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136 Talga Rd, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4930 7799
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Mon 18:00 - 21:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely place for lunch, with a view of the vineyards and the friendly beautiful dog barking in the background. The staff were lovely, and very accomodating to my mother and myself who have annoying dietary requirements (who goes out for Italian and can't have onion/ garlic, ME that's who) haha. So we Thankyou very much for that! The... More 

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Hunter Valley
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time at Lillino and what a pleasant surprise. The view across the Hunter Valley is a great start. We were happy to pay $5 to taste a good selection of St. Clement's wines and chose a 2009 Merlot for lunch. Starters of Sardines (Venetian style) and scallops were generous and a shared pizza and salad fully satisfied us.... More 

Thank grussellt
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us went to Lilinos no knowing what to expect. But the food was well worth the visit. We were 2 couples. We shared a main as an entree. It was the Ravioli, oh it was so good and reminded me of my mum's (Maltese), that I wished I had had it on my own. Then I had... More 

Thank Wal M
Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great tradition Italian food. Fantastic service. with a lovely view and sunset with reasonable prices. Defenatly going back next time we are in the Hunter Valley

Thank Andrew S
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Thank you for a great night Luigi. Your food and hospitality were amazing. You treated us like old family friends and so it felt like we were eating at home, although the food was much better than home. We loved the fresh pastas. The gnocchi were fantastic, so fluffy and light. See you again.

Thank Sam R
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This was a dinners delight. Beautiful views an food. There was no long waiting times for meals. Staff were very friendly. Highly recommend it as a place dine

Thank 440jeffo
New South Wales, Australia
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We had a small group dinner for my bridal shower and throughly enjoyed it. 5 of us had the suckling pig and 2 had the chicken dish. Everyone enjoyed there meals, great portion sizes and beautiful scenery. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

Thank Kkimi
Southampton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Luigi, the owner of the restaurant and the St Clement vineyard hails from Sardinia where I have lived for just over a year of my life so I knew in advance that I would appreciate his food and his wine. Set on a hillside the architect designed restaurant is ultra modern and at first site,as you drive up the hill... More 

Thank smithfastjet
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and the view over the valley is to die for.. bit out of the way if your going to drink and drive but well worth the visit

Thank MARK Q
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Had such a great meal, the handmade ravioli was amazing, as was the osso bucco. Both the winery's 2013 BNG and the 2006 semillon were brilliant wines. Thank you Luigi and Jared for such lovely service, we will be back next trip to the Hunter!

Thank Jocelintee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$29
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Talga Rd, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Rothbury
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4930 7799
Located in the Lovedale area. St Clements Estate is extremely private and offers an extensive range of wines all produced from our estate. We are also excited to have opened the doors to Lillino's Italian/Pizza restaurant in June 2011.We welcome you to the most authentic and best Italian restaurant in the Hunter Valley Region. Offering some of the finest cuisine with one of the best views in the Hunter.Come on in today, sit back, relax and let us introduce you to a culinary journey without comparison. Grilled Sardinian pecorino drizzled with honey, Spaghetti with sea urchin and homemade Mussel Bottarga, Kurunjones, succulent Suckling Pig, salted crust Burramundi, steam mussels and a variety of other dishes from our ever changing menu. OPENING HOURS:We are open for Lunch from Thursday to Monday from 12pm - 3pm(No pizza's on Thursday lunch)Dinner from 6pm to late Thursday to Monday(closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?