Kneading Ruby

4.7
728 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$40 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian

Restaurants you may also like

View all

About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday - Sunday; Midday - 3:00 pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner: Friday - Saturday; 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(02) 4229 7829
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Matt Bugeja
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Regent Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
GPT Shopping Mall Coles Carpark Entrance
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
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 728 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
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
C
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

Report
Helpful
AS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
NM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

Report
Helpful
PP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 :)

Report
Helpful
VJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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

Report
Helpful
TR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulously exciting menu, wonderful ambience and great value for the quality of the meal and the experience.

Report
Helpful
J
Berlin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the restaurant. The staff, menu and venue were all fab

Report
Helpful
E
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious! Best pizza and most unique, tasty garlic bread I’ve ever experienced.
Service was great. Felt obligated to give a tip which I didn’t like as we are in a country that pays fair wages. The price of the food was very high which means we can not afford to go there as often as we would like. A glass of standard shriraz was $14.50; for that price I could buy a whole bottle.

Report
Helpful
R
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Kneading Ruby was great! Had a bit of an off-start when the incorrect bread was delivered to the table which then delayed our actual bread arriving to the table but besides that the food and service was delicious! Biggest props to our server Sam who was funny, charming and even sang happy birthday to the birthday guest on the night (the Marilyn Munroe version of course!). Will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
A
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always guaranteed to be a wonderful night when we eat here. Food is delicious, atmosphere is great and those polenta chips.....OMG!!!!! Kneading Ruby is definitely our pick when guests from out of town are looking for that 'must try' restaurant in Wollongong.

Report
Helpful
OL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kneading Ruby is the best restaurant in Wollongong.

Report
Helpful
AO
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Eating at Kneading Ruby was a really enjoyable evening with great service, magnificent food and quite good ambience. The garlic bread was to die for and the pizza was absolutely delicious. However the standout dish was the Pork Cotoletta with the side of kifler potatoes.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, great ambience and great wine !

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and awesome food, will definitely be returning again soon.

Report
Helpful
M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Kneading Ruby. Staff are very friendly, there’s a great vibe and the food is always amazing. We’ll be back.

Report
Helpful
OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Sam was a delight ! Oh yes and the food was great too!!!!

Report
Helpful
AS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, thank you!
We will definitely be back :)

Report
Helpful
E
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

It was very loud and noisey, but the service and general ambience of the place made it worth deal with all that noise.

Report
Helpful
S
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My third visit to Kneading Ruby.
Excellent Food and Service

Report
Helpful
CN
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food though waited a long time to be served after being seated. Quite noisy, however, a nice atmosphere. Well priced.

Report
Helpful
NS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These guys knocked out of the park in every single way and detail!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the selection... wanted to try everything... however this will be the reason to go again to taste more. Yum yum!!!!

Report
Helpful
SS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kneading Ruby never disappoints! We had great wine, gnocchi was beautiful and pizza was excellent. Definitely recommend...

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the vibe, food, service. Returning guest.

Report
Helpful
OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for a table of 7. Service was great, food really good.
A lovely evening had by all.

Report
Helpful
TG
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My 2nd visit to Kneading Ruby. Excellent place to meet up with friends. Atmosphere and presentation is amazing; as is the food! Staff are friendly and will definitely dine there again.

Report
Helpful
OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Entrees good. You ran out of a few selections. I found mains a bit boring. Menu hasn’t changed in a while. Nevertheless we had a lovely night.

Report
Helpful
NA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night! The food, drinks and service were all amazing! Many thanks, Nick

Report
Helpful
RC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Even before the food came out I knew we would be coming back. Your precense is valued from the moment you step in the door and made the experience. Then the food. Amazing. The best gnocchi I've ever had. Didn't know it could taste like that. The pizza was delicious. So much flavour and fresh sweet tasting pizza sauce. I was already planning our next visit before we left the restaurant. Thanks Kneading Rubys!!!

Report
Helpful
JC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at Kneading Ruby. Food is great, staff are friendly and the atmosphere is really welcoming and warm

Report
Helpful
KE
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good value with a great selection of food for vegans and vegetarians.

Report
Helpful
MP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great, quick service, warm, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive staff (but not over the top) . A great dining experience .

Report
Helpful
AD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. We love coming here and will definitely be back

Report
Helpful
KA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I had been before but husband had not. I talked the place up big to him and it didn't let me down. Food was exceptional, service fantastic.
We had the garlic bread to start followed by the Pork Colletta (the favourite of the night) and gnocci.
Only negative is the price of bottled wine, $50 - $55 for an average bottle with no budget options is a bit over the top.

Report
Helpful
SC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best feed i have had in Wollongong for a long time

Report
Helpful
P
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, enthusiastic service. Fairly priced. Place is not easy to find though.

Report
Helpful
TF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is fantastic. The best Italian style food in the area. The restaurant is very noisey when busy so visit on a week night or a Sunday if you want to chat.

Report
Helpful
CB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food, very reasonable for the quality provided. Some good concepts and great integration of local products in the menu. Great for families and groups. Would highly recommend to anyone craving some very authentic and affordable Italian food

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kneading Ruby is a very busy big open space with funky décor, and very vibrant, hip yet friendly atmosphere.
There is a mix of people, young, older and in between, families and romantic couples, everything is there.
The food is very good with some out of the ordinary options and the staff is super friendly considering they are constantly on the run to keep up with the very high and well earned demand of this happening place.
Would have been nice to see some Italian wine options on the menu as they go so well with Italian food.
We will be back very soon!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
19