Caminetto Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

3.9
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$40 and under
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There is nothing better than enjoying a relaxing meal after a day spent seeing the beautiful sights of Sydney. Situated in the historic district of The Rocks, Caminetto offers mouthwatering traditional Italian food in a comfortable and refined atmosphere. Our restaurant has an extensive menu that is sure to please even the fussiest of eaters. We can cater to tour groups, functions, parties, families and couples. Experience the taste of Italy in a uniquely Australian setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice!
Great food and atmosphere

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SRF123
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great place to go to on NYE because there's a perfect area upstairs to go watch the fireworks. Definitely recommend on NYE

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vipCestbon
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

What we thought would be a special menu for Christmas lunch turned out to be just a regular menu. Also the music was very loud and not seasonal music, just the radio. The veal dishes were very tasty and desert as well.

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StewartW
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Busy place with good seating outdoors and the food is good. The staff are a bit stretched but we had a lovely dinner on a warm evening sitting outdoors.

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vipJudib
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The wine was terrible and they would not exchange it for a better bottle. Service was ok. Location ok

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michellew
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

They were out of two “specials” at 7pm. Food quality was very poor and touristy. Restaurant is lovely. Service slow and inattentive.
Saltimbocca NEVER has tomato sauce. Meat Dishes don’t come when pasta. Only vegetables.
If you’re looking for authentic style Italian AVOID this tourist trap

JK
JimK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was very poor. The restaurant seemed incredibly disorganized. The food quality was barely ok. It took forever to get the check. It seemed they wanted to keep the tables full to act as an advertisement for their less than great establishment.

JC
JanetteC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

New Years Eve and they took in our group of 11, even though they had stopped taking bookings themselves they still honoured our Opentable reservation. Food was great and although super busy the staff were friendly and service was not slow.

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LIssaT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I had the pollo saltimbocca but the Chicken was dry. The other meals were ok though

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food and great service. The ambience was good too. Overall a great experience and I highly recommend this restaurant.

MR
MichelleR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were attentive and pleasant even though it was Vivid and the restaurant was full.
Fast service and fresh and tasty food.
We ate there two nights in a row and we happy both times.

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TaylorS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

An incredibly average restaurant, food was ok, scenery was nice, service was a bit subpar, music was nice. Didn't have a bad night, but was certainly nothing to remember

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was basic and disappointing. Risotto was very stale

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Although they accepted reservations they were not actually open. We showed up to a closed restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is very tasty and the menu is well-rounded. The pizza bread (garlic) is a crowd pleaser.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On y est allés 2 x en 5 jours. On a senti que nous n’étions pas dans un attrape touriste , belles soirées réconfortante.
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Gina
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great! But I was a bit disappointed by the fact that the website was listing a specific meal that was not available "anymore" according to the waitress... this was the main reason I choose this restaurant amongs others around...but overall was OK.

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Buster
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The toilets were locked before we had paid or left the restaurant. Others diners were still there when we left. My guest had to use the toilets in another establishment at the end of the road.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Food/Wine is expensive, and not great quality. I always remember it being more ..... everything. Just catering for cruise ship tourists these days ... shame really

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

If I could give less than I would! What a terrible place to dine! Do not recommend!!
When we arrived we had to flag down a waiter - no one greeted us. The manager did not have a table ready for us we had to be seated. Within 2 min they were rushing us to make an order. When the entree was brought out it was dropped on our table then the person couldn't leave fast enough. We had to flag down a waiter to bring us plates, cutlery and napkins. Menu had a poor selection (and limited) of Italian cuisine!! When we ordered our food it was not read back and confirmed by the waiter. When our bottle of wine was brought to the table, no one showed us the bottle to confirm that it was the one we ordered. We were not offered to taste it first and the bottle wasn't even opened!! They just plonked the bottle down with two glasses (didn't even pour the wine). We ordered Polo alla Campagnola - chicken wasnt really cooked well and pasta had been left sitting out before hand so was rubbery and chewy (definitely not freshly cooked). We also ordered the Saltimbocca alla Romana - veal was pretty tough! Our entree plates were not even cleared nor did we receive fresh cutlery for our mains. It was a very clumsy situation when the waiter tried to place down our main meals when we had entree plates sitting in front of us. No one came over to ask if everything was ok with our mains. Waiters didn't really seem to care or talk to us. Dirty plates were left on our table for more than 15 min after we had finished before being cleared. When we paid they didn't ask if everything was ok. DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT!! Awful service, mediocre food and overpriced for what it is! I want a full refund!!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tuesday night, had a booking for 7pm -- turned up 10 minutes early to check the place out and get a table, went out the back to see several tables dirty all packed from leftovers and when asked where we wanted to be seated we needed to wait a longer time for the tables to be cleaned from lunch time.

Eventually got seated just after 7, sat down and were given water but not asked for anything. Another older couple had sat down at least 10 minutes later and were served before us. No acknowledgement from any staff, after 20 minutes of sitting down and regretting the choice of restaurant, I asked someone who had brought the food out and they didn't speak a word of English, only one person was taking orders and he was still talking to the older couple who had just been given their meals and we still hadn't been asked for a drink let a lone food.
We then left and walked out after sitting there for almost 30 minutes.
Will never recommend anyone here.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2016
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was the only thing that let this restaurant down...as we waited an hour for our mains after waiting 40 mins for our entree previously all we witnessed was the what seemed like backpacker staff who couldnt speak english well getting hassled by the manager every 10 minutes about god knows what who just seemed to walk around and around the resteraunt to look busy but didnt actually get in there and help.
We actually saw people who arrived & ordered after us get their food first so i had to ask where our food was to get it, but thankgod the food was delicious!

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Gman
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice restaurant with great atmosphere (although can get a bit loud) and nice backyard between the building and the rocks. Restaurant is good although not outstanding, but the location makes it 'something different'.
Great for large groupes (we were a group of 14 and service did not fail)

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was good, however the service was shocking. Upon arrival, I had to walk around to find a waiter to be seated. We were sat in a corner next to the storage room, with no heater within 15 meters of us (on a 6 degree night). No one took our order for (not even drinks) for 25 minutes. Waited for our food, and ate. Asked for the bill twice, before going to search for someone to pay. Almost paid for meals that somehow made it onto our bill. Would not recommend.

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MichelleH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very disappointing. Requested inside table but not available at booked time. Not enough staff to cope with full restaurant. We got our own cutlery from waiters island bench. We could have left without paying and no-one would have even noticed. Absolutely shocking lack of service. Have walked past this restaurant for years and it is always busy so thought we would try it. Never again.

HM
vipHighMaintenance
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Cramped dining, below average service, and mediocre food.

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