Olio Kensington Street
Olio Kensington Street (Italian for olive oil) is located in the beautifully restored The Old Rum Store with a contemporary indoor dining room and lush rooftop terrace overlooking Chippendale.
Sauro comes from a long lineage of self-sufficient Sicilian farmers where he grew up with meals that were created with the quality produce grown on the property. This translates into Sauro’s menu with dishes that reflect a strong connection to his Sicilian roots and passion for fresh and sustainable produce.
Keeping it in the family, Sauro sources his olive oil – the base of all his dishes – from the family’s Sicilian farm.
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Early Week Olio "3 Course Set Menu"
Enjoy our 3 Course Set Menu with a Glass of Sparkling Sicilian Brut at AUD 75
(tax and service included)
It was lovely to experience Sicilian cuisine especial now when we can't travel to Sicily, so we got lucky and Sicily came to us :)
Fantastic food and service - a place we will return to again and again
All well presented, though service a little disjointed. Raspberry and gin cocktail was delicious. Food was tasty and delivered promptly. Appetisers and petite fours a lovely touch. Ambience and decor lovely.
We had the set menu and although the food was delicious, it was not enough and we were both hungry on the way home. The service was very uncommitted and the sommelier was not very knowledgeable.
Was great restaurant and the food was sensational. Ambience was a bit off because of COVID restrictions but overall great restaurant
Very poor service and food.
The desserts were very bland
Our group had the degustation menu and it was great value. It would have been helpful to have had some further information on what each course was. We understand the wait staff was new but this would have improved the over-all service and enhanced the quality of the dining experience. Food was very good and great value. The wine list was very good as well providing some good choices. Will definitely come back again in the future!
Lovely ambience and soft music in the background, good food especially desserts
Lovely restaurant , fantastic ambience with good food n excellent service!
Thank you very much Leno n staff for a very enjoyable experience celebrating my son’s 21st Bday.
We will see you all again...👍
I had a wonderful time at Olio. I was dining alone and the staff made me feel very welcome. The food was fantastic, my stand out was the Squid Ink Pasta with Crab meat. I am looking forward to returning once COVID-19 restrictions are completely gone! Highly recommended.
Such a beautiful restaurant. Exceptional service and really nice food. One of my favourites!
Dear Julia always great to have you at Olio and thank you so much for your amazing support
We had the degustation with matching wines. Each dish was superb in taste and presentation, and delicious Sicilian wines. The chef and waiter were attentive and seemed delighted to be working again! I enjoyed the space between tables due to current restrictions. A wonderful evening.
Dear Helen Thank you so much for the lovely comments!!!
The restaurant charged $5 for water without the waiters telling us first
Dear Angela we really want to apology for the unpleasant incident we do normally inform our guests that free flow of still and sparkling water is chargeable 5$ for the whole time you spend with us
Great ambience and beautiful decor. Service was somewhat attentive but knowledge of the menu was not. Tableware and food presentation was a delight however portions were small and pricey. Highly recommend the squid ink pasta and the tiramisu!
dear Betty, we are very glad you ad good time with us and we Truly appreciate your sincere and constructive feedback!
Very pleasant dining experience for our first outing during this Covid times. Loved the ambience, food was good and the service great!
No comment. Enjoyed evening. Well set up for social distancing and idea of downloading menu onto mobile phone was excellent.
Dear Ian we are very happy you notice our little but meaningful details!
The service was impeccable and the chef even came out with the market fish of the day to show us and give recommendations which was fantastic! We love to added extras and the ambiance on the terrace was beautiful. Even on a cold night we were fine because of the heaters. I shared a 2 person fish with sides and loved it but my partner just wasn’t overly enthused by his meal, he seemed to be the only one everyone else loved it! Would recommend
Dear Venece we truly value your beautiful words
Loved it would highly recommend it to anyone. Great service great fine dining
Dear Indra Thank you so much for patronise Olio we looking forward to see you soon again!
Great service, friendly staff and great food!!! Highly recommended!!!
Absolutely amazing ding experience food was divine. Highly recommend the 5 course degustation
Dear Jye, we are absolutely glad you guys had such wonderful experience! looking forward to have you @Olio again soon
Beautiful restaurant with modern Sicilian food, attractive design and ambience and with professional, courteous staff. Lovely warm atmosphere achieved along with good spacing of tables. A pleasure to have our meal there as lock-down restrictions ease.
Dear Robyn, thank you so much for the lovely comments! we are truly excited to welcome you again soon! lino
Really great staff and great food. Head chef was warm and welcoming
dear DJ thank you so much for your lovely support, cheers, Lino
Girlfriends birthday. Everything was great, the chef and his wait staff showed great customer service.
The food was absolutely delicious and the service was also impeccable. The venue beautiful modern but rustic. Parking is terrible so arrive early to find parking but a wonderful experience overall. They were very accommodating with our booking and turned a dessert into a birthday cake with a candle lovely touch. Thank you for a great night.
What an absolute pleasure it was to go back to Olio they were so welcoming. We enjoyed the degustation menu and it didn’t disappoint. It was really lovely. Food, service and ambience are simply the best. Can’t wait to go back
As always, fantastic, delicious Sicilian food. The seafood dishes are creative and have great depth of flavour. The house made pastas are as good as it gets. It's a beautiful restaurant with warm service - highly recommended.
Lovely service and food. Had a great night. People there were very nice.
Dishes were uneven in quality during degustation. Felt it was expensive for the price. We won't be back but it was overall a good experience. Service was pretty great.
Can not fault the quality and taste of food but when will restaurants charging above average prices learn that small portions don’t cut it. Value not there. Staff certainly friendly but no attention to detail. We moved from a table next to a baby continually crying so why place the next couple through the door in the same seats when numerous other tables were available? Unlikely to return purely on value for money.
Had a birthday dinner here and the food was exceptional! Ordered the zucchini flower, scallops, capellini, chitarra and we were truly impressed by every dish. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Will definitely be back.
Olio Kensington Street offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9281 1500.
Olio Kensington Street is rated 4.5 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.