Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. Inner City East
  5. East Melbourne
Geppetto Trattoria, East Melbourne, AU-VIC

Geppetto Trattoria

4.8
4.8
68 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Located in the bustling heart of Melbourne, adjacent to iconic venues such as the MCG, AAMI Park, and Rod Laver Arena, Geppetto Trattoria has been a cherished dining destination since 1981. Under the skilled ownership of Nino Cea and his son Adriano, this restaurant has earned a reputation as one of Melbourne's best spots for authentic home-style Italian cooking.

Geppetto Trattoria offers a menu that features a variety of famous dishes that have delighted diners for decades. From the rich and savoury Osso Buco to the classic and comforting Spaghetti Pescatora, each dish is prepared with care and expertise, capturing the essence of traditional Italian cuisine.

Whether you're craving the hearty flavours of the Lasagna al Forno or the freshness of the Eggplant parmigiana made with locally grown tomatoes, Geppetto Trattoria ensures the best of Italian gastronomy. Step into this welcoming and relaxed atmosphere and immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Geppetto Trattoria.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9417 4691
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business presentation, or planning a gathering of friends and family, our function room and private dining options provide a stylish and comfortable atmosphere for your event.
  • Area
    East Melbourne
  • Cross Street
    Wellington pde, close to the corner of Simpson Street, East Melbourne 3002
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    tram #48 and #75 or Jolimont station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • $39 Express lunch

    $39.00 per person

    24 Jan - 21 Dec 2024
    A choice of either: "Spiedini di gamberi" -grilled prawn skewers with roasted potatoes, mixed leaf salad & aioli OR "Vitello alla parmigiana" - Veal parmigiana with tomato, mozzarella, basil & served with mash potato OR "Penne Ortolalana" - tubular pasta with roasted zucchini, peppers, eggplant, tomato and pecorino cheese" (Vegan Optional) ...served with a glass of either Clare valley Shiraz or King Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Peroni beer or soft drink. Can be served in under 15 minutes for a quick lunch for you and your guests
    $39 Express lunch photo
  • AFL Pre-Game Dinner

    14 Mar - 28 Sept 2024
    Choose between a Two Course Banquet at $65 per person (required for the whole table) or Choose individually from any dish on our limited menu. Decide on the night. STARTERS House Baked Focaccia - 14 Mushroom Arancini - 24 MAINS Crumbed Veal Medallions - 47 Gnocchi Bolognese - 38 Grilled Fish Fillet of the Day (gf) - 47 Braised Lamb Meatballs - 45 Stuffed Capsicum (v) - 39 Fettuccine al Pesto (v) - 38 Roasted Porchetta (gf) - 47 SIDES (gf) - 15 Roasted Potatoes Seasonal Vegetables Garden Salad Potato Mash Sautéed Baby Spinach Chips Dietary requirements catered for. Gluten Free Pasta Available
    AFL Pre-Game Dinner photo
  • Group Dining at Geppetto Trattoria

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Looking to book in a special group dining experience. We take group bookings for 9-14 people with a very special curated menu designed exclusively by our Chef. Includes our famous Antipasto to start with homebaked focaccia bread, then choose from any of our 6 signature maincourses as the second course. For full details of the maincourse options please visit our website; www.geppettotrattoria/groupdining For additional $15 you can include dessert (homemade cake & gelato) to come our with coffee
    Group Dining at Geppetto Trattoria photo

What 68 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Service

  • Melbourne

    Italian

  • Inner City East

    Best Overall

  • Inner City East

    Best Food

  • Inner City East

    Best Service

  • Inner City East

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City East

    Best Value

  • Inner City East

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City East

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City East

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Inner City East

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Inner City East

    Great for fine wines

  • Inner City East

    Good for special occasions

68 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful experience at Geppetto Trattoria! A combination of tasty Italian food with a very attentive and joyful service in a lovely traditional and familiar atmosphere. The paccheri al gorgonzola I had were delicious and perfectly combined with a glass of red Montepulciano that the waiter suggested to me! I'm looking forward to my next visit!

