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Top Italian Restaurants in Melbourne

There is so much Italian rhythm in Melbourne's dining scene, a veritable paradise for gourmands. We are spoiled for choice with mini-bistros, haute cuisine restaurants, and many delightful wine bars. Not to mention the extraordinary performers of the traditional Neapolitan pizza art.

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400 Gradi

Johnny Di Francesco has brought a slice of Italian flavour to Melbourne. In fact, in his pizzerias, traditional dishes such as meatballs, fried and stuffed...
Melbourne 
$ 85
2

Tipo 00

Piccolo è bello. This a truly genuine Italian-style pasta lab in the heart of Meloburne. While fresh pasta and risotto dishes are the drawcard here,...
Melbourne 
$ 60
3

Trattoria Emilia

Modena born chefs Luca Flammia and Francesco Rota wear their hearts on their sleeves in this buzzy trattoria/bakery; with a menu that includes Gnocco Fritto...
Melbourne 
$ 60
4

D.O.C. Pizza & Mozzarella Bar

Modern Italian pizza is the thing here, teamed with lovely antipasto and an always buzzing dining room. A true Italian dining experience from a well-loved...
Melbourne 
$ 30
5

Da Noi

Legendary trattoria in Melbourne's south, owned by Sardinian born Pietro Porcu. The warm and intimate dining room has no written menu, but the knowledgeable waiters...
Melbourne 
$ 50
6

Grossi Florentino

Historic Melbourne CBD institution owned by celebrity chef Guy Grossi. The menu happily marries the traditional with the innovative; while the grand dining room, with its...
Melbourne 
$ 100
7

Ladro

Gertrude Street, just north of the CBD, is a hotbed of trendy restaurants and bars. Ladro is a senior on this strip, but holds its...
Melbourne 
$ 30
8

Rosa's Canteen

Sicilian born Rosa Mitchell has created a little piece of her homeland in this Melbourne CBD oasis. The bright and airy dining room is the...
Melbourne 
$ 60
9

Rosetta

A big night out venue; with its grand dining room, even grander wine list, and team of professional waiters. Celebrity chef Neil Perry shows his...
Melbourne 
$ 70
10

Thirty Eight Chairs

This casual all day pasta bar is a slice of Italy south of the Yarra; with charming Italian waiters attending to customers every need. The...
Melbourne 
$ 60
11

Cafe di Stasio

Iconic Melbourne venue owned by the equally iconic Ronnie Di Stasio, a legend of the Melbourne Italian restaurant scene. Old school, professional waiters glide effortlessly...
Melbourne 
$ 80
12

Cecconi's

This CBD venue is home for both the business lunch and big night out; owned by the Bortolotto family, and overseen by family matriarch Olimpia...
Melbourne 
$ 80
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