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Lucio's Italian Restaurant

47 Windsor St, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
+61 2 9380 5996
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (34 reviews)
“tagliolini” (8 reviews)
“granseola” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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££££
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47 Windsor St, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
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1 - 10 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucio Lucio what have you done??? From my very favourite restaurant to a very average yet expensive meal. Scallop antipasto had no seafood flavour at all. White asparagus entree quite delicious. Zucchini OK and duck main not succulent. Special boar pasta quite average as was...More

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

Disappointing for all of us Meg. Disappointing that despite displaying every appearance of enjoying your meal, you were ostensibly not happy, and instead of alerting us at the time, chose to post immediately in a public forum - giving us no opportunity to make amends...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Lucio's for a special birthday and we had a really great evening. Excellent combination of good food, amazing art, lovely ambience and friendly excellent service. There were a couple of pasta dishes but not a lot of choice for vegetarians but they...More

Thank rafiki88
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your wonderful recommendation rafiki88. We are delighted you chose to share your special occasion with us and we are always happy to accomodate guests as best we can. Kindest Sally Galletto

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for a quiet lunch... great Italian food, friendly service and a a good selection of wines... what more could you ask for!

Thank Jon D
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

How very kind of you Jon. So glad you enjoyed and thank you so much for choosing Lucio's. Kindest Sally Galletto

Reviewed 11 April 2018

I am so impressed by Lucio's Restaurant. It would have to be one of the very few places that I have dined at in many years that truly has number 1 class and style. Everything was five star! the food amazing . My main was...More

Thank Jane S
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Wow indeed. Many thanks for your lovely review Jane. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

It was three quarters empty on a Saturday night with the old owner and his son on the floor working the few occupied tables. That said it all! Food was simple, confused whether it was traditional or modern Italian, very plain and overpriced. How this...More

1  Thank Jacqueline A
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

We always welcome feedback, however this review is deceptive, scornful and clearly designed to damage our reputation. Lucio's was booked to capacity on Saturday and the table occupied by this couple was reset twice more on the night. In addition to the “old owner, ie...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018

I've been coming here for 20 years with my partner: never fails to be an excellent dining experience. Food, service, wine and ambience are all top notch.

1  Thank Will E
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you so much for you longstanding patronage and your very kind words Will. We are delighted you continue to enjoy Lucio's and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 20 February 2018

The food was excellent and ambiance good - not too noisy. Decor attractive - as always! . However the service just wasn't as smart, slick, chic and polished as in past visits. Also, dishes were not well coordinated for the various diners and courses. This...More

Thank decline421
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for dining with us once again taking the time to leave a review decline421. We certainly try to maintain our high service standards at all times, so I am very sorry if we slipped a little on your visit. I would appreciate it...More

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

What a brilliant dining experience! We had the tasting menu with matching wines from Italy. Just a superb experience. Lucio visited every table that we could see. The setting is so peaceful and quiet. The dining experience is superb. Great food! Great matching wine! Superb...More

1  Thank ntjsmith2016
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you so much for your brilliant review ntjsmith2016. It is particularly gratifying to have such great feedback on the busiest day of the restaurant calendar. We are so glad you enjoyed, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this lovely restaurant in Paddington. Excellent unpretentious Italian fare with fresh ingredients with a good selection of wines including a delicious Greco Bianco selling by the glass. Mustn’t miss the heavenly affogato all’maretto. So simple yet sooooo delicious! The grilled scampi barley “risotto”...More

1  Thank Vincent W
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Many thanks for your very kind words Vincent. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent visit with us. Your comment re the seasoning is noted and will be passed on to the chef - unfortunately adding another scampi would make the dish just too expensive,...More

Reviewed 1 February 2018

It's been some years since I was last at Lucio's and blessedly they have hardly changed. Old world service with some of the best Italian cuisine in Sydney. Not for those on a budget, but you get what you pay for. Delicious!More

1  Thank James H
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thank you for dining with us once again James. We are delighted you found our hospitality to be of the same high standard. Lucio is still as enthusiastic as ever and is now very ably assisted by our two children, Matteo and Michela, who love...More

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Named after its London namesake, the suburb of
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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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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
US$23 - US$76
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:15
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:15
Thursday
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:15
Friday
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:15
Saturday
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Windsor St, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Woollahra>  > Paddington
  • Neighbourhood: Paddington
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9380 5996
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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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