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Pilu At Freshwater

On The Beach, Moore Road, Freshwater, Warringah, New South Wales 2096, Australia
+61 2 9938 3331
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (71 reviews)
“pork” (28 reviews)
“ravioli” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
On The Beach, Moore Road, Freshwater, Warringah, New South Wales 2096, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I attended a small wedding at Pilu yesterday afternoon. The service was impeccable as was the food, oysters & pork belly were standouts. The wines were just perfect with the food, and the absolute ocean view was just the best. Great place!

Thank 14pmcd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is indeed very special. We went with friends who had raved about the restaurant and so were very pleased to be trying it out ourselves.....it is very good. The food is tasty and the service is very attentive. The setting has the feel...More

Thank saffronpixi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just when you may be thinking that Pilu is all about your old country nonna's tasty everyday cooking, sparks of cheffy creativity are showcased in some dishes! Eg, 1. Pecorino consomme, hand rolled fregola, corn, macadamia nuts, chives (...authentic rustic food, turned into a masterpiece...More

Thank Kurokujikiri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a group of 8 friends. The location is great and the feel of the restaurant is like being in someone's very nice beach house. So it was a good start. But from then on, I felt disappointed, despite the accolades that this...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great venue for a celebration with views over Freshwater beach. Excellent service and good food. The squid entree was delicious and the suckling pig a standout dish. A very comprehensive wine list with many regional wines.

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We had the 5 course degustation. The food was amazing. The mussels were the favourite. The wine list is expansive but the waiter knew which wines to recommend based on our tastes which was a great help. The atmosphere was lovely and the staff were...More

Thank Armyo
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This was the third time I had been to Pilu, the first for my wife. Previous visits were really stand out and that's why we chose to dine here on this occasion. We ate the five course degustation, but at least two of the courses...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Pilu is without doubt one of Sydney's best situated restaurants, with a stunning view of Freshwater beach. The airiness, lightness and space offered by the gracious weatherboard building just adds to the Sydney beach casual atmosphere. I enjoyed the set menu, starting with a fine...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had been meaning to go to Pilu for several years and finally had the opportunity on the weekend. We were treated to stunning weather and were blown away by the view of Freshwater Beach. We went for the five course degustation with matched wines...More

Thank Visco1
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

So the FAMOUS Pilu restaurant has finally turned the little external 'take away cafe' part into this gorgeous wine bar. It's outside Pilu on the grass front and they have converted it into a sheltered very cool wine bar with beautiful Sardinian wines and a...More

Thank Michelle W
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Ian M
Do you cater for kids at all at lunchtime?
20 September 2016|
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Response from piludining | Property representative |
Hi Ian Thanks for your question - yes we certainly cater for children and depending on their age and tastes they can dine from our regular menu or from a children's menu which includes pasta, chicken, steak, fish and dessert.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On The Beach, Moore Road, Freshwater, Warringah, New South Wales 2096, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Warringah  >  Freshwater
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9938 3331
  • E-mail