Kneading Ruby

4.7
577 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing. Staff was great, friendly and attentive. I’ve never had a bad meal there. Great atmosphere. It was a great night overall

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NC
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Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really great atmosphere, very attentive, friendly staff and delicious food.

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H
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great but unfortunately the food wasn't as good as the last few times we had eaten there. Bit of a disappointment for myself and my friend which was her first time dining there.

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AS
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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, Kneading Ruby did not dissapoint! Food was delicious. Service was amazing. They really made my birthday dinner very special.

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MM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Such a gem. It feels very secretive and I imagine that if you’ve never been before it could be a little baffling exactly where you should go. But in a way I feel this is a part of it’s charm ..... pushing aside the big wooden door to reveal such an inviting place. I love the idea of sharing everything and the menu has so many delicious options sure to entice everyone. The staff were very welcoming and attentive and the whole evening was very enjoyable. Just wish there was room for dessert!

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RG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great and our waitress was lovely and attentive only negative was our table being given away as we were 10 minutes late but had called in advance to let them know but wasn’t noted. Situation was handled great though and didn’t have to wait too long for another table. Would recommend to others.

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RM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. The atmosphere is amazing, friendly staff and the food is always delicious!

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T
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am very surprised this is not a "hatted" restaurant. We only had a short time for lunch, and booked from menu on line, and rung through our order. Food and service was outstanding, and the even the chef Nathan come and explained the dishes they had prepared. Outstanding and highly recommended.

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

We had a group of 16 and we all had a great night. The service was fantastic, the food just kept coming and was really good value for $40 each on the set menu. We love coming here and will 100% be back again!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the service was great and food was delicious. The atmosphere was lively and lots of fun.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kneading Ruby has become my new favourite restaurant. Amazing food and service! Highly recommend the Margarita Pizza - always perfectly done! Never any inconsistencies with the food, always made to perfection. I also enjoy the variety of cocktails to choose from, even including the classics. Highly recommend Kneading Ruby!

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N
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Had a great night out for my birthday. Only downside was we had to keep finding a waiter to take drink orders and they were very slow to arrive.

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NK
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. Oh and how light is the gnocchi.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All round excellence, super friendly service and attention to detail. Menu fantastic even catering for a wide range of our Gucci gluten free options with the GF pizza bases even keeping an 8 yr not knowing the difference. Thanks guys always a great experience.

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T
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and perfect food! Have been a hundred times and will continue to go a thousand more!! You will not regret it if you go. :)

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JT
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love dining at Kneading Ruby and this was my first choice when organising a dinner with my work colleagues. Every time I have dined at Kneading Ruby, since its been open the food and service has been phenomenal! Can't recommend them enough!!

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NO
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in the Illawarra - large restaurant with great capacity to seat a large number of guests, yet still cosy, great service and excellent food

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CT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, nice menu, worth booking in, the staff are friendly and obviously good at their job

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MN
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolute
Perfection!! Everything was fresh and mind blowing to the senors!!

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

Anniversary

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

Always guaranteed an excellent experience at Kneading Ruby. The food is consistently fantastic, and with friendly and attentive staff I will always recommend to friends and family.

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V
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a terrific night back at Kneading Ruby. We felt welcome and loved the ambience and the delicious food. Thanks for making our family birthday event so great. Also a big shout out to Kneading Ruby for supporting Forever Projects and giving a hand up to those doing it tough in other parts of the world. Love your work! Cheers guys!

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SK
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a lovely meal. 2 of the pastas were excellent, we actually ordered a second round of them. Staff were lovely and looked after us well.

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L
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, the service, the atmosphere, all amazing everything is fantastic. Will be back again and again

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TR
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my 3rd time at this restaurant and somehow each time is even better! I went with a party of 5 for my birthday and the staff could not do enough for us. The food is outstanding! The cocktails and wine list also amazing. Kneading Ruby is definitely my favourite in the Wollongong/Illawarra area.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a birthday and it was perfect! Will definitely be back soon

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MS
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The food, the staff, the ambiance. Will definitely be back!

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

Great place to eat with friends - awesome and creative cocktails delicious food real crowd pleaser. Definitely recommend for small or larger groups.

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

Polenta chips a stand out as usual. Trout tartare was a bit tasteless, it needed seasoning. The beetroot salad was the only disappointing dish, no strong flavours of fennel or pear. Service was outstanding and the night was very enjoyable.

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

Once again didn’t disappoint. Excellent food and service.

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

A great night out with friends, great food and atmosphere!

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

Our waiter was delightful and the food was amazing.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Our waitress selected our dinner for us and it was delicious. It was a very busy night so was quite noisy inside.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great service and good at Kneading Ruby’s
We had the swordfish and the local market greens and the pizza is always fabulous there

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MR
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, surprisingly good ambiance. We had one side, one small and one large dish for 3 people and it was plenty.

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CW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! Food and service was fantastic, can’t fault anything!

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TB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food and updated menu is perfect for sharing. Service is always excellent.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and service was great. Hidden little gem.

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C
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and delicious food, I would definitely recommend Kneading Ruby

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C
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kneading Ruby has a friendly and wonderful atmosphere and excellent food.

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