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55 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1334
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

2 minute walk from Ramada resort Shoal Bay. Great traditional Italian and great service staff. Super Pizzas.

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Thank Pete020353
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little Italian restaurant to eat at while on holiday in Shoal Bay. The seafood dishes were delicious. The seafood risotto had more seafood than rice. Staff were very friendly, even though they were very busy.

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Thank Crowie321
Townsville, Australia
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner for a group of 15, very nice food, very busy on a Friday night. Prices were reasonable. Cash only.

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Thank JulieT1952
Sydney
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We noticed on our first night in Shoal Bay, that this little restaurant had lots of customers. Next day at lunch time, we saw two older Italian men sitting outside. We thought that's a good sign and decided to eat there for dinner. On arriving, a lady called sitting at an outside table called out to tell us the food... More 

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Thank mudra1
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We expected a traditional Italian restaurant and were completely surprised by what we received. Typical trattoria decor and feel and a menu with Italian favourites however the blackboard menu is something else. Homemade squid ink fettuccine with shellfish and prawn bisque, fish of the day with a lemon butter foam and zesty citrus and cucumber salad. Home made tiramisu and... More 

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Thank Costellou
Hornsby, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from our holiday there. A great place to eat. Yes there is no kids menu but you can order a small pizza as a starter which is perfect for kids. Food was great authentic Italian. Their Italian cake selection is to die for. Sadly there will be a change in management soon so fingers crossed that... More 

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Thank MarPatRog
Sanctuary Point, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Walking distance from our hotel - nice to be able to walk home. Scallops, salad, veal and gnocchi. Scallops ok. Sauce delicious. Salad splendid. Veal and gnocchi delicious. So over all a good night out. Service was friendly. Not a destination for a foodie experience- but a good Italian night out. Also BYO which we like.

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Thank Sleps
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We booked a table of 6 adults and 6 kids, arrived to no kid menu option so had to pay $20 for a plate of spaghetti bol for kids. Staff were surly and not much fun. Very expensive night out for a what was supposed to be a fun Italian night out - should have stayed home.

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Never disappoints, very generous serves of excellent authentic Italian food, they really care about what goes on the plate. Had to visit twice during our last visit. Nothing is too much trouble, they will always try and please. Thanks Gianni's.

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Thank Snowyxxx
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

On a very busy Easter night my family and I visited Giannis. There were some service hiccups but we will put that down to being extra busy. Food was superb.

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Thank Grant M

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Shoal Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4981 1334

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