Assaggini

4.4
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359 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Assaggini offers and extensive European style 'share menu' as well as an extensive Wine & Cocktail list
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 you were with, the drinks that you enjoyed, the food that you shared 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.

Just a few steps from Main Street you enter Albert Street, offering plenty of car parking options in the next block. We welcome reservations as well as walk-ins, and we do welcome well-supervised kids.
Assaggini can also host functions incl. cocktail parties, engagement parties, business parties, birthdays, weddings and more.
What 359 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great causal dining...

AM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Me and my husband went there for our anniversary and we were both impressed. The staff were very friendly, food was delicious and I my cocktail was amazing. Would definitely recommend and will be coming back. Thank you

CK
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rod is amazing! Always feel welcome and thoroughly enjoyed everything!

R
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Assiginni’s used to be my favourite restaurant & I always raved about it to other people. However, since last year they seem to have changed their menu, staff & I’m pretty sure must have a new chef as well as increased their prices. My recent visit was actually quite woeful. My friends & I were very disappointed. From the moment we arrived two of the staff members made us feel very uncomfortable. We were very courteous the entire time, but they continued to behaved as though we were simply putting them out. The food was quite average & not at the standard it used to be & very over priced for what we got. The cocktail I ordered was tasteless & watery. I am sad to say that my friends & I have agreed that we won’t be coming back.

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We arrived a few minutes before 3:00 when the kitchen closes so we felt a bit rushed ordering. Our fault, not theirs. The food came out in a timely fashion and by in large it was very tasty. Not memorable to very good.

From the recommendation, I got from a friend I was expecting to be blown away and what we got a really good meal. Also, our reason for going was the promise of a Vegatarian menu and there was a one sheet of options so in that sense it delivered.

My reasoning for not giving a 5 probably had more to do with our timing rather than the restaurant.

RT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, food came out at good intervals, vegan menu was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Great food but unfortunately average service.

IC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, ambience we noticed the flavour of the food wasn’t as delicious as it used to be (change in chef)

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Girl I went with was the best part about the experience

MW
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed a family dinner! Food was good, however they the dishes were a little on the small side, disigned for sharing in size but not cost? Too small for my tall lads, as share plates it would have been a pretty expensive night, so we all had indiviual meals. It was very tasty, well presented, great vegan menue, along with a good contemporary menue, pizza's excellent! so was the calamari. Service was friendly, the owner was entertaining, young girl was a bit relaxed for us hospo's though, if you deliver a plate of food take the empty plates back with you. Overall, a good night!

RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very attentive staff. Food was enjoyable and variety options sufficient.

A bit noisy is my only concern.

E
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Pretty pricey for what you get but obviously it is tapas after all; assaginni essentially meaning small tastings. Regardless the food was very nice & well presented also. Plenty of plant based options which was super awesome to see!! A pleasant vibe and ambience that went perfect with my shiraz. Very friendly and helpful staff/service also. Certainly recommend especially for a more sophisticated dining experience.

LD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

This is our 4th visit to assaggini. Our least enjoyable. Service was hit and miss. Food came out too quickly and with quick succession. A couple of the dishes were not that enjoyable and overpriced for what you receive. The pork belly remains delicious and the list of drinks is vast.

DG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Loved the food here, however the service was very disorganised. The problem seemed to be that we had up to 3 people waiting on our table and they didn’t communicate. This resulted in our mains being very delayed and it all coming in dribs and drabs. Also I had 2 phone calls the same day to confirm the booking. The left hand didn’t seem to know what the right was doing!! This would be easy to remedy with better systems in place (eg allocating tables to each waiter )

AL
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good food that’s worth the drive from Melbourne for 👌🏻

J
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal and fantastic service.
I have a few food intolerances and they went over and above to cater for me and modify and identify items I could eat on the menu.
Thank you we will definitely be back

RR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect luncheon for our vegan grandchildren, lovely atmosphere and delicious pinot noir!

BG
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time for us at this restaurant and we totally enjoyed ! We will be back for sure!

NM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our date night at Assaggini, the food was delicious and is served quite quickly. We were impressed with the bill considering how much we had to eat as well as a couple of drinks. One of the servers was amazing, the other we weren’t overly impressed with. Overall experience was really good and we will be back.

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and a great atmosphere - we love this place !

AP
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Any wait for food is okay here - if you’re looking for flavour and quality - this is the place

Each shared dish at table excites through surprise - thoughtful and creative

Staff were excellent

SD
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food, not one complaint . Friendly staff and comfortable seating.

s
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Hair on our cheese plate,
Olive pit in our pasta,
Begrudgingly refunded our pasta, only after lengthy discussion.

Went to get burgers afterwards.

Assaggini
Responded on 3 January 2020

Hi Sarah C. Whilst I acknowledge that you came to discuss the issues referenced above, you were also offered an apology and a refund without hesitation. Your suggestion that this was done begrudgingly is not correct and your guest even offered a thank you for the gesture. We take all our customer feedback very seriously, and whilst we could not verify where the hair came from, we would always replace or refund the dish without question. We are sorry you left disappointed.

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TA
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great NYE night! Definitely will be back —————————-

LM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lively atmosphere, good for a couple or a group. Great sharing plates to sip and graze. Local fave -it's the bees knees!

D
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Assaggini, always great food fantastic,service and a really nice restaurant very few and far between in the area I would highly recommend them and always tell friends about them

ER
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for my birthday, excellent food, even better staff! Beautiful place to eat would definitely recommend.

d
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it
A trip to the peninsula is not the same without a visit

SL
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

6 of us shared a variety of 6 dishes - pasta, pizza, entrees, pork belly - everything we ate was delicious. Service was great, friendly and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed a lovely lunch in a lovely setting, we will definitely be back. Thank you Assaggini

L
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was delicious and a great price when shared between the group, however wait staff were rude and it was very noisy which made it difficult to hold a conversation.

NS
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent every time! Vegan menu is fantastic 😃 Will be back again and again!

GW
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Assaggini and will definitely be back again

OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quick, simple and easy. Food was delicious and a whole separate menu for vegan!

AH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and service, perfect for group of friends thanks

SC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was brilliant and great service.
Took note of the fact it was my gf birthday and made a point to wish her a happy birthday.

LS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Assaggini is my favourite restuarant / bar on the Mornington Peninsula. Amazing food and drink menu!

KV
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food
Service wonderful
Definitely will be going back there

NJ
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food, amazing service and the most delicious espresso martini in town

b
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as usual caters for everyone’s dietary needs , staff are friendly and cocktails are amazing 🙌

Assaggini
Responded on 29 November 2019

Thanks for the review; we're glad everyone feels catered for and enjoys the cocktails and service. Hope to have you back again soon. Thanks, The Assaggini Team

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HM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We do enjoyed our first visit and will be back soon. There were dishes ion the menu that we are meet to try. We loved the calamari. The polenta fries were sublime and our main courses delicious. We were glad to have booked for the early session as the noise level was high. But so glad we have discovered this Italian gem in Mornington.

Assaggini
Responded on 29 November 2019

Hi Helen, Thanks for taking the time to review; we're so glad you enjoyed your meal. Yes, when the restaurant is full (and everyone's enjoying themselves) it can get a little loud so would recommend if you like a little quieter, to enjoy yourself at the earlier session for sure! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks, The Assaggini Team

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