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.
Great causal dining...
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
Rod is amazing! Always feel welcome and thoroughly enjoyed everything!
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.
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.
Great service, food came out at good intervals, vegan menu was amazing.
Great food but unfortunately average service.
Amazing service, ambience we noticed the flavour of the food wasn’t as delicious as it used to be (change in chef)
Girl I went with was the best part about the experience
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!
Very attentive staff. Food was enjoyable and variety options sufficient.
A bit noisy is my only concern.
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.
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.
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 )
Consistently good food that’s worth the drive from Melbourne for 👌🏻
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
Perfect luncheon for our vegan grandchildren, lovely atmosphere and delicious pinot noir!
First time for us at this restaurant and we totally enjoyed ! We will be back for sure!
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.
Fantastic food and a great atmosphere - we love this place !
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
Love the food, not one complaint . Friendly staff and comfortable seating.
Hair on our cheese plate,
Olive pit in our pasta,
Begrudgingly refunded our pasta, only after lengthy discussion.
Went to get burgers afterwards.
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.
Great NYE night! Definitely will be back —————————-
Lively atmosphere, good for a couple or a group. Great sharing plates to sip and graze. Local fave -it's the bees knees!
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
Went for my birthday, excellent food, even better staff! Beautiful place to eat would definitely recommend.
A trip to the peninsula is not the same without a visit
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
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.
Excellent every time! Vegan menu is fantastic 😃 Will be back again and again!
We love Assaggini and will definitely be back again
Quick, simple and easy. Food was delicious and a whole separate menu for vegan!
Lovely food and service, perfect for group of friends thanks
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.
Assaggini is my favourite restuarant / bar on the Mornington Peninsula. Amazing food and drink menu!
Absolutely beautiful food
Definitely will be going back there
Best food, amazing service and the most delicious espresso martini in town
Amazing as usual caters for everyone’s dietary needs , staff are friendly and cocktails are amazing 🙌
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
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.
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