About Us

Giovanni’s philosophy lies at the heart of the restaurant; “Food, and the hospitality associated with sharing it, is integral to the Sardinian way of Life.” It has also become integral to the way of life of the many Sydneysiders who visit Pilu at Freshwater, keen to enjoy Giovanni’s Sardinian, and regional Italian cooking.

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Our Menu

Giovanni and the kitchen team take great care in sourcing the best of local, seasonal ingredients and when required, the highest quality products from Italy. The menu is typically Sardinian, re-interpreted using modern techniques whilst remaining true to tradition and regionality. Our team is highly accommodating when it comes to dietary requirements, as long as we know in advance.

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What's New

Pilu at Freshwater hosts an array of events throughout the year and aims to highlight outstanding local authors, artists, wineries and more.  Stay up to date with our events here.

  • Rivalry Dinner Series

    Wednesday 20th July| Northern VS Southern Italy We’re putting Alessandro’s Northern Italian style against Giovanni’s Southern Italian flavours in…

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  • Dine and Discover

    We are accepting the NSW Dine and Discover vouchers at all of our venues.  Please note use of the…

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  • Literary Series

    Discuss books, expand your knowledge and interact with local authors with our Literary Series. Each event ticket includes Prosecco…

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Parties and Functions

At Pilu at Freshwater we cater not only for weddings, but for birthdays, christenings, client dinners, corporate presentations, book and product launches, indeed any festivity that requires great food and wine, and a special location. Our Events Specialists will work with you to create a function that is tailored to your exact requirements.

  • Weddings

    Pilu at Freshwater specialises in beautiful weddings and wedding receptions. Pilu at Freshwater is an intimate and unique location...

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  • Parties and Functions

    We will work with you to create a function that is tailored to your exact requirements; ensuring that your event is often talked...

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  • Testimonials

    Set in the grounds of our heritage listed Hampton’s-style beach house, Pilu at Freshwater is an intimate and unique location.

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Awards

2005 – 2021 The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide | Awarded Two Chef’s Hats

2022 – Gambero Rosso | Best Italian Restaurants Due Forchette Award

2021 – Australia’s Wine List of the Year | Best Food and Wine Matching Award

The Weekend Australian Magazine | HOT 50 – HOT Classic

2012 -2018 Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine | Hall of Fame, National Winner

2009 – 2018 Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide | Two Stars

2011 Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine | Wine List of the Year

2010 The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide | Wine List of the Year

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