Alphington Social

4.3
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74 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
The Alphington social...an eclectic wood fire pizza, cheese and wine bar located in the heart of Alphington. Offering a cosy environment with warm, friendly staff whom put an emphasis on fresh food sourced both locally and internationally, Great Australian wines, tap beer and cocktails, along with a substantial offering of cheese and charcuterie.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ET
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

This restaurant has such a great vibe And so much potential but unfortunately inexperienced staff, being told because there was only 2 of us the table was only for 1 and a half hours was disappointing.
The pizza we had was great except The flavours amazing but I u fortunately the base of the pizza was so hard and thin you couldn’t cut it .

To say disappointing is an understatement

TC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I think we have found our new local! What a great experience we had. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine & service

DW
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alphington social is an awesome place to dine. The staff are amazingly welcoming. Sensational food from Cicchetti to Dolce. Great drink selection with a couple of great craft beers on tap. The decor rounds off a fantastic place to dine. Highly recommend.

R
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great local bar/restaurant. Friendly staff/atmosphere. We brought along two friends this time who had not been before and they also enjoyed the afternoon. We will return and so will they.

j
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This is a little gem hidden away in a quiet corner of Alphington. The food is first rate, the prices were a nice suprise and I could not fault the staff. We'll be back.

SR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bustling, great staff/service good atmosphere

VB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything here is always perfect. We love it.
The food is amazing. The service is always spot on and the ambience is great. It's the perfect local.
It's also the closest thing to a great Italian local ristorante. Makes me nostalgic for our other home.

CM
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Staff showed a lack of concern for our requests. Fly discovered walking on one of our knives. Requested a replacement knife which done with a cursory apology.
Food was tasteless and very average.
We had been assured via a phone call before our dinner that our request for a separate table (not communal) would be granted. This didn’t happen. Told by the waitress that the iPad ‘throws around’ the seating so it was impossible to move us from the communal table.
This is a pretentious restaurant that doesn’t respect its diners.

SM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and efficient service, delicious food and drinks (recommend the watermelon cocktail!)
All excellent value for money.

M
Melbourne / VIC
57 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Cool spot in a local neighbourhood. Nice selection of spirits and very nice offering of pizza

f
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and cocktails. Feed me menu is a great way to try lots on the menu and was very filling, we could not eat it all.

ME
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely first experience and already planning to return.

HB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A wonderful dining experience. Just a bit noisy at the beginning of the evening

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Introduced my parents to the A.S. & they are now big fans also. Keep doing what you are doing & we will be loyal customers for years to come.

C
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food, friendly service. Two sittings and being rushed out as a result because we had the early booking, was the only thing that wasn’t great, but I would still go back

KM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second visit and the first for our friends. Once again we were really taken with the whole experience, this time for lunch. Our friends were also seriously impressed and and we all had great time. Will be back again soon.

R
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue food was fantastic very friendly staff

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent evening

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AA
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful vibe, great selection of cocktails & drinks and beautiful food to match.
A nice relaxing place with a lovely beer garden for casual drinks and catch up.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just getting to know the venue, pizza and flat bread was amazing. Great service and food and drink selection.

KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely evening- great staff

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Yum food.!

FO
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We were greeted by one owner making Pizza who was professional welcoming and genuine.
We thought how lovely this will be good being old patrons of the rest prior. We sat down asked the waitress to put down the music please a little loud we couldn't hear each the speak - her response was she will ask but the owner won't as she never does - REALLY !!!! The gentleman's partner his sister as we were told should not work in hospitality not obliging nor friendly at all. People are your business maybe should look at your attitude

SA
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our table of 6 loved Alphington Social. So lucky that we live close - we’ll be regulars for sure!!
Great food, drinks, staff in a funky environment.
Highly recommended👍

DO
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food & excellent service. Small round tables are not practical for a group. Noise level doesn’t make conversation easy.

KE
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

4 stars overall - cannot fault the service, everyone was exceptionally lovely and the venue is fantastic.

Food was really good with the exception of one item - The Caprese pizza - cannot recommend, it came out with cold cheese and tomato on it, I'm sure this was the chef's intent but it was just really odd and not enjoyable. A poor choice on my behalf but this certainly won't stop us going back. The arancini were to die for and the cocktails were delicious.

EP
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really tasty food, good service, reasonable price. The fit-out was nice, especially the beautifully presented cheese fridge

CC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience at Alphington Social. Great sharing plates and pizza combined with some great coctail and wine selections. Will be back

JM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

From the moment of booking to being greeted on arrival my experience was very good. The venue didn't have many patrons so service was also very good. One of my guests meals was not cooked and the staff responded appropriately. A new meal was presented, with apologies, and to her satisfaction.
Will visit again.

GB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great addition to the local scene. Great drinks, fabulous pizza and friendly staff.

VB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had Sunday lunch and had a wonderful time. Food was fabulous.
Ambience is fun and I love the decor.
Service is spot on...as one would expect from the brilliant folk from Mr. Wednesday.
will definitely be back many times <3

PR
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great service and excellent food.

All of our entrees and meals were very tasty. A word of warning to anyway ordering the lamb shoulder to share (for 2), make sure you are very, very hungry or make sure you take the incredible lamb home for sandwiches the next day.
Really friendly and attentive service. The place is buzzing and is ideal for groups
We will be back

A
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Very limited serving of actual gnocchi in the main, it's disappointing for almost $30 per serve for pasta.
The taste was lovely but it would be been better welcomed with a serving that reflected value for money.
The tomato sauce on the pizza was a bit bland too, it was ok but not as fresh and fragrant as some neighboring competitors like Pizza Farro, Woodfire Ivanhoe and Il Borgho

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Did not appreciate being told that the table was required at 7pm- we booked for 5.30pm. Also if we had booked for 6pm that the table was still required at 7pm for a further booking. Would need to think twice before rebooking

SV
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and drinks at dinner on Sunday night. The share plates were huge! I was surprised at how few people were there. We were served well by the staff members. Everyone was calm and happy. The open fireplace was great for added warmth. We were very sorry to find out they weren't making the fantastic "Burning Benjamin" drink anymore!! All together, a very enjoyable night.

RM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place. Better than expected. Lots of choices at reasonable prices

M
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious, hand made, authentic Italian style food. Beautifully styled venue with peasant and attentive staff. Bravo.

SF
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, yummy food. Great service super friendly. Love that they have a bar you can have a drink before dinner. Food is really good, great place for a special occasion dinner or just a catch up with friends. Love that they've opened up in our area. We'll be back.

SV
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable place for interesting food and drinks. A noisy place with lots of staff members who are all very friendly, even when they might muck things up a little!! We really enjoyed our first visit here.

p
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious pizzas and great Gin and Tonics! Will be back for more!