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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$13 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian pasta and pizza in the Hunter hands Down home style genuine southern Italian good will definitely be back

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Daniella M
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Summary: Exceptional food, ambience, view and service. Detailed version: My wife and I wanted a special night out as we were child free which is a rarity. My friend recommended Lillano, recalling the last time he was there and the Italian chef was singing in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roger F
Reviewed 28 December 2018

I ordered the ricotta ravioli for my main dish which cost $28. When the pasta arrived it contained 8 small pieces of ravioli. When i questioned the waitstaff as to if it was a main meal I was told yes it was and I replied,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Christine K
Luigi P, Owner at Lillino, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2018

Dear Christine, Unfortunately the waitress you approached is a new casual and maybe didn’t put to much importance on your request, however I was the one that served your daughter’s plain penne with the sauce and Parmesan on the side, I was floating around most...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Group of 10 for dinner, we had a banquette, plenty of food that was very tasty. Has its own wine which was OK. The views are spectacular. The staff very friendly and attentive. I have lived in Cessnock for a long time had not heard...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 722hilaryw
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful night. The food was great we had scallops wrapped in pancetta. For secondi the suckling pig. And dolci seadas. The local one was great and finished with local grappa. The bonus of the evening was when Luigi burst into song. An amazing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Don E
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Lillino's is one of our favourite restaurants. The food is always fabulous and the views are gorgeous. As locals, we always bring visitors to the Hunter here for lunch as we know it won't disappoint. We are missing Valentina looking after us as the current...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lindat44
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing meal here. Great venue, great food great staff. Would definitely recommend this wonderful italian restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sharron M M
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a fantastic owner designed & built facility that's only 10 years old!! It's utterly beautiful full of gorgeous woodwork, great ambiance & a fabulous outlook over St Clements Winery, either from the restaurant level, or an even greater vista of the valley from...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kym W
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Very traditional Italian fare, restaurant located at the top of a hill with great views and two big fluffy white dogs as the welcoming committee.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kylie A
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of having a wedding reception here recently and took advantage of having another family get together here again on Sunday night. Because of the number on our party (12) we had a set menu which was no problem as it featured...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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18 April 2018|
Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I would think an outside table would be made available. Perhaps ring!
21 July 2017|
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Response from Granville T | Reviewed this property |
Yes the children will be very welcome. The staff are particularly friendly.
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23 May 2017|
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Response from Wendy K | Reviewed this property |
It was very disappointing to read the owners response, instead of an apology, he felt it necessary to attack me. I expressed the concerns of our entire group and we went to his establishment on recommendation, which was... More
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