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.
Meet the Winemaker - Soul Growers ($130pp - pre payment req)
Kicking off a series of unmissable masterclasses @ Assaggini with a big Barossa Bang. An astonishingly good winery, Soul Growers Barossa Valley has recently scooped James Hallidays ratings with two 97 point Shiraz and a myriad of other top rated wines from Rose to Riesling. We are delighted to host Tom Fotheringham , who will take us on a journey to discover the path to excellence in winemaking. A fun informative night loaded with fun facts and a few hilarious winemaker's stories.
Terms and Conditions: Credit card details required to secure you seat. Cancellation up to 48 hours prior to event will receive refund.
Valid For: 2 - 14 people
Starts: 23 May 2019
Ends: 23 May 2019
Availability: Thu 18:30-18:30
Pasta Masterclass - $95pp including lunch & wine
Learn the secrets to Italian cooking with our Head Chef over two hour hands-on workshop, followed by lunch and wine.
Terms and Conditions: Bookings essential - class limited to a maximum number of 20 guests
Valid For: 1 - 14 people
Starts: 25 May 2019
Ends: 25 May 2019
Availability: Sat 10:00-11:30
Italian Sunday Roast - $55pp
Every Sunday is a time to celebrate with family and friends sharing good Italian a delicious Italian roast with all the trimmings. Just like old times, bring everyone together to meet, drink and share.
Terms and Conditions: Bookings essential.
Valid For: 2 - 14 people
Starts: 15 April 2019
Ends: 30 September 2019
Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00
We chose Assaggini because of the plant based menu and it did not disappoint! We were spoilt for choice with a full vegan menu on offer and all of the dishes we tried were fantastic. Good service and a nice atmosphere.
Great food wine and staff . Fabulous lunch ! I shall be back very soon
The place is excellent and the staff also excellent but the food was quite bland.
It was at the end of a very busy Mother's Day and they had run out of some of the food on the menu.
The food disappointing
Initially service was good but once the waitress went on her break we were left with no service at all. Even when I left the table and asked for service we did not get any. Very poor.
The food was lovely and the staff very friendly. We will definitely be coming back.
Great food, amazing cocktails, waiters were very knowledgeable about everything on the menu and recommended some great stuff ! The vibe was fantastic and we will definetly be going back!
Great food having been here on many occasions the service was fantastic and I love the new layout with the extension they have done .even though i have been in it before was down the bottom area last time of the new layout up the top this time plenty of room only thing I can fault is it sometimes gets abit loud hard to hear echo`s but otherwise everything fabulous will keep coming back thanks
I just love that they have a vegan menu. Great service and lovely, warm and inviting setting.
My friend and I shared three dishes and loved them all. Next visit, which I hope will be soon
I won't be sharing the scallops with parsnip purée - will be having them all to my self!
I have heard when this popular restaurant is full the noise level is very high. My recommendation is to choose a less popular time. We went early and it was not an issue.
I am recommending this restaurant to friends.
Great food and service. Quality of food has improved since last few visits, which is good for our favourite local! Still need to get those toilets redone though....spoils the over all new look/feel of the place.
Food was delicious, cocktails were really good (probably had too many) atmosphere was fun.
Great food, great venue just a little noisy but still a sensational to eat.
Food was perfect loved that it was shared so we got to try more desert was amazing will definitely be back
The vegan menu is amazing and highly recommended. I've been here for dinner a few times and each time it was delicious.
Great food and vibes
A fantastic vegan meal, served well. Very professional
Loved it! Food, staff, drinks and atmosphere were all fantastic. Lots of vegan and gluten free options to pick from. Will be back
Impressed with quality and value for money of the food. Service and knowledge of waiting staff about the menu was excellent.
Ambience was pretty good. The only negative was how close the tables for two are together. Difficult not to tune into the conversation at the next table.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant as one of the nicest places to dine in Mornington at the moment.
Look forward to returning for more great tapas!
Assagini never disappoints and now that they’ve expanded it’s easier to get a table and less crowded. One of our fave go-to’s for casual, relaxed and delicious dining.
We really enjoyed our experience. The restaurant was recommended to me because of the separate vegan menu, and it was probably one of the best vegan menus I’ve seen. The food was amazing. The service was super friendly and prompt. The setting was great too. We loved the cocktails, but wouldn’t mind seeing more on the list!
Overall a really great experience, will definitely be back and recommend to friends :)
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.