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Enoteca Boccaccio, Balwyn, AU-VIC

Enoteca Boccaccio

4.6
4.6
247 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
The Top 10 Hatted Italian Restaurants in Melbourne, The Age January 2024

Star Wine List Awards 2024 (Global) - Winner Best New Wine List in the World.

Top 25 restaurants in Victoria for 2023 - Herald Sun

One Hat Award – The Age Good Food Guide 2023

Best Wine List in Victoria for 2023 - Herald Sun

Winner of the Australian Interior Design Awards 2023 - Best Hospitality Interior Belle

Enoteca Boccaccio is an award winning restaurant from the legendary D'Anna family. Situated above Boccaccio Continental Supermarket, it is a destination for some of Melbournes best cheese, salumi, and an Italian/European menu from hatted head chef Andrew Beddoes.

The wine list is a dynamic and ever evolving selection of our favourite wines from local and international producers. It is curated by our team to best reflect the vintages and compliment the menu offering. We offer BYO Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night dinner service and Friday/Saturday lunch service with $20 corkage per bottle.


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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9276 0103
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Andrew Beddoes
  • Area
    Kew East
  • Cross Street
    Burke Rd + Belmore Rd
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Passopisciaro Sicilian Lunch with Letizia Patané

    $220.00 per person

    Prepaid

    16 June 2024 only
    ALL’OMBRA DELL’ETNA - A Sicilian long lunch with the wines of Passopisciaro When Andrea Franchetti arrived on Mount Etna in year 2000 he found a wealth of majestic secular vines of Nerello Mascalese. He built a cellar and patiently restored the vineyards. He also started to harvest and vinify the different Nerello Mascalese vineyards separately, introducing the concept of ‘Contrade’, a system of parcelization of the territory & respect of the terroir that propelled the wines of Etna to a worldwide success. The team at Enoteca, with the precious help of Letitzia Patané, has designed a special menu to compliment and tell the story of this ambitious project.

What 247 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Most Booked

247 Reviews
  1. AlisonR

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very tasty and nicely presented however the price tag attached was a bit excessive for what it was would not return

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  2. FionaS

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Started with a great selection of salumi and cheese, and the spanner crab entree delicious. Pasta dishes varied, the matriciana the winner. Good wine list though very surprised that there was no Prosecco on offer? Disappointing. Noise level high, party of six, and very difficult to have a good conversation. Will go back, but suggest to really enjoy, no more than 4 people.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the service, the food and the ambience were excellent and the wine was outstanding (2012 barbaresco). the sommelier was most helpful.

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  4. GeorgeS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing menu and a large wine selection.You won't be disappointed.

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  5. IainC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and wine selection. Would recommend for a celebration or a date night.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely local, small - med sized very authentic Italian restaurant. We sat at the bar. You’re watching prep staff work behind encased food displays. The main dining room is to your right, out of view. Was a busy Saturday night our booking was at 6.30pm for 2. The room temp at our spot wasn’t cosy I mention this bcoz it was a cold evening out. Very simplistic menu, with great options We had the spanner crab starter with their freshly baked focaccia bread, delicious. A cold starter. We chose to share the squid ink vongole pasta $45 & the steak $65 with a side of duck fat potatoes. Both dishes did take a bit of time to be served but disappointingly were served cold. The portions were on the smaller side. The pasta is cooked al dente, but when served cold it tasted, very undercooked. The flavours were good, but for $45 it was a real let down. Don’t mind paying for a lovely meal out but service & food must be on point! I just never reached a point of being comfortable to enjoy the experience. We informed the waitress & her response was I’ll let the chef know. She asked if I wanted to do anything about it? Really it’s your responsibility to provide us with a solution not mine, and the fact it took so long to get our food I just wanted to get on home & get warm. We waited so long to have our plates cleared we only stayed bcoz we wanted to grab a takeaway desert, the lemon tart was delicious, when the bill came they kindly covered the cost of our desert. Least that was something. Will give it another go perhaps during the week when it’s not so busy & will definitely book to sit in the restaurant the bar was not for us.

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  7. SharonH

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic atmosphere, outstanding service and food was incredible. We sat that bar and watching the care and attention paid by all in the kitchen was both educational, entertaining and confirmed the high quality of the dishes. A wonderful, strangely intimate (even though we were at the bar) and most enjoyable occasion. Highly recommended.

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  8. JonPete

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    First time diners with high expectations of quality. Overall we enjoyed the evening with friends but the service was slow & unfriendly & several dishes were disappointing. The pasta dishes we ordered were very bland & luke warm, probably wouldn't go again.

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  9. PaulO

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food. Nailed every dish. Extraordinary wine matched by gun sommelier Tom

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food and very patient and considerate service for my elderly parents.

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  11. VinM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and wine. We will be back for the cheeses!

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  12. BruceG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and wine. Great service too. Will be back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience truly divine on special occasions or any occasion, they even made a special kids pasta!

