Kneading Ruby

4.7
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882 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 882 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Knowledgable, professional service and equally amazing food.

LE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place to eat. Awesome pizzas. Good service but hard to get the attention of staff when drinks are empty.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to catch up with family and the food/drinks are delicious! Will be coming back!

AG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, would defintely go back again.

KD
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food, staff amazing as always. Definitely recommend as best Italian in the gong

NB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant, the food is amazing and service is amazing.

CO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great range of plant based options and the ambience is awesome. Will definitely be back.

AJ
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

We have been there on several occasions. We were disappointed in the service, took a long time to get beer in particular. The quantity of food was less than normal. 1 salad for 6 and 1 pizza for six as part of a set menu. Usually we get 1 for every three people. We will go again. Perhaps it was just an off night.

J
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks and service... and the atmosphere is just right!

N
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were amazing in accommodating our night. We were running late on our travels down from Sydney and they moved tables around to allow us to stay longer.
Thank you again for the delicious food and great service.

SR
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Busy , noisy restaurant because the food is so good! We had the set menu and there was so much food we didn't even make a dent in the pizza. The service was a little slow for drinks but the staff we very friendly and accommodating.
Highly recommended

MC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing night fundraising for the bushfires. Thank you

FT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. The food tastes fabulous. Beautiful ambience - buzzy yet quiet enough for conversations. Casual chic dining!

RJ
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great hidden gem, great atmosphere, the service was very professional and friendly, the Gnocchi dish is a must. We had a few drinks, bar staff were good, the whole evening was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant, it can be a little noisy but well worth a visit

E
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Pretty overpriced for the portion sizes but a great ambience and vibe. Nice for a special occasion.

KH
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were amazing. It was a very crowded and noisy on the night we were there but overall a lovely experience.

JR
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food, have been here 4 or 5 times now and the food never fails to please. It was quite a bit louder this time, due to the busy-ness, and I think that some additional sound dampening measures could improve this. Additionally, though they did cater well for our vegan guests, it would be good if the menu showed some indication what was or was not suitable. However; these are small complaints among what is otherwise a perfect experience. Always impressed and the value is seriously great considering the quality of what is delivered. The Gnocco Frito is insanely great and if you don't order it you have made a huge mistake.

C
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to kneading ruby quiet a few times and the food is excellent, great service

RL
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food, great atmosphere and a super Choice on the menu.

LT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family, friends and I come here often because there is nowhere better in the Illawarra. Every time I have been to Kneading Ruby the food has been cooked to perfection and the service always friendly and attentive. I could not rate this restaurant higher.

MH
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Never disappointed by the food - great selection and flavors that will blow your mind.
Highly recommend for a casual dinner or filling your belly before heading out for the night.

M
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Previous visit food was terrific. Took a few friends this outing and food was below par.. will give the restaurant another chance as In the past the quality was great. Disappointed, however I’m sure it was a one off.

MC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I Loved the whole expirience, todays feel and great taste in food. The waiter was great and the staff in general happy and willing to please. I would go back to try more dishes.
I have already recomended this restuarant to my clients, friends and family.
thoroughly enjoyed the music and we all ate sufficiently.

R
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From my recent trip for a group of 10 dinners the whole experience was fantastic. The food was delicious served on time and all of our party were happy. The set menu was great value for money and the wait staff made sure everyone had a cold drink. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to have a great night out with friends or family you won’t be disappointed.

BW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service, would definitely recommend. Looking forward to going back there again.

DB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Absolutely love this place. Never had a bad meal there. My only regret is not knowing about it the first 1.5years it was open!

CC
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food is great but the menu have been not changed for awhile so prefer some new dishes . I like the atmosphere and quality of food which is good.

DT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Delicious food. 6/5 stars.
We love this place and are trying to find a reason to go again

JC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best food and experience, love the space food exceptional great wine selection will be going again soon.

AQ
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, yummy cocktails and great service from Olivia!!

TJ
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Isaac was a dream. Great service and great wine recommendation!

I wish the shiitake ragu was beef ragu lol.

Always love eating here. Thanks!

NT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The guy who served us was amazing! Super friendly.

MB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Highly reccomend.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, helpful and friendly staff, good space very enjoyable evening

DD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, great ambience & outstanding service

MB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Food was terrible.
Not value for money, very overrated.
Would not recommend to anyone

JM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate here with a group of 8 for our end of year celebration. We shared two garlic breads as starters, and then shared four pizzas and two salads as mains. The portions were more than sufficient, and those drinking enjoyed the choices on the menu. The waiter was very helpful and ensured our table was well looked after. A great place hidden behind the wooden doors!

DS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really great food, and relaxed but energetic vibe and decent price for 2 hungry people with drinks. Highly recommend.

LW
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am a senior, so do not like noisy eateries. I walked in, and thought this is noisy. However, I sat at a table against the wall, and had no issues at all with hearing my spouse, or the wait staff. Sophie was so friendly and helpful with suggestions. The food was so tasty and the vibe was happy, attractive, and fun.

M
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall1Food5Service3Ambience1

There was a large group of people at a table being incredibly loud and the staff did nothing to quieter them down. Despite the wonderful food, it wasn’t a great experience