Kneading Ruby

4.8
1267 reviews
$40 and under
Italian
Kneading Ruby… a modern take on a pizzeria, featuring rustic dishes and traditional pizza made with fresh, locally sourced produce – all designed to be shared. The food, accompanied by an impressive wine and cocktail selection complimenting the flavours of the menu

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Experiences

  • $40 Set Menu

    A$40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy our 3 course set menu including all the Kneading Ruby favourites
  • $50 Set Menu

    A$50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy our tasting menu including a selection of seafood and signature dishes
What 1267 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatO
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dependable service and fantastic food. Always recommend others to sample this great venue in Wollongong.

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Hessel
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Asked server for help, to accomodate different diners’ preferences. As there were 2 vegans in our group we requested that mushrooms be added to a pizza. That’s it. One request. He can take things away, but not add things, we’re not Domino’s. Patronising and uninterested in assisting. We were never asked if we wanted dessert or coffee after we had finished. His disinterested service let down what would have been an otherwise good

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service! Loved the Miss Ruby cocktail.

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ZoeG
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Garlic bread was delicious and it was down hill from there. We ordered a pasta and a pizza and they were both mediocre at best. We couldn't complain about the service as the staff were friendly and the food was on our table within 15 mins of ordering.

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NERAK
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Was told I could not use New fine voucher when in fact I could. That was disappointing. But service was great.

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ZanetaB
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and atmosphere... love coming back !!

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DeborahD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic experience as always. Cant beat the garlic bread and gnocchi!

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DaniellaL
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch, food was exceptional along with the service. Thank you, will definitely be back.

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CaseyN
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great vibe but wasn’t rocked by the food. Cocktails and wine selection great

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SoniaB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. The staff were exceptional. Super friendly & lovely to deal with. They were happy to accomodate & really helpful with drink & food suggestions. Food was great. Fresh & really tasty. Great range to choose from.

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BellaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always outstanding, so are the cocktails!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was my second visit. I had talked it up and you didn’t disappoint. Our waitress was fantastic. Thanks for a great experience. Will be back.

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DonnaG
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Due to the volume of noise we could not hear the specials, and our waitress did not hear our entree order correctly.

We ordered Polenta Chips, and when our waitress replied "we will bring out the garlic bread 1st so you can enjoy that and then your main meal.? we questioned ourselves, and assumed the garlic bread must be complementary as we had indicated on our booking sheet that we were celebrating a birthday.

The garlic bread and main meals were at the same standard as they have been for the last 4 yrs, and we cannot fault the quality of food, friendliness of staff and presentation of resturant.

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Nick
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, great vibe. The only drawback is that it is very noisy.

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RickL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasurable time from the moment we entered to the moment we left. Service was efficient and courteous. Food was full of flavour and drinks were Moorish. Will gladly return.

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LindaF
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Kneading Ruby and what a find. Great atmosphere and tasty food. The staff were super. Will certainly be going back there again!

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GregK
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here, lovely atmostphere.... felt like we are at the rocks, Sydney. Casual smart. Polenta chips were a huge success and the Lavender cocktail made with gin. Our waiter was perfect in everyway and always had a genuine smile.

Thank you to the cooks, bar staff and our waiter (forgive me forgot your name!) and we will be back for sure

You are all wonderful 🌸

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Megan
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great options for customers with coeliac disease. Staff were very knowledgable and helpful at catering for customer.

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CarlaR
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was absolutely perfect!! Food was absolutely delicious, service was very friendly and noise level was just right!! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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SueB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has a great atmosphere.Friendly and attentive service. The pizzas are good but the other meals are incredible the pork dish is the best I’ve ever had the fish and gnocchi is also very good.Well worth a visit .

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HarleyG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Wollongong hands down. We have our anniversary here every year and it is always a great experience.

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JonO
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in the Illawarra, great and friendly service with an extensive knowledge of drinks and main menu. Never fails to disappoint.

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teaash
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What an amazing place! We had the set menu between 7 of us and we were absolutely stuffed by the end of all the courses ... but we still opted to get the tiramisu for dessert (with zero regrets). Lovely service, great value, delicious food, and overall such a great place for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional food and service

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KateW
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great environment and lovely staff

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Chantell
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was good too. Would definitely recommend

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ChloeT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really helpful servers, fast service, great food, definitely recommend

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BrittD
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Kneading Ruby was great! My first time there and the food was very, very good.

Would definitely recommend eating here.

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NeilE
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fast paced environment, crowded venue, great service, good food.

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointing experience after being a loyal Kneading Ruby customer. Pork came out raw. Sent it back and it was still raw the second time, which was obvious as the butter sauce turned pink. Kitchen was not able to accommodate options for our dairy free friend we had with us. Squid tasted frozen. Will not return anytime soon.

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AngieH
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. This place is amazing! We had a brilliant time. Thank you

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Deejws
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Superb service, great ambience, the most amazing garlic bread and deep fried olives I have ever tasted!

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JanP
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic loved it again. Would come back anytime.

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Dana
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and good value for money...We had an awesome server Sophie, who did an incredible job and was very helpful..

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ChrisW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great customer service highly recommend.

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EnzoD
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Never before have I been able to use the word bland with octopus
Beef cheeks too rich (heavy butter and oil)
So disappointed

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Was confusing to get into for a first timer but after that was a pleasurable experience

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BinChicken
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service. I would definitely recommend this place to any of my family and friends.

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Nikki
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Kneading Ruby! Food and staff are always amazing!

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CorneV
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely outstanding!!
Always love dining at Kneading Ruby. Beautiful atmosphere and excellent staff. We will be back soon. Thx

FAQs

Kneading Ruby does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Kneading Ruby also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4229 7829.

Kneading Ruby is rated 4.8 stars by 1267 OpenTable diners.

Kneading Ruby does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.robovoucher.com/au-kneadingruby.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.