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Olio Kensington Street, Chippendale, AU-NSW

Olio Kensington Street

4.5
4.5
226 reviews
$A41 to $A100
Italian
Sicilian-born, award-winning chef Lino Sauro (Gattopardo, Singapore) opened Olio Kensington Street in early 2017 to show Sydney why Sicilian is the new Italian.

Olio Kensington Street (Italian for olive oil) is located in the beautifully restored The Old Rum Store with a contemporary indoor dining room and lush rooftop terrace overlooking Chippendale.

Sauro comes from a long lineage of self-sufficient Sicilian farmers where he grew up with meals that were created with the quality produce grown on the property. This translates into Sauro’s menu with dishes that reflect a strong connection to his Sicilian roots and passion for fresh and sustainable produce.

Keeping it in the family, Sauro sources his olive oil – the base of all his dishes – from the family’s Sicilian farm.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9281 1500

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Lino Sauro

  • Catering

    Whether you are after services for your Family, office or private party, Olio Kensington street guarantees an outstanding culinary experience. Accommodating for most individual requirements in their extensive menu, Olio can also create a menu tailored for you.

  • Private party facilities

    Offering a variety of catering packages from classic savoury platters to fine dining set menus Get in touch to find out more about your corporate function or private event.

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Experiences

  • 4 Hands: Olio x Noi

    A$118.00 per person

    Prepaid

    5 Jul 2022 only
    There’s no sincerer love than the love of food. Sicily and Italy both boast an unrivalled love for food, with a rich culture centred around family and heritage. Alessandro Intini (Noi) and Federico Guibilei (Olio) showcase their Modern take on the cuisines of their respective restaurants, evoking the nostalgic flavours of home with influences from their eclectic culinary experiences abroad in every dish. The evening will be hosted by Olio's very own Lino Sauro. Join us at Olio for a degustation curated by Alessandro and Federico, a contrast of one country with two rich culinary histories that intertwine.
  • Chef's Table: Olio x Madame Truffles

    A$128.00 per person

    Prepaid

    28 Jul 2022 only
    Indulge with a 4-course truffle-filled Sicilian menu that will excite any truffle enthusiast whilst Madame Truffles teach you all there is to know about Australian truffles. We have teamed up with our friends from Madame Truffles to feature the best black truffles sourced from truffieres in Western Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria. Afterwards, get up close and personal with their range of truffles from each region available to see and smell (oh my word, the smell!), and grab some to take home.

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What 226 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Sydney

    Business Meals

  • Inner South

    Best Overall

  • Inner South

    Best Food

  • Inner South

    Best Service

  • Inner South

    Best Ambience

  • Inner South

    Best Value

  • Inner South

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inner South

    Romance

  • Inner South

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  1. M

    Maria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Our faves are wagyu charred rib cap with black truffle and lamb neck, and kingfish wings! Nice setting.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Extremely professional service. Exception food and wine.
  3. CC

    ClaudiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely recommend coming here. We came here for mums birthday, and the staff were lovely. Nicole and Maria were very friendly, knowledgable and really made our evening. The food was delicious, and we would reorder everything we ate. Everything was so good, that we couldn’t decide which dish we liked most. We were seated for quite awhile, and didn’t feel like we were being rushed to finish eating, which was really nice. Don’t forget to save room for dessert, I’m a little sad I decided to share their signature dessert, and not have one to myself.
  4. CA

    ChrissyA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Degustation Menu was great.The dessert was out of this world.Delicious as always.
  5. AD

    AD2022

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, with fresh flavours, warm service Definitely visit again
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good, but not amazing. Service was also ok but bit slow and patchy. At 450$ for three it was expensive considering one of the group was not drinking.
  7. SS

    SuzanneS

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great dining experience, very friendly staff and food was lovely. Would highly recommend pasta with sardines. Will definitely go back!
  8. EM

    ElisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Italian restaurant. Delicious food, great wine, exceptional service. Highly recommend
  9. SC

    SteveC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time you think Lino can’t out do himself with his incredible dishes he amazes us again to another level. No matter what you order you are guaranteed you will be satisfied with the dishes and services above and beyond anything you have experienced before. Six stars!!!!!!!
  10. LG

    LolitaGoddess

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The ambience was great and the food was delicious!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Food amazing. Service excellent.
  12. A

    Anon

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Hostess Maria was utterly charming, every dish was fantastic (4 dining incl one child, 3 courses each), pasta was the best any of us have ever tasted, rock melon kombucha with roe on the oysters was sensational, the Sicilian white wine by the glass is delicious and worth just getting the bottle. House-baked light and fluffy focccia, we all wanted to take loaves of it home. We will be back to try the rest of the menu.
  13. SI

    SayItAsITasteIt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Central location, friendly & helpful service & overall good food. That said, two of us critiqued the very chewy octopus & response was hardly ideal, essentially brushing it off. Waitress said she tried it & thought it was fine but admitted its her first time eating the mollusk so its hardly an expert opinion but rather a more a defensive stance. I came close to the chef three times & he did not engage, whilst he threw glances at the staff. Every other dish was great & as expected (not our first time here) so best advice is to avoid the octopus antipasto (which used to be my favourite dish but no longer) and you will enjoy yourself.
  14. J

    Jett

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was absolutely amazing!! The flavour profiles and combinations are brilliant! Although was a little $$ for the size and atmosphere of the night. $185 for two small meals each, one glass of wine and some sparkling water. (The 'By the glass' menu is very small without much variety). We didn't receive a menu until 30mins after being sat down. There was a live band that we knew nothing about that we were sat right infront of. That seemed very connected to everyone else on the restaurant. With people standing around us filming them. Kind of felt like we were in the middle of someone else's party. It was loud and definitely not the peaceful romantic ambiance I had in mind. Just feel for the fine dining pricing and presentation. The atmosphere doesn't express that way. It just would have been nice to have known that is was a live band night with groupies. and also not have to wait 30minutes to order.
  15. JD

    JasonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I couldn’t fault it if I tried loved every minute thanks so much
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing degustation menu and such superb service! HIGHLY recommend for an amazing night out where staff makes you feel like family with generous food and scrumptious wine
  17. LB

    LaurelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sometimes as a solo diner in a restaurant you can feel treated a bit less well. Other times your solo status enables a greater opportunity to interact with your servers. At Olio it was definitely the latter. Amazing, friendly and professional service from a great couple of native Sicilian waitstaff. I ordered the degustation menu ( $102) and was not disappointed. Brilliant food. The wines by the glass are limited to around 12 and I was recommended a Prosecco not on the list when ordering my first glass. It was perfect. And when I ordered my next (Sicilian) wine, Maria offered again an off menu choice and the opportunity to taste it first. It was from the west of Sicily and was delicious. I’m fortunate to have visited Sicily in 2019 and so we had some great conversation about her native food and wine. Excellent food, fabulous and generous hospitality. You can ask for nothing better than a meal at Olio! Grazie mille!
  18. CH

    CarolineH

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening. Highly recommended. We were a group of 10 and it was all perfect.
  19. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always with beautiful Sicilian wine to compliment incredible dishes with ingredients you could have never of imagined putting together. Friendly and welcoming service, and a beautiful atmosphere. Thank you to Lino and his team.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was so nice , food is delicious and staff was so kind
  21. M

    Mihir

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Sydney. Olios never disappoints, we had the degustation menu and every dish was delightful.

    Olio Kensington StreetResponded on 4 April 2022My dear Mihir trhank you so much for your kind words and you long time precious support! always great to see you and your lovely family! cheers lino

  22. S

    Skelicat

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I wanted to order a cocktail however waitress didn’t ask me if I wanted a drink. My kingfish wasn’t cooked thru in the middle. It was Luke warm the vegetables bed underneath some warm part was cold and it was under seasoned. Maybe it was meant to be a cold dish? The other meals I tried were nice except pork belly looked anemic.
  23. I

    Isaac

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and delicious food! We had the degustation and it was a great way to sample the menu!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience, great food, service and ambience. Recommend the dégustation menu.
  25. MC

    MichaelC

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Staff did very well , as they were short handed. Food was excellent.
  26. KC

    KerryC

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an outstanding dining experience. We selected the degustation menu. Each course was amazing. Perfectly presented, one of the best dining experiences we have had in Sydney.
  27. A

    Alflom74

    Brisbane

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the degustation menu, had for first time and will have it again next time. Lino and his staff are fantastic. 😊
  28. A

    Abigail

    Sydney

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing service and the food was delicious. Loved the waiters they were very friendly and explained the menu well!
  29. EV

    EmmaVM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great staff. Our waiter was from Sicily and spoke knowledgeably about the food and wine. Nice touch.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Over priced and pretentious
  31. C

    Candid

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I recently hosted a corporate lunch at Olio and cannot recommend them highly enough. Quality and presentation of food, the service and friendliness of the staff were outstanding. This included catering for special dietary requirements. If you are looking for somewhere to hold a business lunch/dinner, take your loved one out for a meal or catch up with a friend - book Olio for the occasion.
  32. AS

    AlfredS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Scrumptious EVOO mackerel and pasta with fresh sardines. Braised pork guanciale wasn't to my taste as it was far too fatty for me. Cannolo was OK. Overall, great food, but very pricey.
  33. LD

    LynneD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, friendly staff and nice meal options.
  34. KT

    KerrieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice atmosphere. Great place for a special occasion.
  35. AY

    AmyY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wagyu was perfect definitely we will come again
  36. DH

    DavidH

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent very high standard of food, an inventive menu - something for all tastes, a great wine list with many different Italian varieties. We’ve been going here since it opened - a lovely environment for a special evening. Don’t miss the Prawn Ravioli, Bucatini or the Wagyu beef - all are sensational and complemented by a great selection of entrees and desserts. Fully recommend the Degustation if you want to have a broader food experience.
  37. MH

    MarkH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olio was a really lovely restaurant, the fitout and decor was simple but really elegant. The atmosphere was really good, the staff were amazing, and the staff were really friendly and very well trained, and knowledgeable about the food and wines. The food was really designed to be packed with flavour and some really interesting dishes.. I really enjoyed the whole experience.
  38. R

    Rosa

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was above our expectations. Everything was perfect, the chef was incredibly welcoming, he explained the dishes to us with passion and dedication. We absolutely recommend it.
  39. NC

    NinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing, would highly recommend
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice location on the terrace. Staff were trying hard but struggling a little bit to cope due to the current staff shortages post Covid. Food was interesting, different, well cooked and well presented. Not quite to our taste, but others may love it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Olio Kensington Street does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Olio Kensington Street is rated 4.5 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

Olio Kensington Street does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for Olio Kensington Street

2/10 Kensington St Chippendale, AU-NSW 2008

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Dwyer Street

  • Area

    Chippendale

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Central Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Lino Sauro

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (02) 9281 1500

  • Catering

    Whether you are after services for your Family, office or private party, Olio Kensington street guarantees an outstanding culinary experience. Accommodating for most individual requirements in their extensive menu, Olio can also create a menu tailored for you.

  • Private party facilities

    Offering a variety of catering packages from classic savoury platters to fine dining set menus Get in touch to find out more about your corporate function or private event.

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