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.
Gnocchi Masterclass - $95 (return participants receive $10 discount)
Learn the secrets to Italian cooking with our Head Chef over a 2 hour hands-on workshop, followed by lunch and a glass of wine. Gift vouchers available.
Terms and Conditions: Bookings essential
Valid For: 1 - 10 people
Starts: 24 August 2019
Ends: 24 August 2019
Availability: Sat 10:00-11:30
Pasta Night - $20 per dish!
Our famous Pasta Night is back! All pasta dishes are $20 and designed to share.
Terms and Conditions: Bookings recommended
Valid For: 2 - 20 people
Starts: 22 August 2019
Ends: 22 August 2019
Availability: Thu 17:30-21:30
Italian Sunday Roast - $35pp
Every Sunday is a time to celebrate the family with good Italian Food. Just like in the old days, get family and friends together to meet, drink and share.
Terms and Conditions: Bookings recommended
Valid For: 2 - 14 people
Starts: 15 April 2019
Ends: 27 October 2019
Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00
I loved the aspect of sharing the food but was unsure how big the portions would be! They are quite substantial portions and are great value for money! So tasty and we were even offered to take the leftover food home (which we of course did). Can’t wait to go back!! Special mention goes to the scallops 🤤
Had a very bad experience as our food order was not actually put through the system so we had to wait and then question as to why our food hadnt come out only to be told that the lady forgot to put our order through. Pretty disappointed to be honest as this was our favourite venue to come and eat and the food is amazing however we wont be coming back as this is not something we should have to deal with
Food is always outstanding and the cocktails are delicious , but we felt very rushed we knew what time we had to leave and some of the wait staff kept trying to remove food before we’d even finished. Kept hovering over us, that part wasn’t very pleasant
Lovely food, horrible service! Was told by every staff we need to be gone before 8pm. Was extremely rushed and pushed out before 7pm! Very disappointing!
Horrible service, very rude. Some staff were lovely. Hit or miss.
The polenta chips, calamari were good, the arancini excellent but the pork belly tasted a bit underdone and I was seriously sick the next day. Also was very noisy and because out table was close to front door the cold breeze was awful.
I’ve had the pork belly before and it was excellent but this time tasted off.
We got together for 3 family birthdays had a great table on the window. Food is amazing so tasty and a wide selection to choose from. Staff very attentive Bellissimo!!!
Service is great - very friendly. The vegan dishes are some of the best around. We always tend to overeat here as it's just so tasty.
Fantastic service and yummy food! The risotto was perfect for a wet winters night!
My friends had the vegan menu and were very happy with what they ordered.
The size portions are amazing and the food is fresh and nice! So much so that we are looking at booking for 20 this Sunday :)
Food was amazing. Service was exceptional. Highly recommended.
Loved it! Amazing food, impeccable service. Can’t wait to come back.
Great surprise. My dish was beautiful, had the fish. The wine was lovely and the service was superb. We had 2 kids with us and the guy in charge our table was very helpful and prompt to them as well.
It’s was a while since I’ve been back to Assaggini and it was so much better than I remembered. Great service from the manager, staff and the food was excellent. Awesome sharing plates, really tasty with nice decor and ambiance near the bar section. Highly recommend.
We had a great time the restaurant was very busy, found the wait staff assigned to our table to be quite abrupt at times, I know they are busy but need to appreciate we are on a night out trying to catch up with friends therefore may take our time to order etc.
I had a lovely birthday dinner with my friends. Will definitely return soon!
They have a huge vegan menu with amazing food. Loved the brownie. But I would come here early around 17:15. When it hits 18:00, the restaurant gets packed and the noise is crazy loud. You won’t be able to have a conversation or hear the waiter. The price is average but large portions.
We went there for lunch. Meals were delicious and service was excellent.
Fabulous service in a great environment, food was superb
We loved this place - went there for the first time - we'll be back!
The waitress was absolutely fantastic. Food was delicious.
