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5.0 /6 Excellent 232 Reviews

Cavallino Ristorante

Terrey Hills Italian, Pizzeria $$$ +100
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About Cavallino Ristorante

More than just an upscale Italian restaurant, Cavallino Ristorante on Yulong Avenue is a multi-purpose restaurant catering for all functions including weddings. There’s a lot going on at this Terrey Hills family restaurant, ranging from Sunday roasts to pizza-baking classes. With a wine list spanning several pages, Cavallino impresses Sydney’s would-be sommeliers, all the while keeping gourmets satisfied with a menu packed with quality antipasti, homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas and decadent desserts.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 18:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 18:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 17:30 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00


The discount applies only to the specified times and is exclusive only to online reservations.
You will receive the discount automatically with your online reservation.

Tuesday Burgo e Birra (Burger & Beer) Night!


Cavallino buono burger for $20 and craft beer on special for $7 each. Chef will design a different burger each week!

Thursdays Apericena Night!


Enjoy an intimate light bite to eat in our lounge/terrace area – a chef’s selection of antipasto with 2 Aperol Spritz for $35!

Tavola Calda - A surprise 3 course meal which includes house wine for $48 pp, communal tables. Held on first Thursday of each month. Bookings essential

Pizza al Taglio - All you can eat pizza on Mondays


Enjoy our pizza night where you can have as much of our famous pizza & salad as you desire for $24 per person


Valid for eat-in only. No take-away; unfinished food may not be taken home

Pasta al Forno - Wednesdays


Enjoy a home made baked pasta with a beer or glass of house wine for $23 per person

Arrosto - Sunday Lunch Roast


Exquisite Sunday lunch roast with baked vegetables. $26 per person

Cavallino Ristorante, Yulong Avenue 1-3, 2084 Terrey Hills

Further Information

From Monday to Thursday night, Cavallino Ristorante on Yulong Avenue offers some serious discounts on their superlative Italian cuisine. On Monday nights, for example, diners can choose to pay a reasonable fee and have access to as much pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) as they can eat. Sunday roasts are especially beloved at Sydney’s Cavallino, where diners can enjoy a hearty plate of roast with baked vegetables while listening to live music performed on the restaurant’s garden terrace. And if you’ve been looking for that perfect spot to get married, throw an amazing birthday bash or organize a corporate gathering, it doesn’t get much better than at Cavallino in Terrey Hills. With four separate bookable areas, you can pick the setting that’s right for you, or simply hire out the whole venue, which can accommodate up to 350 guests standing.

Cavallino Ristorante is a foodie paradise, drawing in Sydney’s most discerning gourmands and food critics. Despite its popularity with the gourmet crowd, Terrey Hills’ Cavallino remains down to earth and accessible to any diner that appreciates superb Italian cuisine. The pizzas are incredible, as are the homemade pastas. Try the Calabrese, a pizza topped with mozzarella, ham, Italian sausage, mild salami and olives. If that’s a bit too meaty for your tastes, we recommend the Vegetariana, a pizza that’s covered from edge to edge in mozzarella, mushrooms, eggplant and zucchini. Pasta-wise, you can’t go wrong with the linguine allo scoglio, linguine cooked with prawns, calamari, mussels, salmon, San Marzano tomato and chilli. Don’t neglect to look at Cavallino’s dessert menu – an order of fritelle con Nutella is a sinfully delicious choice. Reservations are an absolute must.


232 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 232 Reviews
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: short
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1 review so far 6
17.08.2017 16:37

Had a small team celebration and we used the area next to the bar to kick off the evening and it was great for some drinks and our small team activity. Then we moved into the restaurant for our dinner and food was very good.

1 review so far 6
16.08.2017 22:02

Always great food and lovely friendly service. It is unusual to have such a family friendly restaurant with excellent food and at an affordable price.

