Olio Kensington Street

4.5
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31 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Sicilian-born, award-winning chef Lino Sauro (Gattopardo, Singapore) opened Olio Kensington Street in early 2017 to show Sydney why Sicilian is the new Italian.

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"

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Jun 9, 2020-Jul 30, 2020·Mon-Thu 17:30-21:30

Enjoy our 3 Course Set Menu with a Glass of Sparkling Sicilian Brut at AUD 75

(tax and service included)

What 31 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.6
Ambience
4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KristinaK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 :)

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Foodgirl29
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service - a place we will return to again and again

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

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.

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ElleMac
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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.

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AlexV
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was great restaurant and the food was sensational. Ambience was a bit off because of COVID restrictions but overall great restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Very poor service and food.
The desserts were very bland

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LeandroG
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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!

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NoorA
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambience and soft music in the background, good food especially desserts

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BelindaC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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...👍

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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JuliaK
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant. Exceptional service and really nice food. One of my favourites!

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Responded on 15 June 2020

Dear Julia always great to have you at Olio and thank you so much for your amazing support

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HelenC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Responded on 15 June 2020

Dear Helen Thank you so much for the lovely comments!!!

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Angela
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

The restaurant charged $5 for water without the waiters telling us first

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Responded on 18 June 2020

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

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BettyN
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

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!

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Responded on 15 June 2020

dear Betty, we are very glad you ad good time with us and we Truly appreciate your sincere and constructive feedback!

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mselli3
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very pleasant dining experience for our first outing during this Covid times. Loved the ambience, food was good and the service great!

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IanS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

No comment. Enjoyed evening. Well set up for social distancing and idea of downloading menu onto mobile phone was excellent.

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Responded on 15 June 2020

Dear Ian we are very happy you notice our little but meaningful details!

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VeneceF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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Responded on 15 June 2020

Dear Venece we truly value your beautiful words

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IndraH
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it would highly recommend it to anyone. Great service great fine dining

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Responded on 15 June 2020

Dear Indra Thank you so much for patronise Olio we looking forward to see you soon again!

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AlessandroL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, friendly staff and great food!!! Highly recommended!!!

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Responded on 15 June 2020

Grazie Alessandro!!!

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JyeM
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing ding experience food was divine. Highly recommend the 5 course degustation

Olio Kensington Street
Responded on 4 June 2020

Dear Jye, we are absolutely glad you guys had such wonderful experience! looking forward to have you @Olio again soon

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RobynR
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

Olio Kensington Street
Responded on 4 June 2020

Dear Robyn, thank you so much for the lovely comments! we are truly excited to welcome you again soon! lino

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DJB123
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great staff and great food. Head chef was warm and welcoming

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Responded on 4 June 2020

dear DJ thank you so much for your lovely support, cheers, Lino

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Bellissimo !!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Girlfriends birthday. Everything was great, the chef and his wait staff showed great customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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StephenR
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Nuri
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service and food. Had a great night. People there were very nice.

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BrentW
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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AndrewM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.

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