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  14. StevenL

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food excellent. Space is tight and gets uncomfortable. Service a bit slow. Had to call to place food order.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A fabulous find and a very welcome addition to Eastern suburbs dining. Outstanding food and wine, inventive, fresh, interesting, individual. Pasta is sublime (and I don't say that lightly - rarely my 'go to' on a menu). The antipasti options including the expansive salumi and cheese offerings are just wonderful and could comprise the whole meal. Discreetly attentive staff who mange the balance between efficient and affable; great wine choices. It's a very small space so dining is 'intimate' (i.e. little space between tables) and the brick floor, although beautiful, amplifies the noise. Its a fabulous place to go if your focus is food and wine, and serious conversation not required. Highly recommended and can't wait to get back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A real treasure , will be back soon to try more great food

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  17. MadeleneA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was unique, delicious and wonderful. Most unusual, fresh and tasty.

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  18. PeterM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable experience all round. Food quality & selection was excellent as was the extensive wine list. Very friendly & efficient service. Fully recommend.

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  19. Aldo

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful experience! The oysters were fantastic, the duck parfait bruschetta was spectacular, and the steak was cooked to perfection to my order. But the star of the night was the pork (it was a special). The pork which my beautiful wife ordered was so unexpectedly divine - melt in your mouth delicate, perfectly seasoned, encrusted on the outside like crackling - that I gorged on it even after finishing my steak, and as a result we left the restaurant fully stuffed ourselves! Most of the wines are Italian, and therefore were unfamiliar to us. But our server guided us well, and we each selected a glass of a suitable red - unfortunately I cannot remember exactly, but I had the most spectacular 2019 Veneto Barbera (? might have been a Sagrantino). So smooth, versatile (good with either the steak or the pork), and a beautiful subtle flavour. Their wine list changes frequently, so my description will be of limited use, but if the server tells you it is fantastic, take their word for it. The final thing to mention is that every detail was taken care of. San Pellegrino was refilled whenever you were low, cutlery changed when required, food arrived at appropriate intervals, and otherwise they left us to chat. Perfect.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks, smaller portion sizers but filled us up. Great service and an amazing atmosphere.

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  21. NicoleT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and wine were wonderful and the service was terrific.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was amazing - we shared a range of delicious dishes.

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  23. JohanneK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Enoteca. The only issue was the noise level, but all in all a very memorable occasion. The food and drinks were superb. The cheese platter was enjoyable.

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  24. MelR

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner in classy restaurant. Service was attentive, efficient and professional. Great well priced wine list with great range of excellent Italian wines. Magnificent charcuterie and cheeses available. Menu was varied with many appealing options. Loved the chestnut ravioli! Could not recommend highly enough, superb.

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  25. JohnM

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It may be in one of the dullest suburbs in Melbourne but wow - amazing food, great wine list and overall great experience. Highly recommended

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb service led by Ben. A bit disappointed this round as the focaccia was a bit wet. Tasted fine but maybe baking time is not long enough.

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  27. RG007

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, Wine, Service & Environment. Had a great Night. Will definitely visit again.

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  28. ErinS

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enoteca is always a brilliant decision. As soon as you enter, you’re welcomed into a gorgeous space that is brimming with detail. The food and wine are all exceptional, the service is lovely and attentive, and the value for money is brilliant. It’s a must!

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  29. RonR

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are always very friendly and attentive. Food is excellent.

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  30. BenD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simple menu done incredibly well. Food was amazing. Very, very good wine list too.

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  31. PaulW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time there. It was a special occasion and the service, food and staff were outstanding.

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  32. JennyC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, delicious food. A lovely experience.

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  33. AttentionToDetail

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    LOVED Enoteca Boccacccio - will be making it a regular Lunch & Dinner spot. Food superb, service excellent and stylish interior fit out.

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  34. Sukkel

    Tasmania

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious but very noisy. Worth putting up with the noise for the food and service.

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  35. Audc

    Victoria

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was not our first dining here. We loved the food, service and intimate busy ambience. Will definite be back soon.

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  36. CarJL

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Besides a little accident, falling off a STOOL where it should have been a chair…. We enjoyed the place.

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  37. MichaelF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic night with BYO wines - how good to have a great restaurant provide BYo options with excellent food.

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  38. RodneyP

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's all about the taste and everything here tastes brilliant and is of very high quality. Can't really fault the overall experience. we sat at the bar which was fine and quite entertaining being able to watch the goings on behind the bar.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food! Great host, wine list good and reasonably priced.

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  40. Annmac

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Enoteca Bocaccio is difficult to summarise Some dishes were wonderful. Others were really ordinary. At the prices that we paid I expected better . They seemed to be short-staffed. It was difficult to get the waiter's attention. They forgot our request for more water. The range of wines was very good. Even the cheaper ones were interesting. There were plenty in the eye-watering range if that's your thing. We were disappointed in the cheese platter . This is a house specialty. One of the three cheeses was amazing. The other two were worse than average for their type. Typical of our night!

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FAQs

Enoteca Boccaccio is rated 4.6 stars by 247 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Enoteca Boccaccio

1030 Burke Rd, Balwyn, AU-VIC 3103

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Burke Rd + Belmore Rd
  • Area
    Kew East
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Andrew Beddoes
  • Additional
    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
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