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What

Where

Where

Italian

Il Vento

Average price $45
8.6/10
64 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $45 Special request

The chef recommends...

Rocket & parmesan salad
$9

Local rocket with italian shaved parmigiano, Cold press extra virgin olive oil (gf, v)

Mixed salad
$12

Thickly chopped continental cucumber, ripped local Tomatoes, red onion, black olives, picked parsley & Mint leaves, house-made bread (v, gfa)

Caprese salad
$18

Bufala mozzarella with seasonal tomatoes, Basil leaves, oregano & extra virgin olive oil (gf)

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.6/10
based on 64 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.7/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Robyn W.
    Robyn W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Il vento is an authentic Italian restaurant offering tasty dishes and a great variety of wines. Food service was prompt despite being a very busy evening and wait staff were friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this restaurant.

  2. Louise  S.
    Louise S.
    • one review
    10/10

    First time dining and it was lovely. We’ve been waiting to go, first time parents and it was a nice few hours with no distractions. We will be coming back again that’s for sure.

  3. Max B.
    Max B.
    • one review
    6/10

    We were not welcomed with a friendly smile. In fact we felt distant. The waitress did not interact with us and we felt just like another number in a fast food outlet. She even almost dumped our plates on the table as they made a loud clunk. We expected better from an award winning restaurant. We were asked to leave at 2.30pm. It is unlikely that we will return.

  4. Anne  P.
    Anne P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Located in the heart of the Wharf at Mooloolaba - Italian food at it's best with great service and smiling faces. Well done Il Vento we will be back.

  5. Jacob W.
    Jacob W.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Very good food. Sea food pizza and risotto both excellent. Gave up on dessert as was unable to catch the attention of any wait staff for about 20 min. The table we were seated at was very close to the main walkway on the wharf so it was quite difficult to hear any conversation.

  6. Judy N.
    Judy N.
    • one review
    10/10

    My request for space for wheelchair was considered and our table was perfect. Food was exceptional and our waitress was lovely and personable. Will recommend to my friends.

  7. Megan M.
    Megan M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food at great prices, wonderful service. Would recommend.

  8. Sandra S.
    Sandra S.
    • one review
    4/10

    Worst service expetoenced for a long time...spot the waiter if you find one. Average quality of food. Poor value for money. Slow, disinterested.....only a few diners. No excuse. Won't be back.

  9. Jude B.
    Jude B.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff were awesome and looked after us - what really impressed was the fact that we had finished our dining experience and while still talking the staff would make sure our glasses were topped up with water - beautiful food - also to point out two of our diners were garlic allergic and the staff bent over backwards to help them in their choices of main course.

  10. Bill H.
    Bill H.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Great Quality, not much for the price though, $100 for entre, 1xmain and a side salad (incl. 1 beer and 1 wine), tasted good, was a bit cramped - not really waterfront as it's in the middle of the wharf. Friendly staff - well meaning, but overpriced food (5 slices of raw tomato, with 5slices of mozzarella $18., calling it a salad...you be the judge). I enjoyed it but felt a bit conned to the point that i wont be back. There are plenty other choices.

  11. Francine F.
    Francine F.
    • one review
    10/10

    The service is impeccable , the food is authentic Italian and so delicious. Pizzas are by far the best on the coast. You never have to wait long for anything. Water glasses constantly being filled.

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 285 reviews
    9.5/10

    We haven't tasted pizza this good since going to Italy

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    7.75/10

    Best Diavola pizza since Pizza De Rocco in Abu Dhabi. As always wine pricing is a killer...a $30 premium on a $17 dollar bottle from Dan Murphy is not right....

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    8/10

    Super fast service - our food order hit the table before our drinks did. The duck ragu was vert tasty - I really learnt what 'al dente' pasta was supposed to be like. My partner enjoyed his pizza, but felt that the dough was so thin in the middle that it became soggy from the weight of the toppings.

  15. Leanne E.
    Leanne E.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great location at The Wharf; they have nailed the atmosphere and authenticity of the food with service to match.

  16. Janine G.
    Janine G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Whatever you choose on this menu, you won’t be disappointed.. an awesome experience all round.

  17. Mark B.
    Mark B.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Lovely Wood Fire Pizza

  18. Jacki H.
    Jacki H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food is awesome, staff are awesome. We eat here regularly and make sure you book. I booked in advance for three people and we ended up with an extra and even though they were booked out they managed to squeeze an extra person in.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    8/10

    had a great night

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    8/10

    Service was good. Food was lovely, although the calzone special was too cheesy and lacked flavour. My other guests enjoyed their meal, especially calamari fritti.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

123 Parkyn Parade, 4557, Mooloolaba, Australia

Directions to get there

Sunshine Coast

About the restaurant

Named after The Wind which blew us from the shores of Italia into the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Il Vento brings to Mooloolaba traditional Italian cuisine to be enjoyed in a modern seaside setting.

The only restaurant in Mooloolaba equipped with a wood-fired oven, Il Vento promises to bring the people of Mooloolaba perfect wood-fired pizzas and fresh handmade pasta. Think authentic ingredients imported straight from the regions of Parma and Napoli, homemade pastas passed down from Nonna to son, and the use of local produce that all Australians know and love.

At Il Vento, we welcome every and all passers-by to sneak a peek inside. Thanks to our location on The Wharf with sweeping views of the Mooloolaba Marina, we can provide whatever our diners seek, whether that be a large family-style banquet or a quiet dinner for two.

With over fifteen years’ experience, executive chef Ibrahim Haddad is no stranger to wholesome Italian cooking and dining. Impressive pasta-making skills aside, Ibrahim also brings with him traditional cooking techniques first honed at Il Verde, Il Vento successful sister restaurant in Brisbane’s Bowen Hills.

With an extensive menu and plenty of gusto to share, it’s time to throw caution to the wind and indulge in Il Vento today.

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