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Gilson, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Gilson

4.4
4.4
643 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
  • Lively
  • Good for groups
  • Great for outdoor dining
Nestled within the Domain Road enclave in South Yarra with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens sits Gilson.

Gilson’s intimate dining room is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week and caters for large groups and private dining events.

Gilson offers an all day menu focusing on Italian cuisine and seasonal flavours.

A neighbourhood favourite due to its relaxed setting, friendly staff, fabulous drinks list and dishes such as the ‘avocado bruschetta’ for breakfast, the ‘Seafood Linguine' for lunch or dinner, and a 'tiramisu' for dessert.

Wood fired pizza is also available for lunch and dinner cooked in the custom built oven.

Gilson's brunch service is available for walk-ins with reservations available from midday.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Breakfast, Pizzeria
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9866 3120
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Andy Lockyear
  • Catering
    Please contact our helpful events team info@gilsonrestaurant.com.au
  • Private party facilities
    Our upstairs light filled private dining room overlooks the tree tops providing the perfect venue for your next seated or standing event.With its own private balcony and open fire place the space lends itself to events all year round. An intimate and flexible space. For details and enquiries visit our website.
  • Private party contact
    info@gilsonrestaurant.com.au: (03) 9866 3120
  • Area
    South Yarra
  • Cross Street
    Park Street and Anderson Street
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available on Domain Road, Birdwood Avenue and Park St. Also available on surrounding streets.
  • Entertainment
    Borrow our bocce set and play in the sunshine on the bocce court across the road.Gilson is located walking distance to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Moonlight Cinemas and the National Gallery of Victoria.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • $65pp Classics Shared Group Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Bookings of 8+ feast on our favourite dishes from our antipasti, pizza and pasta menu. Reserve your spot now and let the fun begin. TO START - Antipasti & Wood fired flat bread MAIN - Selection of wood fired pizza & pasta SIDES - Iceberg, radicchio & herbs, fries Choose to add shared tiramisu on the day +$5pp Please Note: a 15% service charge is applied on weekends and a 20% service charge is applied on Public Holidays. This offering can be tailored to accomodate all dietary requirements. Please make a note of dietaries at the time of booking.
    $65pp Classics Shared Group Menu photo
  • $85pp Premium Shared Group Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Bookings of 8+ experience a feast of our flavour packed favourites with fun and relaxed dining. TO START - Wood fired flat bread, Antipasti, Calamari fritti MAIN - Cacio e Pepe, Pappardelle w. Lamb Ragu, Dry-aged Porterhouse SIDES - Iceberg, radicchio & herbs, Fries DESSERT - Tiramisu Please Note: a 15% service charge is applied on weekends and a 20% service charge is applied on Public Holidays. This offering can be tailored to accomodate all dietary requirements, please make a note of these at the time of booking.
    $85pp Premium Shared Group Menu photo

What 643 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • Inner City South

    Great for brunch

  • Inner City South

    Good for groups

  • Inner City South

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Inner City South

    Most Booked

643 Reviews
  1. TomB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, food was amazing service really good and nice atmosphere

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  2. PenelopeA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food and fast and friendly service by our waiter. However it was very loud in the restaurant!

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  3. LouO

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb as always...back to school feed at Gilson for the young ladies - is a great start to their day!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The portions were super large, every dish tasted amazing (we had some antipasti, the lamb ragu and cacio pepe) and the service was spectacular all night.

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  5. Shaz

    Victoria

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to Gilson and would highly recommend. The food was excellent and the waitress was really good. Place was really busy but the ambience was really nice.

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  6. Alexis

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Must try the pepperoni pizza, that chilli and honey combo is insaneeee. Overall such a stunning ambience and great service ! Very attentive and friendly staff. I’ve tried two pastas off the menu, and both were to die for !! Will definitely be my go-to italian spot from now on.

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  7. Louise

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cosy atmosphere on a cold winter’s night. We were received with a friendly smile & the service was accommodating, informative & personable. We shared a pizza, pasta & salad which were all very delicious.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very family friendly. The food was incredible.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food. Staff were very friendly. Will definitely eat here again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been going to Gilson's for quite a while now and the food has been consistently delicious and of a high quality which we love. The service is also always excellent. We do really like the cozy, low light atmosphere - however it is always very busy and therefore quite noisy. It is expensive and even though we are willing to pay good money for good quality food, this means it is a "special " occasion dinner place for us, rather than a regular night out.

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FAQs

Gilson offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9866 3120.

Gilson is rated 4.4 stars by 643 OpenTable diners.

Gilson does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 56 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gilson

171 Domain Rd, South Yarra, AU-VIC 3141

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Park Street and Anderson Street
  • Area
    South Yarra
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Breakfast, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available on Domain Road, Birdwood Avenue and Park St. Also available on surrounding streets.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Andy Lockyear
  • Entertainment
    Borrow our bocce set and play in the sunshine on the bocce court across the road.Gilson is located walking distance to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Moonlight Cinemas and the National Gallery of Victoria.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9866 3120
  • Catering
    Please contact our helpful events team info@gilsonrestaurant.com.au
  • Private party facilities
    Our upstairs light filled private dining room overlooks the tree tops providing the perfect venue for your next seated or standing event.With its own private balcony and open fire place the space lends itself to events all year round. An intimate and flexible space. For details and enquiries visit our website.
  • Private party contact
    info@gilsonrestaurant.com.au: (03) 9866 3120
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