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Ella Bar Grigliata Pasta, Richmond, AU-VIC

Ella Bar Grigliata Pasta

4.4
4.4
32 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
  • Mother's Day

    $95.00 per person

    12 May 2024 only
    We have curated a delicious 4 course set menu, the perfect way to treat our mums. Once seated you will be presented with our antipasti, consisting of cured meats, caramelised arancini, truffled polenta, whipped stracciatella, housemade focaccia & grissini. If that was not enough to start with, you will be indulged with some grilled skull island prawns. Now onto the main event, where you will start with housemade ravioli, filled with porcini and ricotta, then onto our pulled lamb shoulder, with a cauliflower grain salad. Round this delightful menu off with our table served Tiramisu.

What 32 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inner City East

    Best Food

  • Inner City East

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City East

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City East

    Great for fine wines

32 Reviews
  1. Andrew

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. DavidM

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great local gem, very good food, friendly efficient service and an impressive wine selection accompanied by some innovative cocktails. Wine pricing is a little on the excessive side but this is by no means a reason to look past the dining experience.
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 26 February 2024
    Dear David, 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. We also appreciate your feedback when it comes to our wine list. We do have an extensive array of wine options, and we believe that we have options for all budgets. Thank you for choosing EllaBGP, and we hope to welcome you back to our venue in the near future. Kindest regards TheEllaBGPManagementTeam

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  6. KarinaJ

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Still a new restaurant with great potential, hopefully after teething period it goes really as, as it’s a beautiful space. Worth a try for sure.
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 22 February 2024
    Dear Karina, 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 you found our venue to be beautiful. I hope that we are able to welcome you back to our venue in the near future, for more great experiences. Kindest regards The EllaBGPManagementTeam

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  7. LaurenW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcoming, friendly and attentive service. Food and drinks were delicious. We will definitely be returning!
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 19 February 2024
    Dear Lauren, 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, as our team works tirelessly to ensure we are consistently delivering the highest possible standard. We hope to welcome you back to our venue soon, for more 5 star experiences. Kindest regards TheEllaBGPManagementTeam

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  8. Doug

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I don't usually leave reviews but as this restaurant is both very close to home and new on the block, I want them to do well. I'm sure I'll be covering issues they're already aware of. The food is overpriced for what's coming out, full stop. Bridge street is incredibly competitive, and if your mains price range is 28-52 (48?) then the food needs to be above reproach. My steak was definitely more medium than medium rare, and my partner's seafood pasta had a small pond of oil left after finishing. The flavors and meal concepts are good, but execution probably leaves a little to be desired. Service had some oddities: no-one wants to reuse appetiser cutlery for their main, my bill was for another table; not a reassuring mistake, and waiter staff awareness was a little low; being placed and not being quickly followed up on for drinks and appetizers during quiet hours is frustrating. The one exception was the roughly mid 30's waiter of dark complexion: he was professional, personable and detail oriented. Honestly seemed to be trying to raise the bar for the other servers; big shout out to him. Unfortunately there are at least 3-4 other places in walking distance that I would always favor over Ella. I can't currently recommend it, I hope that changes in the future.
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 19 February 2024
    Dear Doug, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. It is very disheartening to hear that you would not be able to recommend us, and that the food and service was below the high standards that we have consistently set out to uphold. While we understand your perspective on our menu pricing, we firmly believe that it reflects the quality of food that we provide, and that we have catered for guests with varying budgets. Once again, thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback, we value all feedback, and we will look into the downfalls that you have kindly highlighted. Kindest regards TheEllaBGPManagementTeam

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  9. KarenL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely waitstaff, great food for price. We will return.
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 4 February 2024
    Dear Karen, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We are so pleased to hear that you will you be returning to our venue, it would be our pleasure to host you and your guests again. Kindest regards TheEllaBGPManagementTeam

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  10. MelC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    No toilet in the restaurant :( ……………………………………………….
    Ella Bar Grigliata PastaResponded on 28 January 2024
    Dear Mel, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, we are confident that the great service, food and beverages that we offer at EllaBGP make up for the short walk to the adjacent building to freshen up. We hope to see you again in the near future for more great experiences. Kindest regards TheEllaBGPManagementTeam

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Ella Bar Grigliata Pasta is rated 4.4 stars by 32 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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