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“Thoroughly deserves number 1”
Review of Onesta Cucina

Onesta Cucina
Ranked #1 of 92 Restaurants in Bowral
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Broulee, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Thoroughly deserves number 1”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Not terribly happy with our hotel meal, we decided to eat out on our second night in Bowral and turned to TA to see what might be available, and, as it was on top of the list, decided to try Onesta. Excellent choice! No problem booking, given an additional recommendation by our cab driver, we entered what looked, from outside,a fairly unpretentious building to find the restaurant almost deserted, not always a good sign. Before we could turn around we were greeted enthusiastically by Jase (who had been mentioned so often in reviews I felt I already knew him) and ushered to a nice table by a window. Jase explained the previous evening had been very busy but for some reason tonight the restaurant was only lightly booked, so he'd be able to give us more time...which he did. The menu was impressive without being daunting, although we regretted we weren't staying longer because there were a number of options which we would have loved to try (and maybe will when we next get back to the southern highlands). Everything well cooked and presented, but the stand out was, believe it or not....the brussel sprouts. Now normally I regard these little green balls as punishment food, but ours can only be described as ---more-ish. Sautéed with proscuitto, garlic and a few other herbs or spices, we were delighted the serving was not cuisine minceur. (Forgot to mention the prosciutto board as a starter: thoroughy recommended! P found the winter minestrone exceptional...she always says you can judge an Italian restaurant by the quality of its minestrone, or its Martini...Jase scored again with this one)). Wine list v. good with a number of local and Italian wines.
No hesitation in joining with all the other reviewers who justly place Onesta at Numero Uno.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We had dinner tonight at Onesta in Bowral. We have dined here before and never been disappointed. Again this evening the food and service was excellent. We were served by Jays who has looked after us before. I had the polenta with Gorgonzola and mushrooms followed by the Scotch fillet steak. My wife had the chicken pâté and rabbit cannelloni for her main course. Absolutely tremendous food. Highly recommend as a place to dine between Sydney and Canberra.

  • Visited August 2014
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United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Old Fashioned Service / Modern Cuisine”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

A four generation lunch which meant little ones to mature aged guests. We were well catered for and staff very friendly and flexible. Wonderful atmosphere and comfortable, spacious restaurant. The lunch was lesiurel,y as we like and as the fare was rich we had long breaks between meals. This suited us but some may have felt neglected. The food was interesting and substantial so although slightly surprised at the bill we were all well feed and watered. A restaurant we intend to revisit.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Service, food, atmosphere, value- Onesta has it ALL”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

A busy Sat dinner time. Manager Jase, greeted us by name, gave my wife a welcome hug for her birthday, and brought us a celebratory drink! Attentive, helpful, and informative - his enthusiasm is a pleasure! The food ( fresh menu each day) is of the highest quality! Try polenta chips in truffle oil and Parmesan!

A sheer delight! And Jase makes it what it is!!

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Ian M
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Fantastic !”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Awesome restaurant - highly recommend.
The place is lovely, the food great and the service is even better.
Jas (a better waiter you will not find) and team were fantastic hosts and we will be back again 100%.

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