11 reviews so far 6
14.08.2017 21:26

this restaurant is just amazing, great views, great food and the service is amazing. The waiter was so nice and manage to recommend exactly what we wanted. do yourself a favour and come here

4 reviews so far 6
03.08.2017 22:11

Always a hit, never have had a dish we haven't liked! Pizza crusts are fantastic ( highly recommend Pizza school)...kids meals are a great deal, with dinner, drink & ice cream!

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 10:48

Cavallino Ristorante is one of our favorite restaurants in Sydney, we live very close by and have been going there since the early 1990's. Really good quality food for reasonable prices. We always get an entree each and often share a main and my partner loves the dessert s while I enjoy a dessert cocktail. We usually go there every couple of months and at one stage we were there every two weeks. My favorite are the entrees and the cocktails - BEST cocktails! Seems to be extremely popular with families and children during early bookings and holds a lot of functions. I often mention Cavallino to other people and have taken a few friends there over the years and everyone always has positive comments. Staff are also the creme of the crop, very lovely, warm, friendly and professional.

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 20:52

This is our family's favorite local restaurant. The kids can watch the pizzas cook in the wood fired stove, while the grown ups sip the best wines and wait for their meals. Food is fine dining but without pretension. Very welcoming and attentive service. It's taken my daughter a while to let go having a chip pizza every time though! Its a big restaurant but manages to feel cozy, and is especially nice in winter with the log fire. I've come here a few times with mothers group and tried the shared plates, always fabulously tasty.

2 reviews so far 6
05.01.2016 08:12

Cavallino Ristorante is our family's favourite. Helpful and timely table service, a wonderful atmosphere, and the food is not to be beaten! A great place for family celebrations, lunch with family and friends, or a larger function . As close to perfect as any restaurant can be!

1 review so far 5
03.09.2016 08:01

The staffs were so friendly. That was the greatest part of the dinner at Cavallino Ristorante. The bathroom could be a lot cleaner. I guess that Saturday night was very busy. I liked the mood of relaxed background by people. - laughing & chatting The dim lights were good too.

1 review so far 6
02.12.2015 09:26

Delicious food--nearest to real Italian that I have eaten in Australia. We come all the way from Gosford on the Central Coast to eat there. The service is quick and friendly. Just one improvement to suggest. When people are leaving the staff should acknowledge them and say something like, "It was good to have you with us, we look forward to seeing you again." We are generally ignored as we leave--this is the only aspect that could be improved.

1 review so far 5
12.03.2017 12:00

Beautiful looking restaurant, great welcome at the entrance, attentive staff and great pizza. I would have given top marks except the vegetarian pizza was a little lacking in topping (other 2 pizza's our guests had were great) and some of the lights along edges were too dim to be able to see properly and lights in the middle high ceiling were too bright and jarring so I'm being picky on a pet problem with many restaurants, but some more veges and better balanced lighting would have made a very good experience perfect.

1 review so far 6
22.08.2016 13:41

We had a wonderful night. First it was the ambience. We were seated in a separate, private area. We had a 8:00pm booking. The restaurant has all these separate areas and lounges to sit in. Then it was the food. We enjoyed a well prepared tasty Italian dish. The waiters from Italy provide a real Italian experience. We drove 30 minutes to get the restaurant and will be booking again before the end of the year.

1 review so far 6
14.09.2016 11:34

We keep coming back here for an authentic experience - great Italian food served by Italians. They offer a great range of cocktails including an Aperol Spritz that takes you straight back to Venice. Do try the shared antipasto boards and the pasta - the portions are generous and delicious. Their wood-fired pizza range offers classic flavours. I'd certainly recommend this for a special occasion but it can get noisy on a busy Saturday night.

4 reviews so far 5
16.01.2016 08:15

We had a lovely lunch. One of the problems I have with this restaurant is that it is very noisy. However there were not as many people there for lunch so we did not have that problem. As usual the food was excellent, service attentive and the overall experience extremely enjoyable. I took my friend to celebrate her birthday and she was most impressed that we have such a great restaurant tucked away here in the hills.

