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Di Stasio Citta, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Di Stasio Citta

4.5
4.5
454 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Located on Spring St, opposite the Treasury Gardens, between Collins St and Flinders Lane, there emerges a truly unique space – imagined, created, curated – that lies at the nexus of all the Di Stasio energies that have come before it. Cittá is a culmination of sorts, a vibrant dynamic next step along a continuum of a challenge and of notions Rinaldo has been grappling with all his life. This is not only a commercial venture – though of course, he has never retreated from this aspect – but is also a vehicle to express and bring together all the aspects of Italo-Australian history, culture, place and heritage. It is an opportunity too to bring a long-standing dream to further fruition, celebrating Rinaldo’s influence on the Australian hospitality, cultural and artistic landscape, through a renewed celebration of Melbourne and the CBD where it all began and of his beloved spiritual and familial home, Italy.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9070 1177
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Group Menu

    Multiple dates available
    We require all bookings of 7 guests and more to choose from our 2 or 3 course menu, with a minimum spend of $90 for 2 courses.

What 454 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for fine wines

  • City Centre

    Good for special occasions

  • City Centre

    Italian

454 Reviews
  1. AndrewG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    held a business lunch there with some new clients Staff and food were awesome Highly recommended

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was mostly good, though not great. The service was quite poor - our waiter was mostly inattentive, did not inspire confidence when discussing gluten free menu options with one of our guests, and disappeared for long stretches during our time there.

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  3. MikeE

    Tropical QLD

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My first visit to the city restaurant & it did not disappoint. The menu is broad & well supported by specials of the day. Our food (3 of us) was excellent & our waitress delivered a really high standard of service. All the dishes were well presented and were of a high standard

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a sensational night celebrating a birthday. Service was fantastic and food was delicious

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    It was nice but far from a memorable meal. Service was a high standard & what I expected for a reputable restaurant. Great cocktail to start and the arancini were the best I've had. My husband enjoyed the duck, though the dish was quite small. I had the crab capellini pasta which was lacking flavour other than chilli, crab was overwhelmed and it needed more seasoning. Side rocket salad sadly just dressed rocket leaves, nothing else, $14, disappointing. Desserts where average, mousse rich but no presentation and affogato was better than most, loved the house liqueur blend. On the quirky 'live art' installation - novel for about 30 mins then rather monotonous/annoying - need to add in more variety.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was cold complicated menu probably not going back

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  7. MarkP

    Sydney

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was simply outstanding and wine prices on the reasonable side. Service also outstanding and old school Italian vibe a nice touch.

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  8. AnnabelG

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The biggest rip off! I ordered Scallopine and was served 3 tiny slices of meat with absolutely nothing else on the plate. For a 2 course meal at $90 a head it was a joke. We ordered 2 bottles of plain non sparkling water and were charged $30!! The whole meal we were being hurried as we had a 2 hour booking from 6pm. Never again

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  9. DwayneP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not good. Tiny portions. Almost an insult. For example slicing ONE scallop into 3 slices and putting each slither into 3 half shells and calling it an entree!! My husband's Saltinbocca was so small he had to eat again back at the hotel! Flavors fine but not exceptional. Service erratic, atmosphere disjointed and cold feeling. 2 chefs hats? Yet another example of the Age Good Food Guide being totally off the mark these days.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service very sporadic Small portions of food Extremely expensive Staff lady had a friend there and was giving them More service than other customers

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Attentive and polite service. Amazing wine selection. Once finished, felt a little rushed, as I was enjoying good conversation, bill brought to table without being asked for, and once paid, was asked to leave. I will admit we had been there for 2 hours so maybe this is normal.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My day's been ruined by this place, as waiter's attitude was very bad. Firstly, he got my order wrong and still tried to put the dish on my bill. Then he took my plate without asking my permission, which was rude. Finally, I wanted to take some photos in the restaurant, he directly yell to me NO PHOTOS. Fine, it doesn't matter, you just lost an Asian celebrity's chance to hype. I won't come back:)

    1 person found this helpful

  13. samanthaw

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous Friday night out !!! Group of 6 enjoyed ourselves immensely Great value food was wonderful and service was excellent Our waiter Thomas was attentive, professional and good humoured !! Loved the cocktail service beautifully presented !! Only regret was I wish we had room for dessert !!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy ourselves when we dine here. Great team fun ambiance

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    restaurant was understaffed? Having dined at Di Stasio in Fitzroy which pays attention to detail and has exemplary service this was several steps behind Noisy, more modern style dining - on this occasion full of football fans pre Anzac Day game Food still very good

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  16. ireneA

    Jersey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My son, visiting from London, and I, had a wonderful lunch on Anzac Day at Di Stasio Citta. I have been on previous occasions and always a memorable experience. The food is extraordinary - wonderful choice for all palates - delicious in every way. The service is delightful - the most attentive - and at the same time caring and patient hospitality staff - even under pressure of a full house. This restaurant in Spring Street is a must for both city residents and visitors to Melbourne.

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  17. MichaelC

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A sublime dining experience as always. Excellent service with perfectly prepared dishes. We were well seated next to the street window.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Only criticism is the video projector images. No idea what that’s about ! Absolutely bizarre and detracted from the ambience

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a professional relaxed yummy memorable meal. So good!!!