We had a small party of five with two vegans. The food was superb and we opted for six shared dishes and dessert. The dishes were served in an ordered sequence at a rate that clearly showed that the waiter was monitoring our progress. The vegans particularly enjoyed the baked cauliflower. All the dishes were very good
Food was great, caters to lots of dietary requirements. Staff were lovely and helpful, good selection of cocktails was nice too.
We have been there a few times now . Last Thursday the 11 th July was the last time we dined the food was delicious and service was very good as usual . The time before I invited my daughter and son in law to come there , they enjoyed the food and the friendly staff also . The management are very professional there compared to many other places I have been to . I would only say to others it is worth giving it a try , best to try and pre book as it is always busy . I see that as a positive .
Vegan Degustation Night was delicious and exceptional value. Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Service is impeccable. Highly recommended.
Love the food at Assaggini and the fact that it has shared plates is a bonus. It is delicious food that you can just keep nibbling on, ordering more if you're still hungry. We had the antipasto followed by the pork belly, which is my favourite. Learning from past experience, we stopped at that so we could fit dessert in. And I'm so glad we did! Dark choc mousse bombe Alaska with raspberry sorbet - soooooo good. The service, as always, was fantastic, and the ambience conducive to a laid back Sunday lunch. We had requested a quiet table if possible, as my 84 year old dad is hard of hearing, and got what we asked for. Nothing is ever too much of a problem at Assaggini.
Service was terrible, wrong food came out on multiple occasions to our table and the one next to us. Had to ask on two occasions where our drinks were.
Food was substandard, wouldn’t go here for a special occasion or anything.
Looks like it’s a great environment when you go in however it’s a train wreck, if they can’t handle being busy then they shouldn’t take so many reservations or allow additional walk ins.
The staff were so rude that we left after one drink. We had been planning lunch there as we’re vegan and they had a whole vegan menu. But the two men working there acted like their customers were such a hassle that we got out.
Awesome food and good value for money.
Had a vegan menu which was good!
We booked through open table for the week before. Subsequently we were contacted by Assaggini staff to tell us that they were closed on that day. No problem. I don't recall that I rebooked for the week later but when i rang to book for Sat night was told that I had a booking for Sunday night through Open Table and that it was my fault as it had come through the internet. (Poor choice of words by Assaggini staff member). On the night the service was very attentive and efficient (then again it has to be to get us out before the second sitting) a custom I hate but understand. The three of us ordered dishes to share that were mainly OK without being special. The tortellini Cacio e pepe which we were looking forward to was very disappointing and lacked flavour. We were trying Assaggini before booking for a celebration with food loving friends. Needless to say our celebration won't be at Assaggini.
Really nice restaurant, wonderfully decorated and staff are lovely. Food was great although the antipasto board had a an overwhelming amount of eggplant and large chunks of beetroot and one type of cheese and the pasta with lamb ragu was a little past al dente. Overall still an enjoyable meal, the Arancini balls were delicious.
Fantastic food and service. Would highly recommend
We love coming back to this local little gem!!
Food, service and wines selection all good and since the new renovations the noise level has improved.
We had come to Assaggini for a special family occasion, and were really disappointed with the service we received.
Two dishes came to our table that we didn't order, which we told the waitress about, but were still on our bill when we went to pay. Two of our orders were missed and had to wait for an hour for them to come, despite having told the waitress about it and she said 'the lamb takes a while to cook'. She didnt follow this up with the kitchen, and it wasnt due to cooking time, it was because they were forgotten and not followed up sooner. Very disappointing after we were referred to come to you and expected a better experience.
The food and ambience was fabulous.
The service was a bit slow, initially.
But that was understandable as they were extremely busy because if the live music event.
The waiter pushed us to order and the food arrived very quickly , it felt like we were on a production line , get em in and get em out!
Excellent "Mezze" style dining, good choices of piatti to share and comprehensive drinks list. Entertainment was part of The Mornington Winter Music Festival with Jourdain & Jack really setting up a great night. Recommended.
Beautiful food and a lovely atmosphere. Unfortunately our arrogant waiter and the toilets put a dampener on the experience as a whole.
Great vegan options. Platter was awesome and filling.
Very friendly and efficient staff. The menu is excellent. A very relaxing and pleasant atmosphere.