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, Giovanni creates modern, contemporary Italian dishes inspired by Italy’s numerous culinary regions – from Lombardy in the north to Campania in the south.

Our Restaurant

A path from the beach leads through the garden to the beach house. From the moment you set foot inside Pilu at Freshwater, Giovanni, Marilyn and their team ensure that your experience at Pilu is a memorable one. Each guest is welcomed like a returning friend. Giovanni’s passion for Sardinian, and regional Italian food, and his acclaimed cooking; is matched by the award-winning service delivered by Pilu’s longstanding front of house, sommeliers and wait staff, renowned across the industry for their warmth, knowledge and experience.

In addition to our traditional services, Pilu at Freshwater has several function spaces, from an intimate private room for a family celebration, to corporate cocktails and weddings in our garden, complete with a spectacular seaside backdrop.

Our Team

The team at Pilu at Freshwater come from far and wide. Comprised of local and international professionals, all of the staff at Pilu, are passionate about food and wine, so much so, they have made hospitality their career.

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Our Sardinia

Giovanni and Marilyn frequently return to Sardinia to holiday and further research Sardinian cuisine. Guests and friends often ask them for their recommendations on the island. Below you’ll find their tips for accommodation, restaurants and sightseeing. Not all are fancy, but all are ‘real’ Sardinia.

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Where Are We?

On the beach, Moore Road, Freshwater New South Wales, Australia
PO Box 285 Freshwater 2096

If using a GPS to arrive at the restaurant, you may need to enter the suburb as ‘Harbord’.

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