Kneading Ruby

4.7
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1077 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
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.

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$40 Set Menu

Dine in

A$40.00 per order

Starting Jul 25, 2020·Sun 12:00-15:00 17:00-21:30, Tue-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:00-21:30

Enjoy our 3 course set menu including all the Kneading Ruby favourites

$50 Set Menu

Dine in

A$50.00 per order

Starting Jul 25, 2020·Sun 12:00-15:00 17:00-21:30, Tue-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:00-21:30

Enjoy our tasting menu including a selection of seafood and signature dishes

What 1077 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
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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LeylaE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super yummy food, helpful staff and just an overall great time!

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StevenN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The food was essentially very good, except for the salt level.
The mussels were so salty many people would not have been able to eat them.
Some other dishes were maxed out on salt too.
The chef needs to let the food speak more by itself as all the flavours were great and reduce the heavy handedness with the salt shaker.

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Andrea
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was amazing, we had the garlic bread, heirloom tomatoes, gnocchi and beef cheeks as well as the tiramisu for dessert. could not fault our meal, our server was excellent as well.

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MeganR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Awesome great customer service, had heaps of fun.

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TimP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it. Good was amazing. Our waitress was so good 😁

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RussellH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The five of us enjoyed everything about Kneading Ruby the garlic bread is very innovative & a real surprise the sweets were just great the place has a very happy feel about it.
Thanks for a great lunch

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great welcome at the entry. Great choice of wine, beer and Cocktail menu to compliment.
Service was 5 star with constant follow up and providing meals within a timely manner.
Perfect alrounder with proper in house homestyle meals. This is a must see to experience the experienced staff that make it so welcoming .

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CarinaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it. We had a great time at Kneading Ruby, the food was incredible and even better that it was able to be altered for Coeliac and still be incredible. Will be back ASAP.

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AK001
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved the food and Ive never experienced such great service as Kneading Ruby. Has always been a favourite and will always go back 😊

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Gianni
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great! Staff were friendly and helpful. Cocktails were delicious and the food was amazing, especially the gnocchi!
I would definitely recommend Kneading Ruby to anyone.

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MargaretF
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely yummy. Garlic bread is soooo good. Will be back again

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JenM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and staff at Ruby’s are reliably delightful. We had an early dinner with 3 kids 6and under and the waitress helped entertain them with games of Simon says and eye spy. The lavender sherbet cocktail was delicious.

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Wink
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always visit Kneading Ruby when in Wollongong. The food is wonderful and I can’t speak highly enough of the staff. Highly recommended!

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AbbyG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is outstanding and highly recommend the gnocco fritto!!!! The staff are extremely welcoming and very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious as always! Great food and fantastic service. Kneading Ruby never lets you down!

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SamuelR
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

One of the great restaurants of Wollongong with people coming from all around to try their chalkboard menu. The heirloom tomatoes are a must alongside the recently vego-ised ragu, service is superb and super friendly.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food & staff! We love going there for special occasions

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DaniellaR
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Their service is super good but we asked to take away the rest of our pizza and they forgot to give it to us back, at the end the process of payment was a bit slow. The food is really good and the place is beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious:)

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Kylie
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a great place to go for dinner - casual but nice.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go place for a family get together. And I love that they have lots of gluten-free options :)

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NinaV
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always! Great variety of meals designed to share. Wonderful service, knowledgeable, fun and friendly staff.

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RaeO
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We come here a lot and normally really enjoy the place - this last time (Father’s Day lunch) our waiter disappeared half way through the meal and we hadn’t ordered The mains. None of the other wait staff would respond so I had to go up and order, and we were assigned another waiter. The service was fine after that, and it was a nice meal, just took the shine off what could have been a really special Father’s Day lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kneading Ruby’s is undoubtably one of the best restaurants in the Illawarra, from the service, food, drinks, ambience - nothing leaves you wanting. We dine regularly with our family of 5 adults, and find that even the self promoted ‘fine dining’ restaurants in the region could learn a thing or two from the service & food quality provided here. Definitely a cut above the rest. Kudo’s for an excellent family Father’s Day lunch today. Nothing is rushed, yet everything is served in a reasonable time frame & the food quality is always excellent.

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Tsiorv
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a great birthday and father's day luncheon which was excellent. The set menu included all our favourites from the decadent garlic bread, pillows of gnocci and succulent pork, capped off with our choice of pizzas. Definitely worth a visit; excellent food with a casual ambiance and attentive but not intrusive service.

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NatalieM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend these guys know how to make great food, provide exceptional service and create a warm atmosphere. Love this place!!!

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ZanAnasto
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night with friend celebrating my wife’s birthday !

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RozT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was great as usual. We shared entree and main meals and there was plenty to eat. Service was great.

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BreeV
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just want to take the opportunity to thank the team at Kneading Ruby for an amazing dinner last Friday 4th September. Our waiter Jackson, introduced himself and set the tone from the get go - so helpful, full of energy, knew his menu with his eyes closed - we appreciated the service, delicious meal, amazing cocktails and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Wollongong!

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Monika
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Set menu was very generous, food was tasty and fresh.

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JustinN
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food friendly, attentive knowledgable staff. Highly recommend.

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TonyH
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our whole party of 7 loved the food the amiance the service - everything. thank you

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TrudyC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails, great service and love the dining space.

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JulieR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The hardest thing about coming here is deciding what to order, cause you know everything on the menu is going to be sensational! Always amazed at how perfectly cooked the seafood is, and the service is very good too! Beautiful, modern Italian cuisine at its freshest!! Highly recommend coming.

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DebW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It was very good. I prefer the reduced table numbers as I always found it too busy and noisy in the pre covid format

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never leave disappointed from here, great value and great staff . One of my favourite places in Wollongong.

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NadineF
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always awesome, we’ve never been disappointed

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Kizza
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most delicious Italian restaurant in Wollongong!!!

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service, the food and the overall ambiance was awesome. Definitely will dine there again.

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner, the service and care taken by all the staff. The time taken by staff to help us select a wine was impressive. We were also impressed at care taken in observing the COVID-19 protocol. The staff cleaned all surfaces as tables were emptied, this is definitely not happening in all eating places. Thank you for a lovely evening, we will be back. :))

FAQs

Kneading Ruby does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Kneading Ruby also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4229 7829.

Kneading Ruby is rated 4.7 stars by 1077 OpenTable diners.

Kneading Ruby does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.robovoucher.com/au-kneadingruby.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.