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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)
6:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, good wine. A little noisy, but that happens when people are happy and animated. Whilst paying the bill looked back into the dining area and all I could see were smiling faces. A place to just enjoy.

Thank Frank N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited here for dinner and there was 12 of us in total. The staff were extremely accomodating and patient with us. The food was well executed and delicious. The pasta is homemade and cooked to perfection. We couldn't fault a thing, it was...More

Thank pollymolly88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pasta was freshly prepared but was repetitive with the same sauce shared over the pasta dishes we chose. As a dinner venue it had no atmosphere inside at all, incredibly noisy making it painful to converse, even though only half full. Sound deadening, some background...More

Thank Dialga
Luigi P, Owner at Lillino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dialga, I choose not to respond to 99% of the reviews mainly because I respect people's view points, and I respect your view. I don't like your inaccuracies,and how you suggest I should run my Trattoria, I have six pasta dishes in my menu...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Sardinian based food served either indoors or outside on the covered verandah. Great views of the Hunter Valley. The owner & staff make eating here an enjoyable occassion.

Thank pmerryll74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to experience some true italian food as this one was highly recommended. The food was really beautiful and the service was friendly. We were served very quickly and the view over their small vineyard and the mou tains was beautiful. The place had...More

Thank Adele D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loveee this restaurant!! the food is so carefully prepared, cooked and served with love using traditional Italian techniques. The gnocchi are like pillows of potatoes that just melt into your mouth with the luscious gorgonzola creamy sauce making you want to eat more with...More

Thank Rachie C
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

You need to understand how Italian food tasted, me and a couple of friends will be here every two months we came and enjoyed the food, all day we spend there, the wine and the view, thanks Luigi’s and the staff how run a restaurant....More

Thank Gele82
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Recommended to visit this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Beautiful views and atmosphere. The staff were polite and efficient and the meal was just delicious. We had a good selection from the menu and nobody in our group was disappointed.. the 2009 Rose was...More

Thank Chrisko999
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent lunch with excellent service, excellent views and excellent food. We always go back and always feel great. Thank you Luigi and staff!

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22 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$29
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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