Kneading Ruby

4.7
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786 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
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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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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 786 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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Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

AR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and ambience! Always love organising dinner catchups here

PB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

awesome as always .great food ,great service.
we will be back : )

JE
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and delicious cocktails!

J
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was fantastic, and so was the service! My friends and I had an amazing time, we will definitely be back!

BC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Waitress Ame was fantastic. Recommended great dishes and portions for share table, could not have been better.
Was noisy but to be expected with a fully booked restaurant. Looking forward to visiting again

D
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is now my favourite restaurant. Second time in and wasn't disappointed.
Food is fantastic and the staff are superb.
A great experience again.

DF
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thank you so much for an really great night. Everyone commented on how much food there was and how good the service was.
Would definitely recommend the place.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints! the Polenta chips, Gnocchi, and garlic bread are a staple here. Great service as always also

BC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to eat and share beautiful food with friends & family! Just need another blackboard on the other side of the room so you don’t have to leave your table to read the menu and stand over other tables whilst they are trying to eat!

LP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great atmosphere, friendly and efficient service. Food is very tasty, gnocchi was incredible but overall a little expensive given the serving sizes.

f
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

for the food we ordered yes I would recommend it was lovely. The pizzas we ordered were cold I am not sure if this is the way they come but I would not reorder.

CB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great fresh food, 2nd time round and loved it all over again. Would definitley be going more towards the pizzas over the rest of the stuff. Very energetic environment and quite tightly packed together. Apart from the food the service was absolutley top notch. It's not often you're taken care of by people that actually believe in their product and are open to feedback.

o
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Best customer service that I have received ever! I will definitely be coming back.

B
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing service - Anna our waitress was outstanding.
Cameron on cocktails was on point.

SC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I just had to come back after my initial visit. Sam by far the most outstanding service that my friend and I had ever encountered probably within our lifetimes - and she's from Sydney and eats at the swankiest joints around. he was personal and knowledgeable of the menu. we actually asked him to order for us both and we were on cloud nine with his selections. Highly recommend this venue to friends and family.

JS
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been a guest at Kneading Ruby now on several occasions and what I love the most is the cool, calm and collected staff. The are welcoming, helpful, tolerant and really make it a wonderful dinning experience.

The bar staff always make me an amazing cocktail , one not on the menu every time I have dinned. I just explain the Vibe of the cocktail that I want and bibity Bobity boo they make it. Very skilled.

PD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service, staff were top notch, knew the menu and their stuff!....excellent

J
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kneading Ruby has to be my favourite place to eat in Wollongong- it never disappoints. Great food, the best prosecco and the cosmopolitan cocktail is sheer perfection. Highly recommended! You will not be disappointed.

FR
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner at kneading ruby for our wedding anniversary.I was impressed with the cocktails. My husband and I shared a poscuitto pizza and a chorizo bolognaise pasta dish which were both delicious. I would have given 5 stars but our half eaten pizza we requested to take home never came after we paid the bill. Not a big deal but who doesn’t love leftover pizza the following day!

EF
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing! Impeccable service from start to finish :)

JB
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our night was very pleasant. The food was amazing and the service was really good. Our waitress was very pleasant and very helpful when we were deciding what we going to order. She was checking up on us to see if everything was good which was nice. All in all our dinning was pretty much perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the place and don’t go there enough
Food was perfect and non stop walked in and rolled out!!

LP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Great service
Food was tasty but small portions

CO
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all round. 8 of us opted for the banquet and found the value for money was excellent. We were all so full by the end.
Service was friendly & attentive but not over the top. Wait person even gave us options of where to go after which suited our group perfectly.
all food served was exceptional.

LV
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The customer service was outstanding and the food was excellent. A shame there's no mascato in your wine range. Perhaps a sweet Riesling could be added? Thanks for a great night. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves and got to celebrate our wedding anniversary in a lovely way

BD
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and the best vegan pizza in Wollongong

F
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Highly overpriced and limited menu. Very noisy! Waiters were extremely friendly.

DK
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the service was great.
Loved the garlic bread recommend it to everyone.

KF
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful front of house staff being very helpful and knowledgeable without being pushy. Pizzas were amazing.

VS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place it is our new local place to go. The quality of service and food is outstanding. Everything we ate was just Devine. Will be going back.

AG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter (I think his name was Jake or maybe james) was amazing! He was so kind and helpful and we loved him! Ofcourse the food was delicious too.

ER
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Waitress forgot to get us a menu at the beginning of the night. She then forgot to put our second drink order through. She then offered us dessert before our main had even come out. Food was ok but seriously overpriced and the service was terrible. Would not recommend to anyone and will not be returning.

LS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great cocktail and great service - we will be back again. Our vegan eater was also very pleased with their meal.

MD
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been there numerous times... never fails provide an allround good time.. Terry

B
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Not a fan. It's not even welcoming before you get inside. The door isn't an obvious entrance, no sign saying "open" one doesn't even know it's a restaurant
Food was meh, I didn't find anything delish. The pickled beetroot just tasted of vinegar. This pizza had hardly any flavour. The garlic bread was just oily.
Sorry. Really not a fan. I won't be back

NK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As per usual the entire experience at Kneading Ruby was exception. The entire experience was fantastic.

VS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dinning environment, the food was delicious! Will return

TS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I find the menu construction at Kneading Ruby's to be always to be commended. the balance between the dishes of moving beyond Australian traditional Italian food to be refreshing. The service was attentive and professional. The open space suits the sought after atmosphere but I was a bit cold on the night we visited.

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