Farm Vigano

4.5
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309 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian

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Sunday Lunch
Farm Vigano was previously the home of iconic Melbourne restauranteur Mario Vigano. The contributions of Mario and his wife towards hospitality and the arts have made Farm Vigano heritage listed. Today, Farm Vigano continues to embrace that true Italian way of eating by specialising in antipasti, pizze and share plates making it an ideal venue for group gatherings of all sizes. Conveniently located in Melbourne's Northern suburbs, Farm Vigano has become a popular destination for a wide range of functions, gatherings and events. From beautiful weddings, christenings, communions, engagements, birthdays and corporate functions, Farm Vigano delivers events with style and finesse.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.5
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4.2
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JW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious and authentic Italian food in a stunning setting. We loved the antipasto platter and the passionfruit Bombe Alaska was sublime! A northern suburbs hidden treasure.

ET
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and beautiful backdrop! I have already recommended to others.

VG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The restaurant is situated in a lovely area overlooking a valley and trees. Very unexpected as you drive through an established suburban estate. The food was delicious and good service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Loved the atmosphere and the surroundings, overall very very expensive for the Quality of food 😙 coffee wasn’t served with sugar I needed to ask for it, I ordered a cappuccino wasn’t made with Coco on top.. Although the waitress was very polite, she was run off her feet because she had no help!!!! Definitely need more staff and lower your prices!!!!!

VL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our beautiful waitress ( Italian girl with a pony tail) who has looked after us for the last three years around Christmas time, remembered us when we arrived. She paid attention to our elderly mother who is in a wheelchair and treated her respectfully. She is a real asset to Farm Vigano. She advised us on portions required for our number of diners, with excellent accuracy. Our food, as always was delicious. We also appreciated another waitress giving us take-away boxes to take the left over pizza home to my husband who was ill and regretfully unable to make it on the day.
We'll be back and yes we will be recommending Farm Vigano to everyone. Merry Christmas to everyone there.

TN
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was good but very pricey for what it was. Place was very loud had to scream at each other to converse. Not kid friendly - no kid menu. The atmosphere was not inviting felt cold. Not in a hurry to go back.

LX
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is incredible, just a little too loud but there’s not much you can do about it

GP
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal for our small work Christmas party. Food was delicious, atmosphere great

JU
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was a business lunch and everyone enjoyed it but we had a lot of trouble hearing each other with the noise level in the room.

B
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love going to Farm Vigano, it is great for a nicer lunch/dinner, the relaxed atmosphere and quality food and service is worth the money spent. Truly get what you pay for in a positive way.

PG
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely recommend Farm Vigano for a special occasion, we've had our last three end of year lunches here. Great Italian food and atmosphere and excellent service.

NJ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Quite hard to order drinks, lots of staff hanging around not doing a great deal, our waitress looked like she was angry about something. We consistently had to wave a waitress/waiter down to get service.
We found a piece metal in our antipasto which looked like it was from a wire cleaning brush in the kitchen so we advised the waitress and she said she would "let the chef know", that was the last we heard about the metal in our food - no apology at all.
The food was nice (minus the metal wire) however the service and overall experience left a lot to be desired.

IT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are awesome and attentive.Lovely and good food. Great ambiance and scenery for dining and photos

KH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleased to say our experience was great as we were there earlier in the year and service and food was terrible, which given we’d eaten at Farm Vigano several times was very disappointing.
So pleased that may have just been an off night as we thoroughly enjoyed everything at our recent visit.

VB
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Farm Vigano is a favourite for a casual but quality filled outing, highly recommended. Great food and ambience.

K
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great overall lovely food and service would return

J
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Farm Vigano is a hidden gem! We really enjoyed our lunch midweek with our daughter along with us. It's a special atmosphere with enjoyable views over the Plenty ranges and amazing food. We enjoyed the slow cooked lamb and porchetta with sides of rocket salad and fries (the 3 year olds request of course!). The meat was generous - we expected a single serving but these dishes are made to share!
We will be returning with our whole family and extended family to share another delightful meal!

RS
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have and will recommend family and friends to Farm Vigano.
If you want a wonderful authentic Italian dinner with the wonderful service to match, then you can't go past Farm Vigano.

AT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything thing was outstanding- atmosphere great, food delicious, service excellent

GS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food! Was a little loud but only because there were some kids having a great time as well! Food was delicious!

