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Best Authentic Restaurants in Essendon

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A photo of DOC Pizza & Mozzarella Bar - Carlton restaurant
4.4
Awesome(543)
Price: Moderate
• Pizzeria • Carlton
Booked 23 times today
D.O.C is real Italian eating and age old simplicity refreshed with contemporary flair. A celebration of heritage. A joy in sharing. Authentic, exuberant and outrageously Italian.
A photo of 2 Fat Greeks restaurant
4.5
Awesome(180)
Price: Expensive
• Greek • Essendon
Booked 10 times today
Experience the best in truly authentic Greek street food with our range of souvlaki, pitas, chips and salads!The masters of delicious Greek food!Offering a huge range of tasty meat, seafood and vegetarian options, we prepare all our dishes fresh to order. Come in and experience the best Greek street food, mouth watering desserts, and plenty of drink options. See you soon!
A photo of Philhellene restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(264)
Price: Expensive
• Greek • Moonee Ponds
Philhellene is one of the four Greek restaurants in Melbourne to be included in the 2011 Age Good Food Guide, our primary objective at Philhellene is to present an authentic concept of food and drink while using high quality produce and applying traditional methods derived from our own mothers' cooking, creating a truly memorable and even emotional experience.The team at Philhellene consists of John & Susie Rerakis, several time 'best greek restaurant' winners by The Age Good Food Guide, also featured in Vogue Entertaining and other prominent media. Along with them their entourage of mothers who are working in the kitchen, spreading love & tales of their country in the dishes that they serve you.Our primary objective is to present an authentic concept of food and drink while using high quality produce and applying traditional methods derived from our own mothers’ cooking, creating a wonderful experience.
A photo of Cicchetti On Napier restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(187)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Pascoe Vale
Booked 3 times today
Cicchetti, meaning savoury snack or small share plate, originates from Venice, Italy. Typically enjoyed from late morning while paired with your favourite glass of wine or prosecco. Influenced by the owner's heritage Basilicata Italy, we offer you a culinary journey through our fresh and seasonally sourced menu.
A photo of Mama Manoush restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(291)
Price: Expensive
• Lebanese • Brunswick
Booked 11 times today
A TASTE OF LEBANON Fresh n' Tasty! Our mezza selection is authentic and traditional to the finest detail. If you were in Lebanon right now, this is what would be on the menu and made the same way with the same ingredients. Mama has invited you round for dinner! She's cooked a massive feast so be sure to tell all your friends! Once you are done, stop by her garden for a drink.
A photo of Yeonga Korean BBQ restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(545)
Price: Expensive
• Asian • North Melbourne
Booked 29 times today
Yeonga means "Smoke House", and offer a unique dining experience in Korean BBQ and traditional Korean cuisine, stylishly decorated with a comfortable atmosphere.
A photo of Di Stasio Carlton restaurant
4.5
Awesome(345)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carlton
Booked 5 times today
A lockdown obsession for Rinaldo Di Stasio and Mallory Wall, Di Stasio Pizzeria is poised to open in Carlton in mid-November. The third venue for the high-profile restaurateur couple sits behind the King and Godfree complex on the corner of Lygon and Faraday streets and has glamorous echoes of their Di Stasio Citta pleasure palace in the city. Designed by architect Di Ritter of Hassell, also responsible for Citta, the pizzeria has three separate spaces inside, adorned with Reko Rennie artwork and Shaun Gladwell sculptures, and a courtyard bar centred around a fountain imported from the Roman countryside. Chef Federico Congiu, who has worked with Di Stasio for five years, is making his own jersey milk mozzarella fiore di latte for the pizzas. Congiu has sourced five growers around the Yarra Valley to grow and preserve San Marzano tomatoes for pizza toppings and is having special durum wheat flour milled in Tamworth.
A photo of Bluestone American BBQ restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(714)
Price: Moderate
• Barbecue • Coburg
Booked 7 times today
Bluestone American BBQ features a Latin American spin on authentic low and slow traditions from the US BBQ belt. Chef Alvaro Malel draws inspiration from his Uruguayan heritage, and his passion for cuisines from both American continents to reimagine smoked classics like Yearling Beef Short Rib with chimichurri, and Pit-Braised Pulled Lamb with salsa criolla and arepas.His talent for bringing together the best of North and South American food traditions has been a drawcard for diners across Melbourne since the restaurant opened seven years ago. He credits the success of Bluestone to his Uruguayan culture and heritage, which is all about “food, family and fire…BBQ is a feature of all my best memories. There’s no better way to celebrate milestones, or to just kick back and have fun with the people you love. Bluestone has always been about creating that experience for other people.”
A photo of Goon BBQ 2 restaurant
4.3
Awesome(10)
Price: Expensive
• Korean • Niddrie
Booked 1 time today
Established in the heart of Essendon North, Goon BBQ creates a heart warming Korean Barbecue atmosphere. Serving not only sizzling table BBQ but as well as authentic, healthy and delicious Korean cuisine accompanied by traditional Korean beverages.
A photo of LaBurrata restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(119)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Moonee Ponds
Booked 1 time today
LaBurrata, an Italian restaurant, is authentic because of its fresh, high-quality food and exceptional service. Reviews rave about the flavorful pasta, freshly-made pizza, and variety of seafood, stakes, and mains. One reviewer said it's 'authentic Italian' and another noted the 'authentic, Italian food'. The restaurant's passion for cooking and commitment to serving only the best Italian cuisine sets it apart from other Italian eateries.
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