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.
As always, greeted with a smile. Great ambiance and music. Food was excellent, great place to impress clients or the wife on date night.
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!
Always the most amazing food. Always 100%. The staff were fantastic always. We will always come back
The food was delicious with the courses arriving at a good pace.
Brilliant food, amazing service, great atmosphere and an amazing menu! Will definitely be back!
Great food - really enjoyed the share plate concept.
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.
Very lovely staff and service! Food was fantastic and despite the night being busy with guests, food was served fast
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.
What a wonderful culinary surprise. The food was gorgeous, great value, lovely staff. Will definitely be returning sooner than later. Thanks Assaggini.
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.
Our group had a lovely night out ar Assagini. The menu had lots to chose from and loved the sharing experience. Would definately return
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
Amazing food, great atmosphere, and helpful staff.
Incredible vegan options, I can’t wait to eat here again!
Great for ceoliacs as they have good choices and staff trained
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!
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.
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
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!
Great time again. Selected a great Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay and it integrated well with the tapas menu.
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...
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
Very impressed with how they looked after our little ones! 2 boys under 2! Great food too!
Great find! Plenty of options for vegan/vegetarian/gluten free!
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...).
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!
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
Loved the food and service, great night out! Would highly recommend eating here
The service was excellent and the food was so delicious.
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.
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
Fantastic food and service ! We will be returning again!
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.
Good food, beer and wine. Friendly staff and ambiance
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.
Love this restaurant. Best polenta chips I have had. All the share plates excellent. Great management
Service was ok, seating area extended which helped with the ambience. Food very good
Delicious food, great service.
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!
Best food! Always a culinary delight! Never been disappointed! Love this restaurant