Cook & Norman Trattoria

4.6
132 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Cook & Norman Trattoria a relaxed Italian Restaurant, situated on the coast of Flinders, Victoria.

The pair of chefs, Janine & Rowan Herrald, open their second restaurant after Terre, serving traditional Italian cuisine focused on hand made pasta. The very reason customers drive the extra mile from Melbourne to indulge. Cook & Norman Trattoria menu comprises of Gnocchi, Spaghetti Carbonara and freshly caught fish.

A short and sweet wine list compliments the well portioned mains, serving imported Italian wines such as Pinot Grigio.

The interior decor upholds polished floorboards, a long leather banquette spreading across the restaurant and bentwood chairs.

Enjoy the quality of Cook & Norman Trattoria as the well-priced restaurant provides a traditional Italian experience not to be missed
What 132 People Are Saying
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Faultless every time. Fresh, seasonal, beautiful food. You can actually hear your friends speak, not like other places on the MP. The staff are lovely and always make us feel welcome. Authentic and unpretentious, yet beautifully ambient. Might be time to change the art ☺️

TP
Melbourne / VIC
12 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Always a very friendly and happy place with good food and friendly staff

PK
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal at Cook & Norman. Kids loved the Pasta Bolognese and seafood linguine was amazing - fresh local sea food. Can’t wait to come back soon!

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly and professional staff, comfortable and pleasant ambience with a great menu. We had a lovely evening and fantastic dinner.

SL
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place did justice to the freshest seafood! Delicious simple Italian food with a twist.

MA
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A neighborhood gem, we wanted to come back the next night but it was booked out. Down to earth service and the food was fresh and hearty. We will be back.

GL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Comfortable and relaxing meal - good food and wine choices.

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

Still a bit noisy - difficult to hear person diagonally opposite. Service: I had to ask for water and for the dessert menu - not enough of staffing surveying the clientelle. Otherwise, great.

ZB
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great quality food and great service.
The restaurant is very nice.

JC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely pasta and fish was enjoyed by our group of 4.Our waiter was very attentive and we will go back.
Dessert was also delicious.
Thanks

TR
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food is always good. A warm day and the front door was open, which allowed sticky little flies in and the restaurant was just to hot. A lady on a nearby table was fanning herself with a hand fan!

C
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Having read all the good reviews I had high expectations which unfortunately weren't met on the night. They brought the wrong meals to our table, there was probably an hour between first and second courses, and the food just wasn't great. Perhaps we got them on a bad night?

RP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food we love because ....the gnocchi meal was outstanding . Arancini balls just delicious. Good value for the price also.

L
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our second visit and would definitely return
again
All five in our party thoroughly enjoyed their
meals which included mains and sweets.
Could not fault service ,quality of food and great
value more money.
Thanks again ,we will continue to tell
Others of our positive experience .

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

Had a wonderful evening. Can’t wait to come back again soon

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

We had a wonderful evening. Service great food delicious. Will be back soon 😀

N
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food and great service. Have eaten here on a few occasions and it never fails to impress. Price is a little high but I will continue to dine here on special occasions as I don't mind paying a little extra for quality.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. It was wonderful, food, service, atmosphere. Will certainly be returning.

PE
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive and very accommodating service
Superb home made authentic dishes
I’ll be back!!!

KD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Absolutely delicious food nice selection of wines and excellent service

W
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always welcoming, high quality in house made food which is a rare find in today’s restaurant industry!

L
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant find ...
Great food and friendly service
The best gnocchi I’ve had for a long time all our meals were delicious
The service was excellent and prices extremely reasonable

H
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, get the chefs feast, well worth it.

SF
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely fit out, friendly greeting from efficient waitress, nice options on menu for vegetarians and seafood lovers, beautifully cooked and presented meals, good wine list. Looking forward to returning.

MP
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly and polite staff, excellent service and best Gnocchi we have ever had!
Food was garnished beautifully and full of flavour. I did not even touch the salt or pepper! I booked the restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday and I am so glad with my choice. The view from the window was spectacular and the restaurant has got a great setting and ambience. We will definitely visit it again!

A
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food & service excellent. The gnocchi was sublime!

B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was exceptional, Staff were very friendly and professional, made our anniversary one to remember

KS
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at this local gem. Food and service outstanding. Thank you!

MF
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was so easy to book. The food was excellent. They catered really well for the vegan in the group. Service was excellent. Thank you

JM
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The pasta here is great and the seafood good quality. The service was spot on we would go back

A
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Very dissapointing. Was my 60th Birthday and no mention of Birthday celebration at all. No decoration on our table but some on others. Very sterile atmosphere. Only ones there in beginning. Very pricey for very ordinary meal. No condiments on tables . 1 small piece of bread per person. Had meat platter and no bread.

SB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is the peninsula’s best kept secret!
Incredible food, service and ambience with the authentic Italian interior design vibes

L
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always happy with everything here from the staff to the food! Highly Recommend!!!

MA
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank-you for a beautiful evening with absolutely delicious food. The service was outstanding and we will definitely be back in the future.

IL
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Whilst the meals tasted okay, my wife and I had very upset stomachs overnight after eating here

PL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal at Cook and Norman. Food was good, seafood was fresh as were the salads. Service was prompt and helpful.

AB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Try the Gnocci, they are as fluffy as a cloud! Sitting in a rich lamb Tomatoe sauce, other option is with Pumpkin cream and various cheeses, to die for!
Home made ice creams are amazing and interesting flavours, strawberries rose, fig and caramel, divine!
Small menu options, mostly pasta, but all is great quality, thx

JW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Small menu of wonderful food.
I had a traditional carbonara (no cream) and my wife had muscle linguini.

Both were really good (and we eat in a lot of fancy restaurants).

We will definitely be regulars!

GG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, everything just works here.
The service is exceptional, professional, relaxed and friendly.
The menu is not overly large but has sufficient variety to suit the majority of diners, even those like us that visit regularly. The daily specials add further interest and variety. Importantly, the classics are always available; always leave room for the tiramasu.

The wine / drinks list is similarly wide-ranging, with a range of wines by the glass.

This is Italian trattoria dining at its best. Comfortable at every level.

A
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went here on a recommendation, and the food was excellent. Our young grandchildren were well catered for, and the evening was a great success.

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