Assaggini

4.4
146 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, European
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Hours of Operation
Wed-Sun 12pm - late
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Phone number
(03) 5973 5791
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Assaggini can also host functions including cocktail parties, engagement parties, business parties, birthdays, cocktail weddings and more. And the bonus for your function: enjoy the same, delicious catering that we are already famous for.
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking Details
Just a few steps from Main Street, Mornington, Albert Street, offers plenty of car parking options in the next block from Assaggini, on both sides of the street.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Take Away, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 146 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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G
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Unusual delicious food. Good variety but
would love have liked more fish choices.
Pasta was excellent.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Good food, but too noisy to maintain a good conversation. Some sound-deadening treatment of walls and/or ceiling would be appreciated.

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AR
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Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Went with 4 friends, was easy to book online rather than calling. All meals were tasty and some of the best I’ve had of those dishes. Staff were kind and very knowledgeable of the dishes.

Vegan friendly too!

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NJ
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, which was provided via a voucher from a friend for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Food was very good and we enjoyed the sharing part of it. Staff very friendly.b

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DA
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Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We wanted a midweek 6 PM dinner to celebrate an anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised to find Assaggini offered a vegan menu and even better was the experience of the beautiful vegan dishes. Fortunately we booked as the restaurant was full on Wednesday night and although busy we were served at the right time, the staff were very pleasant and the food was beautiful and well presented. We will certainly return.

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AT
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Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and wine, friendly atmosphere, great restaurant!

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J
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Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing and delicious good vibe and could not fault the food

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LD
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food here is delicious. The tapas style is perfect for those who can’t decide what to have.

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YS
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints! Great food and service.
Can’t wait to come back in October for the new menu and introduce some friends

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S
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We ordered a number of different tapas, all good, especially the scallops. We also enjoyed a lovely King Valley Proscecco.

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RP
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Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, location and service. Will go back! Loved the idea of share plates.

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MV
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Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, with good service and reasonably priced.

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c
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food has never diminished an ounce in standards of quality, love and craftsmanship. The service is phenomenal and so genuine, combined with a lovely ambiance that is as warm and welcoming as the staff. It is the all-time favourite haunt of my father and I, and I could not ask for a better Father's Day experience. Thank you to all the staff for curating the pinnacle of food culture!

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S
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

An excellent restaurant in Mornington just off Main Street. A stranger we met at a Mornington Peninsula cellar door, recommended Assaginni saying that it is one of her favourite restaurants in the area. So glad she did & that we took her advice. Excellent restaurant, pleasant & helpful staff, lively ambiance & simply stunning food! Everything we had was wonderful, but the desserts would be amongst the best I have ever eaten, including those enjoyed in many hatted restaurants.
I really wish this restaurant was close to me in Sydney, I’d be a frequent visitor!

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NO
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was brilliant. Everything tastes as you'd hoped with no odd flavour surprises. It's the best meal we've had on the Mornington Peninsula.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

We were seated in front of the bar with one of us facing the bar with staff inside carrying out their duties, this made it not very enjoyable staring into the bar area all night watching people washing dishes.
The main meals came in a rush as we were getting close to the 8pm sitting time.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always great food and service here - a favourite of ours where we are never disappointed!

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RE
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Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite mornington restaurant we will be back

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SB
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Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Would receive 5 star but for the 2 sitting times 6-8 or 8 til late - bit restrictive for us, but clearly works for restaurant

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JV
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Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went to Assaggini to cap-off a wonderful day together on the peninsula.

The food was magic and service is amazing. We will definitely go back.

P.S. The dedicated vegan menu is awesome.

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SV
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Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We recently visited for a girls night out. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food is amazing and so were the cocktails. It was a little noisy but that was more about the table of people we had sitting next to us. It was a great atmosphere. Can’t wait to visit again :)

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KW
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Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!! The food staff and atmosphere was absolutely wonderful

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g
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Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As per usual food was excellent service was prompt the daily specials are always worth trying couldn’t recommend this place enough -a go to whenever we are down the peninsula

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BM
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Seriously great food. Excellent table service. Noisy but not offensive only drawback was an overly boisterous table behind but not resturants fault.

Will definitely be back.

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J
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

This is a favourite restaurant of ours but a little disappointed on this occasion.
I booked on line and then received a phone call on the day of our booking that we would have to vacate our table at 8pm as they have two seatings on a Saturday night and our table was booked again at 8pm.
The vegetarian tapas were small serves but at $20 for the calamari found this quite expensive for the serve we received.
Just found everything too rushed especially with a bill of $275, which included two bottles of wine. Probably would think twice about booking on a Saturday night in future.

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MB
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Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. Staff were very attentive

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C
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Love the vegan menu, the bruschetta and pasta were excellent. Also greatly appreciate the understanding from staff regarding the children in our party who were provided with colouring pages.

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SN
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Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great food wine and service. At a reasonable price.

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CW
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Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food, ambiance, service and setting was lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed our occasions and look forward to our next opportunity to try some other dishes on the menu

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GR
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Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, staff were amazing food was excellent. Would highly recommend

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N
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Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stuff were very friendly. Food was amazing. Staff were great. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Great for sharing.

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SJ
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Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fabulous food and great atmosphere. But forgot one of yhe dishes we ordered so one of us waited a long time and we'd finished ours by the time his arrived - otherwise great

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AS
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Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Amazing food!! Only down side was our waiter was super busy and not very attentive. Kept rushing off before we had all finished ordering drinks. Wouldn’t deter me from going back though I think they were just busy and short staffed.

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MA
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Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been here a few times and it never ceases to amaze me. Very well priced for the quality of food. I’ve eaten off both the vegan menu and regular and am seriously impressed by both. Service is always top quality (I’ve worked in the industry for years and I am still impressed by the quality of service here). Will continue coming back as it’s by far the best restruant in Mornington

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S
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Such a pleasant experience all round. Thank you.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my wife to this restaurant after reading good reviews online. Lived up to expectations. Both my wife and I loved the food and atmosphere. Our waiter was very pleasant also.

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GF
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Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful friendly staff, great food and value for money

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OT
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Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love going there

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S
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Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service, cocktails and ambiance were all top notch!! We eat A LOT and were really presently surprised with how large all the dishes in the nibbles, larger and sides sections were (which is all we ordered from). Dietaries are really well catered for and noted on the menu which I loved. Food came out at a really great pace. The squid was the best we’ve ever eaten, super tender and a large portion size, really great value. Other standouts were the polenta chips, beef carpaccio, scallops and lamb shoulder but everything was delicious. Our main waitress was great. All others that tended to our table were so friendly, knowledgeable and on the ball with drinks, clearing dishes etc. whoever put their front of house team together has done an incredible job! Some of the best service we’ve experienced on the peninsula. It was a busy Saturday night and we had tables on either side but still felt intimate and we could hear each other perfectly. The early sitting was great for us, we didn’t feel rushed at all, my partner had dessert. We will be raving about our dining experience to anyone who will listen for a long time to come. Can’t wait to return!! Highly highly recommend!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

What a lovely lunch. We ate exclusively from the vegan menu and it was great. The tomato sauce on the vegan Margherita pizza was brilliant and the baked sweet potato with pulled mushroom was delicious. But the outstanding dish was the mushroom risotto - bags of flavour, well seasoned and perfect consistency. Good coffee too.

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