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. Using locally sourced ingredients…

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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.

LUNCH Tuesday – Sunday from 12.00 noon | DINNER Tuesday – Saturday from 6.00pm

Our Menu

What's New

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. Angela Munday, our Events Specialist, will work with you to create a function that is tailored to your exact requirements; ensuring that your event is often talked about, and long remembered.

  • Sella e Mosca Premium Wine Dinner – 28th August

    Giovanni is hosting an exclusive Sardinian wine dinner for only 25 guests in our private dining room. Three snacks…

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  • Father’s Day – Sunday 1st September

    Celebrate your wonderful dad on Father’s Day and spoil him with a delicious 3 course meal. $103 adults and…

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  • Together again for one night only!

    Head Chef Reunion Dinner Thursday 22nd August, 6.30pm Join us as our brilliant Head Chef’s over the past 15…

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  • Celebrating 15 years – Lunch from only $49 per person!

    Enjoy this delicious and classic menu from only $49pp including a main course and a glass of Sardinian wine….

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  • Pilu v Ormeggio – Rivalry Dinners

    Book now for the first of the ever popular series of Rivalry Dinners… Join Alessandro Pavoni and Giovanni Pilu,…

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Weddings, 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. Angela Munday, our Events Specialist, will work with you to create a function that is tailored to your exact requirements; ensuring that your event is often talked about, and long remembered.

  • 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 – 2018 The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide | Awarded Two Chef’s Hats

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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