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Lucio's Italian Restaurant

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47 Windsor St, Paddington, 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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18:30 - 22:15
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

THE VENUE - Lucio boasts that the restaurant has been there for 40 years and it looks like it - the interior is dated and badly in need of renovation - the dining chairs are cheap and un conmfortable - the old original red terra cotta tiles are still there - the gents toilet had water all over the floor... More 

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

richard g. Whilst we welcome all feedback, both positive and negative, yours is one of the most unpleasant and inaccurate reviews we have ever received. In reading your previous reviews of other venues here on TripAdvisor it is clear that this is a common occurrence with your writings. Please note. We are justifiably proud of our 34 years as evidenced... More 

Level Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucio was entertaining again this evening. After 40 years he still mingles and gets to know the clientele. Food always lives up to expectations and I can always guarantee that my overseas guests will have a memorable experience.

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

Thank you so much for your fabulous review Roma G. We are delighted you continue to enjoy your experience at Lucio's. Lucio loves his job and our team takes great pride in providing the best in hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards Sally Galletto More 

Grafton, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time to Lucio's and it won't be our last. Right from when you walk through the door you are made to feel welcome by the owner of this charming establishment, "Lucio". Once seated we had "Roberto" and "Jose' " waiting on us, who were patient, well manner and helpful, especially with explaining aspects of the menu.... More 

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

Many thanks Ceugant for choosing Lucio's. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your first visit so much and your very kind words and perfect score are greatly appreciated by the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards Sally Galletto More 

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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

It was our first time at Lucio's but we had heard excellent reports and were very keen to sample what was on offer. From the charming interior and décor (have a good look at the art on the walls) to the faultless service and, of course, the delicious dishes what isn't there to love about this long established restaurant? The... More 

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

Thank you so much JaneoBell for your delightful review and fabulous score. We are delighted to have lived up to expectations on your first visit - thank you for choosing Lucio's and taking the time to write such kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards Sally Galletto More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 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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sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much yearning traveller for your very kind words and outstanding score. Much appreciated by the entire team. Kind regards Sally Galletto More 

Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

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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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 21 December 2016

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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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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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

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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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 

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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$ 23 - US$ 77
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, 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, New South Wales 2021, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Paddington>  > 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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