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Lucio's Italian Restaurant

#192 of 4,555 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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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Thank Stephen A
Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucio's is a place I have been meaning to go to for years, but this was my first visit to this Sydney institution. It lived up to its reputation for high quality Italian food and service. The art on the walls makes for a unique setting.

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

Thank you Bettina. We are so delighted you so enjoyed your experience with us. We just love your review and thank you for taking the time to write such lovely words and give a terrific score. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest Sally Galletto More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Delicious lunch for three today could not have been bettered. From first moment a welcome arrival and attentive service throughout. We shared 3 plates for entree .. oysters, insalata caprese and prosciutto melon .. simple and delicious. Followed by fish of the day and the black handkerchief seafood pasta ... superb Good wine selection and desserts made for a fine... More 

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1 Thank meggardiner45
sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you meggardiner45 for your lovely review. We are just delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us last week and thank you so much for taking the time to pass on your generous comments. Greatly appreciated by the whole team. We'd love to have you as a neighbour! Kind regards Sally Galletto More 

Sydney, Australia
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233 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Met with two friends for Friday lunch on a wonderful Spring day. The greeting and service were perfect. We drank little but well and all enjoyed our meal choices. We stayed for hours and felt decadent. A wonderful way to spend a holiday afternoon.

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

Many thanks for your lovely review Reconnoiterer. We love a long lunch too and nothing pleases us more than to treat our guests to a little decadence. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Sally Galletto More 

Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always charming, always excellent food, wonderful decor and a overall wonderful experience. We have dined at Lucio's many times, and it is always nice to be welcomed warmly and treated like royalty.

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

Thank you so much AnnetteandSammy for choosing Lucio's for your special occasion. We are just delighted you enjoyed your experience with us once again and I have passed on your lovely comments to the team. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Kind Regards Sally Galletto More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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154 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

One of Sydneys oldest fine dining. The food and service very nice. Good but expensive wine list. Great art work on the walls. Great night out

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

Many thanks for your kind review and feedback HRifai. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening and appreciate you choosing Lucio's. Naturally some of our wines are in the upper price range however, the entry level wine on our list is $42 and we have many available in the $50's and $60's price range as well which we consider to... More 

Mauritius
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Overall, service and food was fine. However, for dessert, we expected much better. The panacotta did not live to the standard of the restaurant. Even though we complained, we were told that the Chef said is was normal !! 2 HATS???? Come on! definitely not with that dessert; which we wouldn't recommend. Not even offered another dessert like many other... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to dine at Lucio's recently. All feedback is greatly appreciated and we are naturally very disappointed you did not enjoy your dessert of grapefruit & white chocolate panna cotta pudding with campari marshmallow & blood orange meringue. Chef was correct in saying that was how the dish was intended to be presented. It was one of... More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We came to Lucio's Italian restaurant last night for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. From the minute we walked in, we were greeted in the warmest fashion. The restaurant has great art on the walls, so aesthetically it is really stunning. The food was magnificent and we have absolutely no complaints. A few of the standouts were the... More 

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

Wow - what a fantastic review. We are absolutely delighted you enjoyed your experience and thank you so much for your very kind words. We are very proud of our fabulous staff and have passed this on to the whole team. Thank you for choosing Lucio's for such a special occasion and we look forward to welcoming you back on... More 

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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We have now been to Lucio's twice in 2 years. Both times with the Food Safari group. We we fortunate to hear Lucio speak about his immigration to Australia and his love of food and art. There is some wonderful art on the walls of this restaurant that need to be seen to be believed. We were also treated to... More 

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

Thank you so much ThingsY for your fabulous review and very kind words. We love hosting Maeve's Gourmet Safaris - it's always a lot of fun with lovely guests who clearly appreciate having a good time. We are delighted you enjoyed it so much to come twice. That says a lot. Hope to see you again next year. Kind regards... More 

San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed excellent food and service at Lucio's. Recommend a walk around Paddington and dinner here for your visit to Sydney.

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

Many thanks Diana for your lovely recommendation and terrific scores. It is greatly appreciated by the whole team. 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$ 18 - US$ 33
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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