Crinitis Castle Hill officially opened in November 2011. The Matthew Darwin designed space includes spacious dining area for 350+ customers spread over 2 levels with a sophisticated mix of banquets and chairs to complement the rustic decor. A Lamborghini engine is suspended from the domed ceiling on the second floor, while the pizza bar is completely finished with copper.
Famous for its passion for authentic Italian food and culture as well as exceptional service, Crinitis specializes in traditional Southern Italian cuisine, resurrecting an art of food that is rarely seen today in even the oldest of Italian homes.
The menu concentrates on the many regions of southern Italy and how the landscape and climate influence certain cuisines. Our passionate head chef leads a team driven to seek excellence. "Our philosophy is to seek the best ingredients, produced by like minded suppliers with consistency and sustainability and most importantly quality in mind. Keeping in mind the most traditional Italian techniques and pushing boundaries without fear of innovation".
Also, a first for Sydneysiders, Crinitis Pantry is located within the restaurant. Crinitis Pantry is a contemporary Italian pasticceria baking traditional and innovative Italian-inspired pastries, cakes and biscotti. The famous Crinitis antipasti ingredients, including the homemade salami, are also available to ...read more
- Indoor Dining
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- Mains $20-$30
- Mains $30-$50
- Entrees under $30
- Disabled Parking
- Wheel Chair Access
- Group Bookings
- Family Friendly
- Function Room
- Outdoor Seating
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- Pizza/Wood Fired Pizza
We dined for the first time at Criniti's on a busy Friday night. Had an early booking as I'd seen reviews saying the service was quite slow, and we had a child with us.
Within 5 minutes of ordering, our entree arrived - hot delicious salt and pepper calamari. Drinks soon followed and mains arrived super quickly too.
A delicious, decadent and huge dessert topped off a lovely meal.
While the prices are on the upper end, the portion sizes are very generous and we took our leftovers home. Highly recommended - we'll be back!
We had dinner on a Tuesday night so service was quick as the restaurant was reasonably quiet. Not overly impressed with the service. Our waitress was quite straight to the point and when the first meal was delivered we were asked if we would like anything else to which we replied the rest of our meals would be nice. The food was nice though and the servings were huge. Thankfully they had no issues with us taking the kids meals home as they were unable to finish the large portion.
We went here for dinner tonight I must say I was not very impressed, our first waitress who took our order was very nice but when we asked another to exchange our side plates because they were dirty then our water glasses she was very rude, she sent the manager over we advised what had happend but did not receive an apology for the dirty items nor her rudeness. We ordered asked for no chilli on one of our girls burgers but when she bit into it burnt her mouth because it had the chilli on it. My husband ordered a streak cooked medium but was very rare. My meal was nice, but my plate was taken while I was still eating (entree) Overall I think this restaurant is very over priced, tables for 4 too small, poorly staffed except our first waitress No smiles & over rated we will not be back.
I don't think I have ever been here and not had a problem with my order.
I understand it can get very busy but the wait for at least one of the dishes is always in excess of 45 mins.
Aside from that the food is really delicious.
It is quite expensive but the portions are massive.
This restaurant is ridiculously popular so of course we had to try it out! The other franchises have always been great. Unfortunately castle hill did not live up to the brand, and for the extremely high prices I was not satisfied with the quality of the meal I received.
The service also leaves a lot to be desired. I understand the pressures on busy restaurant staff but taking an extra few seconds to provide excellent service can make or break your experience.