Criniti’s Darling Harbour

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Criniti’s Darling Harbour Details

Criniti’s Darling Harbour Address

Harbourside Shopping Centre
Level 2, Shop 461, 2-10 Darling Dr

Darling Harbour NSW 2000

Criniti’s Darling Harbour Menu
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Prices $$$$

Average Meal Price $70 - based on one entree & main course only

General Price
Entrees $8.90-$26.90
Mains $32.90-$71.00
Desserts $16.90-$21.90


Prices last updated:  10/2011

Rooms & Capacity

No of Seats 460


Sat to Sun 9:30am - 11:30am
Mon to Sun 11:30am - 5pm
Sun to Wed 5pm - 10:30pm
Thu to Sat 5pm - 11:30pm
Open on Christmas Day
Open on Christmas Eve
Open on New Years Day
Open on New Years Eve
Open on Public Holidays



Payment Types Accepted



Indulge in Criniti's pantry, a delicious assortment of luxurious cakes and desserts, handmade from our unique and traditional recipes to satisfy the chocolate, blueberry, caramel, strawberry, cheesecake, tiramisu and profiterole lover!

Criniti’s Darling Harbour Awards


I Love Food award - State winner

Overview of Criniti’s Darling Harbour

Criniti's Ristorante is Sydney's award winning Southern Italian cuisine with two restaurants located in Darling Harbour and Parramatta. Suitable for business functions and banquets, or an intimate and unforgettable dining experience. Criniti's caters to all ages and tastes, offering gourmet Southern Italian cuisine at its absolute best.

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    1.3 Not Recommended

    Food  1      Ambience  1      Service  1      Value  2     

    Found the place incredibly noisy on a Sunday night. Service was very poor. Ordered a beer three times and still did not come.If there was a wine list we were not offered one. Four large pizzas arrived first for 16 of us, Thanatos small pan of meatballs followed by antipasto. Next cane four monstrous dishes of pasta, hardly any of which was eaten. Then, incredibly, two metre long pizzas were presented. Again, hardly touched. Had enough of this torture, so we left .

    Nov 28, 2014 

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    1.5 Not Recommended

    Food  3      Ambience  1      Service  1      Value  1     

    Horrible - cockroaches! I was there last night with a group of friends, the night was perfect until one cockroach joined our dinner by crawling onto our dinning table. The waitress was unbelievably rude about it and didn't even apologise, her exact words are 'this is normal, it's Australia, there're flies and cockroaches everywhere'. I'm definitely not going back to that place ever again. not to mention reporting them.

    Nov 05, 2014 

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    8.8 Highly Recommended

    Food  10      Ambience  10      Service  8      Value  7     

    Food, service and the view are all amazing. Only downside is having to wait, but the wait is so worth it! Food is to die for!

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    6.8 Recommended

    Food  7      Ambience  9      Service  6      Value  5     

    I had this ribs craving and went straight for Hurricane's at about 5:20pm and there was already a huge queue. Criniti's had lots of free tables, so we decided to go in.

    The Welcome

    Despite having half the restaurant empty at that time. The "please wait to be seated" lady came across very arrogant as if she was doing me a big favour, fair enough we did not have a booking. The right thing to do instead was to welcome us with "let me see what I can do to accommodate or please make a booking at another time". In the end, we were seated at the edge of a reserved table of 20 and were "accepted" on condition that we leave within one and a half hours (which is a huge amount of time). One thing to note is that, the restaurant was still half-empty by the time we left.

    SPAGHETTI E POLPETTE - Homemade spaghetti with mamma criniti’s meatballs, cherry tomatoes & sugo di pomodoro

    Pasta was cooked al dente, the sauce was tangy and tasted very fresh. The star of the show was the delicious meatballs. Although they were classic in terms of seasoning and spicing, they were a classic done well.

