Cellar Bar (Al Fresco)
Had a wonderful time here, we got seated outside and it was great ambiance with the city lights. Quick service and the food was very quick too! Special highlights were the kingfish and the gnocchi which were both impeccable!
Service was very poor. We ordered drinks that didn’t come until after we had finished eating. Staff were very inattentive but the food was pretty good.
Great food and good service. Seating near the door is a bit chilly with the constant opening and closing to provide service to the outdoor tables
A Melbourne institution, nothing beats people watching at Grossi while enjoying a simple, delicious bowl of pasta here. Will be back soon!
Always a treat. Comfortable and convenient. Staff well trained and thoughtful.
The Cellar Bar has been my go to place for a quick reliable lunch with a glass of wine for more than fifty years.
Keep it up.
Excellent food and service. The eggplant parmigiana was the best l have ever tasted!
As usual fabulous food and service.
Always a great experience! The food is perfect and the service is always friendly and quick. When going to Cafe Grossi it’s like eating in Italy.
I haven't been here for years and I so loved coming back. I love the original decor and its Italian feel. The food was great - it was a wonderful trip down memory lane for me. Will definitely be going back.
Good atmosphere. Food was average tasting. Potatoes were great!
It’s an ever familiar Melbourne gem.
The best place for chilling, catching up with people or just people watching. The outdoor area is beautiful. Services were amazing.
I found antipasto dishes so-so but the pasta and main like ragu or OX cheek Absolutely divined. I cannot wait to return for those dishes. Amazing tiramisu as well and that's from someone who's normally not a fan of it.
It’s always delightful! Love that it’s unchanged in terms of ambience, and that you can pop in, book, arrive, and it’s ever familiar and a Melbourne favourite.
Carlo & all the staff were delightful & the food was fantastic.
I will definitely be back.
Beautiful dinner for our first date night out of lockdown!
The lunch was tasty and the service attentive. We sat inside because the swirling pollen would have triggered an allergic reaction. However, it was such a lovely day that sitting outside looked enjoyable.
We always loved this place. It is casual yet very European and feels like you are going out. Be it for lunch or dinner or just having a coffee. Will always come back.
First lunch since coming out of lockdown. You can always know that going to Cellar Bar you are going to get the best service and overall experience. It never lets you down!!!
Perfect way to come out of lockdown in Melbourne
Perfect night out for our first night out of lockdown
I have a broken ankle and was very slow moving.When we arrived we were not made very welcome, then told our table was ‘ down the end’, so we had to make our way to find our own table. Then told there was no heater for our table. Sat at the wrong one. Then told to move to a table adjacent to the footpath. We asked if we could move - told all tables were booked. No offer to change or move - all too hard. We opted to leave.
Such a shame as our last experience at the restaurant was fantastic
Disappointed with fettuccine ragu as meat was more plain bologonaisse. More disappointed because last time we were there the food was sensational.
Great food, great ambience! would definitely visit again
We’ve been going for years. Delicious food and great value. However, I booked a table to be sure and specifically said inside. When we got there they wanted to seat us outside - they hadn’t read the booking properly so we were seated at the bar to wait, which is fine. However, had to ask to see the wine list and then having waited a while to place a drink order.
We were eventually seated. Food was delicious however they brought our entree and mains at the same time so sent mains back. Then my husband asked for another glass of wine which they topped up and then asked me and I said yes and started to pour - problem was I had a different wine.
All up, food was to the usual standard but service was well below what we are used to. Such a shame but I will return regardless.
Another lovely evening at the Cellar Bar. The staff were attentive, kind and ensured our daughter had a memorable dinner. Food was amazing- as always!
Really great casual dining option in the city. Tasty food, good for kids, cosy setting. Good choice of menu for entrees, mains and desserts. Highly recommend.
YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!! Thank you so much! Food was awesome, staff was so lovely and attentive and great atmosphere x
We have been coming here for so many years and we are never disappointed.
We managed to get a table inside to avoid the cold Melbourne midday and enjoyed the pasta and gnocchi. Wine by carafe was good for lunch.
Amazing. Humble Food executed beautifully. We visit Grossi Restaurants every time we're in Melbourne & Cellar Bar menu is a favourite with the family. Yum
Food was very tasty and nicely presented. However, the service for our drinks were slow and we asked for a second drink which was never received even with a second request.
After a dentist appointment in the city, we needed some lunch and Cellar Bar was the perfect choice! The gnocchi with gorgonzola and walnuts were feathery pillows of pasta with a super delicious sauce. Cannoli and coffee finished off a memorable lunch.
Great as always
We are regulars and the food hasn’t been as amazing as it normally would be . Not sure if covid but not as good as it used to be.
Realised after the table next to us was advised of the daily specials.
The woman who came in after me was given a glass of water immediately where as I had to ask for it.
Love Grossi Florentino for fine dining or quick pre show pasta.
Fabulous Italian food and coffee, excellent service and reasonable value for money. Love eating here!
Beautiful, busy place. Wonderful, authentic food. Got a table inside after our outdoor setting, and wonky table was a little too detached from the main group and vibe. Go back in a flash, great staff, service, and considering some Covid restrictions still in place, I suspect the next time we go twill be even cozier.
Service was really poor, they just seemed like they couldn’t keep up with the number of people. Missed basic things - like organised payment for someone, we were next and line and then they just walked off. Was really disappointed that the carbonara was taken off the menu, the whole reason we came. Cannoli was soft.
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal ens experience. Thank you
Underwhelming experience for a restaurant with a good reputation.
You can order delivery directly from Cellar Bar (Al Fresco) using the Order Online button. Cellar Bar (Al Fresco) also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9662 1811.
Cellar Bar (Al Fresco) is rated 4.4 stars by 77 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.