Acre Italiano

3.6
59 Reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary Italian
Please note acre Italiano will be closed for the Christmas break from Monday 21st December, reopening Thursday 14th January 2021.
Our newly opened signature acre Italiano restaurant provides a destination dining experience for visitors. Taking in views of our gardens and terraces it features our unique Italian farm food menu utilising seasonal ingredients grown onsite.


Experiences

  • Italiano Banquet Menu

    A$70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy our 3-course acre Italiano Set Menu for $70 per adult, highlighting our favourite seasonal dishes on the menu! Kids can order from the Kids Menu on the day.
What 59 people are saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.8
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3.4
service
3.8
ambience
3.3
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CNaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We dined as a group of 10 for dinner for a birthday. Unfortunately it took half an hour to get table water and Longer to get our first ordered drinks. The banquet looked good on paper, although was not very well executed and certainly not matching the price per person. All the pastas needed seasoning and salads were not memorable. The pork was a better dish, although not something I would order again. By the time dessert came, after another wait, we were all ready to leave. We had asked for a candle in the birthday persons dessert, which we were told absolutely and it had been arranged... no candle in sight. One of the 3 of our wait staff was a amazing and if we had her at the start and through out the whole evening, Our experience would have been better. Being a table of ten we were seated away from other diners and in a big space, left it lacking In ambiance.

Acre Italiano
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate and value all feedback as it helps us to address any aspects of our service and guest experience we may have overlooked on your visit. It is unfortunate to hear there was communication breakdown regarding the candle in the dessert, we do hope that you will visit again.

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DavidK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm welcome, delicious food and great service in a unique setting, will be back.

Acre Italiano
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great feedback David, we'll hopefully see you again in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was delicious, the restaurant was light and airy and best of all kid friendly for lunch.

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 15, 2021

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JackiW
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant with very good service and good food. Not too loud and great for small groups or couples.

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 10, 2021

Hi Jacki, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, thank you for the lovely words, we hope to see you again soon!

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JohnC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Not a patch on Camperdown.

Very average mock Italian food, at a premium price.

What was supposed to be a 'blue' Florentine steak turned out somewhat chewy medium well. When pointed out to the server, got a non-descript reply ...

Overall very average at a premium price ($200 for 2 for lunch single course with wine)

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hi John, Thank you for your feedback, we are disappointed to hear the steak was not cooked to your liking and from what you describe the server did not take appropriate action. We'd love to have the opportunity to win back your custom, please contact us directly via email the next time you'd like to come in. We hope to show you a better experience next time.

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SharonM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, great cocktails, great service. Highly recommend, will definitely revisit.

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 10, 2021

Hi Sharon, thank you so much for the 5 stars - we are thrilled at your comments and so glad you had a great experience, we hope to see you again soon!

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Milkhoney
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have dined at the cafe many times however this was our first time visiting the restaurant. We sat inside but the outdoor setting would be ideal for a summer’s evening.
We shared our plates. Burrata was delicious and fresh. The white pizza (off-menu) was beautifully cheesy and crust was perfect. Porchetta was full of flavour with crunchy crackling and meat was tender and juicy. Overall a pleasant dining experience and we look forward to visiting again.

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 10, 2021

Hi Milkhoney, we are thrilled at your lovely comments and 5 stars. The team work really hard to create memorable experiences and delicious food so we're very happy you enjoyed yourself.

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LG802
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food & drinks ok, but nothing outstanding - and definitely priced higher than average - probably won’t go again - better value for money elsewhere!

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review, we value your feedback.

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PhilipH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

(very) Good food, reasonable value, efficient staff, nice ambience

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 10, 2021

Hi Phillip, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us this wonderful review! We hope you come back soon!

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Cardine
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and cosy place
Thank you for the meal

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FloraS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The dishes were good. Just disappointed with the Affogato with extra alcohol charge of $20.
We assumed Affogato is comes with alcohol.

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi Flora, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our affogato doesn't automatically come with alcohol to allow customers to enjoy the traditional dessert booze free, and also allow guests who want to add liqueur to choose which liqueur they want for only $8 a shot. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your meal and would love to see you again soon!

