Pilu at Freshwater

Gault&Millau's review

A Gault&Millau Australia TOP 100 restaurant Giovanni Pilu continues to provide an authentic Sardinian-inspired dining experience and industry-leading wine list. The restaurant has a unique elevated position providing sweeping beach views. Generously spaced tables with clean white linen allow the views to shine and diners to unwind. The menu offers two-, three-, five- and eight-course options. Start with an entree of smoked mullet, delicately dressed with hints of apple and dill, followed by squid ink ravioli of buffalo mozzarella, with the combination of the accompanying sea urchin, salmon roe and grapefruit proving exceptional – a memorable and beautifully executed dish. Mains follow, including the signature hand-rolled fregola risotatta with pearl onions, leeks and wild garlic. This immensely satisfying dish is so good that you won’t want it to end! However, you’ll be quickly won over by the expertly roasted Cowra lamb loin, which is cleverly teamed with the harmonious partners of heirloom eggplants and black garlic. PSST! Desserts include a traditional Sardinian pastry filled with ricotta and sultanas … or perhaps you’ll be tempted by the decadent ‘dessert cocktails’? Reviewed for the 2019 Guide

Address

On the beach, Moore Road, Freshwater
2000 Sydney

Contact

+61 2 9938 3331

Web site

Opening hours

Monday 
Tuesday  12:00 - 15:00 / 18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday  12:00 - 15:00 / 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday  12:00 - 15:00 / 18:00 - 22:00
Friday  12:00 - 15:00 / 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday  12:00 - 15:00 / 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday  12:00 - 15:00
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