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Best Italian restaurants in Elsternwick

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A photo of Grazia Restaurant restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(655)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Glen Iris
Booked 61 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 La Mia Cucina restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • St Kilda East
Booked 1 time today
At La Mia Cucina, translated as 'My Kitchen' in Italian, we extend an invitation to your senses, embarking on a culinary odyssey through the heart of Italy right here in St Kilda.Within our kitchen, we masterfully blend authenticity with innovation, ensuring every dish encapsulates the distinctive flavours of Italy’s diverse regions. Our wood-fired pizzas dance with the crackle of the oven, offering a symphony of tastes. Handcrafted pasta, tantalizing risottos, and timeless Italian classics grace our menu, promising an unforgettable journey for your taste buds.La Mia Cucina is more than a restaurant—it's a tribute to the art of Italian gastronomy. Each plate is a canvas, and every bite is a brushstroke, painting a portrait of tradition, passion, and culinary excellence.Come, join us in 'My Kitchen,' where every meal is a celebration of the love we pour into our craft, and every guest becomes a part of our culinary story.
A photo of Neighbourhood Pizza restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(325)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Armadale
Booked 33 times today
Neighbourhood Pizza, located on the vibrant Beatty Rd strip, is a much-loved local spot renowned for its genuine Italian cuisine. Customers rave about its "delicious food," mentioning that the "pizza was what you’d expect in Italy," and the pasta is delectable with "lots of options for kids." The staff are also often mentioned, praised for being "friendly, fast, and lovely." The atmosphere and decor also transport you to Italy, with the "genuine candlelight" and "bar (tall) table option." Though always bustling, it seems to add to the enjoyable eating experience, with comments such as, "Always packed, but in a good way."
A photo of Rococo St Kilda restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1726)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • St Kilda
Booked 43 times today
Rococo St Kilda in Melbourne is widely acclaimed for its excellent Italian cuisine. The restaurant excels in serving up traditional Italian dishes, such as Spaghetti with Chargrilled Seafood and Spaghetti Meatballs, which are often mentioned as favourites by regular patrons. Diners consistently compliment the food for its authentic flavor, presentation, and excellence in quality. The restaurant's friendly and professional staff, along with its warm atmosphere, add to its appeal. As reflected in the reviews, Rococo St Kilda offers exquisite dining experiences to both locals and theatre-goers alike, providing timely and courteous service and taking the time to cater to specific dietary needs.
A photo of Cucina & Co restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(182)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Brighton
Booked 6 times today
Cucina & Co, located in Brighton, is an authentic Italian restaurant highly praised by its patrons. With an emphasis on traditional, family-style Italian cuisine, the venue is renowned for its wonderful pizzas, with one patron even declaring it the best pizza in Melbourne. The food, which is described as delicious and outstanding by multiple reviewers, is complimented by attentive, friendly staff and a cosy, welcoming atmosphere. Cucina & Co's commitment to authenticity even extends to their drinks list, offering a variety of Italian beverages. The restaurant is a firm favourite for locals and visitors alike, with guests frequently highlighting their intentions of returning.
A photo of Gilson restaurant
4.3
Awesome(601)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • South Yarra
Booked 73 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 I Carusi II restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(88)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • St Kilda
Booked 2 times today
I Carusi II, tucked away on Barkly st, is renowned for its authentic Italian food and particularly loved for its pizza. Customers fondly mention its delicious menu and refer to some of its offerings as "some of the best pizza they have had". Its dough and toppings draw particular praise. More than just pizza, clients also enjoy its lasagne, Tiramisu, and well-curated wine selection. The warm and cosy ambience, complemented by a lovely staff and quick service, adds to the dining experience. Despite the occasional critique, the overall sentiment remains hugely positive, and customers highly recommend the restaurant, indicating a consistent high-quality dining experience.
A photo of Osteria Renata restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(313)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Prahran
Booked 23 times today
Osteria Renata is a celebrated Italian restaurant that is highly recognized for its authentic and top-notch cuisine. Nestled in the Prahran/Windsor precinct, it consistently delights diners with an inventive menu of Italian dishes including perfectly executed homemade pasta, unique starters, and delectable desserts such as the much-praised Tiramisu. The restaurant is often lauded for its unparalleled service that is "attentive without being imposing", and for its "relaxed friendly ambiance". From intimate dinners to group feasts, guests are guaranteed an enjoyable dining experience. Many customers have expressed keen desire to return, with one stating "the delicate and delectable food uses fresh premium ingredients". It's clear that Osteria Renata is a must-visit establishment for any Italian food enthusiast.
A photo of Aromi restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(272)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Brighton
Booked 7 times today
Aromi is a highly acclaimed dining establishment that celebrates the true essence of authentic Italian cuisine. Numerous patrons have praised the restaurant's remarkable dishes, with special mentions of an exceptional fish dish, the gnocchi with truffle, and the wild boar pappardelle. The establishment also boasts a refined collection of Italian wines, handpicked to perfectly complement the food. Aromi is renowned for its excellent service, cozy atmosphere, and a warm ambiance that one review compared to a 'warm hug from a friend'. It's a beloved local spot, though many agree it's worth traveling the extra distance for. The restaurant's outstanding offerings, coupled with its welcoming atmosphere, make Aromi a gem within the realm of Italian gastronomy.
A photo of Freddy's Pizza restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(231)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Windsor
Booked 12 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.
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