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Kneading Ruby

4.8
4.8
1663 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
Located at 5 Crown Lane Wollongong, Kneading Ruby offers authentic woodfire pizzas & bespoke dishes made to share. Produced traditionally with the freshest seasonal produce, join us for a dining occasion with a casual modern approach.

Not bookable

Online reservations at Kneading Ruby can only be made directly on their website.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (02) 4229 7829

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matt Manning

  • Neighborhood

    Australia

  • Cross street

    Regent Street

  • Parking details

    GPT Shopping Mall Coles Carpark Entrance

  • Public transit

    Wollongong Train Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • $45 Feed Me Menu

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy the Kneading Ruby favourites with a feed me menu. Garlic Bread, Polenta Chips, Gnocchi, Pizza plus sides
  • $55 Feed Me Menu

    A$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a selection of Kneading Ruby favourites including oysters, polenta chips, seafood and pasta Cap off the meal with a signature serving of Tiramisu

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What 1,663 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve had dinner a couple times now and love it. The service is amazing and the food is very, very good. Love coming here!
  2. AS

    AmandaS

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great ambience, surprisingly quiet for a busy restaurant. Tasty food and a good selection, but a bit pricey ($30 for a pork cutlet with no sides).
  3. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great restaurant and will go there again, hopefully soon. The best pizza I have had outside of Italy.
  4. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cool places to eat are few and far between in Wollongong (not the cultural capital of the world…), so it’s nice to have Kneading Ruby to remind you of what a decent place to eat (without getting ripped off) is. Service was fantastic (Sophie), food quick to come and beer affordable and fresh. Thoroughly recommend!
  5. MN

    MarieNoel

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently fantastic! The food is always amazing - delicious, unpretentious but always interesting and unexpected. Definitely my favourite Wollongong eatery. Oh and the service is amazing - big shout out to Sophia in particular. What a star!
  6. CV

    ChrisV

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Is my favourite restaurant , great food , wine, cocktails and staff. It is a must when in Wollongong . Love catching up with friends at Kneading Ruby for any occasion
  7. RB

    RosieB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, service and atmosphere. It's a little noisy but worth it!
  8. C

    Chinny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible, but the service was even better. Sam and Nathan were exceptional and made our stay extremely welcoming.
  9. B

    Brooke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is awesome! We were visiting from Canada and went twice! First time we ordered from the menu and second time was the “feed me” menu. Everything was amazing! Cocktails were delicious, gnocchi is unbelievable…get the cheesecake and don’t share. The vibe is awesome! When we return to Wollongong, we will visit again!
  10. AG

    AndrewG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going there, food is always top notch, atmosphere and staff are awesome.
  11. CB

    ChristineB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always a great place for a catch-up with friends. The set menu’s are absolutely value for money! Food is always delicious. Lovely and friendly staff, drink service a tad slow, but that is the only negative.
  12. M

    Melsie

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been coming here for years and it never disappoints. The burnt basque cheesecake is a nice addition to dessert menu. Can’t wait to come back and try the orange cake. Chianti wine was amazing too. Yummo.
  13. JA

    JonathanA

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food / Great atmosphere / Service was fantastic
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and value for money.
  15. A

    Ashleigh

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from the friendly staff and amazing food.
  16. GH

    GregH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been here for dinner a few times now and each time I have gone has been an absolute pleasure, the service, the food and ambience are all great.
  17. LT

    LaurenT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been before but heard good things. Didn't disappoint, food was amazing, atmosphere was amazing and staff were fantastic. We definitely plan on coming back
  18. SK

    ShayneK

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This fabulous eatery never disappoints! Food & service are always spot on.. Thank you
  19. NC

    NadineC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful! Staff are amazing and the food was delicious. One of our absolute favourite places...and we are fussy foodies!
  20. LN

    LisaN

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Be prepared for the noise level. Otherwise excellent food and service.
  21. DS

    DomS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’d give the food 10 stars if I could, so good! Definitely recommend
  22. WM

    WendyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was very underwhelming, no real flavour.
  23. c

    chloet

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    really great place to try different foods as well as great options for bigger groups
  24. CO

    CORRINNE

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Quality food that always has us leaving with happy fully bellies. Always love that we can take the kids and feel comfortable.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    A great night with great company and fantastic value! The only thing we could fault was the seafood - the kingfish and oysters did not taste super fresh, but the recent weather could be to blame for the quality.
  26. R

    Rene

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always! It has become our favourite spot when visiting Wollongong.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience, excellent service and amazing food.
  28. LC

    LucyC

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place with the best waiter ! Amazing food!
  29. S

    Swan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere! Highly recommend.
  30. SD

    ShaneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Was So Kind! Food is Amazing. Reccomended.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can’t complain about anything, it always is a pleasure to dine at kneading ruby
  32. KC

    KateC

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious! Could not be faulted.
  33. T

    Tom90

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner and great atmosphere for a Tuesday night. Staff were knowledgable and attentive. Will definitely be returning.
  34. ES

    EmmaS

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always 10/10 - best gnocchi and the best pizza bases - delicious!
  35. CS

    CosS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food. We love it and will go again. Great service.
  36. SJ

    SharonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Highly recommended Service was second to none
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Kneading Ruby is a family favourite, we always love the delicious food and great atmosphere.
  38. A

    Authentic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic, can't wait to go again. Lachlan, our waiter was awesome and made it a fun night.
  39. CD

    CarolD

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The first time we have been back for a while and found the food and service to be outstanding! Great atmosphere.
  40. AR

    AngelaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, beautiful decor & great quality food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kneading Ruby using the Order Online button. Kneading Ruby also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Kneading Ruby also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4229 7829.

Kneading Ruby is rated 4.8 stars by 1663 OpenTable diners.

Kneading Ruby does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Not bookable

Online reservations at Kneading Ruby can only be made directly on their website.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Deliveroo

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Regent Street

  • Neighborhood

    Australia

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    GPT Shopping Mall Coles Carpark Entrance

  • Public transit

    Wollongong Train Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Manning

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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