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5.2 /6 Excellent 261 Reviews

Ventuno Restaurant

Millers Point Italian $$$ +100
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About Ventuno Restaurant

Leading the charge at the Walsh Bay end of Millers Point, Ventuno is an elegant dining establishment serving contemporary Italian cuisine in a modern setting. Located on Hickson Road, the restaurant is known for its striking waterfront views over the water and its quality pizzas, even holding pizza-making courses for diners who want to know the secret behind what makes their pies so spectacular. Open seven days a week, this fine Italian restaurant is conveniently located near the Sydney Theatre Company and the Roslyn Packer Theatre, making it ideal for pre- or post-theatre dining over the other side The Rocks.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
Ventuno Restaurant, Hickson Road 21, 2000 Sydney

Further Information

With gorgeous views over Walsh Bay from a prime location at the tip of Millers Point, it’s without any wonder that Ventuno is one of Sydney’s most romantic Italian restaurants. And the location could hardly get any better. Situated just moments from Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and the historic Sydney precinct of The Rocks, Ventuno is right in the action; you can feel the buzzing energy of the city as you walk Hickson Road. Available for private functions including weddings, birthday celebrations and corporate events, the restaurant is ideal for any occasion. Reservations, no matter how big or small the dining party, are essential.

Head chef Robert Taffuri and his talented team are magicians in the kitchen, conjuring up homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas and hearty mains using seasonal vegetables and only the purest ingredients. Be sure to indulge in a bottle of organic Sangiovese-Sauvignon from Tuscany while taking in the view of Walsh Bay from Ventuno’s al fresco dining area, then choose from an array antipasti (scallops wrapped in pancetta, for example) before diving into your main course. We can’t say enough positive words about the pizzas – take the golosa, a decadent pizza topped with tomato, fior di latte, ham, mixed porcini mushrooms, parmesan and truffle oil. Pasta lovers will find numerous delicious options, all homemade and with gluten-free varieties available. Seaside views, perfect pizzas and incredible Italian cuisine make this Sydney restaurant a standout in the neighbourhood of The Rocks and Millers Point, so make sure to book ahead and avoid the rush.

CHEF'S CHOICE

261 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 261 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
19.04.2017 09:46

Very attentive waiters. Prompt service. Fresh, delicious food. Good portion sizes. Great value for money. Fabulous views across the harbour - a lovely setting. Atmosphere quiet but buzzing.

1 review so far 6
19.04.2017 07:36

Fantastic food, service and location! This is our restaurant of choice in the city. Parking out front and lovely ambiance. Great for pre theatre dinner or a relaxing meal, you could be a million miles away!

1 review so far 6
17.04.2017 20:03

We were a party of 13 adults and one toddler. Despite a very crowded lunchtime session today, the wait staff tried very hard to meet every request. The food was excellent - pasta, pizza and fish were cooked to perfection. Will definitely return for more...

1 review so far 6
15.04.2017 19:28

Very good service, friendly staff, the food was excellent, lovely location, highly recommend for special occasions or a catch up lunch with friends or family.

1 review so far 5
17.04.2017 16:01

A busy restaurant even at 6.00pm but we did not feel rushed in any way. The service was great with a very prompt service of the drinks and entrée. A little slower to main course but the waiter informed us that he was aware that we were waiting for it. The entrée was delicious as was the main and desert. The only criticism I have is that the mains could have been a little hotter when they arrived at the table. The wines are all Italian and some really wonderful listings. I am already thinking we will go back when we have more time as this visit was a pre theatre dinner.

1 review so far 2
25.02.2016 09:26

We've attending this restaurant many times over the years. Held several family functions for 20+ people as well. In the past, exemplary food, service and value for money. Always found pricing to be typical for Sydney, but quality and service has always been spot on. Attending recently after a long absence. Food quality still terrific. Service was mediocre and quantity of children's meals was pathetic and erratic. $18 per child, one bowl of pasta had less than 30% of the others. Mentioned to manager, apologising they brought out another plate - sad part - they charged for both dishes - $36 for a kids meal. 4 adult mains, 3 kids meals, 3 Entrees, 1 salad, 1 x $65 bottle of wine, 2 large bottles of mineral water $450 ($39 of that was weekend surcharge). Normally happy to pay $100 per head in Sydney, stretch it to $150 if ordering an entrée and main plus couple of bottles of wine but our experience at Ventunos was a bit rich, and that's coming from someone who dines out 2 to 3 times a week (mainly CBD and Inner West), who also reviewed restaurants in a previous life, and is always happy to pay for decent quality and service with a smile (don't expect the wait staff to be servile, just pleasant). Always tip a minimum of 10%, but not this time. Pick up your game Ventunos, you're too good a restaurant to received a lack lustre review such as this. Regards Ed Hanna

