Bam Bam Italian

4.7
349 reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary Italian
We are a neighbourhood restaurant in the Dandenong Ranges township of Avonsleigh serving Modern Italian fare all day, every day. We are dedicated to cooking seasonally and using local and Victorian ingredients, wherever possible.

We cater for large groups and families, as well as informal get togethers and intimate dining.

It is our belief that good food should not be exclusive. Due to our highly skilled kitchen and front of house management, we are able to provide a high level of service for our customers.

For the little ones, we have a custom built play area (currently closed) and 2 kids party rooms (currently closed).

Experiences

  • Front of Restaurant

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Preferred seating at the front of restaurant, away from the playground. Please note, we will always try and accommodate as much as possible, if we are unable to fulfil your request we'll be in touch to discuss your options.
  • Rear of Restaurant

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Preferred seating at the rear of restaurant, close to the playground. Please note, we will always try and accommodate as much as possible, if we are unable to fulfil your request we'll be in touch to discuss your options.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 349 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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4.4
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4.3
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RichardA
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place for Dinner. Always have a good experience here.
The food is always delicious and the service is exceptional

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 23 August 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words Richard! We look forward to seeing you again in the not-too-distant future!

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jesss18
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wait staff were lovely. Will be back 😊

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 4 August 2021

Hey Jess, thank you! We really appreciate your support. So happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PutleynVicki
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great variety on the menu, can’t wait to go back and try some other dishes that we couldn’t decide between! Food was good, service was excellent, waitresses were very attentive and genuinely helpful. Parking was probably the downside but it was really nice to try a new venue with a different menu.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 23 August 2021

Hey Vicki, thank you for your lovely review. We can't wait to see you again soon as well. Keeping our fingers crossed it's not too far away. Our team will be thrilled to hear your kind words. Thank you and see you soon!

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SamanthaP
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely place. Lovely staff and amazing food. Would recommend.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 4 August 2021

Thanks so much for your recommendation Samantha! Look forward to seeing you again!

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Gianna
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved the food and the service was excellent. We know we will come away very content, the food is exceptional!

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 4 August 2021

That's so great to hear Gianna! There's nothing like coming away from a good meal happy and content! Thank you1

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KeithC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Pizza was just right . Not too much cheese with a thin crusty base.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 24 July 2021

So happy to hear you enjoyed your takeaway pizza Keith! Thanks so much for the support - hope to see you again soon!

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Shiri
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, made with love a local products, love and friendly service, delicious gf pizza!

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 20 July 2021

Hey Shiri! Thanks so much for the love! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our service and dietary friendly menu, and our mutual love of our local community and what they have to offer! We really do appreciate such kind words, especially during such difficult times. Thank you again and we hope to see you again very soon!

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GinnyE
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious as always. Wonderful service as always.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 13 July 2021

Thanks so much Ginny for your 5-star review, that's so great to hear! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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KerryF
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service and food was all excellent. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meals.
We found the music was a little loud as we were right under the speaker.
Overall a great place to have a meal and celebrate a couple of birthdays.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 13 July 2021

Hi Kerry, thanks so much for taking the time to send us your 5-star review. It's been a tough past year and it's so heartwarming to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the great service our team strives for – they will be thrilled and heartened to hear this. Please don’t hesitate to speak to one of our friendly team members if you have any issues and they will always help where they can. We hope to see you again very soon! Thank you again so much for your continued support.

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HazelW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating 2 birthdays and Bam Bam kindly arranged a birthday cakes for us. We had 2 small children and 2 babies with us and we were placed next to the play area which was perfect for watching the children play. The service and food were excellent.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 13 July 2021

Hi Hazel, how wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your birthday celebrations with us, and thank you for choosing us to celebrate them with! The team will be thrilled to hear that you were so happy with your visit. We hope to see you again very soon! Thank you again.

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Ange
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, nice dessert, excellent wine, very good service.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 13 July 2021

Hey Ange, thanks so much for taking the time to drop us such a lovely review – we really do appreciate it. It's great to hear that you enjoyed both the food and service – we work hard to give an experience that makes you want to come back and do it all again, and we hope you do soon! Thanks so much again.

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Suhw
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family friendly dining experience. Felt right at home and had a lovely dinner with a toddler and an infant.
Will definitely revisit.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 12 July 2021

Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to send us your lovely review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience of our family friendly restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

We dine here a lot and the service is usually great. The table next to ours got our mains then we waited over an hour to finally get them. Hopefully it will be better next time

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 13 July 2021

Hi Michelle, thank you for taking the time to contact us, and for your continued patronage. I am sorry to hear that you found the service on this visit was not of the standard we pride ourselves on. I would love to find out more about this experience, to help us improve, and to ensure your future visits are at the high standard you expect from us. If you could please contact me, Dougie, via the contact details on our website so I can learn more, it would be much appreciated. Thank you again.

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JessieC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and friendly service. Can't wait to come back!

