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Best Italian restaurants in East Melbourne

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A photo of IL Duca Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • East Melbourne
We are a family orientated restaurant located in East Melbourne, just a few steps away from the CBD. Serving up traditional and appetizing italian cuisine in an intimate and cosy setting.Landamark italian restaurant and fuction room (est. 1983) in East Melbourne, a stone's throw away from the MCG and the sport's entertaining precint. We have a loyal customer base and real honest italian food and a family friendly atmosphere that makes Il Duca feel like a home away from home. Come and explore our a la carte dining room and private function room and enquire about our famous entertainment evenings. "Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish. But only a real chef can make you enjoy the last".
A photo of Geppetto Trattoria restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(40)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • East Melbourne
Booked 8 times today
Established in 1981 & still run and still run my the original owner Nino & son Adriano, Geppetto Trattoria continues to create home-style cooking, made with only the freshest local ingredients
A photo of Di Stasio Citta restaurant
4.5
Awesome(419)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 22 times today
Di Stasio Citta has earned a splendid reputation for offering authentic Italian cuisine and a delightful dining experience. Its patrons often feel as if they've been transported straight to Italy, as mentioned in the reviews. The food is consistently lauded for its flawless execution, from the fish acquapazza to the moscardini. Additionally, the extensive Italian wine list and the unique pairing with the dishes are a food lover's joy. The restaurant's ambiance, akin to a modern art museum with projected artworks, imparts a distinct vibe. Moreover, the immaculate service has been appreciated by numerous customers, further solidifying its position as a top-tier Italian restaurant in Melbourne.
A photo of Cecconi's Flinders Lane restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1080)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 35 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 Gilson restaurant
4.3
Awesome(600)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • South Yarra
Booked 50 times today
Gilson, a renowned restaurant located in Melbourne, is a beacon of top-notch Italian cuisine. Customers consistently praise its fantastic food, citing it as, "By far the best Italian in Melbourne." Authenticity is a highlight here, with one Italian patron describing it as their "best dinner ever". Another happy diner appreciates the "real Italian food" they enjoyed. The pasta dishes, commended for their burst of flavor and perfection in cooking, are a major attraction. Praise for the staff's excellent service and friendliness is abundant, contributing to the warm and welcoming ambience. Undoubtedly, Gilson offers a delightful and satisfying dining experience.
A photo of Il Solito Posto restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(934)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 57 times today
Il Solito Posto, a hidden gem in the heart of Melbourne, consistently impresses visitors with its authentic Italian cuisine. Regular customers swear by its "delicious Italian food" and "excellent service." The cosy ambiance, especially appreciated during winter, enhances the dining experience. The staff are acclaimed for their depth of knowledge, timely service and friendliness - delivering an experience that is not only about great food, but great hospitality. Whether it's a pre-theatre meal or a leisurely dinner, Il Solito Posto stands out for its beautiful setting, fantastic service, and most importantly, its delightful and authentic Italian dishes. With many looking forward to their next visits, this traditional Italian restaurant indeed lives up to its name—which in Italian, means "the usual place".
A photo of Trattoria Emilia restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1091)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 25 times today
Trattoria Emilia is hailed as one of the best Italian restaurants in Melbourne, Australia, offering an exceptional dining experience that reminds visitors of an idyllic European village. The restaurant is revered for its delicious cuisine, warm hospitality, and inviting ambience. Patrons consistently praise its excellent service and unique and generously served dishes, often highlighting their distinct authenticity. Some have even lauded Trattoria Emilia as the best Italian restaurant they've visited in Australia. The staff, including Ricardo and Sofia, have been noted for their attention to detail and personal touch, blending professionalism and genuine connection. The restaurant's menu is also adaptable to dietary requirements without compromising the richness of their Italian flavors.
A photo of La Madonna restaurant
4.5
Awesome(58)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 8 times today
La Madonna is a standout restaurant renowned for its impressive Fusion/Eclectic cuisine. Combining elegance and comfort, patrons have lauded the restaurant's ambiance, along with its excellent, attentive service. The delicious food is highly-regarded, with reviewers commending beautifully presented dishes ranging from crispy duck and steak to linguini, along with a highly satisfying pan-fried barramundi paired with an organic Valdibella Sulle Bucce Grillo wine. Critics have lauded the knowledgeable staff for augmenting the dining experience, while the wonderful decor enhances the overall ambience. Overall, La Madonna is a key culinary destination for exquisite Fusion/Eclectic cuisine.
A photo of Bar Rosella restaurant
4.5
Awesome(48)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Fitzroy
Booked 8 times today
Bar Rosella, nestled in the heart of North Fitzroy on the trendy Gertrude Street, is a gem of authentic Italian cuisine. Hailed by patrons for its scrumptious food, congenial staff, and classy yet warm atmosphere, Bar Rosella stands out for its fresh and imaginative fare that is "very different from any other Italian restaurant". Reviewers highlight the outstanding service led by Rocco, who ensures a memorable dining experience. The enticing rotating menu offers a chance to sample diverse, delicious Italian dishes. The delightful courtyard setting makes it a perfect choice for summer dining. Highly recommended by many, Bar Rosella is an unmissable culinary experience.
A photo of Di Stasio Carlton restaurant
4.5
Awesome(301)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carlton
Booked 41 times today
Di Stasio Carlton, located in Melbourne, has been praised as one of the best Italian restaurants by its clientele. The positive reviews speak of an authentic Italian experience, with customers complimenting both the quality of the food and the warm, professional service. Many regard their pizza as the best in Melbourne, if not the world, with particular admiration for the lobster pizza. They also applaud the restaurant's ambiance, noting its great decor and the comforting feeling of dining in an "authentically Italian" space. Notably, an Italian resident in Melbourne affirmed that dining at Di Stasio Carlton felt like being back home, which testifies to the authenticity of its cuisine. Despite hints of the restaurant being on the pricier side, the food, service, and overall experience were deemed worth the cost, earning Di Stasio Carlton glowing praise as a "mighty little gem" of a restaurant.
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