Pino's Vino e Cucina
Couples on first dates relax and share cocktails at the hand-crafted wooden bar. The soft, smooth music allows the conversation to flow. And should it stop, our friendly bartenders know how to break the ice.
Lovers celebrating an anniversary sit opposite one another at candle-lit tables and raise their glasses to past happiness and future love. Our waiters ensure they are well taken care of without intruding on those special moments.
Our menu, which uses traditional Italian produce put together with a little panache’, was designed to be shared. Small and large groups celebrate birthdays, homecomings, Christmas parties and corporate functions at our long table, where share plates are passed around and no-one is forgotten.
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Authentic, high quality Italian food. Superb wine list and exceptional service.
Sharp, professional service.
Experienced chefs and produce on point.
Hidden away in the back streets of Alexandria sits this neighbourhood gem which offers a simple one-page menu which, in comparison to many Italian restaurants, is unexpected. But you can be sure of the quality with every dish which is uniquely made with the finest ingredients, exceptional detail and wonderful tastes and textures.
Having been a couple of times before we tend to save visits for special occasions as to truly enjoy the visit partnering with a wine tops things off and the selection of wines is high-end with many having been imported so bottles are priced accordingly.
Well worth visiting the area to enjoy this mighty fine restaurant.
Great service and food - the black pudding was superb, pasta excellent & risotto was perfect. The ricotta cake was a gem for dessert.
I took my elderly Mum here for lunch. It was a Sunday at 12:30 and as the area is a mix of industrial and residential, it was super quiet which made it lovely and relaxing.
The service was spot on and the food was exceptional. The pasta was hand made and beautifully cooked and portion sizes were generous with beautiful presentation. I’m definitely going back. Next time I will try it in the evening and would definitely go on a date night as it has quite a romantic feel.
They tried to sit us at what looked like a window bench that would barely be suitable for a morning coffee let alone a nice, expensive dinner. They said they could not sit us at an actual table because others (apparently more inportant as maybe not booked through open table) had first right at real tables. Disgusted with how poorly we were treated so we left.
After living in the neighbourhood for many years, I'm delighted to have such a quality dining experience just on our doorstep. Lovely ambience, divine food & wine and attentive service. This was our second visit and we'll be back for more, that's for sure!
This was one of favourite restaurants this year. They've got it all right : )
Wonderful neighbourhood gem. Professional service, incredible food and lovely romantic ambiance. A must visit.
A fabulous evening from start to finish. The owner greeted us and made us feel very welcome. Our celebration was acknowledged and the attention to detail was consistent throughout the night. The food was delicious. We will definitely be back! Thank you
As always this place is a must, people need to find this place and try. It’s next level for a spot in Alexandria
The service at Pino's was amazing. They made us feel very welcome and even had a prosecco on arrival for us as they knew it was for a birthday. Food was delicious, especially the eggplant parmagiana, the duck and always good to see suppli on an Italian menu.
Will definitely be back to try things we didn't.
Massive favorite! Highly recommend for all occasions
We had a fabulous experience at Pino and would high recommend to Italian foodies.
A great dinner spot - lovely warm setting on a winters evening with hearty food and friendly staff. Highly recommended1
There is a warm glow as you approach this restaurant because of the many candles burning inside. On a cold wet night it beckons you inside. The music was not to my taste and too loud which spoilt the ' glow' factor. However, the food was very good and we were attended to by a generous Italian waiter.
The food and wine was delicious and the service very friendly and helpful. Relaxed atmosphere and great music! Will definitely be back next time I visit Sydney.
Amazing again. Thanks Giovanni. My old local will not be happy I’ve found this spot
We live locally & I felt like spoiling my bf on a lovely long boozy lunch. It was incredible in every way. The Manager Giovanni was so fabulous. His recommendation on food & wine was bang on.
We will be returning as after as we can. Love it.
I wish Pino’s was my local. It’s the kind of place I would visit often if it was. The ambience was warm and inviting, perfect for a cosy date or just with friends. The service was caring and friendly - no hipsters here. It felt like how restaurants ought to be - delivering on good service but without the attitude. The food was thoughtful and delicious.
Overall it felt like there was a lot of heart and soul from the kitchen to the floor staff to the environment. I’ll definitely be back and will recommend to my friends.
Amazing Italian! Loved the food and the cozy and warm environment. I will be definitely coming back!
My favorite italian resturant in Sydney: delicius food and great wine!
Great little restaurant in our local area. Nice relaxed atmosphere, not too busy.
My partner ordered a meat dish and wasn't advised by the waiter that it didn't come with any sides, he would have ordered sides if he had known. In saying that we felt like the main dish was a little overpriced as you then had to order sides on top. He went home a little disappointed and hungry.
My meal and our friends pasta meals were lovely, but came out around 5 minutes apart from each other which we found a bit odd.
The weight staff were lovely but were a bit slow and not very attentive.
Wonderful night celebrating my partners birthday. We were welcomed with a glass of bubbles to celebrate. Food was really good the special prawn tagliatelle was so tasty and should be added to the menu to stay. The tiramisu was the best we have had in a long time and huge serving! We will definitely return. Thank you.
Very popular and very tight seating times, would have liked to relax and chill a bit longer
Excellent, innovative Italian food, with beautiful ingredients. The service was exemplary - not too attentive, but keeping a close eye on our needs. We will be back!
After our 2nd visit to this neighbourhood gem of a restaurant, we left loving it more than we did after the first visit. It's the best Italian food we have had outside of Italy, easily! But it's the whole experience at Pino's that makes it special. Matteo is the perfect host and they are just as serious about their wine and cocktails as they are about their food. We sat at the bar for the first visit and it's a lot of fun - you feel like you're right in the middle of the action! We had a table for four the second time and we loved that too. It's cosy in there without being over-crowded, as some restaurants are guilty of. It's now our 'go-to' restaurant and we'll be back, for sure! Grazie mille! :)
The service was awesome but the guy that served us a lil bit arrogant when telling the menu as if we “couldn’t afford” it. The food is good and the place is great.
Great overall experience! Would try again for sure
Great evening with friends to celebrate a double birthday and made more special by the receipt of complimentary champagne on arrival. We were touched and found the service excellent. The double seating with an early and a late sitting is less to our liking and we did feel rushed at the end.
Just very good Italian. The lamb Ragu was gorgeous and would be back just for that. Struggled with the Italian wine list but our headwaiter was very informative and picked some very nice wines for us. We didn't try the desserts but were happy to finish on a few beautiful hard cheeses at the end there.
Excellent attentive service. We had the Baccala, Eggplant Parmigiana, tagliolini with spanned crab and the risotto. None of them could be faulted. Definitely be going back....many times hopefully
Fabulous good, Fabulous service every time. Highly recommend!
Absolute gem of a restaurant! Pinos was a great find; right in the middle of Erskineville/Alexandria. So delicious! Loved the weeknight special of rock lobster tagliatelle. The waiters were great at guiding us with the amount of food to order and the wine to choose with our meal. Really nice!!
Really yummy authentic food. All the pasta is fresh and made on the premises. We will be back. The alcohol is expensive.
The food was good but let down by the service. We had a 1.5hr sitting and arrived 5 min late for our booking. Our mains took a while to come out and we were rushed out the door by the waiter who said that our meal was rushed because we had arrived late!
One of the best in Sydney I'd say. Great prices, great food, great cocktails, fantastic service.
Just as awesome as the last time we dined.
Sat at the bar, excellent cocktail list and great little wine list.
Food and service was on point also.
We'll become regulars in time.
I could not fault anything!! The only thing they could have done to go above and beyond is give it to us for free. :) but it was worth every dollar!!!