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Ella Bar Grigliata Pasta, Richmond, AU-VIC

Ella Bar Grigliata Pasta

4.4
4.4
38 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Ella Bar Grigliata Pasta is a modern, friendly bar and eatery located in the heart of Richmond’s shopping and dining district. Our talented mixologist can shake up some of the best cocktails you will find in Melbourne. Our New York art-deco interior brings a unique vibe to Bridge rd. Topped off with our close proximity to public transport and the MCG, means we are the perfect local spot for meeting up before concerts, sporting events, or a night out in the city.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9335 6113
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Mykel De Laat
  • Area
    Richmond
  • Cross Street
    We are located on the city side of the Church & Bridge Street intersect
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bridge Rd is serviced by the 48 & 75 trams. The stops are at the Bridge & Church street intersection 50m to the west of Ella.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Famiglia Sharing Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our 'Famiglia' menu is the perfect option for groups to enjoy the Ella experience with a family style, shared menu. House made focaccia, olives balsamic & evo Antipasto, cured meats grissini torta fritta Caramelised pumpkin arancini, sage & macadamia Smoked eggplant croquettes, whipped ricotta tomato fondant Pasta of the day & Risotto of the day Overnight roasted whole lamb shoulder & Chargrilled pollo alla Diavola Cauliflower and grain salad Rocket pear and Parmesan salad Twice cooked potatoes rosemary & garlic
    Famiglia Sharing Menu photo

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inner City East

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City East

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City East

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City East

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Inner City East

    Great for fine wines

  • Inner City East

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City East

    Vegetarian-friendly

38 Reviews
  1. Jojo

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious as were the desert and drinks.
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 13 May 2024
    Dear Jojo, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, it is greatly appreciated! We are so pleased to hear that your dining experience was worthy of 5 stars, as the team works tirelessly to ensure they are able to deliver exceptional experiences for our valued guests. We hope we get the pleasure of welcoming you back soon, for more 5 star experiences. Kindest regards TheEllaBGPManagementTeam

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  2. PaulineL

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was of a very good standard, as was the service and several interesting choices of wine by the glass. The only disappointment was the music which was loud and not appropriate for a restaurant. Chilled music would have created a more subtle ambience. That said, we still enjoyed the evening despite the difficulty in conversing due to the loud music.
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 9 May 2024
    Dear Pauline, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, it is greatly appreciated! We are so pleased to hear that your experience with us was worthy of 4 stars, and that you would recommend our venue. Apologies that the only disappointment was the loud music. We aim to keep the music level at a good ambient level, especially around peak times to create a more upbeat atmosphere for our guests. Once again, thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back to our venue in the near future. Kindest regards TheEllaBGPManagementTeam

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and amazingly delicious food. 10/10
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 7 May 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for providing us with your feedback, it is greatly appreciated! We are so pleased to hear that your experience with us was worthy of 5 stars, and 10/10. We hope that we are able to welcome you back in the near future for more 5 star experiences. Kindest regards TheEllaBGPManagementTeam

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding Italian dishes everyone a winner and superb service
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 6 May 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for providing us with your feedback, it is greatly appreciated! We are so glad to hear that your experience with us was worthy of 5 stars, as the team works extremely hard to ensure they are able to deliver the best possible experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to our venue, for more 5 star experiences. Kindest regards The EllaBGPManagementTeam

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the customer service and the vibe! The ribbon pasta is must try! Chilli oil wasn’t chilli unfortunately

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  6. Andrew

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked for a 10 year wedding anniversary looking for a dining experience similar to what is advertised and communicated on the website. We unfortunately didn't receive that experience. The Ella references were gone, the 1920's NY style class completely absent, and the service just passable. Some reasons for my scores: + No reference to our wedding anniversary or special quiet table (as requested in booking) despite the restaurant only being half full; + The atmosphere had no connection to Ella or the 1920's at all. It was a loud pre-football crowd (with a large screen televising the game in the back room!) with loud beat box music. Zero ambience relating to Ella or the NY style chic on the website. + Toilets. OMG. Having to use public toilets located 100m away from the actual restaurant (down two flights of stairs backing onto an underground car park) is unsafe and unbelievable. + To a lesser extent - but noteworthy for your staff - I asked for sugar for my coffee - which was delivered without a teaspoon further highlighting the lack of class and sophistication we were hoping to experience. Our mains and sides were delicious - the dessert a little disappointing. We were hoping for a classy, sophisticated evening and were disappointed beyond belief. I had talked Ella up to friends prior to going and will be emailing each one regarding our experience to give a more realistic view of what to expect. This isn't meant to be a rant or complaint. Just an honest review of our experience as locals who dine regularly and expected much more on the night.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Awesome food, but unfortunately took forever to come out and definitely pricey
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 13 May 2024
    Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It is unfortunate to hear that your dining experience with us was only worthy of 2 stars. We believe that our price point is reasonable when compared to the quality of food that we deliver, but we acknowledge your feedback. Hopefully we get the opportunity to welcome you back to our venue in the near future. Kindest regards TheEllaBGPManagementTeam

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fabulous food and service. great atmosphere really enjoyed the experience
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 31 March 2024
    Dear Valued customer, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, our team works tirelessly to ensure they can provide the best possible experience. We hope to be able to welcome you back to our venue in the near future. Kindest regards TheEllaBGPManagementTeam

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was delicious. The chef can cook. Fit out nice. But front of house needs work...no feeling of hospitality. Lights at the booth area way too bright. Music was too loud to talk and had nothing to do with Ella Fitzgerald. Expected to hear jazz and be treated to a more sophisticated service. Ambience not quite there.
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 4 March 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food at our venue. However, it is disheartening to hear that the remainder of your experience fell short of the high standards we consistently set out to achieve. We hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back to EllaBGP, in the near future. Kindest regards TheEllaBGPManagementTeam

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing starters - the arachini, crudo and salumi are not to be missed! Delicate and flavourful pastas and the tiramisu needs to be had! Will be back soon!
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 26 February 2024
    Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, it is greatly appreciated! We are so pleased to hear that your dining experience with us was worthy of 5 stars, the team works tirelessly to ensure the food and service they provide is of the highest quality. Thank you for choosing EllaBGP, we hope to welcome you back to our venue for more 5 star experiences. Kindest regards TheEllaBGPManagementTeam

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Ella Bar Grigliata Pasta is rated 4.4 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ella Bar Grigliata Pasta

261- 271 Bridge Rd, Richmond, AU-VIC 3121

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    We are located on the city side of the Church & Bridge Street intersect
  • Area
    Richmond
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bridge Rd is serviced by the 48 & 75 trams. The stops are at the Bridge & Church street intersection 50m to the west of Ella.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mykel De Laat
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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