Kneading Ruby

4.7
481 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Located at 5 Crown Lane Wollongong, Kneading Ruby offers authentic woodfire pizzas & bespoke dishes made to share.
Produced traditionally with the freshest seasonal produce, join us for a dining occasion with a casual modern approach.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Friday - Sunday; Midday - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday; 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Phone number
(02) 4229 7829
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Regent Street
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Parking Details
Private parking on right hand side when entering Crown lane from Regent street
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Take Away, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 481 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JH
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Drinks service was poor. Overall it was friendly & food is so good.

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OT
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4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food and great service, good atmosphere but very noisy which made normal conversation a little difficult

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AN
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5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and the service was very good even though they were very busy

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KA
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4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great night with great food and great service. Love the gnocchi

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TM
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4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary here. Beautiful food and fantastic service

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OT
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2.0Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

This was probably the fourth time I’ve eaten at kneading ruby and the food

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AG
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisite food, great service, great atmosphere, friendly wait and management staff. Attention to detail in all areas. Delicious cocktails and a very impressive wine list. Just perfect for all occasions. Btw: the best gnocchi and lamb ragu!!

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W
1 review
5.0Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing as always. Great customer service and suggestions on wines. The food is amazing and comes out in a timely fashion even though they are always busy. Great vibe.

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C
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5.0Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This just became my favorite place to dine at in Wollongong! Every single dish I've had here has been so scrumptious. Service is supernice and very professional. The place itself is quite spacious leaving you and your company with a feeling of adequate privacy (especially if you're not there at peak hour). Just make sure you go with an empty stomach cause you're gonna have a lot of carbs to get through in one go! (Not entirely true, they're nice enough to let you take home the leftovers if you ask for it.)

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A
1 review
4.0Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service , delicious garlic bread but was disappointed with the pizza as the base was too thin and soggy and you couldn’t pick it up to eat it! Also the topping and the cutting of the pizza were too slap happy,
But it was good night and would come again.
Thanks

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M
1 review
4.0Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Our party of five attended Kneading Ruby's for the first time for dinner as a birthday celebration. The space is beautiful and ambient. The service was attentive and helpful. Our food came very quickly and was delicious. The usual pasta in the lamb ragu was unavailable and the substitute pasta seemed a little dense. Some dishes quite salty. The garlic bread and mussels were to die for. The overall the experience was pleasant and we would certainly come again and recommend to others.

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CW
1 review
4.0Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant for a family lunch. The food was fresh and tasty with lots of variety. Service was excellent with time to explain the menu and the wines. Casual dining with upmarket food. Will look forward to another visit soon.

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NW
1 review
4.0Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food, beautifully presented, beautiful flavours/colours, enjoyed the share plate concept that was suggested. Our waiter made our lunch (Saturday 1st September) just that bit more special, a real professional. Interested in more vegetarian/pescatarian options for next visit.

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L
1 review
5.0Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Italian Food! Lovely atmosphere! Consistently Great Food! Variety of Food. Helpful staff and service

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RJ
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4.0Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a family gathering of 5 and we were looked after extremely well by staff. Food and wine very good. We have been before and will go again.

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DD
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5.0Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful as always! Food scrumptious and service friendly with a smile :-)

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BR
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5.0Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone we spoke to recommended Kneading Rubys and it didnt disappoint - fresh, delicious and great service!

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JR
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5.0Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great experience. Booking was easy, with SMS and phone confirmation. Service was friendly and efficient, and the food was delicious and well priced. Half of us had the Sunday roast and half had pizzas. We will go again and I would recommend this restaurant.

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AP
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5.0Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is always outstanding. Not only is the food amazing, but the service is second to none as well. Our server was able to answer all of our questions regarding the menu, as well as make helpful suggestions. The cocktails were delicious (as always) and yet again I had a meal that was truly phenomenal.
Can’t recommend this place highly enough. My favourite place to go.

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TB
1 review
4.0Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

A quick pizza with a couple of beers, great vibe and very busy but crickey the music was way too load.... turn it down guys so we can enjoy our friends company.

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KF
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5.0Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

From the moment I walked in the door, I felt welcome. The host was friendly and warm and told me the name of the person who was going to be serving me. I liked how he gave me the lay of the land in terms of the menu, who was going to be serving us and how they would be along in a minute. The server was just lovely with a warm smile and an easy manner. We didn't feel rushed to order and were given recommendations when we asked. The food was great, the wine even better and the overall ambiance is one where the customer feels like a guest at a family gathering.

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AB
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5.0Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. The gnocchi and almond pudding was absolutely delicious!

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GD
1 review
5.0Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great. Catered for my baby and her pram. Waitress was knowledgeable and nice.

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K
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5.0Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Never fails to deliver was so delicious every meal we received was so good will definitely be coming back

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UM
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5.0Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time a pleasure to go there! Food and service always outstanding 😊

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HE
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5.0Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place for any occasion. Staff, food atmosphere is totally amazing and would recommend anyone to go and try it. You will keep going back over and over to try something new.

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KO
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5.0Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We got a great table location otherwise is a little cramped. Food is lovely, one dish was missed so we had to wait longer, but overall great meal. Good for sharing

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ED
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5.0Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the menu. Great place for group bookings. Amazing cocktails and the garlic bread is the bomb.

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WK
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4.0Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is a first class hidden gem of Wollongong. Highly recommended. Beautiful cocktails too!!!

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S
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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent , as always! Really good for groups. Never disappoints :)

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DC
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4.0Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time at this restaurant & we will certainly be back ! Great food & staff !

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HE
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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing always very welcoming and the food is fabulous. One of my favourite destinations to dine I would recommend it to anyone you have to try it. Love the new menu choices.

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KC
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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as usual. Amy took us to our table and continued to check on us during the afternoon ever though she wasn’t our waitperson. The food (Sunday roast) was beautiful. Will be back.

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PD
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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service. Always amazing! (Especially the gnocchi!)

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s
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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about this place, the food is exceptional, and the service is truly outstanding. My new favorite restaurant in Wollongong.

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t
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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Imogen served my friend and I during our time at Kneading Ruby - she was fantastic. She instantly made us feel comfortable and welcome. Everything we ordered was delicious (as usual) and came promptly. We can't wait to come back again !

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JP
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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Had a beautiful dinner for 8. Only wish we were on a table by ourselves rather than sharing. Food is to die for and the staff were very attentive. Thanks for an amazing dinner. Ordered the share menu ($49pp) huge amounts of food and just delicious.

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G
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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved every second of it. Staff were extremely courteous and accommodating. The Gnocchi here is defo the best that I’ve had till date. Thank you! X

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DB
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5.0Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely meal at Kneading Ruby to celebrate a birthday and a farewell. The food was just lovely, especially the gnocchi. I've never tasted gnocchi so light and tender. Thanks, we'll be back!

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MD
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4.0Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always!!! I have been to this restaurant so many times and have loved it every time. 👌🙌

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