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Cuisine: Italian
Ranked: #1 of 98 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 98 restaurants in Sydney 1
Pilu at Freshwater
Cuisine: Italian

Reviews

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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When you have high expectations for something it's not uncommon to be disappointed - thankfully this was not the case at Pilu. The location is outstanding, right on Freshwater beach and the experience starts right there at the entrance. The staff are sensational, attentive but with humour, very friendly, the food of course if terrific. We were a table of four with one vegetarian and there was ample choice for us all to enjoy a meal to our own taste.The dishes are imaginative but with a traditional basis. I highly recommend this restaurant, in particular for a special occasion.

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Tatiana Badgery

The food was impeccable aswell as service, perfect way to celebrate a special birthday.

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Sunshine Estivo

A wonderful experience

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Remy Leonard

Immaculate is the only word to describe this restaurant. Each aspect as good as the next. From the drop dead gorgeous views, pristine table settings, enthusiastic and extremely attentive waiter to the absolutely beautifully crafted menu. Each and every dish - just jaw dropping. My mum thoroughly enjoyed her 50th Birthday lunch. Can’t recommend more.

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We have eaten at Pilu’s a few times now and every time it has been fantastic. The location is perfect as is the food, the service and the atmosphere.

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Jan Lees

We had a pleasant lunch experience at Pilu. We chose the degustation menu with matching wines. While the cost of including the wines with each course was much more costly than buying an individual bottle they were exceptional wines. The restaurant is definitely "minimalistic" in its decor. The view is lovely.

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We have been to pilu a few times over the years, the whole experience is always first class. Highly recommend and in our opinion still best restaurant on the northern beaches. Both had the special venison for main, would be good to see it full time on nenu. Thanks for a great night

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Nicole Easley

From a warm greeting to a window table with views across freshwater beach, friends and myself shared a beautiful 1st table lunch with impeccable service and an excellent wine list.. I highly recommend 1st table and the experience it offers ...

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This was a delightful experience. The knowledge of our ‘waiter’ James (he was really a lot more than that) regarding the food and wines to match was so informative, and I love eating food that I’ve never eaten elsewhere, such as pheasant that was so delicate and tasty, and a desert of Sardinian pastry. I could go on, but just go and see and eat for yourselves, you won’t be sorry!

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Remie Gallian

We did the 8 course degustation with matching wines. The Scampi and wines all matching wines were beautiful. Service was good.

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Michele Manson

My husband and I had a very special evening at Pilu's - we are both vegetarian, so chose the amazing Vegetarian degustation meal. A fabulous experience with so much thought put into the combinations of flavours and different courses. It isn't very often that we find such creative and imaginative vegetarian cuisine. We thoroughly recommend!

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Mal York

Pilu is excellent. The food was top quality - full of flavour and balance. The wit staff were really helpful. I can see why it is always booked out. we are hoping to come back soon.

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Great food, great service, loved my Veneto wine, fantastic views of the surf and the beach.

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Fabulous food. Great location. Lovely evening

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Pilu is in a stunning beachfront location and we were given a table with lovely views of the surf. The Sardinian menu offers lots of interesting options for the adventurous. The service was attentive, and there was a good selection of wine by the glass. This is an expensive restaurant, but is perfect for a special occasion.

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Lucinda Slee

Can’t fault the food or the service. Had a lovely evening, looking forward to coming back!

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