1 review so far 5
18.04.2017 11:48

Food & service were good. Staff were friendly and efficient on a busy Sunday lunch. Food was of a good standard, perhaps a little expensive for comparable quality elsewhere. I'll still come back for it. Only negative part of the restaurant was the quality of the tables & chairs, starting to show their age and looking a bit beat up; especially as they don't use table cloths, a new varnish & polish would help.

2 reviews so far 6
21.02.2016 09:30

Cavallino is by appearances - a nicely decorated, upmarket Italian restaurant in Terry Hills. They have the best authentic thin based pizzas around, their toppings are made with the freshest ingredients. My daughter had the gnocchi and loved it. We went on a Saturday night, so it gets busy and you must book. Highly recommend this to anyone . Kat

1 review so far 3
05.07.2017 08:25

It was a very long wait for everything.. for the drinks, for the foods and even for the bill. No one comes to our table and check if we needed anything... we have to wave our hands and hope someone was looking at our direction! I've been here many times and service has never been this bad.. it was Saturday night towards the end the place looked almost empty yet we still didn't get proper service...Food was hit and miss, the pizzas we're good, pasta was good but the pork belly was overlooked and there was zero crispy skin! The only safe of the night was the Espresso martini it was delicious.

1 review so far 5
12.06.2017 21:12

Very Friendly & lively atmosphere, busy yet friendly waiters & waitresses, very friendly maitre 'd. We had entree and main & dessert. All food was absolutely divine am still dreaming of eating my Fish of the Day. I could eat every Sunday lunch at Cavillinos Ristorante. Only one mistake our vegetable salad never arrived. Oh well that did leave room for dessert & a cappuccino!!! Divine!!

2 reviews so far 5
04.08.2017 12:39

Delicious! We always have the calamari for entree, never disappoints! Love the creative menu, we had a great Prosciutto and cheese entree with pastry - never had anything like it before, really tasty! The pasta's too are always creative and different to what you usually get on an italian menu, i had a delicious ravioli with pea puree this time, wish i could have some more!

2 reviews so far 5
30.07.2017 20:19

Waitress was polite and knowledgeable, and attentive to our needs. Our guests enjoyed the linguine mare, and my osso bucco was tender and fell of the bone accompanied with a flavoursome sauce. My partner's pizza was as good as his mamma used to make. The tiramisu was fresh, light and delighted the tastebuds. The restaurant was warm even though the outside wind and temperatures were cool.

4 reviews so far 5
21.10.2016 10:11

We had a quick mid-week meal at this great local restaurant. The food is consistently good so we know we can go there any time and rely on having a good meal. On this occasion it was not as crowded as it is sometimes when the noise can get a bit annoying for us oldies. Staff and service were pleasant. Authentic Italian - would recommend.

4 reviews so far 5
18.11.2015 09:57

This is a fantastic Italian restaurant, offering a selection of typical Italian dishes. The quality is consistently of a very high standard and can be relied upon to meet expectations always. Service is attentive while not intrusive. Good for a special occasion or a quick mid-week meal. It can be a little noisy sometimes but that is a small price to pay.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 16:16

Both service and food were excellent. We were a party of 5, our orders were taken quickly and without fuss, the wait staff were attentive but not invasive and the food was first class. Would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant which also has great decore and a wonderful ambience.

3 reviews so far 5
14.01.2016 20:04

Our first time at this restaurant and did not disappoint. The place feels very cosy, very nice atmosphere. Food selection is very limited but very affordable. Pizzas seems to be the popular choice that night but my partner and I had the pasta. Wines, a bit on the expensive side but okay i guess for the area. Recommended, we'll be back.

4 reviews so far 4
31.03.2016 13:46

We have been several times to this restaurant and it can be relied upon for good quality food and a high standard of service. The food was very good this time but I think they were a little under-staffed as the service was quite offhand and we had to wait longer than one usually would. Definitely would go back and would recommend to others. The noise level is always a bit of a problem too.