EO
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place for family and friends. The calamari and pulled pork were tasty and perfectly cooked. The pistacchio cannoli was enjoyable, too.

AS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal there. The service staff were very very good.

CD
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect! Do yourself a favour and order the porcini mushroom & truffle gnocchi, you will not be disappointed! Great atmosphere and surroundings, a beautiful restaurant all round.

NO
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. The gnocchi is amazing and the vegan options plenty for some of my friends.

MV
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful day, beautiful setting, great company. Food was tasty, small serves, except for the pizza.
Would recommend this place to others.

AL
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was attentive, ambiance and views were very relaxing. Only negative is that it is expensive.

C
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience3

On arrival we were greeted by, somehow, very busy staff. Perhaps a dedicated 'Maitre D' would have made our arrival a smoother transition to our table, which was well placed considering it was a very busy day, with lots of parties. Our waiter, Marialena was very attentive, knowledgeable, polite, and friendly.

Our orders arrived without delay, however my spaghettini with Blue swimmer crabs had no crabs, just two little prawns. Disappointing ! as I was looking forward to it. As our booking was for 1:30, they may have run out. In this case, perhaps I could have been given the heads-up, and may have ordered something else instead. It was also very expensive for what I got.

The menu was not huge but there was something for everyone.

AI
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious selection of food at a good price. The staff were very friendly. We will definitely go back again.

MC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Being an open eatery noise travels albeit I did notice t his time round we were not cramped in with surrounding tables. What we found extremely annoying is the cake per person charge - my father's 95th birthday a small cake - 7 people at the table and a $4 per person charge. A bit rich given total expenditure of bill at just under $600.00 which averages to $85 per person we had the sharing set menu. The particular waiter we had on the day - young boy extremely and very courteous. The fairest way to not charge a cake plate fee - waive it when you spend over a certain amount depending upon numbers at the table as clearly this part really annoyed us all!

B
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

Food and venue lovely
Service poor. The waiter serving out table was good. On arriving poor service. I was standing at the front for some time and was invisible.. no one acknowledged my presence and kept walking past me. That was a poor experience and not a nice start. To get some service to the table was poor. I was waving my arms around for sometime and observed the staff and they were not alert at all. I the end another customer had to alert one of the waiters to come to the table to take a drink order. To finish we paid out bill and the change was left on the table. We would have given that as tip in any case . Another waitress came up to us and took the tip and asked .. have u already paid ?? She was quite rude how she handled the situation.. For such a lovely venue your wait staff have really let it down .. definitely more training and refinement required.

B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Beautiful views. Hidden gem.
Would highly recommend

AG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and highly recommend the share platter for 2 people, so much food!!!

AT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Insane! So incredibly beautiful. My whole family were gobsmacked with every everything...from the food, to the service, to the venue itself. We will be back!

N
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Italian cuisine, in a family-friendly atmosphere. Great outdoor space for children to enjoy on a sunday afternoon also. Highly recommended.

NC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

I visited in May and was so impressed. I visited again yesterday, was still impressed however the only fault was the meat (sharing menu). I found it was over cooked and not juicy but still tender.
Would still return but thought I’d give feedback considering when I visited in May the meat was to die for and cooked perfectly.

LB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed our visit to Farm Vigano. Food was delicious and the service was great. Look forward to going in the warmer months and sitting outside.

J
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Farm Vigano is incredible, such a high standard. My family has high expectations of food and it surpassed them for such a good price.
The restaurant is very family friendly, lots of kids, the noise level is quite high when it’s busy, the wait staff were absolutely fantastic, very polite, professional and helpful.

AM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As much as our dining experience was phenomenal, I am a little disappointed that I noted on the booking that we were celebrating a special occasion and this was not recognized at all. What's the point in being asked if it is a special occasion if nothing is going to be done with this information? Little annoyed as I was hopping that we might be given a complimentary dessert to share, or glasses of sparkling.

s
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We had out grandchildren with us and we felt the kids menu was limited. A spaghetti Bolognese could have been and ideal kids extra meal along with some plain vanilla ice cream for them.
our food was generally good but serving too large.

LS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The place is beautiful the service was great. But I was a little diappointed with some of our main dishes. Pizza was great. My pasta was under cooked. The basil and chili pasta dish was inedible to much basil and chill so overpowering.