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Best Contemporary Italian restaurants in Oakleigh

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A photo of Grazia Restaurant restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(701)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Glen Iris
Booked 74 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 Cecconi's Toorak restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(67)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Toorak
Booked 11 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 DOC Pizza & Pasta Bar, St Kilda restaurant
4.4
Awesome(21)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • St Kilda
Booked 29 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 Flinders Lane restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1099)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 18 times today
Cecconi's Flinders Lane in Melbourne is praised as one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. It offers a delightful gastronomical journey marked by authentic Italian cuisine, complemented by the impeccable service. As quoted from reviews, every meal served is a "flavourgasm", with standouts like the deliciously juicy suckling pig. The Italian roots of the cuisine are highlighted by the extensive knowledge of the Italian wine selection, providing a truly authentic experience. Patrons lauded the consistent quality of food over the years, the welcoming ambience and exceptional service. Whether for a formal meal or special occasion, Cecconi's is highly recommended for its excellence in delivering an authentic Italian dining experience.
A photo of Zia Rina's Cucina restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(195)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Armadale
Booked 3 times 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 Tesoro Gastronomia restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(262)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Balwyn North
Booked 6 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 Teatro - Southbank restaurant
4.2
Awesome(946)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Southbank
Booked 9 times today
Teatro - Southbank stands as a gem in Melbourne's culinary scene, celebrated for its exceptional Italian cuisine. Catering to lovers of authentic Italian food, Teatro offers dishes that are traditionally Italian. Patrons praised their beautiful pizzas, pasta, and lamb ragu highlighting their satisfaction with the menu. The restaurant's quick service is an added bonus and particularly appreciated by those attending shows in nearby Hamer Hall. Distinguished for its overall dining experience, the atmosphere and views are as remarkable as the food. Customers have expressed their admiration for the ambiance and the stunning views of the Yarra. Ultimately, Teatro - Southbank's combination of excellent food, service, and setting make it an unmissable culinary destination.
A photo of Freddy's Pizza restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(235)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Windsor
Booked 10 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 Luci restaurant
4.3
Awesome(195)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 4 times today
Luci is highly regarded for its exceptional Australian cuisine. Taking pride in their blend of tradition and innovation, the restaurant is consistently praised in reviews for its "delicious food", "beautiful setting", and "impeccable service". The reviews highlight the staff's attentiveness, professionalism, and knowledge, which contributes to the overall pleasant dining experience. Notably, Luci's modern Italian dishes have been described as "divine", with their degustation menu receiving particular acclaim. The "engaging" wait staff, and the "outstanding taste and quality" of the food have led many reviewers to highly recommend Luci as a top choice for Australian cuisine. Despite the absence of information on location and awards, Luci's extraordinary reviews speak to its excellence.
A photo of Geppetto Trattoria restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(59)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • East Melbourne
Booked 8 times today
Located in the bustling heart of Melbourne, adjacent to iconic venues such as the MCG, AAMI Park, and Rod Laver Arena, Geppetto Trattoria has been a cherished dining destination since 1981. Under the skilled ownership of Nino Cea and his son Adriano, this restaurant has earned a reputation as one of Melbourne's best spots for authentic home-style Italian cooking.Geppetto Trattoria offers a menu that features a variety of famous dishes that have delighted diners for decades. From the rich and savoury Osso Buco to the classic and comforting Spaghetti Pescatora, each dish is prepared with care and expertise, capturing the essence of traditional Italian cuisine.Whether you're craving the hearty flavours of the Lasagna al Forno or the freshness of the Eggplant parmigiana made with locally grown tomatoes, Geppetto Trattoria ensures the best of Italian gastronomy. Step into this welcoming and relaxed atmosphere and immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Geppetto Trattoria.
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