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 5 July 2021

Hey Jessie, that's so great to hear. The team works so hard to ensure our lovely customers enjoy their visits. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LoretoH
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good food; energetic atmosphere; staff are always upbeat

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 28 June 2021

Thanks so much for your very kind words Loreto, we really appreciate it. We work hard to keep the energy upbeat and the food great so we love that you love it! See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food came almost an 80min after ordering, ordered drinks that never arrived, food was nice though and fresh

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 5 July 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your review. That's great to hear that you enjoyed our food, which we pride ourselves on. We are sorry though to hear that you found the service not of the standard we pride ourselves on. We would love to find out more about your recent experience. This will help us improve and ensure future visits are at the high standard expected from us. Please contact me, Dougie, via our contact details on our website so I can learn more. Thank you again.

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IngeL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vegan menu is great. Love the mocktails too - very adult.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 28 June 2021

Hi Inge, thanks so much! We do try to cater to as many dietaries as we can so that nobody misses out... everybody deserves great food! Glad to hear you enjoyed the mocktails as well. Sounds like a great evening! Thanks for your kind words – we hope to see you again soon.

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Maryannh
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The staff were very pleasant, as was the food. One thing was very strange, however. Entrees and main courses were all served together! When I queried this rather bizarre practice, I was told that customers had to specify if they didn’t want everything to arrive at the same time.

They could tell that I wasn’t impressed and didn’t charge for the two gelatos that members of our group had for dessert.

Keep this in mind when ordering!

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 5 July 2021

Thank you so much Maryannh for taking the time to send us your review. That's great to hear that you enjoyed our service, which we pride ourselves on. We're sorry to hear of the miscommunication regarding the courses. Our team usually asks customers when they would like each course. This obviously wasn’t the case this time and we will follow it up with the team working the night you visited. Thank you for alerting us to this – this will help us improve. Thank you and we hope to see you again.

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MelT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service will definitely be back again soon

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 28 June 2021

Thanks so much Mel, that's so great to hear! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Gianna
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We loved the food which was perfectly cooked and delicious. The calamari was the most tender I have ever had, succulent and flavoursome. My partner’s pizza was pronounced best pizza he’d ever eaten. The staff were friendly, attentive and warm.
Thoroughly enjoyable evening!

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 27 May 2021

Wow! Thanks so much, Gianna, for your fantastic review. What wonderful words to hear today of all days! Thank you so much for your support during these difficult times. Our team will be thrilled and heartened to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. We hope to see you again very soon!

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JuliaZ
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food for families and smaller groups. Like having the playground area separated from front section. Like all the plants

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hi Julia! Thanks for the plant love... they make us smile too! Thank you for your lovely review, we're so glad you like our family-friendly space and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and incredible service. Very friendly and helpful staff who were attentive without being ‘in your face’.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 19 May 2021

Hi Steve, hope you're well. Thanks so much for your kind words – the team will be so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and their service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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HeidiK
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bam Bam's provide a gluten free and vegan menu on top of their regular menu, so many preferences and intolerances can be catered for.
As I've been restricted to the FODMAP diet I kept it simple with a gluten free margarita pizza with vegan cheese and it was really yummy! The staff are absolutely brilliant, helping work out what is going to suit and even bringing me some gluten free bread and dipping oil after I decided I'd skip an entrée to have one less thing to work out.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 17 May 2021

Hey Heidi! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We do work hard to ensure everybody at the table is catered for and able to enjoy a delicious meal out and we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our options. We're also so happy to hear that you appreciated the time our team takes to ensure that their knowledge of all our dishes and ingredients is top-notch and that it added to your enjoyable experience. Have a great week, thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!

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Bart
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Got charged for bottles of sparkling water which wasn’t made clear to us that we would. Also found it patetic to have surcharges for every type of card payment. My local coffee shop doesn’t even do that for below $10!

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 19 May 2021

Hi there Bart, thanks for your important feedback. We apologise for it not being clear regarding the cost of sparkling water – your feedback has alerted me that this has fallen off our menu! We'll be sure to rectify this ASAP. Regarding card fees – businesses are obligated by law to only pass on the card surcharge that they incur themselves, and these rates differ for us per card. Further, we are obligated by law to display these surcharges at point of payment. Thanks again for your feedback.

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LaraP
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue with great service and amazing food. Extra vegan menu, gluten free options and overall really nice food combinations.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 13 May 2021

Hi Lara, it's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We try hard to cover all the bases (literally!) so all our wonderful customers can enjoy a great meal out, without having to miss out on anything. Our team works hard to provide great service each and every time, and they'll be so happy to hear your kind words, especially after such a difficult year. We also love great design and love it even more when our customers appreciate what we have done so thank you! Have a great week!

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kallib
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We did really enjoy our time there, service was fabulous, food great but probably a bit expensive but I probably should be checked the bill properly. They were very accommodating and cheerful

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 12 May 2021

Hey Kalli, thank you so much for taking the time to send us a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our quality service and food, which we pride ourselves on – our team will be so happy to hear that you loved your visit. We take great care sourcing food from local and ethical suppliers, as we believe in backing our local community and economy – particularly off the back of a challenging 12 months. We take your feedback on board and hope to see you again soon.

