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Best Italian restaurants in South Melbourne

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A photo of Park Street Pasta & Wine restaurant
4.5
Awesome(787)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • South Melbourne
Booked 13 times today
Park Street Pasta & Wine has garnered rave reviews for its astounding Italian cuisine. Patrons often remark about the authenticity of their pasta offerings. Notably, the restaurant was included in the '22 Best Italian Restaurants in Melbourne,’ highlighting its place amongst the crème de la crème of Italian dining in the city. Reviews underline the allure of its flawless dishes, excellent service, and great atmosphere. The restaurant's commitment to creating memorable dining experiences is evident, with diners commending their warm and welcoming nature. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just craving for exceptional Italian food, Park Street Pasta & Wine is highly recommended.
A photo of Bellota Wine Bar restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • South Melbourne
Booked 17 times today
Nestled next to Australia’s leading independent wine store, the Prince Wine Store, Bellota makes full use of the massive selection on offer from its sister business. The restaurant/wine bar brings to fruition a long-held desire to provide a venue that showcases the great wines of the world in a warm and friendly environment alongside beautifully executed food. Head chef Nicky Riemer champions the kitchen with her European cuisine which offers a sense of provenance and brings back flavours that often get lost in modern cooking techniques.The casual, friendly atmosphere is at the heart of Bellota. Our knowledgeable staff’s aim is simple; try and help you love the wine as much as they do. Our list changes with the seasons and wines are all available by the taste, glass and carafe (half bottle), reflecting our belief that good and interesting wines are made all over the globe. We also offer a small selection of iconic wines, poured by the taste utilising the Coravin wine access system.
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 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 DOC Pizza & Mozzarella Bar - Southbank restaurant
4.5
Awesome(202)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Southbank
Booked 22 times today
DOC Pizza & Mozzarella Bar - Southbank is widely acclaimed for delivering the best Italian cuisine experience in Melbourne. Committed to quality, the restaurant is celebrated for its use of top-tier Italian ingredients. Multiple patrons have vouched for the authenticity of their food, hailing their pizzas as the "best in Melbourne", comparable to "pizzas outside of Italy". The restaurant also serves excellent lasagne and provides a commendable selection of Italian craft beers and wines. The friendly, attentive staff further enhances the dining experience, assisting guests with their orders and checking in consistently to ensure satisfaction. DOC Pizza & Mozzarella Bar - Southbank is indeed the epitome of real Italian cuisine.
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 Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana restaurant
4.3
Awesome(938)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 25 times today
Located in the heart of Melbourne, Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana brings authentic Italian cuisine to the city. Loyal patrons and first-time diners praise the restaurant for its great ambience, excellent service, and mouth-watering pasta dishes. The Spaghetti Carbonara and seafood pizza have been highly recommended by guests. Customers particularly highlight the great selection of dishes, including vegan options. This place has been described as a 'hidden gem' with 'beautiful food,' 'friendly staff,' and even 'the best Italian food in years.' Whether you're in Melbourne for a show or just catching up with friends, Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana is a must-visit for an unforgettable Italian dining experience.
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 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 Teatro - Southbank restaurant
4.2
Awesome(923)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Southbank
Booked 29 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.
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