1 review so far 5
14.04.2016 20:34

We were at Cavallino's for lunch. The food was excellent and service was good. The staff are very flexible which is a big plus so if you have children and they like something traditional but not on menu - just ask for it. It's not cheap so would recommend going there for special occasions. I would definitely recommend a try.

1 review so far 4
18.06.2017 08:13

Service is good. Food is good. But decor and seating plan is definitely not good. I felt as if we were seated on an extra table that had been squeezed along side the entrance to the main restaurant. People arriving were walking past us continually. Kids runnng up and down to the toilets. There was a cold draft coming from the entrance foyer. The lighting is too bright and there is simply no atmosphere.

1 review so far 3
09.05.2016 07:50

Apart from having to start lunch at 1130 and out by 130,so the restaurant could cash in on mothers day as much as possible - the food was really bland and our entrées were served cold, two guests got the wrong dishes and the 'tasty sounding' rabbit and duck pasta was so covered in a cheese sauce that you had no idea what meat you were eating, let alone able to taste it.Lunch cost about $500 and we all agreed next year we'd go the local Chinese and spend half that for better and hot food.Not going back.

1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 18:07

We have visited Cavallino Restaurant on several occasions and always enjoy the amotsphere and delicious meals. The wine list is good and wood fired pizzas a must to try. We have also attended the Pizza cooking school and really enjoyed the experience and was lots of fun too.

1 review so far 5
20.03.2016 13:24

Had to wait a little while for our table as it was a very busy night. Food was delicious. It's noisy, so if you are hard of hearing, I recommend you ask for a corner or quiet table. Menus are hard to read in the subdued lighting - take glasses and/or a torch! Again, food was delicious!

1 review so far 4
21.10.2016 13:37

The food and wine were great but the service could be improved. It took for ever to make our order for food and drinks. We tried to get the waiters attention multiple times and watched him take orders for tables that arrived after us. We wanted dessert but after trying to get multiple waiters attention over about 15 mins we decided to give up, go to the counter, pay and leave.

1 review so far 5
08.03.2017 09:15

Fab restaurant, good choice of Italian food and an excelent wine list. Charming waiters but service a little slow in the bar as there were so many Customers. Lovely venue for lunch, supper, drinks or family do in the separate fining room. We loved it but a word of warning, NOT for the hard of hearing!

2 reviews so far 6
18.07.2016 20:22

A really enjoyable sunday roast cooked to perfection. We ate with two glasses of Chianti which was delicious and finished with the cheese plate which featured their house smoked mozzarella, parmesan and brie, with Italian honey, pear and walnuts and crusty pizza bread. A wonderful experience

1 review so far 5
20.06.2017 21:53

Friendly staff. Warm and welcoming. We ordered the Italian burger and Italian beer. Beer delicious. The burger was so generous. Meat pattie perhaps a bit too big and the bun was cold to touch. Yummy fries. Overall though, it was delicious and we had some fabulous red wine. Such a great night. Definitely going back.

2 reviews so far 5
28.08.2016 08:11

This is our 4 th time in ~2 years, and will return .Great authentic Italian food and ambiance ,staff were attentive, Can get a little noisy on the Saturday night. However, we went at an early dinner time and were seated next to 2 large family gatherings. So if it's date night go later. Kat

4 reviews so far 6
03.08.2017 22:07

Always our children's choice for a birthday dinner! Whether it be calamari, pizza or pasta you can't go wrong! If the kids could they'd have Tiramisu for dinner! If they are full ( which often they are) the option of takeaway dessert is welcome!!

2 reviews so far 2
19.02.2017 15:08

Disappointing service and average food for price. Arrived and after 10 minutes had to get a waiter to bring us drinks - which still di not come for another 10 minutes ! We were a table of 4 - so entrees for two arrived 5 minutes before the others. The same occurred with mains. The first two mains were cool so had to be sent back. The next two mains arrived 6-7 minutes after them. Then they were returned after 10 minutes and obviously just re- heated in a microwave. And they were given back to the wrong people. Food was average - good for a cheap family Italian meal but at $40 for my steak and a piece of broccoli it was that type of place.

