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Di Stasio Citta, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Di Stasio Citta

4.5
4.5
438 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 23 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

  • 3 Course Menu- $110 per person

    12 May - 13 May 2024
    Choose three courses from our full Italian menu. Entree, Main and Dessert for $110. Please note that all tables are reserved for 2 hours. Tables of 7 or more will incur in a 10% service fee.
  • 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 438 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

    Innovative

  • City Centre

    Great for fine wines

438 Reviews
  1. MichaelC

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    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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  17. 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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  18. 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

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. RobynB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious lunch with impeccable service for our business meeting.

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  26. paulC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A must for the aficionado who loves authentic Italian food. Generous portions with outstanding flavours. Do yourself a favour and book now.

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  27. HowardM

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food, good variety, pricing a bit too broad, pasta dishes should be less expensive than some of the other secondi dishes.

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  28. AnthonyD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, drinks and the food were great as always.

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  29. GregD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The process of ordering food is unbelievable and so complicated as to be a complete failure. I still don’t understand how it is supposed to work. We were told we could not order some things and ordered others and inexplicably our previous choices arrived at the table. I will not return based on this silly situation.

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  30. SChic

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. We reserved two seats at the bar. The host offered us two spots at the end of the bar do that we could have a complete view of the room. It was a great vantage point to enjoy the ambiance. The food and service and drinks terrific. We enjoyed a couple of glasses from the excellent wine selection and opted for the 2 course option excluding dessert and found that to be quite satisfying.

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  31. LisaF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not often you go to a restaurant and they get everything right. Service was immaculate, they paced our meals beautifully and the food was incredible. Nothing was too much trouble. Our waiter was superb. Definitely up there with one of Melbourne's best

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  32. RussellH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Classy Italian food with very hospitable service in mod Italo decor. Video artworks can be a little distracting but on the whole it’s a great city bistro.

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  33. JShow

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Octopus entree was delicious, scallops overwhelmed by crumbing, tagliatelle mushroom was delicious. Veal cotolletta was in my opinion the worse I have ever had. 4 paper thin slices of crumbed veal which could have been anything. To be fair they took it away and replaced with saltimbocca but I find it surprising that’s how they would normally serve it. Was a fan of St Kilda one years ago and this was a disappointment. Happy to pay extra for good food but this was unfortunately just not worthy

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  34. SusanH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We found the service was excellent with really personable staff. There was a good range of choices of Italian inspired food. Our food was well presented and delicious. I would recommend Di Stasio Citta for a good evening out.

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  35. Stratos

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Growing up with the Cafe Di Stasio name I was looking forward to trying their city restaurant, but it was ultimately one of my most disappointing food experiences. It was perhaps a sign of things to come when our waiter couldn't answer some reasonably easy questions about the menu, and had to keep dashing off to get answers. When we ordered, the pasta came within about 5 minutes, suggesting a lack of care and attention. True to form, the pasta was extremely al dente. There were only a few pieces of guanciale in the Sbagliata pasta, and what was there seemed undercooked and bitter. The crab pasta had no traces of crab, and just tasted overwhelmingly of anchovy oil (which I don't mind, but its not what I ordered). Servings were also very small. The veal Cotoletta consisted of a few medallions of dry, crumbed veal, not at all 'dressed up' as the menu or our waiter had described, and with literally nothing else on the plate. The side salad was merely rocket drenched in balsamic vinegar. Then, when we wanted to leave we waited for what seemed like an eternity while our waiter appeared to have a chat with the maitre'd at the bar. Overall a pretty clinical, soulless experience, which for the high price tag was well below par.

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  36. DanP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent. Appetisers (arancini), mains (pasta), and dessert (torta di vaniglia) all highly recommended. Great service as well.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great again on every level. Food and service was amazing

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  38. GillianM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The constant shwoing of video footage on the walls was distracting. But we could hear each other well, which was good. The servings were large. The fish was very fresh.

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  39. AnnieJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Special day our grown up children back in Melbourne and my birthday Food beyond reproach and service attentive and skilled Beautiful vegetable based courses are a an unusual delight Position opposite the gardens perfect and it quiet allowing conversation Rather brutalist architecture is the only challenge for me ; but the lunchtime crowd were animated and happyy

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter made the night very special old school professional.

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Di Stasio Citta is rated 4.5 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 23 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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