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  20. FairCritic

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for lunch to meet up for a chat with our stockbroker and it was very pleasant. The food was delicious and house chardonnay was perfect. The two people I was with started with the mushroom tagliatelle and both said how delicious they were. I had tagliatelle with guanciale and they were really good too. The mains were great but the pasta was the highlight. We were able to chat easily as it was really quiet. Surprised given that there are a lot of hard surfaces in the restaurant, must be good sound insulation. It was not cheap but what is these days? $90 for a 2 course lunch plus alcohol.

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  21. ClancyM

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very expensive for what you received. Wasn’t fantastic value for money. In saying that. It was very delicious. But small portion sizes. The only option was to do a set menu.

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  22. GeoffW

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed the food; brought a little too quickly.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and even better service makes for Melbourne hospitality at its best. Faultless.

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  24. ErnestG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of 4 celebrating a Birthday on a Saturday evening. Whilst staff were attentive when they had to be, they seemed harried, distracted and impatient, particularly when explaining specials and the menu more generally. It was clear that staff were dealing with a busy sitting, there was no effort made to connect with us and we were made to feel like we were another business unit that had to be processed. The food and wine selection were very good, but the overall dining experience was let down by the floor team. We were also surprised to be presented with a a surcharge on the bill which apparently applies to public holidays and weekends. We understand the public holiday issue, but the application of a surcharge on the weekend was new to us. On the whole and given the final account, we did not feel that the restaurant represented good value or a particularly good dining experience.

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  25. Pierleone

    New York City

    37 reviews

    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A nice modern atmosphere, with interesting visual display on the large walls. Old class service, but disappointing food. Not up to modern Italian food quality; flavours were flat from the gratin scallops to the bland prawn linguine. Even the dessert did not deliver. A very poor price to value ratio.

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  26. Ellers04

    Surrey

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and plenty of choices. Service was excellent and friendly

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  27. Rooster

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is overpriced. 3 meat pastas, no drinks (water only) 1 tiny entree and the bill came to $200?? roughly $70 each for a pasta and water??

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  28. mary

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit Melbourne after twenty yearas absence from Tokyo.We searched for a good restaurant near the hotel, read the reviews and made a dreaded booking.It was a pleasant start, as soon as we entered the restaurant, we were warmly welcomed and our seating preferences were accommodated.The system was interesting and we chose three (pasta, main and dessert).The saltimbocca and veal cutlets were delicious and the desserts were excellent. The millefeuille with apple and calvados is particularly recommended.

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  29. FairCritic

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Di Stasio Citta has become my favourite Italian restaurant in Melbourne, of course, we are talking about fine dining. The service is perfect as too the food. The restaurant actually reminds me of Marchetti's Latin - Melbourne 20 years ago. My pasta "spaghettini with crab" was sublime and the special of the day even better. Mains were also good, which is sometimes hard to achieve. Finally we had "ricotta donuts" which also were delicious. We went with the house Chardonnay, which was reasonably priced. "I will be back", loved it.

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  30. SteveJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant. Food was pretty good, bit on the pricey side but you expect that at a fancy establishment

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  31. JaneD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    From the first instance, the vibe and demeanor of the place was off. We were met with a locked door and a curly moustache, no hint of the warm welcome you’d hope for at an up market restaurant. What followed was a rigid menu with astronomical prices. Science lab coats for the male staff and unfortunately patterned polyester dress for the female staff. An unnecessary gender divide that only enhanced the general NQR ambience. The haughty staff was in step with an internal fit out that also didn’t work - a mish mash between modern and traditional that felt like they tried to update the interiors for 2024 but their heart wasn’t in it. The little food we consumed to be polite before we fled was fine if unnecessarily deep fried. Wine was good. Do not recommend.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    What service? Nobody was serving us, waited 40 minutes for soft drinks not even cocktails (coke, raspberry lemonade and lemon lime bitters)! What a joke! Wanted to leave but was suggested to stay! Will never come back here! Thank you for making this our Worst anniversary celebration ever!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Busy night so the service, though friendly and pleasant, was a bit hap hazard. The food was outstanding. Ocean morsels highly recommended. Light as a feather as was the perfectly cooked duck leg.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Aircon was poor in a very hot 36 degree day. Not good enough when paying top dollar - Pinot noir was warm, we skipped dessert

    1 person found this helpful

  35. KateH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All of the food was exceptional but it was our waiter that really stood out - he was amazing! It was our anniversary and he made our night unforgettable. Thank you

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  36. NickyB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the scallops with bread crust for entrees. The crust overwhelmed the delicate scallop - too much bread crust. For main course I ordered the saltimbocca. Luckily I had ordered a salad as the dish came with no sides, just a few thin slices of veal. The sauce was wonderful.

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  37. CaptainVegetable

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great menu, wonderful flavours and very attentive service. I've been a couple of times now for a pre-theatre seating and it really makes for a special evening. Gets a bit noisy with the loud music and concrete once it fills up

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  38. Rose

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sensational lunch with a client, and exceptional service

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  39. Maria

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Expensive Specielly since you coldn’t order just one course.

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  40. Catherine

    Melbourne

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very good and the cocktails were made to perfection. Food was delicious but some of the portion sizes were disappointing. Some of the projections were strange but fine if you weren't paying attention.

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Di Stasio Citta is rated 4.5 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Di Stasio Citta

45 Spring St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3004

Additional information

  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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