Cuisine: Italian
Ranked: #1 of 95 restaurants in Sydney

A path from the beach leads through the garden to the beach house.

From the moment you set foot inside Pilu at Freshwater, Giovanni, Marilyn and their team ensure that your experience at Pilu is a memorable one.

Each guest is welcomed like a returning friend. Giovanni’s passion for Sardinian, and regional Italian food, and his acclaimed cooking; is matched by the award-winning service delivered by Pilu’s long-standing front of house, sommeliers and wait staff, renowned across the industry for their warmth, knowledge and experience.

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Pilu at Freshwater
'On the Beach' End of Moore Road
Freshwater, Manly 2096

Open Hours:
Tue-Sat:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sun:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Phone: 02 9938 3331
Website: www.pilu.com.au

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Ranked: #1 of 95 restaurants in Sydney 1
Pilu at Freshwater
Cuisine: Italian

Reviews

Fleur Anson

The four of us loved our dining experience. The service was excellent, friendly and helpful. The staff were experienced and at your side when you needed them but definitely not pushy at all.
Food was very well presented and of best quality, we enjoyed the presentation, lots of tasty details. Of course the atmosphere was lovely and we had a perfect blue sky day to look out on.

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Kit Meyer

Loved lunch. Crab salad followed by the signature snapper. The thinnest crispy oil & salt wafers and housemade ricotta to spread was divine, ate it all and now hate myself. However I didn’t really eat the chocolate dessert. Just a little taste or two. I have no self control in this restaurant.

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Karen Stockton

Amazing food, thoughtful, sufficient, delicious. Service was warm, friendly, above what is normally found in restaurants. I asked about a spice, waitress went to the kitchen and the chef sent out the jar with instructions how to use it. View was wonderful overlooking Freshwater Beach. Would highly recommend this restaurant, Pilu @ Freshwater!

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Lunch at Pilu was such a lovely experience. The food was delicious and the staff were amazing. Loved it and will be back!

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Consuelo Floris

Amazing food, every single dish was to die for.
Service great but too old school, love people with passion about wine and food and they interact a little bit more with guest ( I have not found this in pilu)

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Rebecca George

P - Paradise location
I - Ingenious delicious menu
L - Lovable professional staff
U - Unique Sardinian experience - will definitely be back

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Location superb. Public parking spaces though plentiful are difficult to find and quite expensive. Ambience of the restaurant appeared friendly and relaxing especially during the day. Smart casual look s the way to go.

We chose from the A’ la carte menu. Interesting choices offered. Presentation of meals delightful and tasty. Wide selection of alcoholic beverages.

Friendly and professional service from waiting staff. View looking into the sea and beach from our table was breath taking. Would definitely visit again on special occasions.

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Great long lunch with beautiful view and attentive and friendly staff.

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Glenn Start

Always a fantastic gastronomic experience

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Brent Dunphy

Amazing food in an amazing location. Not usually our style but a great experience for a birthday treat!

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Karen Wetsteyn

Superb location (overlooking Freshwater Beach), fantastic service and exquisite food. Staff were very knowledgeable about each dish and the best service I have had in Sydney. We had 3 courses and each dish was a work of art and the flavours tickled your taste buds. We were very fortunate to have a first table booking here to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday . I can't recommend highly enough-do yourself a favour- just book it!

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Had a wonderful time, Giovanni and his team once again impressed with friendly superb service service, amazing food always surprising us with new tastes, great way to celebrate an anniversary. Taste buds are tingling already for our next visit.

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Angela Griffiths

One word. Divine.

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Not my first time here but this place never disappoints. Incredible location looking straight over Freshy beach. We had the 5 course set menu for lunch with each course being better than the one before. Then there is the staff who are all very welcoming and friendly along with being highly knowledgeable about the food and drinks on offer. Highly recommend Pilu and looking forward to our next visit already.

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Ben Fohner

Outstanding food and service. We had a beautiful table overlooking the beach and then as a thunderstorm rolled in. The service was impeccable, with great wine recommendations (especially the sparkling muscat at the end). They were also happy to swap out one dish for another when they found out we didn't like mussels. And the food was the best I've had in Sydney -- inventive and delicious.

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Jill Cohen

I love it at Pilu!! The food is sensational, service is very attentive, amazing views!! Everything is just perfect.

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Jess Aisha

My mum and I came to Pilu to celebrate and we had an absolutely wonderful time. The meals are a pure delight to the taste buds as well as your eye. They were complimented with a sparkling from Italy which was simply beautiful. The staff were very attentive and the location cannot be topped as we looked out on the ocean while dining. If in Sydney, this experience should not be missed. <3

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A special place to celebrate
Fantastic views and atmosphere

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John Hiron

It was our second visit to Pilu. We chose the three-course menu, having had the eight course Degustation previously.
Impeccable service, superb food, excellent wine recommendations from the sommelier and a most relaxed dinner experience.
Definitely our favorite fine dining restaurant on the northern beaches.
We will be back!

