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The Old School Trattoria

225 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2075, Australia
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“fritto misto” (4 reviews)
“prosciutto” (2 reviews)
“scampi” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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225 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2075, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time I've been to this restaurant, and there won't be a third time. The food is very, very, average and doesn't have any passion in it from the cook. If you're an average cook at home you could easily create this...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Can't go past traditional Italian food cooked by experienced Italian chefs , in a quirky " old school" classroom . Our evening was fun , the food delicious , and the staff warm and welcoming . The tagliatelle à la fungi , fritto misto ,...More

Thank Fran C
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here recently for the first time, the location is good, easy parking out the front and the old building has some atmosphere. The service was very good, however the food was average at best and expensive for what was provided.

Thank BJW777
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The service was good and the waitress was friendly and helpful. Most of our group were satisfied with their food but my wife was not. She had ordered the Dory which was one of the specials. Badly cooked with little flavour. It was dry and...More

2  Thank WellTravelledAussie2
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We arranged a casual salad and pasta meal for a group 30 - 40 walkers of an evening. No staff were required as we were to help ourselves to a salad and pasta. What a dissapointment. The salads for 4 to share were an amount...More

1  Thank PleasantSurpriseDJE
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Great food, very friendly staff, Franco the chef recommended the fritto misto, it was excellent and the waitress recommended the tiramisu, made by the chef's wife, it was so fresh and great coffee flavours.

Thank neil538
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Table of six, and we all had steak. I had an eye fillet with mushrooms. Ordered medium rare, but it came more done. The quality of the steak was good, and there were no other complaints from the table. Service was excellent and we were...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Authentic Tuscan cuisine, served in a beautiful old school house. The food and the service are impeccable !

Thank Bob & Jan P
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Great food! Been here several times over lots of years! Franco is the best, great chef! Pina gives her beautiful friendly service always! They go together so well just like their great food and wine!

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Old School Trattoria is a welcoming foodie experience with lovely highly capable service. Chef Franco is deservedly proud of this location - well, it's a very cute historical building and old schoolrooms are no longer scary. He meets his customers and is interested in...More

Thank ray_au
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2075, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ku-ring-gai  >  St. Ives
  • Phone Number: 9144-6466
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