disappointed by what is in your plate and your glass when you come at Pilu. Nor by the view! The crumbed egg is a killer. The quail was exquisite. And the deserts are excellent, original and not too sweet. The previous time we had the pig, which was very good too (you'd better be hungry). The... More 

Thank Caroline S
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Food and service were great but beware. Had a bottle of Cab Sav from McClaren Vale, good wine. Asked for another glass, they provided an Italian equivalent. Good wine. Bill Shock, $27 for the glass of wine. My fault I guess I trusted and assumed that the glass would have been $12-$18

Thank Wayne E
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

There is no doubt that the food is very good. The combinations and flavours work very well and it is a true fine dining experience. The wines by the glass, however, which are mostly Italian (many Sardinian), are interesting but not as good as one might hope (certainly they are not good value). The service also varied from excellent to... More 

Thank Gecko1968
Alice Springs, Australia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Yummy! Beautiful aspect overlooking Freshwater Beach and smart clean looking staff attired in blue and white striped shirts and women with striking red lippy. Vainell looked after us warmly, politely, thoughtfully and gave us much flexibility. The oysters we started with were the best. One was not enough. The homemade ricotta drizzled with honey, flat bread and olives were perfectly... More 

Thank Georgina L
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My husband and I recently celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary at Pilu at Freshwater. The setting was as beautiful as ever and our food was delicious. We both had the pork for main course and we shared seafood for entree.

Thank JSmithAU

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 35
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On The Beach, Moore Road, Freshwater, Warringah, New South Wales 2096, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Warringah  >  Freshwater
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9938 3331

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?