1 review so far 6
23.03.2017 10:11

Hi Ventuno We loved it! Birthday boy enjoyed his food so much and we just loved the service. Really wanted to say a big thank you to the girl who served us and feel ashamed that i didnt get her name. You guys really made us feel special. PLease convey my special thank you to the girl who served table 43 last night Will definitely visit again :) Many thanks! Hena

1 review so far 5
14.02.2016 22:30

Food was beautiful and service was very good. Great location. The only negative was the day was so hot and it was very uncomfortable sitting in the restaurant, which had only a few small ceiling fans which did nothing to cool down the place. I understand that because the restaurant is so open, AC is not possible but I couldn't wait to leave and we skipped dessert unfortunately. We look forward to returning to enjoy the beautiful food another time.

1 review so far 4
26.04.2016 18:06

Food was good and our waiter was lovely, however our night ended on a sour note when they had closed half of the dessert section leaving us with only one dessert option. It would have been nice to perhaps have gotten a warning that they were closing or that the other 4 or so options on the desserts menu were unavailable when the dessert menu was placed on the table. I manage a restaurant myself and it just seemed like poor management on the night.

1 review so far 5
23.04.2016 08:39

Enjoyed the traditional style pizza's. Not the cheapest but beautifully made and tasty so well worth it. Service was good too. Only complaint was when they started packing half the tables away while we were enjoying our meal. Felt Toole they were getting ready close. Turns out they were just clearing out one section of the restaurant. Overall it was enjoyable and we would go back

1 review so far 5
31.03.2017 07:10

We eat at Ventuno regularly before attending the theatre and find the food consistently good. A real Italian restaurant with excellent gluten-free and low-carb options despite being a pizzeria. Great salads and seafood expecially the calamari. The food is always beautifully presented and fresh. A very good wine list with a lot of by-the glass choices to sip as you watch the boats go by.

1 review so far 6
24.01.2016 11:09

The was a birthday lunch for my wife and our family, our table was ready on arrival, staff and service was excellent, the food was of a high quality and presented very well and the outlook from the restaurant is relaxing. I would highly recommend this restaurant for you next dining experience.

1 review so far 6
25.07.2016 08:36

Great food & friendly service. My friend was running late and they kept the kitchen open so we could still have our late lunch which was really great. They have some excellent gluten free and dairy free options for those with food allergies, so you can sill enjoy some great Italian food..

1 review so far 4
16.03.2016 18:40

The quality of the food and the wait staff was excellent. The food and wine menu was of a high standard. Unfortunately, the dining experience was marred by a large table of diners whose behaviour was appalling, including drinking games and yelling. I was surprised this behaviour was tolerated by management - it appeared to be disrupting a number of diners. So much for RSA! Would go back there for food etc but not on a Fri/Sat night.

1 review so far 5
21.03.2016 09:46

We had the seafood anti pasta, this time with with a salad and pizza. Did I mention the nutella pizza and tiramisu. What were we thinking..... The anti pasta and salad where plenty I am yet to be disappointed with the quality and taste of the food here. They scored a five, because they have taken the eggplant rolls off the menu.

1 review so far 5
04.09.2016 15:32

Perfect spot for lunch before the theatre. The staff were welcoming and attentive. Lovely sunny spot overlooking the pier. Lots of choice on the menu, we were all happy with our pasta choices and the antipasto platter was a great start. Fi shed with the best cappuccino I have had in a long time. Our first visit but definitely not the last.

1 review so far 3
28.01.2016 08:30

Starting to go off this place. Always a good vibe, but the more I eat here the more disatisfied I'm getting. For a top class restaraunt with the prices they charge, food should have the wow factor. Instead, pizzas too soggy, antipasta tasted cold like it had just been taken from the fridge with undercooked bland prawns on top. Chose the expensive Sauv Blanc - shocking, tasted like vinegar. I wasn't shown the label so have my doubts it was the NZ one I ordered. Look, Ventuno is still a good Italian restaraunt. They just need to start picking up their game.

