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The Old School Trattoria

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225 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2075, Australia
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Great food! Been here several times over lots of years! Franco is the best, great chef! Pina gives her beautiful friendly service always! They go together so well just like their great food and wine!

Thank Pam C
Level Contributor
71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Old School Trattoria is a welcoming foodie experience with lovely highly capable service. Chef Franco is deservedly proud of this location - well, it's a very cute historical building and old schoolrooms are no longer scary. He meets his customers and is interested in what you think about his meals. The waitperson was refreshingly candid and provided great professional... More 

Thank ray_au
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant is a lovely old school house with great italian food a little pricey but worth it. The staff are great and helpful. I had beef with creamy mushroom sauce with vegetables. Shared a bruschetta. Had a mango tiamasu which was different and coffee topped of with a lemon liquor and chocolates. Had a little trouble parking in... More 

Thank Sharon K
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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219 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

One of my locals that I have eaten at many times. Family owned and run, the service is friendly and food is of good quality. I have never had a bad meal here, always consistent and having been around for a very long time stand a testament to the fact this place must be doing things right. This evening I... More 

Thank Wayne N
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A real restaurant with good food and large portions. Family run with the chef making rounds to check on satisfaction. Very good ambience and helpful attentive service. A nice feel, good venue for families or to entertain guests. Excellent prawns entree and tiramisu dessert. Good menu, though more interesting specials would be appreciated.

Thank TwinsFanInOz
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Called for takeaway and were too busy. Hung up in my ear -- lost me for other group visits-- forgot about customer service, plenty of other places to visit.

Thank Ian C
Cape Town, South Africa
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Last time I was at the Old School Trattoria it was 20 years ago where I learnt all about good Italian food. I can honestly say that it still serves up Quintessential Italian food that, for me, will always be the benchmark worldwide

Thank rodney120
Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Had not dined in the Old School Trattoria for at least 20 years. The venue and staff were still welcoming and very helpful coping with a noisy table of 10 with pleasant attention and excellent service. Food was plentiful and very tasty.

Thank Tony P
Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

An Italian restaurant should be able to cook a decent pizza, this place can,t. The base was soft and doughy, covered in blobs of tomato paste/sauce. I left most of it, and when the waitress asked me if i enjoyed it i told her no, to which she shrugged and replied " well i like the pizza here, mind you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

As we walked towards the restaurant we could see it was very busy. Two large groups and other diners. We thought Oh it is going to be slow. HOWEVER how wrong were we. We were greeted at the door by Pina (part owner) showed straight to our table, water arrived and our wine opened. Next our very bright and knowledgeable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2075, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ku-ring-gai  >  St. Ives
  • Phone Number: 9144-6466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?