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Food poor
Service average to poor
Setting - very good to brilliant

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SueS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, service very good but the ambience non existent particularly as all the plants have been removed from the hydroponic shelves

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 1, 2021

Hi Sue, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We have had a technical issue with our Hydroponics, but they will be back soon!

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SueI
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch. Great atmosphere and the food was delicious. The staff were super friendly too. Will definitely go there again.

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 1, 2021

Wow thanks Suel! Thank you for the 5 stars - we hope to see you back in acre Italiano soon!

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DenB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Italian inspired dishes, well presented with generous sizes. The Chicken was the favourite of our group. Enjoyed the barrel matured negroni, and the wine list offered good quality for a reasonable price. The Barossa shiraz was very good.

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 1, 2021

Hi DenB, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are thrilled at your comments and do hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nice venue but food was very average

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 1, 2021

We value the feedback, thank you

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Elaine
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service. Only thing is that we don't understand the menu but it could be just us, not familiar the italiano terms.

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Elaine, we value and appreciate all feedback, we do hope to see you again!

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Food was very average. They have a good menu but it’s poorly executed and unrefined. They have such a good opportunity there!

Acre Italiano
Responded on February 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Julie, we value your feedback.

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CaitlinS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was terrible but the food was good. We ordered something that never came

Acre Italiano
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Caitlin. Sorry to hear you found your experience disappointing. As a new venue we are taking steps every day to build a solid experienced front of house team and continue to invest in training and recruitment. We hope you will notice a marked improvement on your next visit. I will pass on your positive comment about the food to the kitchen team. We hope to see you back sometime soon.

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JasonN
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

friendly staff, pleasant surrounds and food better than expected from a new eatery. will definitely by back-could become a regular spot for a food focussed lunch/dinner

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karenr
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We waited in line for the restaurant which took quite some time only to be told we were at the wrong entrance, they should have someone going along the queue asking patrons where they are booked in. Food was good, service was really slow but staff were friendly. Main courses all arrived at different times so by the time I got mine others had finished theirs. More training is needed for all the very young staff. I would go back but would hope the service has greatly improved by then. Extremely noisy. Parking was terrible, there was a cue to get in and out of the small carpark and there is not much street parking.

Acre Italiano
Responded on December 29, 2020

Hi Karen, we appreciate you taking the time to review your experience - thank you. As a new venue we always welcome guest's feedback so we can continue to improve and establish ourselves in our new neighbourhood. We will look at ways to make the process a little clearer for patrons entering our two venues on busy days. We continue to invest in on-going training for all our front of house teams and hope you will notice an improvement on your next visit. We hope to see you again soon.

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redbarron
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was great. I Will definitely be going back for more.

Acre Italiano
Responded on December 30, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback on the food - I will sure to pass it on to the kitchen team!

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HenanW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a friend catch up. Great service and food.

Acre Italiano
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to give us 5 stars HenanW, as a new venue we are working really hard to create wonderful dining experiences for every guest through our doors.

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NellyW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was very noisy & took a while to get our orders filled. Food was great

Acre Italiano
Responded on December 29, 2020

Hi Nelly, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sorry to hear we were a little slow in our service - hopefully you notice we're a little speedier on your next visit. Fridays are one of our busiest days and in the lead up to Christmas the buzz in the restaurant definitely increased with larger Christmas parties dining, so apologies if it was a little noisy. I will be sure to pass on your positive remarks about the food to the kitchen team. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I couldn't fault the food but whilst the service was friendly it was extremely slow.

Acre Italiano
Responded on December 29, 2020

Hi Chris. Sorry to hear you found the service slow, we continue to invest in on-going training for our young team to develop their skills and continually improve their efficiency. Thank you for your positive comments about the food - I will be sure to pass onto the kitchen team - they will be thrilled. We hope to see you again in the new year.

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Wills
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food, service, ambience were fantastic! The staff were friendly and attentive.

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Maria
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thank you for a lovely lunch, we all enjoyed ourselves and will be back!

