Pino's Vino e Cucina

4.8
112 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Since opening the door to our home, this humble Italian restaurant in Alexandria, we have been blessed with the company of hundreds of curious diners in search of something more.

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.

We can’t wait to meet you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Lunch
Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
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Phone number
(02) 9550 2789
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Cristiano Patacca
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Cross street
Maddox Street
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 112 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.8
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JK
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food - the black pudding was superb, pasta excellent & risotto was perfect. The ricotta cake was a gem for dessert.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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!

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L
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one of favourite restaurants this year. They've got it all right : )

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DB
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful neighbourhood gem. Professional service, incredible food and lovely romantic ambiance. A must visit.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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A
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always this place is a must, people need to find this place and try. It’s next level for a spot in Alexandria

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V
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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JV
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Massive favorite! Highly recommend for all occasions

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RT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous experience at Pino and would high recommend to Italian foodies.

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AS
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great dinner spot - lovely warm setting on a winters evening with hearty food and friendly staff. Highly recommended1

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RG
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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R
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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A
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing again. Thanks Giovanni. My old local will not be happy I’ve found this spot

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TB
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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VM
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Italian! Loved the food and the cozy and warm environment. I will be definitely coming back!

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V
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My favorite italian resturant in Sydney: delicius food and great wine!

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LH
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

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.

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A
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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WD
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing staff
Great night
Very popular and very tight seating times, would have liked to relax and chill a bit longer

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JT
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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PC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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! :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

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.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great overall experience! Would try again for sure

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F
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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H
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous good, Fabulous service every time. Highly recommend!

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JT
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!!

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JB
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really yummy authentic food. All the pasta is fresh and made on the premises. We will be back. The alcohol is expensive.

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V
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

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!

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P
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best in Sydney I'd say. Great prices, great food, great cocktails, fantastic service.

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RV
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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NK
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!!!

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CD
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My local and I adore the place. It’s absolutely brilliant.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. We will definitely be back.

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FO
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant with beautiful dishes and a great range if wines. A bit expensive but will defenitely be back when i save some mpre $

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R
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Blink and you’ll miss it, pinos is tucked away within Alexandria. They offer a wide selection of wines and a carefully curated menu. I recommend getting an antipasto to start as their cheeses are wonderful. The staff are friendly welcoming and helpful when you’re stuck on what cheese to pick. Wonderful atmosphere 10/10 would recommend. A little expensive but worth it.

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