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“Wonderful night”
Review of Lillino

Lillino
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Rothbury
Price range: AU$18 - AU$38
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in the Lovedale area. St Clements Estate is extremely private and offers an extensive range of wines all produced from our estate. We are also excited to have opened the doors to Lillino's Italian/Pizza restaurant in June 2011.We welcome you to the most authentic and best Italian restaurant in the Hunter Valley Region. Offering some of the finest cuisine with one of the best views in the Hunter.Come on in today, sit back, relax and let us introduce you to a culinary journey without comparison. Ravioli Nonna Carmela, Malloreddus, Luigi’s Linguine, Porchetta alla Sarda, involtini di Pollo, Seadas, homemade Tiramisu and a variety of dishes from our ever changing menu, all complimented by our estate wines, made with passion and love, Pinot Grigio, Verdelloh aged Semillon, Shiraz, Merlot and our signature wines BNG barbera, nebbiolo, grenache and Cannonau Open for Lunch Thursday to Monday from 12pm - 3pm Dinner from 6pm to 9.00 Thursday to Monday(closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays)
Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Our first time to Lillinos and we're impressed. First, the food was wonderful. It's a set menu that offers a choice of courses, with a two or three course option. Pasta was clearly handmade and fresh. Every course was a taste trip through the italian countryside. The wife had the Gnocchi, which came in a Gorgonzola cheese sauce, which we highly recommend.

Wines were local, delightful, and very reasonably priced. Matched perfectly to the pasta.

Staff were knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive, and the view spectacular.

All in all, a wonderful experience. We will definitely be returning to Lillino and if recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

Date of visit: February 2024
Thank Graeme P
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

While this restaurant may be a little off the beaten track it is well worth the effort to find it. It has an authentic Sicilian/ Italian menu and the food is really good and smells wonderful on arrival. Recently a minimum price for 2 or 3 courses has been introduced but it is very reasonable by Hunter Valley standards. Some of the Estate wines are exceptional and worth trying. The setting is beautiful overlooking the valley set amongst olive trees. Sit inside or out and there is room for kids to play outside on the grass. Worth a visit

Date of visit: January 2024
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Thank dccon
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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

Having previously been a regular at Lillino’s, it had been a few years since my wife and I had dined here, so having a chance to stay a night in the Hunter, we of course choose Lillino’s to eat at. And this time we were able to introduce our 2 young children to the food.
The food was just as we remembered, simply fantastic and authentic!
Again the gnocchi with cheese sauce a standout….just perfectly cooked.
Beef ragout special had loads of flavour.
My son, who can be a bit picky, loved his pizza and ate almost the whole thing.
My daughter was reluctant to let me even taste the spaghetti bolegnese, she thought it was so good.

Overall the service was great, the food was excellent, so Lillino’s still remains a hidden gem for food in the Hunter Valley.

Date of visit: January 2024
Thank MGoodchild
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

The food was excellent! Lovely, fresh, Italian cuisine. Unfortunately the serving size of the meals and the extremely slow service lets this place down. We waited over an hour between entree & mains.

Date of visit: January 2024
Thank Sammy_H277
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

Absolutely superb! Delicious food, great wine, fantastic service. To top it off, we’d walked as we were in a villa nearby and the heavens opened while dining. Paulo had noticed we had walked up and offered to drive us back: an offer which we enthusiastically accepted. Top, top quality: massive recommendation!

Date of visit: November 2023
Thank AFProctor
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