Acre Italiano
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you Maria, see you again soon!

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Long wait for the food to be served. Wrong dish served for one guest but was resolved after a considerable amount of time.

Acre Italiano
Responded on December 30, 2020

Hi Michael, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - as a new venue we were experiencing some teething problems in our first month or two, we continue to strengthen our team and to build efficiency to provide a seamless service. We are sure you will notice an improvement on your next visit. We hope to see you in the new year!

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AlisonH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Matre’de great but service slow and food could be better. Plenty of room for improvement

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas get together with a bunch of ladies.

Acre Italiano
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thanks for your lovely 5 stars! We hope to see you and the ladies back in the New Year

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I think they need quite a bit more practice. Wait staff seemed ill trained and we ended up with the wrong dish a couple of times. It was hard getting their attention to even pay the bill! But they were good about providing pitches of water for the table. Platters came out either without serving utensils or the utensils were drenched in oil from the platter. Food was okay, but there was nothing we ordered to make me think I need to race back in. The burrata was nice, but when we asked about bread to go with it, all they could offer was a pizza base covered in oil & slices of garlic. The watermelon salad must certainly have been left over from the day before and the greens were wilted and spare. We didn't bother with dessert. Too disappointed in the meal. Would like to see a few more salad options on the menu.

The building is beautiful, but with all the glass, concrete and metal, the noise level was high. And the herbs, flowers and fruits grown on site were wilted and sad looking (it was a 36 degree day though).

I'll book again in the future, but might give them another 6 months to get the staff properly trained and improve the menu.

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vipRuth
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Disappointing visit. It was a hot day & we were outside as our friends brought their puppy. That should not have meant we’d get no service.

Limited menu outdoors.
Order via an app so no chance to discuss menu with staff or to add comments to the order.
No cutlery or plates.
Never cleared the table in advance of additional food orders.
Ran out of fruit juice for cocktails.
Staff didn’t engage with us at all.

Will go back & try the restaurant again on a day when it’s not so hot. It looked extremely popular & aircon was working well inside.

Acre Italiano
Responded on December 30, 2020

Hi Ruth, sorry to hear you had such a disappointing experience. Terrace ordering is done through the QR code at the table, we will look to improve this process if guests are finding difficulties. It sounds like we fell short this time with our service to you and for that I am sorry. We hope you notice a vast improvement on your next visit.

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CiaraB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The starters - fried cheese and breads with salami was outstanding. Great spacious venue. Will be back

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Olly
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with our kids, and it was really great. I have read past reviews of patchy service due to the restaurant being new. Our experience had none of this and the service was seamless and perfect. Food was also very good. Our only hesitation was the value for money, as it was an expensive exercise, but won't' stop us from coming back next time.

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KrisA
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food and atmosphere.
Service was a bit sluggish, but hopefully will improve once they've been opened longer and get into a better flow.

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suen
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We booked for 8 got a table for 6 settings they said there had been a problem. Made then for 8 all good. Service was ok but slow. order 4 drinks to start while waiting for others to arrive 3 arrived around 20mins the 4th finally arrived about 845 booking was at 715??

others arrived ordered wine x2 bottles still not there til around 8at the earliest and that was with asking ???

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an amazing dining experience with well plated meals. You must try the King Prawns and the Baked Cheese... oh and the Spanner Crab Linguini with an acre Spritz!

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Simon
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

This was out second trip to Acre in Artarmon and the wait staff remain unable to match orders to tables - the sight of someone wandering around with a plate of food in search of the right table is far too common. This combined with a total lack of attention gets a tad tiresome.

Has potential but it will be a long time before we go back

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Kirby
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food is good, the kitchen just can’t get the timing right. We waited 50mins for starters oh and brought mains with them - I have asked for this to not happen and it did - so poor

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michelel
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was incredibly slow despite lots of staff working. Several items ordered that didn’t make it to the table. Disappointed with the 25 minute wait for our drinks to arrive. Food came out also very slowly from the kitchen, fries never made it.

FAQs

Acre Italiano is rated 3.6 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.