    PIZZA CARNE AMORE - veal, salame, ham, pancetta, sausage, mozzarella, origano & bbq sugo

    Pizza was very delicious, smoky from the woodfire, fresh ingredients from the pantry and a balsilmic dressing over did make it delicious at first.
    Why at first? the downside is that, the pizza has to be eaten fast as the dressing does make the base very soggy within 15 minutes. Veal was tender, the thinly sliced cured meats' fat got rendered and the slightly charred ends did deliver good flavours.

    Service once inside was pretty good! most waiters seem to be the real deal, that is Italiano and scanning the room. One sour note is that compulsory service charge! I do not mind tipping when they deliver good service, what if they don't? can I get a 10% discount?

    Conclusion - Good restaurant for big groups (6+) as they have 1+ metre long pizzas and a great bar. Not much of foodie destination, although the view on the balcony is pretty good and if you get your timing right, VIP seats for the fireworks on Saturday nights are two of the only reasons to dine here.



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    May 04, 2014 

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    3.3 Below Average

    Food  3      Ambience  4      Service  4      Value  2     

    They have a 2 hour maximum booking, they rushed out our entrees and mains then had to wait 30 mins for dessert. I eat seafood marinara everywhere I go and it was honestly the worst dish I have ever eaten, the sauce literally tasted like the mixed tomato sauce from a bottle with water, it was so dark where they sat us we had to get out our phones just to read the menu. None of the staff could speak English let alone understand what we wanted to order. Way over priced 2 entrees 2 mains 2 drinks and share desert cost $270. Think twice before going here I'm sure there are much nicer places for the money.

    Mobile Review Mar 29, 2014 

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    8.5 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  8      Service  7      Value  10     

    The search for a venue for our case competition team dinner was difficult, but after browsing the restaurants at Darling Harbor, we eventually settled on Criniti’s!

    Previous experiences have taught me to stay clear of the pasta dishes! My personal preference at Criniti’s is the woodfired pizza – they certainly do it best, and I have not as yet had better. Then comes the tough choices, what size pizza to order, and what flavors to pick. From experience, the 1 metre pizza can easily feed four people if you’re a big eater, or around six people if you eat smaller main meals, or order one of their pizza crusts. The 0.5 metre pizza is a good pick for a group of four if you are brave enough to try one of their other pizzas!

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    Mar 05, 2014 

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    3.3 Below Average

    Food  4      Ambience  5      Service  2      Value  2     

    Went for a friend's birthday and since we have a group of 12 we were forced to get the set menu. The set menu was terrible as they offered the most average and boring dishes possible. The pastas were so tasteless and pizzas had almost no toppings.

    The place was relatively empty but service was terrible. One waiter had spilled a whole jug of water on my friend's jacket by accidentally dropping it. No apologies were given and when my friend complained all he got was "it's just a jacket".

    We complained to the management about this rude waiter and got offered a free coke? Hmm.. not really worth a wet jacket that couldn't be worn for the rest of the night.

    Food is overpriced and below average. Definitely not returning and won't be recommending.

    Aug 28, 2013 

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    7.8 Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  8      Service  7      Value  7     

    This restaurant is always busy especially on friday and saturday nights. I recommend to book before as it could take over an hour of waiting if there is no booking on busier nights. The food tastes great, especially the range of pastas. Menu is a little pricey though.

    Aug 19, 2013 

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    8.5 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  8      Service  9      Value  8     

    I love this place. The food and atmosphere is great and the staff are very helpful. It is the perfect venue to go and enjoy some drinks and a great dinner on a Saturday night.

    Overall, I thought the food was excellent and we also topped it off with a great desert. The prices were reasonable too. We will definitely be coming back again!

    Jul 30, 2013 

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    4 Below Average

    Food  5      Ambience  5      Service  3      Value  3     

    Very disappointing. The food was good but the service was awful, we had booked for 7 they set a table for 6 and then were angry when we asked for another chair saying we only booked for six. The waitress then put the seventh person in the walk way on the end of the table. Will not return over priced spag bol.

    Jul 12, 2013 

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