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Olio Kensington Street

4.5
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55 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Seafood bbq long lunch @terrace+ Spritz on arrival

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A$69.00 per order

Starting Aug 8, 2020·Sat 12:00-15:00

Our Seafood BBQ Long Lunch happening every Saturday 🙌🐙 For $69 you get a Spritz on arrival, a snack, 3 BBQ dishes + dessert. Feel like a weekend wine? Add matched wines for $40 🍷

What 55 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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BrendanO
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service, would highly recommend and dine again soon.

Olio Kensington Street
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Brendan thank you so much! we looking forward to have you at Olio again soon!

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OlyaS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

The food was very underwhelming! No flavour, pasta over cooked. Entrees were quite tasteless.

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TraceyT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and amazing foods. We had a great time celebrating husbands birthday

Olio Kensington Street
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Tracey we are very glad you guys had great time with us we will definitely looking forward to have to host you again at Olio

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CarolineB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely restaurant, delicious tasting menu. We were extremely well looked after

Olio Kensington Street
Responded 6 days ago

dear Caroline we highly appreciate your kind words! cheers lino

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food and service

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MareeL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must visit place for southern authentic Italian food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was Great food and the staff were great.

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KireT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and service

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KellyK
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated our first wedding anniversary with dinner at Olio (as we had our wedding lunch there last year) and we were treated like old friends by the staff. Amazing food and service, with wonderful touches like a happy anniversary cake.

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Reina
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing foods and fantastic hospitality services within gentle vibes. You should try this awesome restaurant :)

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Tatiana
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner experience has been outstanding from the beginning to the end.
We enjoyed the ambience, the service, the wine and the food was just amazing.
Chef Lino Sauro is a Maestro in his job and I would recommend this experience to all my frends.
Thank you to all the staff at Olio Kensington Street!

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Restaurant was great , food was awesome, just needed a little more on the mains.
Staff were really friendly and very competent. We were there for our anniversary, treated us with some champagne and some beautiful extra desert.
Really good would go back again.

Olio Kensington Street
Responded on 20 August 2020

Dear Peter absolutely happy to hear from your experience at Olio We are very glad that you guys had a very good time with us. Looking forward to have you here again soon Lino

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LeeB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were fantastic!...will definitely go back and tell family and friends about the restaurant- my cousin recommended it to me!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great location and fantastic food. Not too formal, great spot for a semi-fancy, very tasty lunch or dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We loved the Sicilian waitress and the food and wine were delicious

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JavierL
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very beautiful place, a pity that no more customers were enjoying the food due to this situation, but still we felt a really good atmosphere. More intimate.
Food was absolutely phenomenal, every bite we had felt like a party was being held in our mouths. Polipo and scallops are a must as starters if you go there. All four of us had pasta as a main dish and none of them disappointed. Ravioli and papardelle were our favourites and the cheesecake for dessert was something next level. The semifredo and cannolo were ok but cannot compare to that cheesecake.
Definitely coming back, looks perfect and ideal for celebrating a special occasion.

Olio Kensington Street
Responded on 14 August 2020

Dear Javier your kind words make us very happy and give us more reason to keep on although the adverse circumstances!

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SlickVic
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing flavours. Attentive service and the chef serving was a great touch ti the experience.

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Responded on 14 August 2020

Dear Vic great to see you at Olio ! looking forward again

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BarryD
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Have been a fan since it opened a few years ago.

The degustation was excellent and each dish inventive, attractive and delicious.

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

For us, superlatives apply here!

Thank you.

Olio Kensington Street
Responded on 14 August 2020

Dear Berry ! absolutely flattered about our comments! thank you so much for the long time and precious support

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JanaL
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this restaurant. Food was delicious and the wait staff were exceptional. The interiors were beautiful too. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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AliceS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is amazing there, a bit pricey but worthy of it. Highly recommended. Also try their Italian white wine, very beautiful wine .

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SaturdayNight
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensational! Always great food and great service.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The food portions are quite small and the food was nothing special. It does say that they recommend 2 dishes per person. For the price you pay, however, it was not worth the experience. The service was not the best. I got the bill and waited 5 minutes for someone to help me with the payment. He then just drops the EFTPOS machine onto the table and walks away.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really pleasant meal at Olio ... octopus starter a standout.

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Giuseppe
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved my entrees .( octopus and calamari)
Lobster pasta was good but not outstanding.
Cannolo with ricotta was perfectly made.
We will definitely coming back .

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KristinaK
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
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 on 1 July 2020
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!

Olio Kensington Street
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.

Olio Kensington Street
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

Olio Kensington Street
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!

Olio Kensington Street
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
2 reviews
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.

Olio Kensington Street
Responded on 15 June 2020

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

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FAQs

Olio Kensington Street does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Olio Kensington Street also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9281 1500.

Olio Kensington Street is rated 4.5 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.