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Pino's Vino e Cucina

4.7
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132 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Since opening the door to our home, this humble Italian restaurant in Alexandria, we have been blessed with the company of hundreds of curious diners in search of something more.

Couples on first dates relax and share cocktails at the hand-crafted wooden bar. The soft, smooth music allows the conversation to flow. And should it stop, our friendly bartenders know how to break the ice.

Lovers celebrating an anniversary sit opposite one another at candle-lit tables and raise their glasses to past happiness and future love. Our waiters ensure they are well taken care of without intruding on those special moments.

Our menu, which uses traditional Italian produce put together with a little panache’, was designed to be shared. Small and large groups celebrate birthdays, homecomings, Christmas parties and corporate functions at our long table, where share plates are passed around and no-one is forgotten.

We can’t wait to meet you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Pino's Signature Rib-Eye Pre Order (min. 2 ppl)

Dine in

A$85.00 per order

Starting Sep 16, 2020·Daily 7:00AM-11:30PM

The Rib-Eye must be pre-ordered more than 48 hours before the booking time. Our Signature Rib-eye is ideal for tables of 4 or more but doable for 2 or 3 if you're keen! The rib-eye will be 1kg for $240 (9-week Dry-aged wrapped tightly in a cheesecloth soaked in Grappa. Please specify on the notes if you would like more than one Rib-Eye

Standard Reservation

Dine in

A$85.00 per order

Starting Sep 14, 2020·Daily 4:00PM-11:30PM

Nothing will be debited from your card at the time of booking, however, should you not show up for your reservation, you will be charged the full $85 per head.

If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know in the notes of your reservation.

Thanks for your understanding.

What 132 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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william
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the Tuscan degustation menu - was great. Look forward to trying the main menu.

LH
LorraineH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! The staff are just superb and look after you.

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Mangia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Definitely not a ‘cheap eats’ but great value... ambience, service, great food, tasty wines!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food sensational. Couldn’t fault it

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melloneyg
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our night. Food and service were amazing!

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LauraB
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Have been to Pinos a few times and always return. Don't think we ordered very well this time around. The wine and dessert was perfect, but the food was a bit average. We did a few entrees and shared those as a meal:
- olives, bread,
- buratta - would recommend
- octopus carpaccio - wouldn't recommend
- beef tartare - pretty good
- yellowfin tuna - didn't have much flavour

Also appreciate that we did not get textures right on this meal and ordered the slimest of foods haha.

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Dani
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect was amazing!! Can’t recommend this place enough

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Nellle
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

poor service, a bit too much preasure, they kind of force you to take the olive + bread for starter, which cost a gentle $16... moreover, the cook the pork cutlet rare! i wont go back

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TimTam
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Pino's Vino e Cucina make you feel very welcome and make the effort to listen and recommend carefully. Superb food every time. A minor gripe, I'd love more vegetarian options.

JS
JohannaS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we had diner at Pino’s and it’s always outstanding in terms of food, service, staff... really recommend this place!

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Meggido
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little place. Food is exceptional and service is great. Ah ha hidden little gem in the middle of Alexandria

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We arrived with a very important business contact and had a table of 3 booked, on arrival we were told that we would have dinner at the bar as all bookings for 3 eat at the bar.

My wife would say I am always too loose, that I never make a fuss over these things but even I was surprised that a restaurant would assume that it is ok to take a bar seat booking for a dinner reservation without clarifying with the customer if this is ok, it simply did not meet our requirements for such an important dinner.

At the end of the day it is up to the restaurant as to how they run their business but I just think that they should not assume that it is ok for them to handle bookings without some clarity if they are only offering bar seats , had they told us that this was the case upfront we would have went elsewhere without any issues.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and wine!!!

AJ
AshJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent - they were training a new chef and the service was a little slow due to that, but it was explained to us from the outset. Wine menu great!

TM
ThomasM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My daughter, her husband and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant service and food. The Ambiance was just what you would expect from a wonderful Italian restaurant. We will return before our return to Canada. Loved the oysters and pork neck. A nice vegetarian entree would make this a 5 start.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Clarkey
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic, high quality Italian food. Superb wine list and exceptional service.

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Anonymous
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sharp, professional service.
Experienced chefs and produce on point.

