Elio's Osteria

4.7
306 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Candle lit tables, chianti by the glass, crooners and generous old fashioned house made pizza, calzone, gelati, huge pastas and antipasto. Perfect for a family dinner, an intimate night for two, or a work get together. A south side institution since 1984.
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4.7
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was as always great, we had pizza and pasta, both were excellent

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CF
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elios is a brilliant restaurant, it feels like home but better and more fun. Perfect for date night, family dinners, work catch ups and more!

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q
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Really good food and lovely service. Only problem was it was really hot inside the restaurant which made dining a bit uncomfortable.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elio's is one of my favourite Italian reataurants, not only for their delicious food but for the great service and very helpful staff. The menu has so many excellent choices with very generous helpings in both entree & mains sizes. We dined on a busy Saturday evening in a party of 9 and could not fault a thing!

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JT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was great, we had a great table and service. The only thing was we found it hard to read the menu in the light but that could also be because we are getting older:-)
Have a great day.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were at Elio's to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. Tuesday night is magic night at Elio's! We were treated to a magic show while we waited for our meal. When the meals arrived they did not disappoint. I had Confit Duck, my husband had the Morgans Risotto. Both meals were of a good size and the taste was yum! It was Tuesday and the place was humming. Lots of people having a good time. We didn't think we had room for dessert but...we were so pleased we ordered the Zeppole to share, it would have been a sin to miss it. We are going back and will tell others about the fab food and staff. We hope they don't have to move to another location (due to a redevelopment) as this location is within easy walking distance of our home.

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B
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been going to Elios for over 25 years and it never disappoints. Owners and staff make the experience pleasurable and the food is amazing. Awesome hosts and oastas, pizzas, salads, deserts and other main dishes. From first dates, large corporate functions, social meals, birthdays and to now loads of family and inter generational catch ups, it never disappoints. Elios is The Place to meet up. I bring all our interstate and international visitors here for a meal. Awesome food. Great wine list. Wonderful owners Paul and Nat and team. The best Italian Restaurant in Australia! I’ll jeeo coming back for another 25 years!

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MG
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This restaurant has been here for a long time, the reason is because it's very good at what it presents. Service is usually very good but they were busy, so a little harder to get attention. Overall love the food and keep going back.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Quick service and great tasting food. We had a party of 4 and our meals were brought out very quickly on a busy night so a big "thumbs up!".

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M
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been dining at this restaurant for over 20 years. The food is always amazing, the serving are super generous, very well priced and Paul and his staff are exceptional. Always friendly and courteous.

Do yourself a favour and treat yourself and family to dinner at Ellios!

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PH
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Paul and his staff never disappoint with wonderful service and and excellent menu there's something for everyone.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great little spot close to home for a bite to eat. I often come here for a delicious meal and they never disappoint. I got a entre size Pumpkin, bacon pasta and it was very generous in size and delicious. Staff are always lovely, friendly and accommodating. The place was full the night I dined here and it was a little noisy to talk but atmosphere was great. Love the fact you can take your own bottle of wine and its nice I wasn't charged for corkage:) See you next time..

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JW
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service. Highly recommend Elio’s to everyone. We will definitely be back. Thanks Paul and your staff.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We sat inside it was very difficult to have a conversation due to noise

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CC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Large generous servings. Great value. Friendly staff!

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PL
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Elio's is a go-to Italian neighbourhood gem - great service, food, atmosphere and location, plus being BYO is a fantastic bonus.

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a
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is always fantastic and the service great! Good for groups and couples.

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PT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hadn’t been to Elio’s for over 20 years but the food and atmosphere is just as great as it was back then.

Hot tip - have the garlic bread... it’s to die for!

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E
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food, attentive staff
Good value, the meals arrived quickly. The only issue was the wine could have been colder

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M
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family favourite for over25 years. Highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible service, rude staff, long wait for food and shoved in the corner with a baby.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A treasure in Carina. A must try over and over again. Wonderful italian. Generous servings and a warm atmosphere.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time we have visited. Authentic Italian food with a great range, amazing flavours, fresh produce. Loved the comments through the menu and wonderful and friendly staff.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with fabulous food. The service and ambiance are always very good. Although I understand the food is authentic, a few more gluten free options - even if just with desserts - would be welcome.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was spectacular. It was a really great atmosphere with funny dad joke quotes on the walls. The magician was fun too. We will definitely be back.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, staff, and atmosphere! Easily my favorite restaurant - we go there frequently.

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LN
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always. Best Italian restaurant around . Great service lovely vibe.

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JM
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love dining at Elios. The staff are very helpful and accommodating when requesting different seating or food options. We have gone there on numerous occasions with different people. Monday night is outstanding value. Definitely be back.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great night at Elios. The beef ribs special was fantastic.

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l
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The duck pizza is to die for. Had a great night with family. Everyone loved the food, atmosphere and attentive service. Mains took a little while but definitely worth the wait!

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JT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are very regular customers and the food is perfect EVERY time. Paul and his crew are always smiling and provide great family style service. They are passionate about good food which is evident in their amazing menu and the fresh, vibrant flavours in their meals. It’s our go-to dining out for any occasion.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elios is consistently good - fabulous food, service, ambience, value for money.

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KT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Elios make the best pizzas. Love gluten free option. Outside seating was crammed and quite dark, perhaps any other layout would feel more comfortable. Definitely going back again, look forward to whatever improvements are implemented

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k
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Food is amazing! Staff are amazing. Just a real little jem.

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WM
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Your referance to noise level is miss leading. If the smallest box is refering to the amount of noise as in low or the larger one meaning it wasnt a problem. Noise level low
It can be read both ways.
Love Elios
Also it should b up to me what i choose to comnent on. Not whether your boxes have been ticked

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RM
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Casual, friendly dining with an extensive n[menu of delicious options to cater for everyone in your group. Monday night couples' specials are great value.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elios is consistently good value: good food, wonderful freindly service makes for a good night out with either one or a group of people.
Thank you

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BT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Outstanding food, flavours unbelievable, good for kids, maybe hard to read menu in poor lighting. Will love to go back again

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JC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I live the way that the owner greets his customers and gets to know his regulars. The food is always good value and tasty. I love the garlic cheese calzone best.

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F
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a quiet birthday celebration dinner recently; the atmosphere was great as was the food and the friendly service. The Monday special menu was most welcome thank you.

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