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Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 29 February 2024 via mobile

We have been here many, many times over the 15 or more years this couple have had it, and it remains as good today, as it was when we first came here. Maybe better, because the consistency has meant we know what we going to...get, and its excites us. Our guests are from Sydney, and have also been many times, but are always excited to come back. I think this is important information for people looking for a fine dining experience on their trip to the region.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

Came here for Valentines, and was disappointed with what is supposedly meant to be the #1 restaurant in Bowral. Throughout the evening the staff were extremely passive aggressive. Additionally, the service was slow and the food only came about 40 mins after ordering. Once we...received the food it was oversalted and left behind an aftertaste. Finally, as the evening ended the waiter placed the bill in front of the male guest (who was not the one paying). Finally, the waiters were hesitant to give me a receipt at the end, providing two incorrect receipts (including one belonging to another table, twice the cost) before finally providing one that displayed the surcharges they had applied.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

Our most favourite restaurant in the Southern Highlands, and for me it's the best Italian restaurant in NSW. Terrific food, full of flavour, coupled with friendly attentive service. We try to go to Onesta Cucina every time we're in the Highlands. It's a "must do"...restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

We enjoyed an early evening dinner here. The restaurant provided lovely sourdough and EVOO / balsamic before our entrees arrived. We thoroughly enjoyed the fig dish and polenta dish. There was a lot of variety in the entrees it was a difficult decision. Mains we...settled for pasta (lamb ragu penne and barramundi linguini). Both were good portion sizes and exceptional flavours. The only downside is that we were way too full for dessert!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

This place has it all, wonderful atmosphere, attentive and informative service and well presented and very tasty dishes. The menu covers everyone's tastes and the wine list offers many choices and is well priced.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

We have been here many, many times over the 15 or more years this couple have had it, and it remains as good today, as it was when we first came here. Maybe better, because the consistency has meant we know what we going to...get, and its excites us. Our guests are from Sydney, and have also been many times, but are always excited to come back. I think this is important information for people looking for a fine dining experience on their trip to the region.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

My brother took me to Onesta Cucina for my birthday in August. As usual a wonderful meal, charming wait staff and lovely ambience. We went on a week night & it was lovely to sit and talk with my brother who was visiting from Perth....Onesta is a favourite of mine & I have been going there a couple of times a year for many years. Always a great menu & wine list. I recommend you visit if you are in the Southern Highlands.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023 via mobile

Wow, the owner manager really needs a reality check. From the moment he greeted us he didn’t look like he wanted to be there. My pregnant daughter asked if the Caesar salad sauce had raw egg in it (as she’s pregnant) he replied with attitude...- well it’s Caesar salad of course it does. She then said sorry I thought possibly pasteurised. The our shock when the bill arrived, no where on the menu did it say the prices exclude gst $$$ never again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

Good local Italian food! Octopus a little bit rubbery, charred flavour was nice…we were really hoping that they used baby octopus. Barramundi was delicious. Prawn pasta lovely! Chocolate desert very nice. Champagne delicious & dry just the way I like it. Staff wonderful!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

We always like to support our local restaurants and thought it was time we visited this one, unfortunately it was not up to our expectations. Staff very pleasant and service was quick, maybe a little too quick. The cannelloni was the most stand out dish...of the night, can highly recommend, unfortunately can’t say the same for the Pork belly, rather bland and lacking in cracking. It’s a nice restaurant, and a busy restaurant on the night but at $40 plus for a main I won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023 via mobile

Very impressed with the service, the ambience was lovely, and the food was delicious. We had the calamari and scallops for starters and the short rib and penne arriabiata with prawns. All were delicious.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023

Worst food experience so far in Southern Highlands. 4 x mains were terrible. Food was left uneaten. Entree was below average. Overpriced for quality & taste.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023

A lovely restaurant . went for dinner and everything on the menu looked good. The space is welcoming and the staff are professional and warm. The food was amazing and a thoughtful wine list. Not cheap but well worth it in my view.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023 via mobile

Eight years later and the food at Onesta Cucina is still amazing from the entree to the dessert. Would recommend this restaurant because it won’t disappoint you, the customer service, food and the ambience is always excellent. Would come again next time when I visit...Bowral.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023

Lovely dinner - great menu with lots of options, but expensive. If you go, make it for an occasion.

Date of visit: March 2023
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JacquiB_Syd
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Response from S6802GNrobertb | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. On the menu is items with a little star and that tells its gluten free or any other condition. You will enjoy it.
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BjaySydney
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Response from Angelo M | Reviewed this property |
Depends on their ages and behaviour. I would say young children 3-6 who will not run around should be okay. Maybe check with restaurant if they will accommodate you. But evening patrons may not appreciate children. Lunch... More
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Onesta Cucina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4