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Excellent food service and great ambience!! Exciting wine list with some unusual varieties! Joanne
Great food, great service, great location! After several visits the food is always good and the staff friendly
Amazing! Food, service,location. Should have come back sooner.. Looking forward to coming back
Fantastic staff and food. They catered to our every whim.
Our table of 4 had a wonderful time at Ventuno Restaurant celebrating my twin sister's and my birthday. The service was brilliant and we did not wait long for food and drinks. Everything that was served up was delicious! For a table of 4 we ordered a sharing plate to start (which was a perfect, light way to start the night), then we each ordered a pasta dish plus one pizza to share for the table - all of which was cooked and prepared perfectly, especially the pizza! Our favourite desserts were the Tiramisu and the Affogato with Frangelico. The vibe and ambience of the place was perfect, and being situated in Walsh Bay along the water was especially beautiful and not overly busy/chaotic as it usually is on a Saturday night anywhere closer in the city. We will definitely return - I think pizzas for lunch on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon here would be perfect.
What a spot for a lazy lunch on a sunny spring afternoon! Right on the water at Walsh Bay, away from the craziness of the Quay. Very relaxed Italian vibe with friendly, knowledgeable staff. We started with the melt-in-the-mouth tuna carpaccio with mixed citrus and the Caprese salad. Instead of the usual buffalo mozzarella, they used stracciatella di bufala with the consistency of a natural yoghurt. Outstanding, and even better to mop up with the crusty pane al forno! My wife had the spaghetti pescatore - brimming with fresh seafood and, as an Italian, she gave the al dente pasta the big thumbs up. Instead of my usual meaty option, I went for the orecchiette pasta with broccoli, anchovies, and garlic, served with a red-hot chili oil on the side. If broccoli tasted this good when I was a kid I would have taken it to school for lunch! The servings were generous and as much as we wanted to, we had to resist the recommended zucchini flowers with ricotta and pumpkin. Dammit. There was a bit of room left, so we shared the rich, creamy, boozy tiramisu with some great espressos. The wine list was small, with some interesting lesser-known Italian offerings and one or two local drops. We went with the Sicilian chardonnay and it was beauty. We'll be back with a bunch of friends to try the antipasti platters as they look outstanding. Grazie, Ventuno!!
I was recommended this restaurant by a colleague along with a few more and I’m so happy I chose this restaurant for my partners birthday. The ambience of the restaurant was just what I was looking for, something small and private and by the water with the view of the bay. We ordered our food and didn’t wait long at all, it only took about 10 mins for the food to come out. We ordered the short pasta with eggplant and Napoletana sauce and the prosciutto pizza and it was absolutely amazing. The pasta and pizza were both full of flavour. Everything was simply amazing and would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and will definitely be visiting again :)
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!
We arrived at the restaurant and were seated promptly. There was a great atmosphere in the place and the menu looked great but unfortunately the rest of our evening wasn’t so great. We ordered drinks which we slammed down on the table (wait staff didn’t use trays which is a bit unprofessional). We then order our entree and mains. A short time later a waiter arrived with my entree and main. We explained that there had been some sort of mix up and that there should be two entrees so the waiter left my entree and took the main back to the kitchen. 10 minutes later my wife’s entree still hadn’t arrived and my entree was going cold so I asked the wait staff to take mine back to the kitchen to keep warm. This apparently caused more confusion between the wait staff as it took speaking to three different wait staff to have it taken away. Eventually both entrees were brought to the table. Food was good. After entrees we tried to order more drinks but the staff ignored us. When we finally ordered more drinks the waiter seemed unable to find our table and we had to try to get his attention to let him know the drinks were for our table. Mains came and were tasty but nothing special. We then asked for the bill only to be given two dessert menus. When we finally got the bill the waiter explained that they had removed the charge for one of the entrees due to the error which we appreciated. When we paid the bill we were apologised to but when we tried to explain that the service in general was awful the waiter (possibly manager) did not want to hear it. We said we werent making a complaint but we’re just trying to provide feedback but he just said it’s busy it’s a Saturday night. Having worked in hospitality for many years it is beyond comprehension that being busy is an excuse for not listening to a customers feedback.
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.