1 review so far 5
13.09.2016 17:03

Was such a lovely lunch with work colleagues! Food was great, as always. We ordered the Antipasta for the 9 of us and to be honest was large enough to not order too much. we ended taking a lot of it away as we were too full. The waiter should have guided us a little on the quantity.

1 review so far 5
17.01.2016 11:50

Everything was excellent: welcome,service,table, ambiance, friendly bi-lingual staff (Anthony and our Italian waitress).Generally the food and wine was very good EXCEPT the Buratta which wasn't creamy enough and we felt was served with fruit? instead of a lot of tomatos and olive oil and was "cold" instead of room temperature. We will be back. Bruce & Graziella

1 review so far 6
09.02.2016 09:58

One of the best Italian Restaurants I have ever been to. Ventuno never disappoint! The ambiance and view from wherever you sit are amazing and add to a beautiful night. The food is always fresh and delicious, paired with beautiful wines. One of the favourites

1 review so far 5
11.08.2016 21:19

Our Sunday night visit following a show at the theater was just as expected. Wonderful setting and delicious pasta dishes. Fresh seafood and robust wine to accompany. Disappointed that the restaurant was not busy but we had to wait for service by dessert time. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for Italian. Belissimo!

1 review so far 5
16.03.2016 15:37

Great staff, great food! Our waitress was so good even when we asked a few questions about the wine, she didn't necessarily know herself but went straight away to ask and came back very quickly with a response. Amazing views too - we had a lovely mid-week lunch there. Would highly recommend!

1 review so far 6
20.02.2016 20:19

Great food. Beautiful location. Really good service, staff were very efficient and very freindly, more than enough food and reasonably priced. Four of us @ $60 pp, for 3 courses including alcohol and coffees. Highly recomend this place for both lunch and dinner.

1 review so far 6
23.02.2016 08:39

Fantastic sharing antipasto platters - and then huge 4 person pizzas which were amazing. Has to be the best place for a group / sharing lunch in Sydney - a hidden gem! 5th visit with the team from work and will keep going.

1 review so far 6
01.09.2016 07:30

Great food. Great service. The seating outside is great on a warm day - but when the wind picked up the staff allowed us to move indoors which was much appreciated. Great spot out of the way of the city hustle and bustle.

1 review so far 4
16.02.2016 10:20

We ordered Taffu Pizza and Moscardini In Umido. Food was very nice and the flavour was very good. The Pizza was too thin, the base in the middle was practically non-existent which was disappointing, it meant that all the toppings just fell off. Moscardini In Umido was very rich and we felt like we needed to have had more bread to go with it.

1 review so far 3
05.04.2017 07:45

food was as always GREAT 9/10. However given two courses and we were done in under an hour, ...basically felt like we were an inconvenience , to be rushed out the door. mains in 10 mins from order, asked for orders 3 times in first 10 mins etc. Slow down, let people enjyo the great view and food.....after all there were LOTS of empty tables available at the time we were there, so it was no pre theatre rush..slowwwwww down . :-)

1 review so far 6
24.07.2016 20:46

There were four of us, we had a shared entree platter to start, with great suggestion from the waitress. We then has a main & dessert each. Food, view & service were all excellent. Always a reliable place to go.

1 review so far 4
13.10.2016 08:38

The food was good and beautiful day but the only let down is the service. We have been to ventuno as one of our usual or favorite but the service has always been a let down. The staff is rude and we had a birthday cake cut without even having the chance to cut or blow the candles

1 review so far 5
11.02.2017 17:36

Ventuno's food and service were impeccable as usual. Got a little hot and uncomfortable in there today as the afternoon wore on but that was due to Sydney's unprecedented heatwave. The fans in therevjust weren't enough today! Highly recommended - wonderful food, beautiful location, relaxed atmosphere.

1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 22:26

Great food, service was efficient and non instructive, menu is compact let there is more than one dish to tempt the taste buds. This was my fourth visit and I will return again best pizza outside of Italy.

