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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Clayton

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A photo of Grazia Restaurant restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(777)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Glen Iris
Booked 63 times today
Grazia Restaurant has garnered praise from numerous patrons, lauding it as the ultimate expression of Italian culinary expertise. Known for its authentically prepared, highly flavorful dishes, Grazia's menu is a delightful exploration of Italian favorites. Reviewers commend everything from the delectable pizzas to the signature pappardelle and the deliciously fresh seafood. The restaurant's hospitable service and relaxed atmosphere, matching the charm of its Melbourne locale, have won the hearts of first-time visitors and regulars alike. With consistent high recommendations from several customers, it's clear that Grazia is a standout venue for exceptional Italian cuisine.
A photo of DOC Pizza & Pasta Bar, St Kilda restaurant
4.4
Awesome(41)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • St Kilda
Booked 17 times today
DOC is moving to Port Phillip Bay! Join us to enjoy a modern take on classic Italian hospitality, with a glimpse into dining in Italy’s present day. Our menu features the best of pizza, pasta and secondi, with an ode to seafood to honour our seaside move. A preview of our menu is available on our website directly. A presto!
A photo of Cecconi's Toorak restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(81)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Toorak
Booked 13 times today
Cecconi’s is a modern day classic Italian restaurant, influenced by its heritage from the countries north. Cecconi’s has become a staple amongst the city’s dining destinations featuring simply prepared Venetian inspired food.
A photo of Tesoro Gastronomia restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(271)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Balwyn North
Booked 8 times today
Tesoro Gastronomia is well-loved for its exemplary Italian cuisine, as indicated by several rave reviews. Diners highlight the authentic traditional Italian dishes, top-notch service, and a warm, intimate atmosphere as some of the key reasons for their repeated visits. They also appreciated the creative Giro d'Italia menu, featuring specialties from various Italian regions. Patrons praised the meticulously prepared meals, ranging from salumi and three-variation antipasto to black angus main dish and vanilla pannacotta dessert. The chefs' roots from Italy enhance the authenticity of the food. Tesoro Gastronomia is said to deliver the quality expected of a current Italian restaurant and is recommended by many for its delicious, beautifully executed food, and friendly service.
A photo of Zia Rina's Cucina restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(197)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Armadale
Booked 1 time today
Located in Melbourne, Zia Rina's Cucina leaves an indelible impression on its patrons with its Italian cuisine. Patrons are unanimous in their recognition of the restaurant as one of Melbourne's best for Italian food, praising its "tasty, simple, fresh" dishes that are "absolutely delicious", "sensational", and "out of this world". The restaurant's attentive and knowledgeable service is another aspect that enhances the dining experience. More than just a restaurant, Zia Rina's is an intimate dining spot offering a slice of Italy right in Melbourne. The seasonal set menu is particularly recommended, full of surprises and characterized by the use of high-quality ingredients. From service to food, Zia Rina's shines as a standout Italian restaurant.
A photo of Freddy's Pizza restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(242)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Windsor
Booked 24 times today
Freddy's Pizza, while not specified, is clearly a crowd favourite when it comes to Pizza Bar cuisine. Reviewers have praised the restaurant for its "delicious", "unforgettable" pizzas, that are often described as "the best" they've ever had. The crusts, toppings, and dough quality are complimented repeatedly, with one reviewer stating that if pizza were an art form, Freddy's Pizza would be the gallery masterpiece. Other aspects such as the warm interior vibe, fast and attentive service, and great wine are also appreciated. Be it a casual mid-week dinner or a special occasion, Freddy's Pizza comes highly recommended for their culinary creativity and mouthwatering pizzas. It's no surprise that it's often declared as a favourite in Melbourne.
A photo of Black Olive on Black Rock restaurant
4.3
Awesome(144)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Black Rock
Booked 7 times today
Black Olive on Black Rock has received wide acclaim for its authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons particularly praise the restaurant's delightful pizzas, pasta, and unique starters like crumbed fried olives. Expressing their satisfaction, one customer stated, "Great authentic Italian food, and the staff are friendly and attentive." Not only is the food well-regarded, but the atmosphere and service also contribute significantly to the overall dining experience. The owner's personal engagement in discussing the menu and sourcing of ingredients has been appreciated. Another supporter described it as the "best restaurant in BlackRock by far... great food and amazing service!" The Pistachio Nutella Calzone is highly recommended as a must-try dessert.
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