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Best Italian restaurants in Southbank

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A photo of DOC Pizza & Mozzarella Bar - Southbank restaurant
4.5
Awesome(205)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Southbank
Booked 18 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 Teatro - Southbank restaurant
4.2
Awesome(930)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Southbank
Booked 27 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 La Camera Southgate restaurant
4.2
Awesome(51)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Southbank
Booked 16 times today
La Camera Southgate is a culinary gem offering authentic Italian cuisine right along the river in Melbourne. It continually proves to be an irresistible destination for diners, as praised in countless reviews. Customers highlight the "very nice and accommodating staff," "great pizza and Arancini," "excellent food," and "friendly yet professional service." They're also delighted by the magnificent river views and the relaxing ambiance, especially on the balcony. The restaurant's commitment to safety amidst the pandemic is another commendable aspect, with high hygiene standards maintained. With reasonably priced and criteriously crafted dishes, this restaurant stands as an embodiment of high-quality Italian cuisine in Melbourne.
A photo of Criniti's Southbank restaurant
3.6
Very Good(34)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Southbank
Located in the heart of Southbank, Criniti's Southbank has gained quite a reputation for its authentic Italian cuisine. Customers continuously praise the restaurant's extensive menu, with a special shoutout to its delicious pasta. The food, ambiance, and service are consistently lauded, with many noting their intention to return. Its position overlooking Southbank adds to the appeal, offering a view that not only the adults, but also the kids, thoroughly enjoy. One visitor even highlighted their Mother's Day experience, with incredible food, amazing cocktails, and a beautiful view. Criniti's Southbank has truly carved out an impressive reputation for its genuine Italian offerings.
A photo of Waterslide Bar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(114)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Southbank
Booked 2 times today
Situated in the heart of Melbourne, the Waterslide Bar is highly acclaimed for its exceptional cocktail bar cuisine. Patrons are consistently amazed by the extensive and creative drinks list, highlighting the bar's specialty - artisanal cocktails. Reviews repeatedly emphasize the incredible service, particularly applauding the staff's stellar whiskey knowledge and friendly demeanor. The bar's atmosphere is lauded for its class and luxury, making it a perfect spot for socializing. The food, while described as 'average' on a few accounts, does not hinder the overall experience. Among the inventive drinks, the Anecdote and French Baiser cocktail stand out. Waterslide Bar’s overall offerings make it a must-visit destination.
A photo of Il Solito Posto restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(953)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 48 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 Cecconi's Flinders Lane restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1088)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 23 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 Trattoria Emilia restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1103)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 31 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 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 Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana restaurant
4.3
Awesome(946)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Melbourne CBD
Booked 28 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.
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