Assaggini

4.5
231 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Vegan
Assaggini is Italian for ‘small tastings’ and many refer to us as an Italian Tapas style Wine Bar & Restaurant.
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.

Special Offers

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

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LS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

5 of us had booked for an early dinner on Saturday night. We are from out of state so chose based on reviews. Even though the restaurant was not full at 6 the service was very erratic. We ordered drinks first and food shortly after that. We were served 2 courses after a short wait with still no sign of any drinks arriving. When I politely enquired, the waitress replied in a very rude and irritated tone that they only had 1 bartender and that they were getting drinks out fast as they could.
I felt the food was overpriced for tapas sized small serves and the baked cauliflower was very under cooked and had almost no sauce.
Lastly... I’m not sure what the obsession with goji berries are but was bewildered by their abundant use in an Italian style menu!
I’m sorry but I wouldn’t recommend or return based on our experience.

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DJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fabulous location for a group to gather and feast superbly!
The service was spot on with regular yet unobstrusive attention.
The food was fresh and delicious with moreish combinations.
Thanks Assaggini.

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JD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Lovely Bistro feel, waiter were a bit rushed and hassled to get our order in and hard to get their attention when they took our glasses by mistake but generally a nice night, food was very good and value for money.....

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KS
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food wine and staff . Fabulous lunch ! I shall be back very soon

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JW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

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.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was lovely and the staff very friendly. We will definitely be coming back.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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k
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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K
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I just love that they have a vegan menu. Great service and lovely, warm and inviting setting.

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CG
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.
Christine

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J
16 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious, cocktails were really good (probably had too many) atmosphere was fun.

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DC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great venue just a little noisy but still a sensational to eat.

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WM
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was perfect loved that it was shared so we got to try more desert was amazing will definitely be back

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KB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The vegan menu is amazing and highly recommended. I've been here for dinner a few times and each time it was delicious.

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c
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and vibes

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DA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic vegan meal, served well. Very professional

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PB
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! Food, staff, drinks and atmosphere were all fantastic. Lots of vegan and gluten free options to pick from. Will be back

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TI
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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.

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S
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 :)

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, greeted with a smile. Great ambiance and music. Food was excellent, great place to impress clients or the wife on date night.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

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!

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LB
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the most amazing food. Always 100%. The staff were fantastic always. We will always come back

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JO
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delicious with the courses arriving at a good pace.

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K
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant food, amazing service, great atmosphere and an amazing menu! Will definitely be back!

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AL
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food - really enjoyed the share plate concept.

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LC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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A
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very lovely staff and service! Food was fantastic and despite the night being busy with guests, food was served fast

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RK
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a wonderful culinary surprise. The food was gorgeous, great value, lovely staff. Will definitely be returning sooner than later. Thanks Assaggini.

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JB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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

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MJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our group had a lovely night out ar Assagini. The menu had lots to chose from and loved the sharing experience. Would definately return

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LH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, and helpful staff.
Incredible vegan options, I can’t wait to eat here again!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for ceoliacs as they have good choices and staff trained

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E
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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!

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K
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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.

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