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Lucio's Italian Restaurant

#192 of 4,620 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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47 Windsor St | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
+61 2 9380 5996
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12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:15
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Tue - Sat 12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:15
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the waiter to the owner plus the food and wine recommendations outstanding. Only fault is I don't live in Paddington or have enough money to eat there each week as hospitality is brilliant

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Thank yearningtraveller
Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just dined at Lucio's for the third time - two previous dines were great and today was still very tasty, but not of the quality that the price commands. Bread was supermarket quality and the usually amazing burrata was just ok. Perhaps the supply chain over the holidays dried up but expect more of such a quality establishment.

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Thank jf841
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us once again. We are naturally very disappointed you could only rate us 2/5 on this occasion (no review at all for the previous 2 'great' visits?). Yes, whilst we are open over this in-between period for the convenience of our guests, unfortunately some of our regular suppliers are not. Our... More 

Woollahra, Australia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to Lucio's for years. Lucio reminded me today that I used to take my son from the age of 5! Son now 21. Lucio's is simply one of Sydney's best and wonderful restaurants. Lucio is a true icon, charming, welcoming and engaging. The food is classic Italian with the freshest ingredients and subtle, beautifully combined and perfectly... More 

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Thank Jaqui L
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jacqui. What a simply delightful review. Thank you so much for your very kind words, fantastic support and hearty recommendation. We look forward to welcoming back on your next visit. Kind regards Sally Galletto More 

Sydney
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked Lucio’s Restaurant in Paddington Sydney to celebrate my retirement. I was looking forward to it because it has good reviews and has been around for many years, a good sign when there is plenty of competition in the Sydney dining scene. I attended with my husband and another couple who are our close friends. We arrived with high... More 

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3 Thank tutankarma
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tutankama. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are naturally very disappointed that you did not find the food exciting on this occasion. We have in fact been receiving the most wonderful feedback on our food and are at a loss to understand what happened. We do tend to err on... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The welcome at Lucio's could not have been better. Sally's organisation with outr booking. The treatment and service for our group - fantastic. Our wedding anniversary- all our children, their partners and three young grandchildren under 3. Superb experience. Food, wine, service - could not have been better!

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1 Thank ntjsmith2016
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review ntjsmith2016. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you all in our restaurant on such a special occasion and we thank you so much for choosing Lucio's. Kind regards Sally Galletto More 

Berlin, Germany
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a very historic restaurant and has an amazing art collection. The food is Italian style with a Sydney twist. Always consistent with charming service. In its early days the owners allowed budding artists to pay their bills with artworks and many of these are still on the walls. Delightful

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Thank Sydneyman2014
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review Sydneyman2014. "Italian style with a Sydney twist" - great turn of phrase. So nice to hear that you appreciate the service and art as well as the food - that makes Lucio one happy restaurateur. Kind regards Sally Galletto More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

average experience here. Had a decent time with friends and family in an ideal and family. will be back to give another go

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Thank tenletters2016
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review tenletters2016, We work hard to provide the best in food, wine, service and hospitality and I am sorry we did not live up to expectations on your visit. I am delighted to note you will return to give us another go - thank you. If you would care to elaborate further or make a reservation... More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food, great service, great ambience, can't say much more other than great wine list. The artwork on the walls stand out and having the owner take an interest in our party is what some of the younger resturanters should learn from, well done.

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1 Thank Wazzalagomorph
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

What a great review - thank you Wazzalagomorph. Lucio loves his work and tries to personally welcome all our guests, Old school hospitality lives on - so nice to be appreciated. Kind regards Sally Galletto More 

Cleveland, Oh
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1,236 reviews
523 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is one of my favored restaurant in Sydney which I have visited often when traveling there. It is a very cozy and comfortable restaurant in Paddigton with comfortable seating and with the walls covered by original paintings, some interesting, some very good. All the staff was Italian and very knowledgeable. The menu is indistinguishable from that of a very... More 

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1 Thank marcopolo111
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and very kind words marcopolo111 and for your ongoing support. It is a pleasure to be able to welcome you on your visits to Sydney and we look forward to your next one. Kind regards Sally Galletto More 

Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant, creative food and very good matching wines. Place is very compact and very, very noisy. Service and produce very good. Good for a night out with a few friends.

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1 Thank Stephen A
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us recently Stephen. We appreciate your very kind words and feedback on the noise level. It is not usually that loud, but of course if everyone is having a good time it can escalate. Hopefully we can welcome you back on a quieter night. Kind regards Sally Galletto More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 34
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:15
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:15
Thursday
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:15
Friday
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:15
Saturday
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Windsor St | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Paddington
  • Neighbourhood: Paddington
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9380 5996
Description
Lucio's Italian Restaurant was established in Paddington in 1983 and enjoys a remarkable reputation for exceptional Italian food and magnificent Australian Art.

"Food and art for me is like the air that I breathe," says Lucio Galletto OAM. "The combination of great food, great service and great art on the walls is, in my view, one of the best dining experiences you can imagine."

Lucio's is open five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner with a focus on Northern Italian cuisine, fresh pasta and modern touches to classic dishes.

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Staying in Paddington

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Paddington
Named after its London namesake, the suburb of Paddington showcases streets lined with restored Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies. It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds surrounding the Paddington Uniting Church and Paddington Public School. Paddington is a hub for high-end shopping featuring famous contemporary Australian designers, as well as up-market spas. Foodies are drawn to Paddington for well-known Australian chefs, modern and traditional Italian food, fantastic coffee, passionate brewers and even handmade chocolates.
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