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Lucio's Italian Restaurant

47 Windsor St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
+61 2 9380 5996
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (32 reviews)
“tagliolini” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
47 Windsor St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive not been to Lucio's for a very long time and so was not sure what to expect. After all it has been around for years.. What a wonderful surprise! Complacency has most certainly NOT set in. The space was fresh , modern yet inviting...More

Thank Maria Z
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

And what a wonderful review. Many thanks Maria. It is terrific to receive such positive comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your experience. Lucio always says "I love my job" and we have a fabulous young team, front and back of house, who share...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

We ate the pasta special, wild boar ragu, and a tutti frutti dessert. The dishes were excellent in flavour and presentation. The staff were friendly , attentive and professional. The decor gives a cosy atmosphere. Everything was calm and pleasant and I would happily go...More

1  Thank gmgilchrist
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much gmgilchrist for your excellent review. We are delighted you enjoyed your recent visit and your very kind comments are much appreciated. "Excellent, friendly, attentive, professional, cosy, calm, pleasant" are all music to our ears. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Three of us enjoyed a sensational evening of fine dining in this beautiful location. Service was friendly and attentive without being over the top. Food was delicious, event the bread was excellent. We will definitely be going back...please don't change Lucios!

1  Thank fsc003
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thanks so much for your very kind words fsc003. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us. Grazie mille and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Sally Galletto

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

There were 12 of us - a group large enough to challenge the talents of the wait staff but small enough to maintain a lively discussion, and to savour the culinary delights on offer. The copious art on each wall provides ample prompts for conversation...More

1  Thank Commachecker
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear Commachecker. Thank you so much for your very kind and detailed review. Conviviality is what it is all about for Lucio and the team. Your comments are much appreciated and we are honoured to receive such a lovely commendation. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Was taken here for my Birthday over the weekend and had a lovely time. The staff were welcoming and our waiter quite attentive. Food was delicious and enjoyed in a lovely setting (intimate but perfect for socialising).

Thank Kay H
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review Kay H, and for choosing Lucio's for such a special celebration. Many happy returns from all of us. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We dined here tonight - was amazing. Food and atmosphere were great - the paintings on the wall, fresh food and service. Nick, our waiter, was exceptional. So very impressed.

3  Thank TommySydney85
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Wow - high praise indeed. Thank you TommySydney85 - we are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us so much and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite Italian restaurants in Sydney and I think it is one of the first to open many man years ago! If you love authentic Italian cuisine and don't mind paying $$$$ then I highly recommend Lucio's!!More

2  Thank Lalouna
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Many thanks Lalouna for your lovely review. We are almost 35 years old now...so yes, we've been around a while, but have a vibrant young team both front and back of house. We are delighted you still enjoy dining with us and greatly appreciate your...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Love the art on the walls, some really great pieces. This restaurant has alot of character, love the Pinot Grigio. I had the Blue Swimmer Crab with tomato, which was very tasty. My wife and the Roasted Duck with pickled cherries. A great experience for...More

2  Thank Shanewassywass
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review Shanewassywass. Much appreciated. Kindest Sally Galletto

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

One of my husbands favourite restaurants tucked away in a quiet part of Paddington (a little hard to find parking). Food is delicious. Recommended for a special occasions, not a place for a 'quick bite' on the expensive side. We feel you get what you...More

1  Thank Jennifer G
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for choosing Lucio's once again Jennifer G. We are delighted you continue to enjoy your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back on the next special occasion. Your lovely review is much appreciated. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed late lunch here. Started with a glass of prosecco and oysters. Delicious fresh oysters. Main I had crab pasta.really good in tomato based sauce. My husband had zucchini flowers and truffle gnocchi. Generous portion sizes. Authentic Italian cuisine and service. Decor outdated but doesn't...More

1  Thank NatC33
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you NatC33 for taking the time to review us with your great score. We are delighted you enjoyed your recent lunch with us and thank you for choosing Lucio's. The amazing art that Lucio has collected from his personal friends, highly respected Australian artists,...More

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Paddington
Named after its London namesake, the suburb of
Paddington showcases streets lined with restored
Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive
features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies.
It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art
galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the
Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist
attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds
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Anne K
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Hello Amanda. I completely understand your concern and can assure you it was an incident that still haunts Lucio. He has fully admitted that he reacted extremely badly on the night, and we believe it was due to a mis... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$23 - US$76
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Windsor St, Paddington, New South Wales 2021, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Paddington>  > Paddington
  • Neighbourhood: Paddington
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9380 5996
  • E-mail
Description
Lucio's Italian Restaurant was established in Paddington in 1983 and enjoys a remarkable reputation for exceptional Italian food and magnificent Australian Art. "Food and art for me is like the air that I breathe," says Lucio Galletto OAM. "The combination of great food, great service and great art on the walls is, in my view, one of the best dining experiences you can imagine." Lucio's is open five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner with a focus on Northern Italian cuisine, fresh pasta and modern touches to classic dishes.
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