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Meet the Chef

Picture of Federico Zanellato.

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 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.

dined on Sat, 30 Mar 2019

Absolutely enjoyed our dining experience at Lumi! The restaurant is not too spacious but cozy enough to be feeling like home. All dishes were made to an utmost level of delicacy and we would rate the Chawanmushi, the Pie, the Crab and Macadamia dishes most!

dined on Sun, 24 Mar 2019

Superb restaurant every time we've been. Perfect for a beautiful long Sunday which we shared with another couple. Food was sensational, atmosphere great on a warm day with bifold doors fully opened to provide alfresco dining, and staff excellent. Not cheap but how much should something so creative, different and flavoursome that you can't fault cost?
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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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