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Best Italian Restaurants in Inner City

Popular restaurants in Melbourne / VIC

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CUMULUS INC.
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Australian | Melbourne CBD
Lucy Liu Restaurant
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Asian | Melbourne CBD
Gazi
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Greek | Melbourne CBD
Mamasita
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Mexican | Melbourne CBD
The European
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European | Melbourne CBD
Cecconi's Flinders Lane
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Italian | Melbourne CBD
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Mjolner MelbourneMjolner Melbourne
562 reviews
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Modern Australian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

Incredible place, food and service. My Partner and I dined here for our 2nd anniversary, the staff went above and beyond in making us feel welcomed and at home. Would dine again More

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Om NomOm Nom
822 reviews
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Modern Australian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

We had a wonderful experience and were delighted that Om Nom lived up to all the reviews. The cocktail were spectacular and we had the “feedme” menu which gave us a sample of everything that Om Nom offers. I can honestly say it was the best dining experience I have ever had. Loved it. More

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The George on CollinsThe George on Collins
16 reviews
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Vietnamese | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

We had 1hr to order, eat and run off to a comedy show. Our waitress offered to order for 4 of us- a selection off the menu that would satisfy and have us out on time. The cocktails were delicious and the food was mouth watering. We were very please with our experience. I’ll be back ! Thank you so much More

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Bodega UndergroundBodega Underground
114 reviews
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Mexican | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

What a pleasant find. We were there for an early dinner and I he service was great. Nice staff. Helpful. Accommodating. Food was really very good We were three meat eaters and one vegetarian and were all completely satisfied with the choice available. Price was very reasonable for a he amount of food. More

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Garden State Hotel - Garden GrillGarden State Hotel - Garden Grill
17 reviews
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Australian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

Set menu for larger groups - superb. Tasty pumpkin, potatoes and steak were incredible. Great ambiance and atmosphere and well priced. Service really let the experience down unfortunately-was the only thing to not make it 10/10. Pushed through to take plates, asked to be passed majority, couldn’t get anyone’s attention when required and had to ask for the bill 4 times and just not really that happy to be there. Will go back for food but won’t expcet much on service. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Inner City's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Vue De Monde1. Vue De Monde
681 reviews
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Modern Australian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

Been here few years before. Had about 17 dishes for the set menu this time, they were like: appetizer, appetizer, appetizer, appetizer, appetizer, appetizer, main course, main course, appetizer, appetizer, appetizer, appetizer, appetizer, desert, desert and desert. Wonderful experience but just too sour for us, maybe need some mild stuff to balance, otherwise it's going to be over-appetizing. But this is majorly a personal taste, good job Vue De Monde. More

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MONOU Japanese2. MONOU Japanese
7 reviews
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Japanese | South Melbourne, Inner City

Authentic Japanese food but with a twist. Lovely owner and staff. I can recommend the shochu infused with fruit made by the owner’s mother (also a restauranteur but in a Tokyo). More

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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne3. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - Crown Melbourne
2259 reviews
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British | Southbank, Inner City

Best customer service; attendants were very attentive and friendly More

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The Chef's Table - Kuro Kisume4. The Chef's Table - Kuro Kisume
66 reviews
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Japanese | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

My husband chose Kisume for his birthday dinner and in his words “best meal I have ever had”! The quality of food was exceptional, the speed for each dish was on point and although a shared table felt like it was just you in the room with the chef! Wonderful experience we both enjoyed thoroughly More

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Eau De Vie Melbourne5. Eau De Vie Melbourne
318 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

Great cocktails. Bar staff catered for individual needs and tastes. Lots of fun sitting up at the bar and being able to watch the cocktails being made. More

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Inner City restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
MPD Pop-Up KitchenMPD Pop-Up Kitchen
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Australian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

For a limited time, MPD Steak Kitchen is bringing its award winning steaks and Australian cuisine to Melbourne at MPD Pop-Up Kitchen. Executive Chef Chris Bonello's (formerly of the Vue Group) insistence on premium local produce and our knowledgable and friendly wait staff lead to an epic dining experience. From fresh seafood to Wagyu beef, MPD Pop-Up Kitchen will show off the incredible cuisine that is being plated up nightly in our restaurant in Melbourne's South East.More

One Eleven Spring Street - The Hotel WindsorOne Eleven Spring Street - The Hotel Windsor
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Afternoon Tea | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

The Windsor's iconic One Eleven Tea Lounge offers a breakfast and Afternoon Tea service seven days a week in elegant surrounds.

Breakfast is an a la carte menu featuring favourites from Melbourne's thriving cafe scene, made with quality, locally-sourced ingredients. The menu ranges from light pastries to healthy options and hot breakfast dishes.

The Windsor breakfast - with freshly squeezed orange juice, a pastry, hot breakfast and Niccolo coffee or specialty tea - is a signature.

Afternoon Tea is an institution, served since our establishment in 1883. Blending tradition and modernity, the seasonally-changing menu comes on three-tiered silver stands with French Sparkling Wine, specialty tea or coffee. Expect ribbon sandwiches, savoury canapes, scones with housemade jam and double cream, and a trio of chic patisserie by our French Head Pastry Chef.

A dessert buffet with chocolate fountain is served on public holidays and weekends.More

Park Hyatt MelbournePark Hyatt Melbourne
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Modern Australian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

Enjoy High Tea at Park Hyatt Melbourne

With its picturesque views overlooking Trilogy Gardens, The Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy high tea or a light lunch while taking in the vibrant activity of the hotel. The finest estate leaf teas are served, together with a full selection of espresso coffees, juices and an extensive wine list.

Enjoy traditional high tea treats including handmade petit desserts, assorted finger sandwiches and house-baked scones with jam and cream.

High Tea is the ideal occasion to celebrate an elegant birthday, baby or bridal shower. Our dedicated chefs can even make a special menu for expectant mothers, vegetarians or guests requiring a gluten free high tea.More

The MoatThe Moat
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Modern Australian | Melbourne CBD, Inner City

Tucked beneath Melbourne's iconic State Library, The Moat is an intimate escape away from the city rush. Styled by Christo Gillard, with us you can enjoy worldly food and wine among 19th Century bluestone walls, our homely courtyard, and the timeless literature housed above. More