1 review so far 6
28.04.2016 10:38

As usual the food and service were impeccable. It was great to be seated on the decking away from the herd of children inside. I believe that restaurant staff should at all times keep adults dining alone well away from young children.

4 reviews so far 6
03.08.2017 22:03

Cavallino never disappoints with the food they serve! Calamari entree & antipasto plates are amazing! The pizza is fresh & so tasty - especially if you've been to Pizza school there! Make sure you order a Espresso Martini - a favourite!!!

1 review so far 5
28.08.2016 15:20

We were a party of six and we all enjoyed the food. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a Saturday night and very crowded but they found us a table in a quieter part of the restaurant. Speed of service was just right for our group

2 reviews so far 5
08.05.2016 07:17

Authentic Italian meals, great service. Lovely to see a full restaurant. Was quite noisy, however that's what happens when people come together to enjoy their food. There seem to be a few corners or hideaways that are a little quieter. Overall, no complaints. Will be a repeat guest.

1 review so far 5
18.06.2016 08:51

Great food and very good service considering lots of people, love the pizza, small but important point, no one to greet us at front desk on arrival ....standing there for five to ten minutes waiting ....again on leaving desk was unattended .....waiting to pay bill. Everything else good.

1 review so far 3
02.07.2016 18:47

Hate having to line up for 10 minutes to notify reception that you have arrived for a table already booked and confirmed, only to be told that there was a further wait for the table to be set. Then shuffled into a bar area too noisy to talk as a private function running a video presentation only 2 metres away and a fire so smokey our eyes were watering. Food good. Service average. Too busy for staff to manage.

1 review so far 6
18.02.2016 18:19

We celebrated Valentine's Day with a special Valentine's Day menu featuring a delicious 3 course meal and a glass of prosecco on arrival - everything was fabulous - the food, atmosphere, wine and service! We had a wonderful evening!

3 reviews so far 6
22.08.2016 07:49

Beautiful setting, sentational food and wine, excellant service and good value for money. Can't wait to come back to try more dishes on the menu. STRONG recommendation. TIP: Sign up for newsletter on website for special gift.

1 review so far 5
20.03.2016 19:25

Good service. Great food. Affordable prices. A venue in which you can frequent often if you like the offerings. I previously have had pizza and pasta, this time I went for the steak and it was soft and in my opinion perfectly med rare.

1 review so far 5
27.06.2016 09:19

It was a very nice cold night in Terrey Hills. Cavallino has a fantastic ambience with the stone work and the open fire. The food was good again the service great. Nice spacious layout so everyone is not sitting on top of each other.

1 review so far 6
26.04.2016 13:42

Have been to this restaurant nunerous times because of their delicious pizzas & seafood. Their seafood platter is good value for money compared to other similar restaurants & they are kid friendly as well. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 3
27.12.2015 10:02

Slow and inattentive service (OK until the restaurant became busy). We had to call staff over and remind them of things - kids ice cream arrived some 15 minutes after adults coffees and desserts, after following up twice. Average food. Snapper was salty, excessively seasoned. the gnocchi was stodgy and combined with a sauce that was very rich - two serves at our table and neither guest ate more than half.

1 review so far 4
22.04.2016 21:37

Delicious food but VERY slow service. Booked for 7pm, took over 5 mins for anyone to acknowledge we were there, then table wasn't ready even though restaurant only half full. Had to wait 10 mins in lounge. Mains took over an hour to come out. Would try again and hope for better/quicker service!

1 review so far 6
18.04.2016 07:41

We went for dinner for our anniversary, the staff were entirely lovely, the food was perfect. We left saying to each other that was one of the best meals we've ever had. Great night :)