EB
vipEddieBee
London
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hidden away in the back streets of Alexandria sits this neighbourhood gem which offers a simple one-page menu which, in comparison to many Italian restaurants, is unexpected. But you can be sure of the quality with every dish which is uniquely made with the finest ingredients, exceptional detail and wonderful tastes and textures.

Having been a couple of times before we tend to save visits for special occasions as to truly enjoy the visit partnering with a wine tops things off and the selection of wines is high-end with many having been imported so bottles are priced accordingly.

Well worth visiting the area to enjoy this mighty fine restaurant.

JK
JohnK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food - the black pudding was superb, pasta excellent & risotto was perfect. The ricotta cake was a gem for dessert.

JP
JanaP
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my elderly Mum here for lunch. It was a Sunday at 12:30 and as the area is a mix of industrial and residential, it was super quiet which made it lovely and relaxing.
The service was spot on and the food was exceptional. The pasta was hand made and beautifully cooked and portion sizes were generous with beautiful presentation. I’m definitely going back. Next time I will try it in the evening and would definitely go on a date night as it has quite a romantic feel.

GM
GregM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They tried to sit us at what looked like a window bench that would barely be suitable for a morning coffee let alone a nice, expensive dinner. They said they could not sit us at an actual table because others (apparently more inportant as maybe not booked through open table) had first right at real tables. Disgusted with how poorly we were treated so we left.

DB
DBAlexandria
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

After living in the neighbourhood for many years, I'm delighted to have such a quality dining experience just on our doorstep. Lovely ambience, divine food & wine and attentive service. This was our second visit and we'll be back for more, that's for sure!

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Larzi
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of favourite restaurants this year. They've got it all right : )

DB
DeeBee
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful neighbourhood gem. Professional service, incredible food and lovely romantic ambiance. A must visit.

LB
LaurenB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous evening from start to finish. The owner greeted us and made us feel very welcome. Our celebration was acknowledged and the attention to detail was consistent throughout the night. The food was delicious. We will definitely be back! Thank you

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Aidan
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this place is a must, people need to find this place and try. It’s next level for a spot in Alexandria

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Vado
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service at Pino's was amazing. They made us feel very welcome and even had a prosecco on arrival for us as they knew it was for a birthday. Food was delicious, especially the eggplant parmagiana, the duck and always good to see suppli on an Italian menu.
Will definitely be back to try things we didn't.

JV
JoaoVaz
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Massive favorite! Highly recommend for all occasions

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RuthT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience at Pino and would high recommend to Italian foodies.

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AshleyS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dinner spot - lovely warm setting on a winters evening with hearty food and friendly staff. Highly recommended1

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RosG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There is a warm glow as you approach this restaurant because of the many candles burning inside. On a cold wet night it beckons you inside. The music was not to my taste and too loud which spoilt the ' glow' factor. However, the food was very good and we were attended to by a generous Italian waiter.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was delicious and the service very friendly and helpful. Relaxed atmosphere and great music! Will definitely be back next time I visit Sydney.

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Aidan
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing again. Thanks Giovanni. My old local will not be happy I’ve found this spot

TB
TaniaB
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live locally & I felt like spoiling my bf on a lovely long boozy lunch. It was incredible in every way. The Manager Giovanni was so fabulous. His recommendation on food & wine was bang on.
We will be returning as after as we can. Love it.

VM
VickiM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish Pino’s was my local. It’s the kind of place I would visit often if it was. The ambience was warm and inviting, perfect for a cosy date or just with friends. The service was caring and friendly - no hipsters here. It felt like how restaurants ought to be - delivering on good service but without the attitude. The food was thoughtful and delicious.
Overall it felt like there was a lot of heart and soul from the kitchen to the floor staff to the environment. I’ll definitely be back and will recommend to my friends.

JK
JessicaKEsteves
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian! Loved the food and the cozy and warm environment. I will be definitely coming back!

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Veronica
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favorite italian resturant in Sydney: delicius food and great wine!

LH
LisaH
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great little restaurant in our local area. Nice relaxed atmosphere, not too busy.

My partner ordered a meat dish and wasn't advised by the waiter that it didn't come with any sides, he would have ordered sides if he had known. In saying that we felt like the main dish was a little overpriced as you then had to order sides on top. He went home a little disappointed and hungry.
My meal and our friends pasta meals were lovely, but came out around 5 minutes apart from each other which we found a bit odd.

The weight staff were lovely but were a bit slow and not very attentive.

FAQs

Pino's Vino e Cucina is rated 4.7 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.