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“With olive oil from head chef Lino Sauro’s Sicilian family farm, this new Sydney restaurant will deliver pretty much everything you could dream of to satisfy your Italian craving.”

Mollie Maloney, The Urban List

“How many more good chefs can Kensington snare?…The latest…acquisition is Lino Sauro, a Sicilian chef who’s made his name heading up some of Singapore’s best Italian restaurants.”

Nicholas Jordan, Broadsheet
THE URBAN LIST

Everything You Should Be Excited About Eating In 2017

“Fresh to the ever trendy Kensington Street hub, Olio is coming straight out of Sicily and landing smack bang in the middle of the Old Rum Store in Chippendale. With olive oil from head chef Lino Sauro’s Sicilian family farm, this new Sydney restaurant will deliver pretty much everything you could dream of to satisfy your Italian craving.”

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BROADSHEET

What to Expect at Lino Sauro’s New Sydney Restaurant
Singapore’s best Italian chef will serve Sicilian seafood on a Chippendale rooftop.

“How many more good chefs can Kensington snare?…The latest…acquisition is Lino Sauro, a Sicilian chef who’s made his name heading up some of Singapore’s best Italian restaurants… His reputation…is built on simplicity and seasonality.”

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URBAN WALKABOUT

The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings Of 2017

“The Italian name for olive oil, Olio brings traditional Sicillian dining to the buzzing Kensington Street precinct. Headed up by internationally acclaimed chef Lino Sauro, the restaurant draws influences from Sicily’s natural environment and relations with North Africa and Mediterranean Europe: showcasing seafood, wild fennel, saffron…”

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GOOD FOOD

Award-winning Sicilian chef Lino Sauro bound for Olio, Chippendale

“Chippendale has snared another international chef, with Singapore’s award-winning Sicilian-born Lino Sauro set to swing open the doors at Olio. Sauro tells Good Food…‘The focus will be on seafood. While my background is Sicilian, I use a lot of the spices and influences of North Africa and the Middle East.’…Olio will be one to watch.”

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THE URBAN LIST DIRECTORY

Olio Kensington Street

“Celebrated Sicilian Chef, Lino Sauro, is moving into Kensington Street with his newest restaurant, Olio. He’s spent the last 10 years in Singapore, heading up the kitchen at Gattapardo, and now it’s Sydney’s turn and oh boy, you should definitely have your stretchy clothing at the ready.”

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THE F BLOG

Where to Spend Valentine’s Day in Sydney

“Chippendale’s newest addition Olio Kensington Street hosts a Sicilian feast to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Soak up the afternoon sunshine and sip on a glass of bubbles on the restaurant’s rooftop terrace followed by a six-course dinner by award-winning chef Lino Sauro.”

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FORBES

If You’re Tired Of Traditional Christmas Dinner, Try These Trendy Foods Instead

Lino Sauro on Octopus: “Octopus has experienced a resurgence in 2016,” he says…What he loves most about the humble octopus is its texture and versatility. “You can practically use it in anything, from a tapas dish to pasta, served hot or cold…Octopus brings on nostalgia for me, as Sicilian summers are not complete without it.”

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EAT DRINK PLAY

Kensington Street welcomes the newest kid on the block, Olio Restaurant.

“With a strong Sicilian focus interwoven into the entire menu, from its food to its wine list, Sauro proves how Sicilian cuisine is the ‘new Italian’… Sauro comes from a long line of farmers, in which meals were created using quality produce… Sauro sources all of the olive oil in his dishes from the family’s Sicilian farm.”

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CONCRETE PLAYGROUND

Renowned Sicilian Chef to Open New Sydney Restaurant Olio
Lino Sauro will bring traditional Sicilian dining to a stunning rooftop terrace.

“Sauro has spent the past ten years in Singapore where he headed Sicilian restaurant Gattopardo. His new Sydney venture…Olio…the Italian word for olive oil — a very appropriate name given that olive oil…will be sourced from his family farm in Sicily.”

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HOSPITALITY MAGAZINE

Sicilian restaurant, Olio, to open in Kensington Street precinct

“Sicilian-born chef Lino Sauro (Gattopardo, Garibaldi Singapore) will open Olio in Chippendale’s Kensington Street precinct in early 2017. Olio (Italian for olive oil) will occupy the restored Old Rum Store, with a contemporary indoor dining room and rooftop terrace overlooking Chippendale.”

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