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136 Talga Rd, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4930 7799
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (56 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
“linguine” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
136 Talga Rd, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been recommended Lillino's and so decided to try it ourselves. The restaurant is very family friendly and was fairly busy. We chose the suckling pig as it sounded so delicious. However we were rather disappointed as although the flavour was good it was...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sat outside for our excellent meal watching the sun go down over the hills. Service was excellent and v friendly. We were not rushed even though we were the last to finish. Great location.

Thank tcauUkVulcan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Sardinian restaurant with a wonderful view. Enjoyed the pizzas and the desserts. We tried 4 different kind of pizzas and all were awesome.

Thank Niel M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had fabulous prawn linguini here with mum for lunch. Always delicious. Wonderful friendly service. Will definitely be back.

Thank Cecily L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent find. Told about by another winery. Great food very generous portion and good service. What a great view too

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We arrived as a spur of the moment decision to have lunch yesterday (3/12/17) and were greeted warmly, without the pretense of asking if we had a reservation. The food was beautiful, perfectly prepared & served. The atmosphere was relaxing, and the view was lovely....More

Thank Naomi T
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I made ‘date night’ reservations for my wife & I here without knowing anything about the place, basically photos & reviews were good so gave it a crack... we definitely weren’t disappointed!!! The food was amazing, quality not quantity & authentic Italian style dishes. In...More

1  Thank OscarPepperCharlee
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Yum,Yum,Yum! wonderful North Italian Sicilian food is what you get at this wonderful little restaurant atop the hill. Simply a must when you are out Lovedale way, it was that good we went two nights in a row and experienced scrumptious dishes......

Thank David P
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Lovely restaurant, with stunning views & great food & wine. We arrived unannounced and quite late, and they were very accommodating. We could have spent the whole day there, and they would have let us! Great Pinot Gris as well.

Thank Darren J
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

A group of14 were catered for extremely well, with very nice anti pasta plates the highlight of this dish for me was the fresh local honey comb, which with the prosciutto ham was delicious. Other courses included gnocchi, tagliatelle osso bucolic, King fish, beef all...More

Thank Adrian W
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Questions & Answers
21 July 2017|
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Response from grussellt | Reviewed this property |
Yes the children will be very welcome. The staff are particularly friendly.
Wendy K
23 May 2017|
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Response from Wendy K | Reviewed this property |
It was very disappointing to read the owners response, instead of an apology, he felt it necessary to attack me. I expressed the concerns of our entire group and we went to his establishment on recommendation, which was... More
Ana A
6 March 2015|
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Response from Luigi P | Property representative |
Dear Ana, the answer is no Accommodation at St Clements Estate or at Lillino' The whole of Talga road is full of great places were to stay. We are just a boutique vineyard and a great restaurant . Thanks for your enquiry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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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