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Meet the Chef

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Federico Zanellato

Italian born chef Federico Zanellato began his career working in the top restaurants in Europe. After travelling to Japan, he developed a passion for Japanese food culture and underwent further training. After returning briefly to Italy, he set his sights on making Australia home. He commenced his Australian career at Ormeggio at the Spit as Head Chef. LuMi Dining is Zanellato’s first restaurant venture which is the synthesis of creativity and custom mastered throughout his career.

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dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

Absolutely delicious food. Flavour combinations & technique spot on. Staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful.
Alice Lam

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

Absolutely the best restaurant. Food was superb and delicate but good portion size. We literally walked out so full in the tummy. Service was top and consistent by everyone so it was comfortable but not overly where it feels too posh. Love so much we are starting to be a regular. Can’t fault it at all.

dined on Sat, 29 Jun 2019

This place never disappoint. Food is always of high quality and taste. We opt for the 8 course tasting menu and added half a dozen of oysters to our lunch. Every dish was amazing, but my favourite was the lamb and the buffalo ice cream!

dined on Sun, 23 Jun 2019

Amazing service by Alessandro, Rocco and Piero. The food was incredible, a combination of flavour that you are barely used to have. From the first snack to the last course is a full experience and the front of house is so passionate and has an amazing knowledge of not just the menu but the ingredients, the producers and the stories behind each dish. Thank you very much, I’ll be back!

dined on Wed, 5 Jun 2019

Each dish was memorable, from our Porcini snack through to the buffalo Icecream and Agnolotti but the absolute highlights were the Ceviche of Tuna and the White Chocolate and Sudachi dessert - what flavour sensations! Plus cocktails, beautiful Prosecco and polished service..what more could you ask for I'd go back here in a heartbeat!

dined on Sun, 26 May 2019

Very interesting and fine food ( the lamb piece was unfortunately only fat).

dined on Sun, 26 May 2019

Been here once or twice a year for the last 5 years. The food at Lumi is always evolving in a progressive way, while still mantaining an italian style menu with heavy japanese influence using local produce. No dishes could be faulted! Every single dish was insane. The italian Gunkan with sea urchin should never leave the menu. Will be back again soon, if you havent been, run dont walk.

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

We had a fantastic time. Food was amazing and perfectly well matched wine!

dined on Sat, 18 May 2019

Great food and service. Every dish was unique and delicious in their own way.
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About LuMi Bar & Dining

Lumi (masc.) noun: Italian for small lights. ​Beneath a multitude of pendent lights creating an intimate atmosphere. LuMi Dining comes to life under the guidance of Chef Federico Zanellato and his wife and Sommelier, Michela. Since the opening in 2014, LuMi has been awarded 2 Chefs Hat by SMH Good Food Guide. Federico has also recently been nominated Citi Chef of The Year 2017 by SMH Good Food Guide. LuMi is ranked 13 in the Australian Top 100 restaurant 2018 by The Australian Financial Review. Awarded in 2019 as best Italian restaurant in the world by Gambero Rosso International, ​LuMi is an absolute waterfront location surrounded by glass sliding doors. It is located opposite the Star Casino, at Wharf 10 in Pyrmont ​Casual yet professional and friendly service, diners can enjoy the LuMi Chef Menu every service, or the “LuMi Experience menu” for dinner on Wednesday and Thursday or Friday, Saturday and Sunday Lunch. This is one casual fine dining experience that shouldn’t be missed.



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