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il Piatto

4.5
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49 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Wine and dine with friends at this Italian gem
Located at Mindil Beach Casino Resort, il Piatto serves up authentic Italian flavours and inspired new classics in a beautifully relaxed yet refined setting overlooking the Arafura Sea. Dine al fresco on the deck or enjoy watching the chefs at work in the open kitchen featuring an impressive fire pizza oven.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy a casual dinner with family or celebrating a special occasion, il Piatto is one of Darwin's most popular Italian Restaurants. Share in the experience of great food, Italian wine and good times!

2019 NT Gold Plate Award Winner - Best Specialty Cuisine

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 49 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DaleB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent shame we could not sit outside they tried to put us on table next to the toilet door we wine had gone up in price since we were last there best pizza in Darwin unfortunately the pizza oven had packed up so pizza was not available overall you can’t beat the place

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Karen
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

great location excellent service food is consistent and good

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FloMay
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Service was fantastic, I would certainly recommend it to my friend, Our waiter was the best, he couldn't do enough for us.

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EricG
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food, good service and great outlook for sunset. No more comment

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Louise
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the first time for all 6 of us dining at il Piatto, and we were not disappointed. The service, the food and the wine were all fabulous and we had a great night. All 6 of us agreed we would definitely go back. Had a couple of cocktails at the Infinity Pool Bar beforehand, so the whole evening was awesome. Thank you

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

would not recommend food no taste we had the pork belly no crackle the only thing going for the restaurant is the view service was okay

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ColinV
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is great but the staff are even better. The are very friendly and cheerful.

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KimberleyW
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always good!,fantastic service especially from the manager .
Food is fantastic and well priced with a view to die for.

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SandiM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marc the manager and all his staff are exceptional - the menu isn’t great in my opinion needs more on it and more pasta dishes

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ChurylS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night great service and the venue is amazing especially at sunset.

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KarenV
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and fantastic service, meal was well priced and we all enjoyed everything we ordered. Great place to go for a nice up market lunch.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always have a good time here but the booking system needs revising. The online booking system didn’t work properly so we couldn’t add infants or notes and everytime I tried to modify it said something went wrong, try again. Then when you tried to call you had to leave a message, you couldn’t speak to anyone.

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JenM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delightful dining experience. Helpful, responsive waitstaff. A relaxing, calming atmosphere (and no annoying background music) with a stunning tropical outlook to the beach. An interesting menu, not too predictable but also not too "way out". We enjoyed everything we ordered. The arrival of each course was perfectly timed and presented -and delicious! Thoroughly recommended.

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NickS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The scotch fillet was very fatty and chewy. Not a good choice of steak to have on the menu

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Jurgen
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Overall our dining experience was very good with an excellent menu, attentive and polite service, reasonable pricing and bill settling all of which had become unacceptable to me when we gave up on visiting il Piatto. However, my favorite Tiramisu dessert has changed. It is now smaller and not surrounded by coffee beans.

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Darwinn
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service at Il Piatto is the best you will get in Darwin.

The view is "like being on an island overlooking the beach"
The food is lovely but the menu needs an update, probably because we go there quite a bit because of the service!

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PatriciaW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Recommend getting an entree, main and dessert. I was still hungry after my main

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyable and the food was amazing

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Kellie
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

Overall a good restaurant And experience, but I asked to be seated outside so my visiting family could watch the sunset... was told no it wasn’t possible. Almost 2 hours later and it was frustrating watching multiple tables outside remaining vacant while we were seated next to the toilets in the corner. Probably won’t visit again.

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Xtina
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This is the first time I've been to il Piatto in years and it was a great experience. The service was first class and the food was wonderful. I will definitely be returning

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TonyH
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent food in pleasant surroundings. The table staff were good with a couple of minor errors. The maitre de was very good. As for noise, the restaurant has all hard surfaces which can make it quite difficult for conversation but we were lucky in that the glass panels were opened and that reduced the ambient noise appreciably.

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AdrienneS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Service very slow. Took one hour for meal to be served. Risotto not good. Tasted like packaged stock not house made. Chicken cacciatore not good. Tasted like chicken was cooked then sauce on top rather than cooked in sauce. Had been to Il Piatto several times previously and food had been good. Not this time.

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MandyT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service! Lovely meal and gorgeous view - we will be back!

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Robbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Proper 5 star restaurant. One of the best in Darwin.

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JarrodC
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very ejoyable setting, with great food and service .
Two thumbs up 👍👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had birthday get together with family
As it’s my favorite restaurant

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was good, from the service and quality food

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RandS
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relax on a Sunday for lunch at il Piatto.

Relaxing and enjoyable ambience, great food, excellent service and exceptional value. A happy team.

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LizzyM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, atmosphere wonderful & a view to die for. The food was lovely & the whole evening a real treat. Thank you.

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JillB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a Fantastic meal great to see the same Lovely staff , Great service Fantastic Views A Restraunt we love going to in The Warm Darwin weather will be back very soon Thanks to all 😘

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LinaL
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We had nice meal, the pizza was nice and good value for money, the steak was nice but the eye fillet steak in the old menu was better.

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Keany
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

As I normally love this place to eat, I was very disappointed!the tables looked like a cheap resterant.no lovely glasses on the table.the food, not up to standard.and cannot believe you still want $200.00for a bottle of verve.can get it at most places for under $100.the main lead wait person was fantastic as always.

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RomolaS
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends & I always enjoy Illpiato. I thought the food and the service was exceptional. It is always beautiful to lookout and seethe water. I will return. Romola

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RochelleD
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and great service. One of my favourite restaurants

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MelG
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There was a lovely breeze out on the deck and we were early enough to watch the sun set over the bay.
Felt very relaxed, service was spot on and the food was lovely.
Will definitely go back.

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Kerryt
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Great view. Fantastic dining experience.

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EdwardT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The service was very good. My wife's chicken thighs were dry and so was the polenta.
I had the scotch fillet , it was ok but I have had a lot better here.
Overall a bit disappointed.

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Louised
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

beautiful food, wine. Gorgeous outlook, great service

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Uncle
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s only been open a few weeks since lockdown. The menu has been condensed but the food quality was excellent, the service exceptional and the table on the Outside balcony made the experience Sensational.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was excellent and the view watching the sun set was beautiful.

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il Piatto is rated 4.5 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

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