Top Italian Restaurants in Melbourne

by Lara Caraturo | 15 Jan. 2020, 1:38 pm

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

Average Price $ 40.0

99 Lygon Street Brunswick East - Melbourne

Johnny Di Francesco is a tireless ambassador of authentic Neapolitan pizza in Australia. 400 Gradi, the first opening took place in 2008, today the brand boasts a large number of...

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Trattoria/bistrot

Tipo 00

Average Price $ 60.0

361 Little Bourke St - Melbourne

Small CBD pasta bar that has taken Melbourne by storm; while fresh pasta and risotto dishes are the drawcard here, smart diners don’t pass over the equally delicious antipasti on...

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Trattoria/bistrot

Trattoria Emilia

Average Price $ 60.0

360 Little Collins St - Melbourne

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 and Tortellini in Brodo. Stop...

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Grossi Florentino

Average Price $ 100.0

80 Bourke Street - Melbourne

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 classic murals and stained glass...

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Pizzeria

Ladro

Average Price $ 30.0

224 Gertrude St, Fitzroy - Melbourne

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 own against any newcomers. Beautiful...

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Trattoria/bistrot

Rosa's Canteen

Average Price $ 60.0

1 Thomson St - Melbourne

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 perfect lunchtime space, and the...

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Rosetta

Average Price $ 70.0

Crown Casino, 8 Southbank Blvd, Southbank - Melbourne

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 passion for Italian food with...

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Pizzeria

D.O.C. Pizza & Mozzarella Bar

Average Price $ 30.0

295 Drummond St, Carlton - Melbourne

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 team. Everything started twenty years ago,...

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Trattoria/bistrot

Da Noi

Average Price $ 50.0

95 Toorak Rd, South Yarra - Melbourne

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 are on hand to guide...

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Trattoria/bistrot

Thirty Eight Chairs

Average Price $ 60.0

4a Bond Street South Yarra - Melbourne

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 menu offers much more than...

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Restaurant

Cafe di Stasio

Average Price $ 80.0

31 Fitzroy St, St Kilda - Melbourne

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 across the floor, serving classic...

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Cecconi's

Average Price $ 80.0

61 Flinders Lane Melbourne - Melbourne

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 Bortolotto. Chef Maurice Esposito presents...

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