Kneading Ruby

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4.7
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762 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian

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Kneading Ruby… a modern take on a pizzeria, featuring rustic dishes and traditional pizza made with fresh, locally sourced produce – all designed to be shared. The food, accompanied by an impressive wine and cocktail selection complimenting the flavours of the menu
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Fri–Sun 12:00–15:00
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00
Fri, Sat 17:00–00:00
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Phone number
(02) 4229 7829
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Matt Bugeja
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Cross street
Regent Street
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Parking Details
GPT Shopping Mall Coles Carpark Entrance
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Public Transit
Wollongong Train Station
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 762 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Great service
Food was tasty but small portions

CO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all round. 8 of us opted for the banquet and found the value for money was excellent. We were all so full by the end.
Service was friendly & attentive but not over the top. Wait person even gave us options of where to go after which suited our group perfectly.
all food served was exceptional.

LV
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The customer service was outstanding and the food was excellent. A shame there's no mascato in your wine range. Perhaps a sweet Riesling could be added? Thanks for a great night. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves and got to celebrate our wedding anniversary in a lovely way

BD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and the best vegan pizza in Wollongong

F
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Highly overpriced and limited menu. Very noisy! Waiters were extremely friendly.

DK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the service was great.
Loved the garlic bread recommend it to everyone.

KF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful front of house staff being very helpful and knowledgeable without being pushy. Pizzas were amazing.

VS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place it is our new local place to go. The quality of service and food is outstanding. Everything we ate was just Devine. Will be going back.

AG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter (I think his name was Jake or maybe james) was amazing! He was so kind and helpful and we loved him! Ofcourse the food was delicious too.

ER
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Waitress forgot to get us a menu at the beginning of the night. She then forgot to put our second drink order through. She then offered us dessert before our main had even come out. Food was ok but seriously overpriced and the service was terrible. Would not recommend to anyone and will not be returning.

LS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great cocktail and great service - we will be back again. Our vegan eater was also very pleased with their meal.

MD
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been there numerous times... never fails provide an allround good time.. Terry

B
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Not a fan. It's not even welcoming before you get inside. The door isn't an obvious entrance, no sign saying "open" one doesn't even know it's a restaurant
Food was meh, I didn't find anything delish. The pickled beetroot just tasted of vinegar. This pizza had hardly any flavour. The garlic bread was just oily.
Sorry. Really not a fan. I won't be back

NK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As per usual the entire experience at Kneading Ruby was exception. The entire experience was fantastic.

VS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dinning environment, the food was delicious! Will return

TS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I find the menu construction at Kneading Ruby's to be always to be commended. the balance between the dishes of moving beyond Australian traditional Italian food to be refreshing. The service was attentive and professional. The open space suits the sought after atmosphere but I was a bit cold on the night we visited.

M
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service and food was exelent will be back thankyou

m
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service at Kneading Ruby is always impeccable. We've been there many times and have never been disappointed!

GK
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Has a great atmosphere. Table service boarded on "over-attentive" especially with the constant topping up of our "Sparkling" & "Still" water without being asked. When I paid for the dinner I was billed $24 for 4 bottles of "Sparkling" water than I never asked for and came in a unlabelled decanter. This felt very deceptive. Took the shine of the experience.

BW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service & food - my favourite restaurant in Wollongong!

JL
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Very disappointed in the food, fish was dry and was overpriced. Most of the guests weren't happy with their meal. Wouldn't go there again.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Atmosphere and service was amazing. Pizza was yum! Leek risotto was bland, other much nicer things on menu to choose from.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always perfection... from food to service👌🏽

AS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food and service, as always! The wine and cocktail selection is really great, as well.

KM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service. Loved that we were seated at a round table as makes it easier to be sociable and easily chat to everyone in the group.

D
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love the chilled out and groovy atmosphere – every party, small or large just all gel together seamlessly. I definitely would return to try different dishes. The garlic bread was divine followed promptly by mouth watering gnocci. The pizza was yummy, but it came out too quickly after the gnocci,so we couldn't really enjoy it all hot. The waiters absolutely know their menu and guided us to a great balanced suggestion.

J
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. I’ll definitely go back! Good food, great service.

S
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant staff and amazing food like always! I come here for myself and partners birthday everytime and never disappoints :)

B
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, great atmosphere and good customer service.

TE
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kneading Ruby was wonderful. The ambience is beautifully comfortable & inviting & the staff are extremely attentive to the customers needs. They were all very knowledgeable concerning the menu, cocktail & wine lists & were happy to provide a taste of the wine before we bought a bottle. The food was fresh, innovative & delicious with great flavours & plating - my favourite was the gnocchi with goats cheese, prosciutto & green peas.
It is a great space for any group size, with tables for 2 set away from the larger group tables for larger bookings.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, the service & the abmbience & would highly recommend Kneading Ruby to everyone - Thankyou for such a great evening, we will be back

TV
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kneading Ruby is a beautiful place to dine and catch up with friends or loved ones. The service is excellent as that’s hard to find at some places and the food is delicious. Worth every dollar! Can’t wait to go back

EY
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, a great experience all-round. Very friendly staff, great selections - we had the pork, the gamberi pizza, and the trout - all of it was marvellous.

N
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great outfit. Lovely staff and very good on the phone prior to arrival also. Food was great. Thank you.

CB
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a work function for 14 people and even thought the restaurant was noisy we had an absolutely lovely time. We had the $40 per head meal and could not fault it. Our waitress was exceptional. We would recommend Kneading Ruby.

C
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was delicious, however the servings are quite small for the price. The staff were all very polite and helpful despite the restaurant being busy, though it did mean it was very noisy inside.

AS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kneading Ruby offers the most delicious food and best service in town, hands down!

D
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and our waiters were amazing! Very helpful and polite even though it was so busy

NM
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent.
Service was great & they were really clear about expectations in relation to our reservation being the early sitting. We knew we were to be out by 8pm, but also never felt rushed or pressured to hurry up.
A little put out when I asked for champagne glasses for the prosecco we had ordered was told they needed those for cocktails & could I use wine glasses. They did provide the champagne glasses, but shouldn't have really been a question.

PP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

For sure I’d recommend! Friends brought us here as it was so good....we brought more friends as it was so good. Now those friends say they’ll defo be back with more friends. And by the way, we caught a train down from The Shire as you guys were close enough to the station... all too easy! Well done one and all :)

VJ
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambiance, service fantastic only negative is the wine prices which we all thought were quite expensive would have purchased more if prices more reasonable

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