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5.2 /6 Excellent 342 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

342 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 342 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
16.08.2017 08:40

Really good service, delicious wine and fantastic food plus beautiful water view, what more could you ask for?! We will definitely come back again for another gathering with friends!

2 reviews so far 6
14.08.2017 16:34

The service was fast and friendly and food worked well for adults and children. Loved the long table for our group of 14 looking out over the harbour.

1 review so far 6
11.08.2017 15:58

fab as usual. food good. service very good. location ideal. The only thing I would change is probably, hmm not, can't think of anything at all!

2 reviews so far 6
09.08.2017 22:32

Always love coming back to Ventuno. Great food and service with a smile. Plus the added bonus of a great outlook. What more could anyone want?

2 reviews so far 6
05.08.2017 07:06

Very good Italian, very good service in a very popular restaurant. We booked about 5 weeks in advance as we knew we were staying at nearby hotel, Pier One Sydney Harbour, and could only get an early reservation at 5.45pm on obviously a very busy Friday night. By 6.15pm this restaurant was full, and mainly with tables of Italians all elegantly casually attired and obviously enjoying the quality food and wine on offer. This is a lovely space, nice lighting, dark woods and a large steel wheel left over from the historic wharf era makes a nice feature. We had as a shared entree, the arancini which on the menu shows as polpette riso, which my wife declared the best she'd ever had, they we light and cooked beautifully. We both chose pizzas as we had heard they were very good here and they were, my wife had the La Messican and I had the Diavola, both delicious and cooked perfectly. We had a lovely bottle of an Italian red wine, a pinot Nero, which was very nice. Staff service was on the ball, friendly and perfectly timed. A very popular restaurant and we can see why. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 4
27.05.2017 15:06

My husband and I dined at Ventuno before attending a show at the Sydney Theatre Company as it is situated in very close proximity to the theatre. We received excellent, quick service and were seated in an ideal spot overlooking the tranquil waters of Walsh Bay. The food was absolutely delicious: my husband had the beef fillet and I had the pork loin with prosciutto; for dessert he had sorbet and I had creme caramel. With drinks, our meal cost approximately $100. There were only a few things that I feel could be considered by management. Whilst there were of pizza options on the menu, there were not many choices for other main courses. My husband is lactose intolerant. It would have been much easier for him if a code to indicate suitable dishes was marked on the menu; in the same way that gluten free meals were designated. We will certainly return to Ventuno when we book our next play as it was most memorable in terms of ambience and scrumptious food!

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 6
24.07.2017 12:44

service was good.suggestions on drinks very good. food was served promptly and we all 8 of us had a great time. and on top of that your personnel considered that we were going to the theater so they made sure we were served on time to enjoy the meal and get to the theater on time. WHAT ELSE CAN WE ASK. OH maybe to have some one with an umbrella to take us across the road as it started to rain when we were going across the raid???? only joking.:)

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 5
17.05.2017 08:28

A great position with a relaxed atmosphere. Great for both pre show meals if going to the Rosalind Packer theatre but also for a more slow paced romantic evening. The food is excellent although maybe a few more choices on the menu would be a plus. The wine list is magnificent and has been created to really only have the very best wines for the food. I have been three times and each time just as good as the last, with attentive and friendly service by those who clearly care about what they are doing.

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.

2 reviews so far 6
07.08.2017 21:23

Ventuno has a wonderful atmosphere and they always provide friendly and efficient service. The food is authentic Italian with plenty of fresh ingredients and delicious sauces. Always good wholesome food. The ambience of the restauratn is great becsue of the diversity of people who come to eat. Parties, families with children, couples, friends, theatre goers, tourists... It's all good

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 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 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 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.

2 reviews 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 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

2 reviews so far 6
17.06.2017 21:14

Great service and baby friendly, very attentive wait staff who would check on us from time to time. Delicious food, with a great selection of dishes and reasonably priced for quality and location. Pasta sauces were amazing and so we're the pizza dough and topping.

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 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 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!

2 reviews so far 6
15.06.2017 07:08

A delightful evening! - Being beside the harbour on a clear, mild and still night Ventuno's was a beautiful setting for a special get together. The staff were courteous, friendly, patient and efficient and the food and wine were, as always, really excellent.

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 6
22.05.2017 06:11

Upon arrival, we were promptly taken to our seats with a magnificent view across Walsh Bay. The service was efficient and unobtrusive and our meal was brought out within 15 minutes of ordering, which was perfect for pre-theatre. Wonderful food and great service!

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
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 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 . :-)

3 reviews so far 5
31.07.2017 11:24

Ventuno is one of our favourite restaurants. The service is always welcoming and friendly, the food is good and the location is hard to beat. It is quieter and more relaxing after the post-theatre crowd has left but also great for getting a nice meal before theatre. Highly recommended!

1 review so far 6
28.04.2017 08:54

sunning harbourside setting, really sharp professional but friendly service, food of a very high standard, lots of parking options nearby including metered street parking and 2 parking stations. Price reasonable for location and quality of food and interesting wine list

1 review so far 5
15.06.2017 19:39

Great location in Walsh Bay. 15 minute walk from Circular Quay station. The platters are definitely worth ordering. Pizza is mouth watering. You must put this restaurant on your to do list. Device was fast. Price reasonable. Italian wines were very nice. View to the bay was lovely.

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 5
18.07.2017 07:44

I go here quite often and always order the calamari fritti amongst other things. The best! Last night we also had Caprese con Mozzarella di Bufala which I will now add to my list of favourites. The wine list is good too and the service excellent.

1 review so far 6
12.06.2017 17:13

Great food, authentic Italian. The share platters are a good way to start. Luca and the team always look after their customers well. Tucked away in a quiet part of town-lovely spot to sit for lunch. Highly recommended.

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'

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.

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
16.05.2017 10:41

Fabulous service and meal for us all at our family dinner. Having a baby at the table not a problem They were ready with a high chair and served us quickly. Loved the pasta and the calamari.

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.