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Lucio's Italian Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
US$21 - US$72
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t understand how anyone could post a bad review on what has to be a truly outstanding restaurant. The service was impeccable, Lucio was an absolute delight and the food was sensational. Unfortunately the bread that was already on the table was so good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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luciospaddington, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your outstanding review Toni. Your very kind words are much appreciated by the whole team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good for that special occasion. Somewhat of an institution, always consistently good, set in a quiet back street of Paddington. Thoroughly recommended, a little difficult parking wise.

Date of visit: December 2018
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luciospaddington, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation 802JenniferG. Your comments and top score are much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for lunch. Service is quite nice, although the pace of the meal was uneven. I give Lucio’s points for not being red sauce Italian, but we did not find the food particuarly interesting or tasty. The vegetarian pasta dish was trying much...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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luciospaddington, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Dimmi and Tripadvisor CAGreens - all feedback is appreciated. We are disappointed that you found the service to be "quite nice", we do try considerably harder than that. Your points for not being a...More

Reviewed 18 December 2018

A must restaurant of choice for any occasion especially the special ones!!! Food is yummilicious and always consistent! Service is superb, warm and genuine and welcoming 😊

Date of visit: September 2018
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luciospaddington, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Much appreciated by the whole team. So happy you enjoyed and we look forward to your next visit. Kindest Sally

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is all class. Excellent service, excellent food and lovely slightly old surroundings (do not change). My Martini was so good I had a second. The sirloin was as good as any I have tasted. My friends had memorable pasta. Rock oysters excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
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luciospaddington, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2018

Thank you very much Lankylee. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and the whole team appreciates your very kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

A brilliant venue. Quiet. Relaxed. Fantastic venue. Brilliant staff. Great menu and fantastic wine list. We had the degustation. Beautiful match of Italian wines with Italian dishes. The staff are fantastic.

Date of visit: February 2018
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luciospaddington, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thanks so much for your brilliant review. We are so glad you enjoyed and thank you for dining with us. Kind regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 7 November 2018

A local dinning institution with wonderful Australian artworks!! Wonderful food, service and the most welcoming and friendly vibe from Lucio and his staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
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sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thanks so much for your wonderful review Alan. We are all delighted you enjoyed your visit. Kindest Sally and the team.

Reviewed 31 October 2018

I personally really enjoyed this place, have been here a couple of times now. I can never fault the service or the food. It's a bit of an institution. The service is truly one of a kind, the staff did everything they could to make...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you so much for your incredible review. I have passed this on to all our wonderful staff who take so much pride in their work as part of the Lucio's family. We are simply delighted you enjoyed your evening and look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I think there are better Italian restaurants out there for this price. Food is average, service is bette than average. But I would not go out of my way again.

Date of visit: October 2018
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sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your comment re our service. We are naturally disappointed and that our food was not to your liking, We wish you happy dining elsewhere. Regards Sally Galletto

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Lucio's is a gorgeous Restaurant to sit in, surrounded by art works, in a lovely building and a very pretty street. A real destination restaurant where you could spend hours. Our welcome today was lovely, the food today (lunch) was outstanding, the service very poor....More

Date of visit: October 2018
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sally g, Owner at Lucio's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hello Vanessa. Thank you so much for your very kind words on our welcome, ambience and food. We do apologise for the service hiccup. Accidents, unfortunately can happen and of course are never intentional. We hope it did not distract too much from the overall...More

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lgreen45g
27 December 2018|
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Response from luciospaddington | Property representative |
We welcome well behaved children in our restaurant, but I am sorry, no we do not provide high chairs. If you need extra space for a pram or stroller, please just let us know at time of booking. Kind regards, Sally Galletto
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Amanda3888
13 May 2017|
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Response from luciospaddington | Property representative |
Hello Amanda. I completely understand your concern and can assure you it was an incident that still haunts Lucio. He has fully admitted that he reacted extremely badly on the night, and we believe it was due to a mis... More
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