Il Bolognese is only the most recent manifestation of the incredibly rich, incredibly long history of a family of restaurateurs that were, back in the bel paese, the owners of some of Rome’s most prestigious eateries and here in Sydney the proprietors of the some of this southern city’s most prestigious restaurants. The symmetry is telling, and the legacy continues at Il Bolognese thanks to the stewardship of owner and head chef Celso Grati (and now his daughter Isabella). Il Bolognese continues to enthrall the latest generation of Mediterranean with its inimitably authentic take on the diverse regional dishes of Italy, offering a renowned a la carte menu and a sought-after private function catering service ideal for big celebrations, family gatherings, weddings and more. You can find Il Bolognese along Pittwater Road in Gladesville, but remember – bookings are essential for this very popular north Sydney Italian restaurant.
Still the most authentic and visitable Italian restaurant in the district. Generous servings. Careful you don't over-order! Staff attentive and pleasant. Mid-week, of course, is best for a quiet meal.
Yet another fantastic meal. Group of 7 of us, requested a table at the back of restaurant in my booking and it was done for me. Service was amazing - including stories of the owner's Italian background and reasons for some of the menu items. Always great when you can bring your own drinks as well. Serving portions are always very generous - at least one of us went home with a doggy bag. My elderly father-in-law always wants to go to this restaurant because he loves fish and these guys know how to cook an excellent piece of fish. Definitely a 10 out of 10 for us.
Food is always sensational here and the staff are so friendly. Really special local joint and will be definitely rushing back here as soon as possible! Crab meat vodka pasta special was a serious hit