Agostino

4.5
171 reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
A wine bar, store and cellar in the heart of Carlton.

Experiences

  • Agostino Chef's Selection

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    All groups of 9 and above are required to dine from our daily chef's selection. A four course progression of our favourite dishes designed for the table to share. Dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.
  • How to be Italian - A night with Maria Pasquale

    A$160.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 31, 2022 only

    Spend a night in the cellar with award winning Italian-Australian food and travel journalist Maria Pasquale. Enjoy a four course shared menu with paired wines, while Maria takes you through her latest book release, How to be Italian. Learn how to eat, drink, dress, travel and love la dolce vita in our blue stone cellar, tickets include all food and beverage for the evening, along with a signed copy of How to Be Italian.
  • Valentines Day at Agostino

    A$140.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one at Agostino! Included is our four course Valentine's Day menu, complete with paired wines, Koko black chocolate and fresh rose for you to take home.
What 171 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipsusanc
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. Our F&B server is fantastic. She recognises me each time I eat there and remembers which wins I order each time.

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KatieP
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We come here often for a date night and it never disappoints. Food and wine menu are amazing and highly recommend to all :)

JC
JimmyCirelli
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both the host and waitress were amazing, excellent wine and grappa suggestions.
Thank you James and the team at Agostino.

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Windsor
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat. Good food, service and decor. Highly recommend

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peterf
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great wine list wonderful food perfect ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was great, the only dish I could fault was the Morton bay bug pasta it was extremely salty but everything else was perfect

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CharlotteC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

A must for wine lovers, Agostino's menu and sommelier knowledge made our visit a delightful occasion.

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Jellybean
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Overall service was good but Tortellini was too thick and chewy and felt the portion was small for $ value plus green salad over priced .

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AlexandraD
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, amazing food and delicious wine list. Thanks for having us.

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vipEmilioD
61 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I brought along first timers to Agostino last night and we had a lovely evening! The food was delicious and in particular the rabbit pasta was a knockout! We also enjoyed some interesting (European) wines - an Italian Soave, and French Malbec! It is a pity that the system in place some time ago, of purchasing wine from the cellar at retail price, and then adding corkage for the restaurant, seems to have been discontinued! It was a great way of trying new wines at less onerous prices! Hopefully it may be re-instated? All in all a great evening! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our Italian waitress was amazing. I wish I could remember her name. She was engaging, knowledgeable & funny.

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GeorgieR
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyable night with great service, authentic, delicious Italian food and excellent wine list. A great night out.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitress staff were super friendly and helpful! Would recommend

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vipfrancescah
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is always fantastic at Agostino. Beautiful food and great service.

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed the ambience, and the scallops and rabbit pasta and pumpkin and sage ravioli were excellent

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Juliette
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall had a wonderful experience. The food was fresh and amazing, and really impeccable service - some of the best I’ve had!

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Supergirl
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous night at Agostino's catching up with family. Food was exceptionally good. Starters were many and delicious - I sampled stuffed zucchini flower, eggplant balls, olives, rosemary bread and burrata. All enjoyed their mains and sides - I had asparagus and prawns risotto and it was perfectly cooked. Chianti went well with the meal, and plenty of sparkling water. We will be back!

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ‘freedom dinner’ post lockdown- happy diners!

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LucyB
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were lovely. My friend and I were thrilled to be at the first seating post lockdown. The food and wine were perfect.

KP
KatieP
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing wine list, food and service. We keep coming back again and again :)

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RobynB
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

What a great evening to visit Agostino for the first time - World Cup eve. We knew the Italians had won even before they had touched the pitch with their boots when we sat at the marble table set in the stylish, simple and mood lit ground floor.
(Note: the ceiling detail which is elegantly cheeky but very clever)
Although there was a large party that needed a lot of attention in the cellar, we were equally spoilt with service that provided thickly accented descriptions of the food, making ordering much easier and suited to our pallets.
BEST prosciutto EVER - salted persimmon and Fritto combo -Bellisimo
BEST score of the meal - Corzetti - rabbit & marjoram - OMG
BEST Dolce - home made Vinenetta - the bomb!
Thank you The Beautiful Game for Italy winning - and thank- you Melbourne for locking us in so we could enjoy Agostino!

JM
JeremyM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A comprehensive selection of food and wine culminating in an exceptional dining experience

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vipJane
6 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous Italian food, definitely recommend it. Love it.

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VANDAS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The food was not as good as what I expected . If a restaurant is promoting the business as an Italian menu , then they should be cooking food with Italian flavours. Most of the food had no flavour and lack of salt . The artichoke and the so called very watery polenta was awful . That should be removed from the menu. My Negroni drink was served in a wine glass with a huge wedge of orange . The delivery of our order was extremely slow due to the fact that the kitchen was serving the casual cafe area and the Agostino restaurant . That is very wrong .
You pay more and have much less options for a quiete dining experience but the service was awful . The portions for the pasta and risotto were entree size at main meal prices .

JJ
JulyJones
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious italian in tasteful setting, excellent service, unusual music choices

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Etta
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience5

Very limited choice of main course meals, especially for vegetarians. Meals are ultra small. The food was so heavily salted that it was bordering on inedible.

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Christina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Visited because of a Broadsheet article. The waitress was unable to clearly communicate with us. It was very hard to understand her. The pasta was very overpriced for the portion size.

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KatieP
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely warm welcome from staff, amazing wine menu, non-alcoholic, and food options, delicious food, excellent service, great vibe. We love this place and will be back again and again :)

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Kymmy
9 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect place for two or group of 4. Food delicious with great friendly service. All dishes designed to share, perfect portions. Highly recommended

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AnnmarieS
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful place to settle in for a cosy meal. Food was delicious, staff attentive and welcoming. Couldn’t be happier with our experience, will definitely be back for seconds.

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JWJLM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

Papadelle Pasta was good, wine list superb, pizza bread entree was so salty and almost inedible. Service and value wasn’t impressive, fairly disappointing.

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service Awsome Wine. Everything was delightful and will definitely return.

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happypanda
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Brilliant dining experience.
Order the calamari!
I'd recommend they increase the choices in ice cream (currently it's 2; vanilla and cantaloupe). Where's the chocolate guys?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and ambience were great for a relaxed get together with friends. Only nitpick would be that serving size could be bigger. Would go again

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AllyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great dining experience. The pasta was absolutely incredible and the service was amazing. Would also highly recommend the chocolate tart

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, exceptional service and lively ambience. We will be returning!

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prompt and warm greeting friendly and knowledgeable staff. No delays to order and quick delivery of our orders

KP
KatieP
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcomed by lovely staff, amazing food, beautiful wine. Will most certainly be returning :)

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food, a good wine list just a little pricey.

VC
VioletaC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and outstanding service! Perfect for special occasions.

FAQs

Agostino offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9347 1619.

Agostino is rated 4.5 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.