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The noise level was moderate because we were there Mother’s Day and it was so busy but even though noise it added to the fun! The food and atmosphere was lovely and we all had great food and a lot of fun! Will definitely be back. The staff handled a busy day perfectly and with welcoming smiles, such a lovely venue to find and now be able to share with family and friends. Very memorable Mother’s Day for positive reasons.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 13 May 2021

Hey Stephanie! Oh, what a wonderful review! Thank you so much for your very kind words – we're so, so happy to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant, food and and service so much. We'll be sure to pass on your lovely review to the team – they will be absolutely thrilled. Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JulieM
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had mothers day at Bam Bam's and it was a lovely , food very tasty, the staff are more than helpful and pleasant

We have been to Bam Bam's on several occasions and they never disappoint

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 12 May 2021

Hey Julie! Thanks so much for your continued support and for choosing us for your Mother's Day celebration. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LeRoy
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pizzas were delicious and service was great again!!

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 12 May 2021

Hi, thanks so much for your kind words! We're so happy to see you again, and to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the team's service. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ClaireE
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I recently enjoyed brunch with my family. Awesome coffee. All food was fresh and delicious. The staff are always cheerful, friendly and helpful. Overall brunch was awesome, thank you.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 11 May 2021

Hi Claire! So glad to hear that! Thank you so much for your support. It's been a tough 12 months and it's so heartwarming to hear that you have enjoyed your visit and the service our team strives for. Thank you again!

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AlisonB
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely venue to attend for my Mother’s Day breakfast. I thoroughly enjoyed my Stuffolli! I have missed it so much!

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 11 May 2021

Hey Alison! Sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your Struffoli revisit (seriously though, doughnuts for brekky – it was always going to be a win win)! Thanks so much for the support – look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ClaireR
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing Mother’s Day breakie with the fam. Wholesome and delicious meals, excellent service and just all round top place to share family time. Bam bam’s always a pleasure!

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 11 May 2021

Hey Claire! So happy to hear you had a lovely time with us! We work hard to ensure our guests have a wonderful experience each and every visit, and we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us again. Look forward to seeing you all again in the near future!

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KrystleW
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for our first wedding anniversary. Delicious food, great service. Very reasonably priced with a good selection of local wines.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 10 May 2021

Happy Anniversary Krystle! Thank you so much for choosing our restaurant to celebrate at! Thank you as well for taking the time to send us a review. If there is anything that you think we could improve on, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thanks and cheers, have a great week!

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ChristineH
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a private room for a birthday dinner. The service was great with knowledgeable wait staff and the food was delicious.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 10 May 2021

Hi Christine, thank you so much for your kind words. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us, and also that you appreciated the time our team take to ensure their knowledge of all our dishes, ingredients, wines, etc. is spot on! Look forward to hopefully seeing you again! Have a lovely week.

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JessM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shared a bunch of pizzas with a group of friends. Great service. Amazing food. In good weather grab a table out the front!

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 4 May 2021

Thanks so much Jess! Friends and pizza – could it get any better?! Thanks for choosing us! Hope to see you again soon.

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MatthewK
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service and reasonably priced. Loved it.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 2 May 2021

Thanks so much Matthew, appreciate the kind words and so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

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PaulO
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bam Bam is our favourite Restuarant - we just love the food. Responsibly sourced and these guys have the most delicious menus over and over.
We get Takeaway weekly as well and the fact that they use Biopak cartons really shows their commitment to the environment as well!!
A win for all

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 2 May 2021

And it's looking like you're one of our favourite customers Paul! Wow – that's a review and a half! Love that you recognise our efforts in the area of sustainability. Thanks so, so much for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you again.. this week! Have a good one!

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DaniT
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food am amazing and fresh as always. It’s quickly becoming a favourite.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 26 April 2021

Hey Dani! So happy to hear you have enjoyed your visits to us. Thanks so much for taking the time to send in your lovely review – and for your continued support, we really do all appreciate it so very much. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vickim
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

food was excellent, service seemed a bit disjointed

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 10 May 2021

"Thanks for your review Vickim. That's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our food. We are dedicated to offering exceptional service and would love to know more so we can ensure it's up to the high standard we are striving for. If you could send us more detail that would be great and will help us improve and ensure future visits are at the high standard you expect. We cannot include an email address here (for privacy reasons) but our website has our contact email. Hope to see you again soon."

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Janice
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful meal, plenty of choice. Good wine list. We were very well looked after.

Bam Bam Italian
Responded on 26 April 2021

Hi Janice, thanks so much for taking the time to send in such a lovely review. We do like our wine and we make sure we have a great, mostly local, selection which we personally try to ensure it fits with our menu (it's a hard job but hey, someone has to do it!). We'll make sure we pass on your kind words to the team, they'll be thrilled! Thank you again.

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FAQs

Bam Bam Italian offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5968 4717.

Bam Bam Italian is rated 4.7 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.