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I just had lunch at this cozy traditional Italian restaurant. Food was great and the service very attentive and knowledgeable. Definitely be back soon!

    Is this helpful?

  3. Disappointed

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Last night us four diners appreciated our welcome, menu selection choices, cuisine and the initial service.. The place had great ambience. We were booked from 17:30 - 19:30, in the new 'express' mode of dual sittings in dining in this country after Covid 19. Having enjoyed our meal by 18:45 hrs my brothers and l considered another bottle of red wine at $80, just as the server walked by our table and placed the bill of our meal on the table andcwaljed away, without us requesting it as we had another 40 mins or so to enjoy our family dinner before departing at our known completion time of 7.30pm... That was not to be, as when we questioned that we hadnt finished yet, and we didnt request the $460 account as yet as we had ample time in our slot for another drink each before departing. We all were aghast that we were all treated in such a poor manner because, this came out of left field being told then by the senior server our time was up and we could have the extra wine outside as our existing table had to be prepared to be joined with an adjacent table of 9 coming at 7.30pm, in 40 minutes time!...So a rapidly served 2 course meal dished up to us and completed at express time with 40 minutes left in our slot was ignored and this server kept rudely repeating that we coukd getbour extra drink each but to be drank outside in the cold of the incoming evening... Other diners nearby to us could hear the onoing displeasure of what eventuated as bad customer service and a total lack of arrogant tact from the serve who needed to be sent back to Hospitality College (if he ever went to one like l did in Adelaide) in the proper art of dealing with clients in proper restaurant, food and wine serving etiquette in Australia. We gathered he'd been little trained or if so in Belsen, Germany ! We all argued our case to remain until 7.30pm but left half an hr and $450 at this very disappointing eatery but let at 7pm, all furious and ln most of our cases shell shocked by the experience!

    Is this helpful?

  4. HenryB

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    good home style Italian cuisine. casual yet professional waters. quiet enough to be able to have a conversation with your fellow guests.

    Is this helpful?

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service. Great with dietary requirements. Would recommend if you’re coeliac coming here, no issues with accommodating.

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oustanding service and food a must everytime im in Melbourne

    Is this helpful?

  7. EmilyR

    Sunshine Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely traditional old school Italian dinner here, pastas were excellent, beautiful, great value wine list, superb focaccia, minestrone and lots of specials. Come here for unpretentious, warm and inviting Italian, it's hipster free, a place with old soul integrity and good tira misu. A bowl of pasta before a game at the G and you will be a happy human!
    Geppetto TrattoriaResponded on 6 May 2024
    Hi Emily! Thank you for your visit during one of our Pre Footy meals and for this super review! Grazie

    Is this helpful?

  8. kerryC

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely family style Italian cooking. Friendly service. You feel so welcome, every time you visit. Great wines. A favourite spot to dine.
    Geppetto TrattoriaResponded on 6 May 2024
    Hi Kerry, Thanks for your kind words and for choosing Geppetto. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Grazie!

    Is this helpful?

  9. JohnC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only italian restaurant I would go to. Adrian and team are fantastic and the food is even better 👍
    Geppetto TrattoriaResponded on 6 May 2024
    Thanks John for your visit and for your review! Grazie

    Is this helpful?

  10. SusieW

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent authentic Italian cuisine, Fantastic friendly service would recommend highly.
    Geppetto TrattoriaResponded on 6 May 2024
    Thank you so much for this review, We are glad you enjoyed your visit at Geppetto! Grazie

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Geppetto Trattoria using the Order Online button. Geppetto Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9417 4691.

Geppetto Trattoria is rated 4.8 stars by 68 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 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Geppetto Trattoria

78A Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, AU-VIC 3002

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Wellington pde, close to the corner of Simpson Street, East Melbourne 3002
  • Area
    East Melbourne
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    tram #48 and #75 or Jolimont station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9417 4691
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business presentation, or planning a gathering of friends and family, our function room and private dining options provide a stylish and comfortable atmosphere for your event.
  • Privacy policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo