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Lucio's Italian Restaurant

47 Windsor St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
+61 2 9380 5996
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (31 reviews)
“tagliolini” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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47 Windsor St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
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1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate the pasta special, wild boar ragu, and a tutti frutti dessert. The dishes were excellent in flavour and presentation. The staff were friendly , attentive and professional. The decor gives a cosy atmosphere. Everything was calm and pleasant and I would happily go...More

1  Thank gmgilchrist
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us enjoyed a sensational evening of fine dining in this beautiful location. Service was friendly and attentive without being over the top. Food was delicious, event the bread was excellent. We will definitely be going back...please don't change Lucios!

1  Thank fsc003
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your very kind words fsc003. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us. Grazie mille and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Sally Galletto

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 12 of us - a group large enough to challenge the talents of the wait staff but small enough to maintain a lively discussion, and to savour the culinary delights on offer. The copious art on each wall provides ample prompts for conversation...More

1  Thank Commachecker
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Commachecker. Thank you so much for your very kind and detailed review. Conviviality is what it is all about for Lucio and the team. Your comments are much appreciated and we are honoured to receive such a lovely commendation. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was taken here for my Birthday over the weekend and had a lovely time. The staff were welcoming and our waiter quite attentive. Food was delicious and enjoyed in a lovely setting (intimate but perfect for socialising).

Thank Kay H
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review Kay H, and for choosing Lucio's for such a special celebration. Many happy returns from all of us. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here tonight - was amazing. Food and atmosphere were great - the paintings on the wall, fresh food and service. Nick, our waiter, was exceptional. So very impressed.

3  Thank TommySydney85
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow - high praise indeed. Thank you TommySydney85 - we are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us so much and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite Italian restaurants in Sydney and I think it is one of the first to open many man years ago! If you love authentic Italian cuisine and don't mind paying $$$$ then I highly recommend Lucio's!!More

2  Thank Lalouna
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Many thanks Lalouna for your lovely review. We are almost 35 years old now...so yes, we've been around a while, but have a vibrant young team both front and back of house. We are delighted you still enjoy dining with us and greatly appreciate your...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Love the art on the walls, some really great pieces. This restaurant has alot of character, love the Pinot Grigio. I had the Blue Swimmer Crab with tomato, which was very tasty. My wife and the Roasted Duck with pickled cherries. A great experience for...More

2  Thank Shanewassywass
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review Shanewassywass. Much appreciated. Kindest Sally Galletto

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

One of my husbands favourite restaurants tucked away in a quiet part of Paddington (a little hard to find parking). Food is delicious. Recommended for a special occasions, not a place for a 'quick bite' on the expensive side. We feel you get what you...More

1  Thank Jennifer G
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for choosing Lucio's once again Jennifer G. We are delighted you continue to enjoy your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back on the next special occasion. Your lovely review is much appreciated. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed late lunch here. Started with a glass of prosecco and oysters. Delicious fresh oysters. Main I had crab pasta.really good in tomato based sauce. My husband had zucchini flowers and truffle gnocchi. Generous portion sizes. Authentic Italian cuisine and service. Decor outdated but doesn't...More

1  Thank NatC33
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you NatC33 for taking the time to review us with your great score. We are delighted you enjoyed your recent lunch with us and thank you for choosing Lucio's. The amazing art that Lucio has collected from his personal friends, highly respected Australian artists,...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

I visited here with my fiancee for her Birthday on a Saturday evening. We went for the tasting menu and were not disappointed. Every course was fantastic, particularly the fish course and the service and timing of everything was superb. The waiters were attentive without...More

1  Thank Neil L
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Many thanks for your lovely review Neil L Your very kind words are much appreciated. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening. I am sorry there was confusion re the Champagne. Sadly we do not offer a glass of champagne to every customer and clearly...More

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Paddington showcases streets lined with restored
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features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies.
It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art
galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the
Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist
attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds
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Anne K
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Response from sally g | Property representative |
Hello Amanda. I completely understand your concern and can assure you it was an incident that still haunts Lucio. He has fully admitted that he reacted extremely badly on the night, and we believe it was due to a mis... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 78
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Windsor St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Paddington>  > Paddington
  • Neighbourhood: Paddington
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9380 5996
  • E-mail
Description
Lucio's Italian Restaurant was established in Paddington in 1983 and enjoys a remarkable reputation for exceptional Italian food and magnificent Australian Art. "Food and art for me is like the air that I breathe," says Lucio Galletto OAM. "The combination of great food, great service and great art on the walls is, in my view, one of the best dining experiences you can imagine." Lucio's is open five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner with a focus on Northern Italian cuisine, fresh pasta and modern touches to classic dishes.
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