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
We chose Il Bolognese to celebrated a family birthday. The menu is extensive. So much to choose from as well as blackboard specials. There was something for everyone. Meals were good and we would come back.
Great atmosphere, food and service! Il Bolognese is a perfect venue for a Friday or Saturday night. We've visited the restaurant about ten times in the last 4 months and every dish we've tried we've loved.
Il Bolognese produces exceptional food and atmosphere, my partner and I have enjoyed dining there a number of times in the past year and declare it our favourite restaurant.
Fantastic food, welcoming and quiet atmosphere, and the waitress put a candle and a sparkler into my tiramisu and got the entire room to sing happy birthday when I accidentally let slip the reason we were there. 10/10 Would go again.
Food was fantastic however we were seated right at the door which naturally opened and closed all night which was very cold. Staff said they would close the door and re-direct traffic through an alternate (very close) door however this didn't happen. Would still go back (and ask to be seated at a different table).
We had a great time and the food was good (though my dish was a bit salty), but the time between ordering the food and receiving it was too long --- 45 minutes. Also, the portions of vegetables were not evenly divided in that one group was given zucchini and one group was not.
Clean with pleasant staff. Generous servings of authentic Italian food. Standouts are always the veal Emiliana and veal soltinbocca. Healthy platters of mixed vegetables come with all meat mains.It's a little on the pricey side but that won't stop you coming back.