Kneading Ruby

4.7
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824 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
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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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Executive Chef
Matt Bugeja
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Regent Street
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Parking Details
GPT Shopping Mall Coles Carpark Entrance
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Public Transit
Wollongong Train Station
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Take Away, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 824 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JE
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As usual, the food was excellent. The variety was great and all the food was above expectation. The service was particularly great - friendly and high quality.

ZA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and staff. Great night was had by all. Highly recommend. Cheers to all staff.

BA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The menu was better the last time we were there.
The garlic bread had too much liquid, I think they should keep the theatrics of pouring it over the bread but only half of it and keep the rest to the side for the diners that want more.
The pizza is always amazing though. And they catered to our friend that didn't want sauce on her pizza, so that was great. Such a pretty place with great service.

AT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, amazing food. Gnocchi incredible!!!

JJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a child with us who has Coeliac disease and we are always very cautious about eating out, but true to their word they prepared and cooked everything separately and he still enjoyed a GF pizza with no cross contamination - well done Kneading Ruby.

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service, we shared plates which was great for variety. The pork cutlet is delicious and the fried pizza dough with cream cheese and nudja nice and spicy. I can’t wait to go back. Booking pretty essential.

ME
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and the service was above and beyond.

ML
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Just an amazing time that’s literally it. Good food good service

CC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is great, good wine selection and beautiful cocktails, always happy to come back. Friendly staff as well as a bonus. Thumbs up for you guys!

LW
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

I have been a few times before & the puzzas were lovely, this time they were really oily & the base was soggy. We were really disappointed as we were celebrating my daughters birthday.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was delicious
Staff lovely and friendly
Portions small for the price

SC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

As always, we had lovely food and great service. The vibe was energetic but it did not detract from our very positive experience. thank you!

TG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Due to the high ceiling it is really noisy and hard to have a conversation, and we went on a Tuesday night.
Not ideal for an intimate dinner.
There could be a bit more variety on the menu however the polenta chips were divine
I would prefer to have hard copy menu instead of having to read it from a blackboard or take a photo on your mobile.
I realise that’s the way they run their so it’s not a criticism, just what I prefer. Im 54 so it’s probably more suited to a younger crowd .

MP
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely, friendly host and wait staff. Delicious food. I visited with my two young children and all our needs were accommodated. My 4 year old son gave the garlic bread a score of 100! I had the gnocchi which I have been dreaming about ever since. Colouring in for the kids while they waited for their food would be my only suggestion. We’re from Sydney but will be sure to visit again next time we are in Wollongong.

BD
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Been a few times now. Food is wonderful. It is worthwhile going there just for the garlic bread, it is to die for.

A
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Kneading Ruby is the gem you aim to find when you're from out of town and the place everyone recommends when you live in the area.

We arrived on open so we had the place to ourselves. We couldn't fault our experience. If i find myself back in Wollongong with a group of mates looking for a place to have a night out, I would recommend Kneading Ruby.

O
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Overrated ..... food very disappointing and expensive.
When asked by a staff member, as we exited the cafe, ‘how did you enjoy your meals’, we were offered a refund for the pizza we ordered when we told them it was more crust than filling and we were very underwhelmed by the food....especially after reading good reviews.
This is not good Italian food ..... it is ordinary at a gourmet price

JC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time at Kneading Ruby. The entrance was a bit hard for find, but everything else was perfect. Can't wait to go back again soon.

JP
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great! My favourite restaurant in the Going. Great service

RT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal. was wonderful , and the service from Sophie was excellent. Unfortunately we ordered coffee. It was delivered , burnt and cold. We mentioned this to a male waiter, who bought our bill over and who really wasn’t bothered that the coffee was rubbish, and simply said it would have been better if he made it, and did mention that coffee was not Kneading Ruby’s thing. We were quite disappointed with his lack of customer service , considering the wonderful experience we had had with Sophie and the dinner.

AR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always and lovely staff!! Can’t wait to come back again.

RF
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely evening for my birthday. Staff were great, food was nice and they cut my cake up for us as well and didn’t push us to move on after we finished. Only down side was that it seemed quite loud that night so it was a bit hard to hear so then we would have added to the loudness by talking even louder. Other than that it was a great night. Also, the booking process was very simple and easy to use. This helped me chose this restaurant over another one which had only two sitting times. So thank you!

AK
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

My 18$ salad consisted of 2 ingredients: radicchio and grapes...
The service was so fast that we were pretty much done with everything in under 20 minutes. Not exactly the relaxing date night away from the kids we had hoped for.

NC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing! Will always enjoy coming to KR, food is great, service is great, 10/10!

CG
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh and delicious food and excellent service that's attentive without being intrusive.

EK
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, ambience and service were excellent. The staff were so accommodating and positive. The food was incredible as per usual.

BA
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff wer3 very accommodating and our waiter was fantastic

LW
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Kneading Ruby was a great place to fine. The staff were friendly and professional. Nothing was a problem when it came to service. The vibe amongst staff and patrons created a pleasant ambiance. The menu has carefully chosen dishes, I doubt you would be disappointed with any selection. I'll be coming back!

KJ
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food and service. Always an amazing experience 👌

MM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely. Staff friendly. Love the atmosphere

MT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite restaurant in Wollongong. Amazing service. Excellent food. Love it!

AM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an awesome night and Jackson did a sick job of looking after our table. Thanks so much!

MK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place. Amazing service. The food was delicious with the right portion size.

M
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous restaurant.
Good accoustics.
Excellent and friendly service provided by Jake.
Our meal was amazing. The flavours,quality and presentation were outstanding.

Highly recommended!

CC
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The hospitality is outstanding. The first restaurant here has the outstanding and knowledgeable staff and services. Very impressive.

MP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere. Very clean restaurant.
Attentive staff and the food is delicious. Accommodating to changes E.g: vegan and GF options available so you don’t miss out on the sensational must have garlic cob loaf. Wine list is quite pricey however our Rose was worth it!
Overall a great experience.

SD
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I will be back here to dine very soon , great hidden gem

MC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best service and food I’ve ever had in my entire life, absolutely blown away. Everything was perfect. Although expensive, I believe it was worth every cent

It was super loud but that was completely out of the patrons control as big groups were present

Regardless, the experience was incredible and I’ll definitely be coming back soon. Thank you!!

G
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Kneading Ruby!
Best pizza dough in town. Lovely menu, friendly service. We’ll be back, of course.

ER
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I celebrated our anniversary dinner with Kneading Ruby and we were not disappointed. The service was wonderful - all staff are incredibly friendly, informative and respectful. All meals were delightful ... even surprising us with a dessert with candles. We always enjoy our time at Kneading Ruby and cannot wait to come back again soon.