Kneading Ruby

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$40 and under
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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.
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RC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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!!!

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JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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

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KE
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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MP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 .

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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

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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.

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

Best feed i have had in Wollongong for a long time

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. So warm and friendly but still extremely efficient. I love the food and have never been disappointment. Such a great restaurant.

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NR
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in Wollongong. The garlic bread is wicked, the gnocchi light and the pork cotteletta divine!

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HV
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing service fantastic and food always on point

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The standout was definitely the customer service and responsiveness to requests.

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PN
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, always is! Delicious food, great service and beautiful atmosphere.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Straining to see a menu at a distance, especially one with wordy and unpunctuated pizza lists, is no fun at all.

Overwise, a highly pleasant evening.

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GM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, great food and wonderful service we will definitely be back. Cheers

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SG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here a few times and it’s one of wollongong’s local gems. Staff are always friendly with amazing service and the food is always delicious. You can never go wrong with their famous garlic bread.

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PU
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I would recommend Kneading Ruby to friends. It is great to have a restaurant such as KR in Wollongong. Service was A1 but unfortunately, the main dishes that we choose did not blow us away - perhaps they weren't good choices on the night and we should have stuck with a pizza. We will be back again!

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RT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Kneading Ruby quite a few times and are never disappointed with the service, and food.
From the moment we sat down we were looked after. Our entree and main meals came out in great time. Although we had a 7pm booking we did not feel rushed at all for the next sitting. Thanks again. We can't recommend you more highly. We will be back.

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PT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best garlic bread in the world, twice cooked pork cutlet amazing, great pizzas and gnocci

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K
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Will definitely dine there again.

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kneading Ruby is the place to go in Wollongong if your looking for Sydney quality food. I have loved the food every time that I have been in. Service and atmosphere also match the high level cuisine.

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AN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic customer service experience from the moment we walked in the door. The food was in good portion sizes and excellent tasting. Served in a very reasonable amount of time.

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously good food and the cocktails were amazing but they really need the gin and pepper berry cocktail back. That was the best cocktail I’d ever had. I’d be an alcoholic if they brought it back. So good very impressed

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TL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great tentative service from all waiters/waitresses. Very smooth process from getting seated, to ordering first drinks, to ordering meals, getting table water, etc. jake was our overall waiter and he was so personable, friendly and funny. My mum and I loved our experience and the overall vibe

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GH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. Exceptional service and the food was incredible. Amazing cocktails.

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FS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything fantastic except noise. All hard surfaces so noise just echoes loudly. Hard to speak or listen to even someone that is right next to you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Kneading Ruby, always amazing!

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, very attentive wait staff. Nice atmosphere.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the best garlic bread i’ve ever had !!

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful intimate restaurant with friendly attentive staff.

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SS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant that I have been to many times and will continue to come back to. The food is excellent, as is the setting and service, never a disappointment.

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AL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a lovely atmosphere. We had a lovely time!

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SN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great surface, speedy wait times and great atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just amazing! The food will change your life, we had a set menu and EVERYTHING was delicious! I have not tried any of the items on the set menu before and I have never been there before but I will be going be going back if not for the food, for the great atmosphere and service! I reccomend this place to every one who wants a meal to remember!

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KL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. A must try restaurant. Amazing food and great atmosphere.

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our daughters 21st here last year and thought it was so amazing.. we came back for her graduation and again it was amazing awesome staff & food so good, and Sam was so good at lookiyafter us. Thank you Joanne 😊👍🏻

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is great! the gnocchi and garlic bread are so delicious! Highly recommend!

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