Assaggini

4.5
208 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Assaggini is Italian for ‘small tastings’ and many refer to us as an Italian Tapas style Wine Bar & Restaurant.
For those who like to taste several, deliciously executed dishes to accompany their drinks & conversations, Assaggini is the destination of choice, in Mornington. Relish those moments where you remember the company that you were in, the drinks that you had, the food that you ate and the music that was played… and before you leave, you all agree that you have to come back and do it all again!
We love witnessing this epicurean joy and we love being part of it.
We welcome reservations as well as walk-ins, and we do welcome, well-supervised kids.
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TJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, greeted with a smile. Great ambiance and music. Food was excellent, great place to impress clients or the wife on date night.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Was not impressed with the fine print when booking online that we had to be finished by 8pm for a 6.30pm booking. Very rushed! Staff were not at all happy and forgot drinks ordered, we also had to wave staff down several times for service. Smiles don’t cost anything. Think this restaurant should have stayed smaller and happier before extensions!

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LB
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the most amazing food. Always 100%. The staff were fantastic always. We will always come back

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JO
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delicious with the courses arriving at a good pace.

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K
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant food, amazing service, great atmosphere and an amazing menu! Will definitely be back!

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AL
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food - really enjoyed the share plate concept.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Regular customers to Assaggini . Food excellent as usual. However the speed at which the food was served was too quick as we were not finished what was on the table before the next choice arrived which meant we were eating some of the hot dishes partly cold.

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A
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very lovely staff and service! Food was fantastic and despite the night being busy with guests, food was served fast

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RK
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Have dined at Assaggini a number of times and this place is one of my favourite places to eat. The food is fresh and tasty, the service wonderful and the restaurant has a wonderful ambience. If you haven't been yet, please check it out. You won't regret it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a wonderful culinary surprise. The food was gorgeous, great value, lovely staff. Will definitely be returning sooner than later. Thanks Assaggini.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food. The host on the night was fantastic, from the moment we walked in until we left he made sure that we were enjoying our evening. We went there for our wedding anniversary and the gave us what they called the best table in the restaurant and after taking in the atmosphere of the place we could agree that it was a perfect table for the occasion. Will definitely go back and would highly recommend to friends and family.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our group had a lovely night out ar Assagini. The menu had lots to chose from and loved the sharing experience. Would definately return

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JB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Was lovely except for the prawn roll. It was mostly just bread and I wouldn’t recommend this dish. It was much too expensive for what was provided. All the other food was delicious

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LH
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, and helpful staff.
Incredible vegan options, I can’t wait to eat here again!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for ceoliacs as they have good choices and staff trained

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E
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I go to Assaginni quite frequently and am never disappointed! The food is amazing and affordable. Great wine and awesome espresso martinis. Very friendly and attentive staff!

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K
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I had a pleasant experience at Assaggini, I liked that there was many gluten free options as we all had gluten free dishes. I would like to see their pizza bases have the option of gluten free also. Overall all the food we had was delicious. The deck ragout was my favourite. Lovely atmosphere and good service from the bar staff. Would recommend to a friend and will go back myself.

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S
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We like sharing multiple dishes with different flavours and textures, rather than having individual larger ones. The menu was diverse, with ample choice for people with dietry needs or preferences. Vegans are especially well catered for. A fair range of local and imported beverages by bottle or the glass. We had limiited time for the meal due to a theatre booking and dishes were served in ample time. All of the dishes were good. We especially enjoyed the seafood risotto. Staff were all suitably attentive, helpful and friendly.
The noise level increased as the venue filled up - It would be better if the carpeted area was extended throughout.
We look forward to returning with family &/or friends

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CC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was fantastic as it has been previously, however, it was extremely busy given it being a Saturday evening resulting in our drinks initially being forgotten and one of our plates coming out after we had completed the all the other shared plates. Wait staff were great and sorted it all out quickly.
Cannot fault the food, highly recommend the roaster cauliflower. And they do know how to make a great espresso martini!

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CM
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great time again. Selected a great Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay and it integrated well with the tapas menu.

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J
15 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service friendly and good, as always. Quality of food below par; the calamari used to be fresh and yummy, now seems to be frozen rings. Disappointing food the last 2 or 3 visits. Toilets still need refurbishing...

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F
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

I have been to Assaggini a number of the times over the past few years, we enjoy that it caters for the vegans within our group. Disappointingly though the service is not great and overall the food whilst edible lacks a wow factor or variety for those who would visit more than once

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very impressed with how they looked after our little ones! 2 boys under 2! Great food too!

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great find! Plenty of options for vegan/vegetarian/gluten free!

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CC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great night had at Assaggine.! Staff were great, food was fantastic and the vegan menu was amazing. Highly recommended, especially for those that are difficult (vegan, gf, vegie...).

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MB
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a delightful double birthday celebration lunch here. It was a very relaxed vibe, the staff were courteous and helpful and the food was excellent. Highly recommended!

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MC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Staff were a bit rude when we arrived but the waiter was lovely. the food was amazing as always but may not book this place for a group booking if they are going to be rude about a few people not showing up last minute or by not being able to take their call due to working

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PW
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food and service, great night out! Would highly recommend eating here

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JJ
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was so delicious.

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CM
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had been there a few times before but not for a while and were pleased to find it had not changed, in fact it had gone up yet another level. The new area has expanded the operation and the perception of a well-organised and managed yet intimate space has been maintained. We are looking forward to making another booking with some friends this time, particular in our a lot of the summer visitors have left and leaving great restaurants like this one for the enjoyment of the locals.

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WJ
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good location, and easy to book online. Staff are welcoming,friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Menu has plenty of options, both dishes we tried were excellent in presentation and flavour, and arrived without delay.
This was my second visit and the food was as good on this visit as on the last, and the updated interior of the restaurant provides a very pleasant dining venue.
The only question I have is that whist the restaurant seems to be wheelchair accessible, I didn’t notice a disabled toilet, might be something to check if you need this facility

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c
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service ! We will be returning again!

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DF
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Barry was fabulous, spot on with service & serving every other table. The food was just magic & the best I’ve had in a long long time. Cocktails were Devine. 20/10!!!
Definately recommending & returning.

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LC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, beer and wine. Friendly staff and ambiance

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GT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We booked four of us for the 8.00pm sitting. The food was great and the ambience was also great. Service at the start was very good, but as the night went on the service seemed to drop off. The staff were more preoccupied to clear up and close and it felt like you being hurried up to leave the restaurant.
We will definitely return again and see if the experience can improve in this area. Otherwise would highly recommend.

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LF
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Best polenta chips I have had. All the share plates excellent. Great management

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Service was ok, seating area extended which helped with the ambience. Food very good

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GS
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great service.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Not a great experience, just average - constantly felt rushed to order and eat. Servings very small and over priced. Shame, there was so much potential for a great experience!

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SG
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food! Always a culinary delight! Never been disappointed! Love this restaurant

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