Donna Maria

4.6
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134 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Donna Maria is an intimate dining space featuring a modern take on Italian cuisine.
What 134 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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N
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Unfortunately we were disappointed with our dinner at Cook & Norman. The food was average, especially given the price per dish. Whilst not exorbitant, still over priced for what was dished up. Both from a quality and portion perspective. The pasta certainly gave me the impression it was from a packet, not freshly homemade. We recently ate a another establishment local to the Flinders area, Epicurean, which was similarly priced, but far better in all aspects! Won’t be rushing back to C & N. Or sending friends there!

RB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fabulous food- the gnocchi is to die for- I have it every time I come.
And then panacotta with rhubarb- oh so good!

SB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

PK
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Comfortable and relaxing meal - good food and wine choices.

FR
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

AC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

N
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

KD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Absolutely delicious food nice selection of wines and excellent service

W
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

SF
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food & service excellent. The gnocchi was sublime!

B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

KS
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MF
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

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
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MA
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!