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Absolutely fantastic experience from the moment we walked in the door. Stunning views, amazing attentive service and extraordinary food. Major highlight was the mousse dessert - presentation was awesome and flavours perfect in every way!

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Fantastic food and service

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Faye Roberts

We chose the 5 course degustation which was delicious but very little food. I would recommended the 3 course meal option as seeing other people’s meals the portions were much better value! The service and view are amazing!!!

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Joyce Yeap

It was our first time at Pilu, we weren't expecting the expansive ocean view that greeted us and to be sat at a prime table with those views. Food was great and service impeccable. I would like to repeat this experience for dinner as our reservation for lunch this time.

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Lou Lou

Pilu is one of our favourite restaurants. Went there for my husbands birthday and had the 8 course degustation menu. One word. Sublime.
And to top it off there were quite a few whales in the ocean . You can’t get better in life.

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Wonderful dinner - thank you Pilu

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Doug Sewell

We had a wonderful lunch. The day was sunny. The view was superb. The service was second to none and the food was incredible

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Missy Evelyn

Thank you for making our night so enjoyable. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and and staff made a fantastic effort to ensure we enjoyed ourselves.

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As usual we had a fabulous evening at Pilu. The service was wonderful and the meals were out of this world.

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Fantastic place with beautiful food and service! Servings were very small .

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Sherille Sullivan

Absolutely wonderful and delicious dining experience as you would expect from the 2 star Michelin rated restaurant. The menu and combinations of ingredients tantalised our taste buds. We loved every part of the package with attentive and friendly service, quality wines and magnificent location. It was a privilege to eat there.

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Cassie Barry

The food and service at Pilu was second to none.
We each had the 5 course dinner that was well constructed and absolutely delicious. The wait staff was attentive and well educated on all of the food served. Every dish was introduced eloquently with a short summary of the food including its origin and method of preparation. The cherry on top was the phenomenal view of Freshie beach.

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Claire Young-Thompson

When booking a deal there’s always the risk that you will be the poor relation when you arrive, stuck in a corner and given the offcuts. This could not be further from our experience. On arrival we were warmly greeted, given a prime window table and received the exceptional service and attention to detail you would expect from a two hatted restaurant. Our 2 children (aged 11 and 13) were given the option of child friendly alternatives but the menu was varied and interesting enough to entice them to try something new. All of our meals were beautifully presented and so delicious that not a scrap remained on any of the plates for any of the courses. The wine selection was vast and the Sardinian wines suggested perfectly complemented our food. All in all a fantastic dining experience in a truly beautiful setting. Thank you to all the staff for making a celebration meal so wonderfully memorable.

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Carole BJ

Delicious food with a creative twist to get you thinking, wondering and discussing.
Fabulous, attentive service with staff who can answer all of the questions the food and wine have generated!
Lovely touch to see Chef Pilu himself serving some of the plates and chatting with the guests.

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Simon Koller

Fantastic evening. Received great table and the food was amazing! Can only recommend.

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Mari Sanchez

Excellent service and exquisite food

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Hannah Roberts

Such a great experience! We were treated just like any other customer there, and honestly got the best table in the house. Awesome experience and amazing food. Would definitely go there again and would recommend to anyone.

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Amazing Service

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Great location, great food and service. Will return for special occasions in future.

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Richard Barlow

Great service, food and location. We indulged and went for the 8 course degustation - was a truely memorable food journey. Its seriously one of the best meals I've had in a long time and credit to the Pilu team - it ran like clock work and a lazy lunch with a view like that - it doesn't get much better!

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Perfect in everyway

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Kiera Hulme

Such a beautiful restaurant, fantastic staff, can't fault them at all. The venue is superb and the food is so fresh and true.

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Caroline Yang

Everything was perfect there. Love the food and staff are all friendly. I had a wonderful time at Pilu at Freshwater. I am so glad I live close by, so I can go back again and again.

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Amazing

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Lisa Hull

Fantastic service, fantastic food, fantastic view!

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Had a lovely experience at Pilu enjoying beautiful food with a beautiful view! The service was very attentive and we were really taken care of while we were there. Looking forward to going back.

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A special place with wonderful view and food which is different enough to make it a very interesting and worthwhile dining experience. I'll be going again for sure.

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Food was amazing! Staff was knowledgeable and attentive. We’ll be back.

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Absolutely delicious food and fantastic service. Dining at Pilu at Freshwater is a must!

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Lauren Kavanagh

Food and service stunning from start to finish.

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