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Svago, Parkside, AU-SA

Svago

4.7
4.7
86 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian

SVAGO, Italian for FUN!

We are an Italian kitchen inspired by the recipes handed down from generation to generation.

Memories of making pasta, biscuits and pizza with Nonna (our grandmother). Cooking with Nonna was always fun. And it was simple. It was holding onto the Artisan philosophy of food. Handmade dishes using the freshest ingredients. Ingredients that were allowed to speak for themselves. Whether it was Nonno’s (our grandfather) home grown tomatoes in the pasta sauce or the fresh fish a neighbour caught and gave to Nonna to cook. It all tasted wonderful.

We are a modern Italian kitchen with a modern feel but SVAGO Bursts with the warmth and hospitality of real Italian family traditions, meeting for Lunch and or Dinner!

This is the SVAGO way.

Enjoy the food. Enjoy the hospitality and above all else have some fun!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (08) 8463 1666

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Eduardo Ferro

  • Area

    Parkside

  • Cross Street

    55 Unley Road, Parkside

  • Parking Details

    Park at the rear of the Restaurant, off Young Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 86 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. j

    janinee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bit noisy but considering it was Mother’s Day, it was fine. The other times we have been it’s been quieter.

  2. H

    Herm

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A lovely spot for our Sunday lunch and the service was great.

  3. DL

    DonaldL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    We had 4 mains and a starter to share. 3x mains were the Chef’s Special Steaks - all were scotch fillets. We all asked for mid rate instead of making it too difficult for the kitchen. By the time they got too our table they all came out medium, none of our steaks were trimmed. Still had significant sinew on them- the red wine reduction was nice, likewise the broccolini and potatoes

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always beautiful food with great service!

  5. MK

    MuraliK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic night great food and lovely staff.

  6. MM

    MadeleineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Noise level a bit much. Conversation was difficult. Food delicious and service excellent. We will return at a quieter time. Thanks for everything.

  7. JC

    JaneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Always reliable for friendly attentive staff and great food

  8. LD

    LubaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Staff at Svago is always very helpful, they have changed our table to the booth to accommodate two toddlers who had a bit more space and everyone felt very comfortable. This specific visit my personal little disappointment was with the long gap between entree and mains - because of kids getting tired i would prefer we would eaten much quicker. Also, this time, my favourite risotto wasn't as perfect as i used to... but in 90% it absolutely delicious, so i will be ordering it again, for sure.

  9. C

    Claudia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had one of the best pizza's in Adelaide. Fresh and authentic Italian. We go to a lot of Italian restaurants and I can not speak highly enough of Svago. The service was great, too. A very good experience.

  10. C

    Circajian

    South Australia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As usual, nice welcome , great service and excellent food!

  11. CJ

    CraigJ

    Adelaide

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Great service and extensive menu. Croquettes we’re good and pizza was great. Pasta was average and the tiramisu and creme brûlée were forgettable. Fine place for a casual bite to eat.

  12. MA

    MarioA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and service. Meal thoroughly enjoyed by all.

  13. D

    Dolly

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Although our table was some distance from other diners, the noise level was just too much! Otherwise good overall. Great menu and outstanding service from friendly staff. We would go there again, but only at a quieter time.

  14. JJ

    JustJac

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We love Svagos! The meals are always delicious. The steak always cooked to perfection. Wish the porchetta was back on the menu, but the lamb cutlets were amazing. Drink service somewhat lacking (initial drinks were quick, but didn’t get another one until our plates were cleared). We’ll definitely be back!

  15. AE

    AlexE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great choice of different selections on your menu. Our food was delicious and very flavorsome. Prompt, courteous service. Very clean and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch experience.

  16. R

    Roma

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch time on a Thursday so it was quiet with a only a few other patrons. Wait staff was extremely professional, friendly and attentive. One diner was coeliac so staff explained best pasta to eat. Food was delicious which pleased all the Italians present.

  17. MC

    MadelineC

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely spot on in every aspect. All food was delicious, too service and a great atmosphere. 10 out of 10 would recommend

  18. AH

    AliH

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great place...staff are amazing, food is great.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and amazing service. This restaurant is spotlessly clean. We have now been a few times and will continue to go back. What a great team and environment well done!!!

  20. P

    Paully

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great Food ,Service,as always is impeccable. Food nice & warm,very appetising. Mine Host &Hostess are lovely people

  21. EC

    EllaC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I had dinner on the 5th and it was amazing, we really enjoyed it the staff and food were amazing. We then booked for us and 4 friends to go the Saturday after and again another perfect night! All the staff are sooo friendly and give the best service and the food is unfaultable!

  22. M

    Marecali

    Adelaide

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Food combination good, but the food was oily. Staff v friendly.

  23. K

    Karenz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant and very friendly, knowledgeable staff. The food is delicious, beautiful flavours and large servings. It is our favourite Italian restaurant, along with their other one in Port Adelaide. Cannot recommended highly enough, you will not be disappointed.

  24. TR

    TimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food staff very efficient and friendly would have no problem recommending

  25. KJ

    KingaJ

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, always feel comfortable in there….don’t rush out

  26. JP

    JennyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food at Svago is fabulous and so delicious! The server was so warm and friendly and looked after us so well. Definitely recommend the rage pasta! And the gelato at the end was so good! Highly recommend

  27. DH

    DeniseH

    Western Australia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service always good will be back soon

  28. FK

    FrankK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We found the noise levels too high, do much so that we never sit in that part of the venue again. It was in the back part with the low eiling. Food was great.

  29. RS

    RebeccaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The best Italian food we’ve eaten. No issues whatsoever. Very loud restaurant and busy so sat by the door which not ideal but overall we will definitely be back! I had the spaghetti mare and it was full of seafood including large crab legs, prawns, mussels, cockles and squid. My husband had chicken and it was juicy and incredibly flavoursome with a sauce lid love the recipe for. yummy!! Yes, we’ll be back soon.

  30. s

    sandy

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    we enjoyed the food. the tiramisu was massive

  31. BR

    BrentR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu, solid wine list and very friendly staff- loved it!

  32. JG

    JG25

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3

    I ordered the spaghetti carbonara and it the taste wasn’t appetising. The after taste was off and I couldn’t stomach more than 5 spoonfuls. I felt sick afterwards and won’t be ordering again. Please try one for yourself.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warm and excellent service, good quality food and delicious 🙂

  34. DC

    DianneC

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great place, attended a working lunch, easy parking, food was divine, tasty, seasonally fresh and well presented.

  35. MA

    MarkA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, so tasy and they make you feel special from the time you walk in

  36. LD

    LindaDD

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent menu. Hard to choose as everything was so appealing. Food was fresh and delicious. Loved the crab pasta. Great daily specials. The attention of the friendly staff. We were seated at a great table,

  37. RS

    RubyStew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favourite dinner places in Adelaide! Best food and excellent service. I keep going back and every time it is just as good. Great value for money as well.

  38. AM

    AlicenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High quality traditional italian food with great service. Lovely venue.

  39. P

    Paully

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Upon entering the Restaurant we were greeted warmly . I can highly recommend this Restaurant for a good Night out. Excellent food accompanied by a great Wine list. An overall nice place

  40. AS

    AdamS

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is amazing. Great food, great service and friendly staff.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Svago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (08) 8463 1666.

Svago is rated 4.7 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for Svago

55 Unley Rd Parkside, AU-SA 5063

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    55 Unley Road, Parkside

  • Area

    Parkside

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Park at the rear of the Restaurant, off Young Street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Eduardo Ferro

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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