2 reviews so far 6
20.10.2015 10:53

Beautiful food and wine, great service and location - harbour views and plenty of metered parking available. The alfresco sunny setting lends itself to a fantastic place for lunch during the week and weekends. 'A truly hidden gem'

2 reviews so far 6
10.11.2015 12:40

Great service and food and wine was awesome. Great atmosphere for a Sunday lunch. The waiters and staff were helpfull in selecting the right amount of food for the group. Also plenty of Gluten Free dishes available.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2016 06:46

We had a beautiful afternoon sitting in the sunshine eating beautiful food and lovely wine with great service. Beautiful spot for a long lunch. Ours just wasn't long enough but next time we will make it longer.

1 review so far 6
22.01.2016 16:38

Ventuno is always spectacular, it's not fussy, it's not over the top, the food is consistently brilliant, affordable and even on a work day makes my family feel part of the Ventuno family. Don't miss this place.

1 review so far 4
15.01.2016 15:47

Ventuno - had heard a bit about it, and perhaps expectations were too high. Great: Harbourside location; views; ambience; Good: Service was attentive but not overbearing Disappointing: One of my guests did not like to gluten free pizza base - too stodgy; there were no other complaints. My pizza (not GF) was good. Marti nK

1 review so far 5
21.12.2015 10:37

Beautiful position with a table overlooking the harbour. The food was excellent, the service very attentive and the staff very knowledgable. The recommended food/wine match was spot on, and the coffee to top it all off was the best we'd had outside of Italy.

1 review so far 6
12.04.2017 18:50

Lovely food, great service. We told them we were going to the theatre and there was no problem with getting served quickly in plenty of time. We even had time for a desert, which was yummy

1 review so far 6
06.05.2016 08:11

The food was amazing. Some of the best pasta I've ever had and in a great area down the Hickson road side if the rocks. Get a nice views of the Western side of the harbour.

1 review so far 5
16.03.2017 07:49

Being Italian myself it's hard to find good restaurants that cook to perfection the food was fresh and met all our expectations staff very friendly and efficient highly recommend will be one of my top places to eat keep up ur good work

1 review so far 6
18.09.2016 15:11

The food - delicious. The service - attentive. Child friendly - yes. The atmosphere - laid back, friendly, yet upmarket. Would I dine there again - absolutely. We had a really enjoyable experience. Gracias Ventuno.

1 review so far 5
12.10.2015 21:18

Nice outlook, smart service , good menu, good wine list. I have been here about 6 time and its always been good. Costs a bit but no more than other restaurants in this area. Outdoor area is good as not too noisy

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 21:42

Great location, good quality service, outstanding view over the water of Sydney harbour on a beautiful afternoon - catered well for party of 14, antipasto/pizza/desserts/champagne + wine for $912 (there is a 10% Sunday surcharge)

1 review so far 5
07.02.2017 08:38

This is a reliable, favourite lunch or pre-theatre spot. The staff is professional and friendly. Calamari is a perfect entree and the pizzas here are always good. An interesting, changing Italian wine list and a harbour view keeps us coming back. Recommended.

1 review so far 5
10.04.2016 21:51

Great location, great food, great service. Nice Selection on the menu. Antipasto's and share plates are the best by far. Past we had was a little tasteless but a good size serving. Welcomed with smiles. Only disappointed with 10% surcharge for sundays.

1 review so far 6
16.01.2016 12:50

Great quality Italian food with a wonderful ambience in the perfect setting. Between the fior di latte and orrechiete pasta mixing prawns with kale our mouths are already watering for another visit! Great sevice too!

1 review so far 5
22.08.2016 22:37

Amazing food! They were just very busy (even at 3pm in the afternoon), so we had to wait for a table. But so nice to sit outside by the harbour on a beautiful sunny day, so it was worth the wait.

1 review so far 6
03.01.2016 11:11

Always a great time had at this restaurant. Great food and great staff. The meatballs are so good I always attempted to order something else but just can not not order the meatballs. yum

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 07:57

Amazing location - we had a lovely table right by the waterfront view. The service was great, very knowledgable and friendly. The food was super delicious. We recommend the truffle pizza and eggplant involtini.

1 review so far 5
12.09.2016 17:34

A fantastic location. Service a bit trying, but the food is quite good. We had 2 platters between 3 of us and it was ample - we didn't' need the mains that we ordered....or the dessert. Fantastic Sorbet and gelato