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Geppetto Trattoria, East Melbourne, AU-VIC

Geppetto Trattoria

4.8
4.8
79 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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 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 79 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Inner City East

    Great for fine wines

  • Inner City East

    Romantic

  • Inner City East

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City East

    Vegetarian-friendly

79 Reviews
  1. Carlabrian

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose the lunch special and were rewarded with superb quality prawns and veal. Well presented plates and attentive service.

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  2. peterg

    Kyoto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We as usual enjoyed the atmosphere while having a sensational plate of spaghetti matricanna ….a wonderful bottle of red …all in all a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon ..a classic !

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great service from the Italian wait staff, and comprehensive menu serving both traditional and innovative Italian cuisine. Added bonus is that they allow byo.
    Geppetto TrattoriaResponded on 3 July 2024
    Thank you for your kind review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Grazie!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An awesome Italian restaurant with brilliant service and great food. Good for couples, families or business dinners.
    Geppetto TrattoriaResponded on 3 July 2024
    Hello :) Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Geppetto Trattoria. Hope to welcome you again soon! Ciao, grazie

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  5. BrendanP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and atmosphere We had a wonderful experience Highly recommended
    Geppetto TrattoriaResponded on 3 July 2024
    Hi Brendan! Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. Hope to see you again soon. Ciao

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner here in our way to a show at Rod Laver Arena - this restaurant is perfectly located for both the venue and the hotel (Pullman). We had the fixed entree with selected mains - it was fantastic. The entree was huge with a wide range of tasty items including arancini balls, calamari, meat balls and heaps more. The mains were very good too, we had the veal and the gnocchi, both good! Finally, excellent service, the staff were great! Will be back!
    Geppetto TrattoriaResponded on 3 July 2024
    Ciao! Thank you so much for visiting one of our pre-game meals. Our Footy Banquet is indeed a well loved option and caters for everyone. Thank you for choosing Geppetto Trattoria and taking the time to share your experience. Grazie!

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  7. Brendan

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian food, with the most amazing service. Has become our favourite
    Geppetto TrattoriaResponded on 3 July 2024
    Hi Brendan, thank you for your kind review and your visit at Geppetto Trattoria. Can't wait to meet you again. Grazie!

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  8. peterg

    Kyoto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience of Geppetto is one of delicious home cooked food served by some of the best wait staff in Melbourne…it was most enjoyable so much so that my guest commented how good it was …this place is a n East Melbourne gem !!
    Geppetto TrattoriaResponded on 3 July 2024
    Hi Peter. thanks for this amazing review. We're thrilled to hear that you and your guest enjoyed your experience at Geppetto Trattoria! Hope to see you again soon. Grazie

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Near to the MCG Classic Italian food Really good I suggest everyone to go there and have a great Italian food experience
    Geppetto TrattoriaResponded on 3 July 2024
    Thank you for your pre-game visit at Geppetto Trattoria. Hope to see you with the next big clash at the MCG

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a quick meal for 2 as I was in a rush. Great value and authentic Italian food will definitely be back to try more dishes.
    Geppetto TrattoriaResponded on 3 July 2024
    Thank you for your visit at Geppetto. Hope to welcome you again soon! Grazie

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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 79 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 4 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.
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