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Italy 1 Camberwell

4.6
4.6
53 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian

Established in 1996, Italy 1 has maintained a firm focus on serving high quality Italian food that takes advantage of the freshest and seasonal produce available. Darren Venn completed his chef apprenticeship at Italy 1 in the late 1990s, then in 2006, he took on the role of Executive Chef at the Camberwell venue. The Italy 1 menu is produce driven and Darren’s passion for Italian cuisine is one that has endured. “I fell in love with Italian food when I began cooking at Italy 1 all those years ago.” We are big believers in using local produce and high quality Italian ingredients. Inspiration comes from what is seasonally available – that is quintessentially what Italian food is all about. I regularly visit the markets and that’s how I create the menu,” says Darren, who remains very much hands on, continuing to man the stoves in the kitchen as Executive Chef.

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Booked 36 times today
  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    7 Days 12pm - 10pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9804 0944

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Darren Venn

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Menu

Primi Piatti

  • Taggiasche Olives$14.00

    Marinated with Almonds

    • Cured Meat Selection

      of Prosciutto di Galloni 24 mths, Salami, Grissini & Giardiniera

      • E$24.00
      • M$39.00
    • Roasted Peppers$14.00

      with White Anchovy

      • Duck Liver Pate`$18.00

        with Red Wine Jelly & Crostini

        • Arancini$20.00

          Mushroom & Truffle

          • 1/2 Shell Scallops

            with Garlic Butter & Sicilian Crumbs

            • ea$5.00
          • Calamari Fritti

            with Rocket & Aioli

            • E$26.00
            • M$39.00

          Pasta & Risotto

          • Gnocchi$36.00

            with Button & Field Mushrooms, Truffle Paste & Provolone

            • Linguine Marinara$42.00

              Rustichella d'Abruzzo Linguine with Mussels, Clams, Prawns, Scallops, White Fish, Garlic, Chilli & Parsley

              • Rotolo$36.00

                hand rolled egg pasta, filled with Spinach & Ricotta, baked & finished with Burnt Sage Butter

                • Risotto #1$38.00

                  of Blue Swimmer Crab, Prawn, Chilli & Tomato

                  • Risotto #2$36.00

                    of Duck Ragu, Sage & Pancetta

                    Secondi Piatti

                    • Fish of the Day$42.00

                      • Osso Buco$44.00

                        Slow Braised Veal Shanks with Gremolata & Saffron Risotto

                        • Pork Cotoletta$42.00

                          Western Plains, Crumbed Pork Cutlet with Cabbage, Peas, Mint & Pear Relish

                          • Saltimbocca$44.00

                            Escalopes of Baby Veal with Proscuitto, Sage & Baked Semolina Gnocchi

                            Contorni

                            • Caprese$18.00

                              Heirloom Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella & Basil

                              • Rocket & Parmesan$12.00

                                • Roasted Russet Potatoes$12.00

                                  Triple Cooked with Aromatics

                                  • Spinach$12.00

                                    Sautéed with Garlic

                                    • Green Beans$12.00

                                      with Pepper & Basil

                                      • Baby Cos Lettuce$14.00

                                        with Cherry Tomato, Parmesan, Sicilian Crumbs & Caesar Dressing

                                        Last updated: 28 July 2021

                                        What 53 people are saying

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                                        4.6
                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.6Food
                                        • 4.5Service
                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                        • 4.2Value

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                                        1. AW

                                          AdinaW

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great to be back for the fabulous food. Some old favourites and delicious specials. Calamari is always a winner for us! Staff are friendly and attentive and make you feel like a regular even if it has been a long time between visits.

                                        2. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Melbourne

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          A wonderful meal to celebrate the end of Melbourne’s 6th lockdown. Thanks to all for a great night.

                                        3. AS

                                          AnneS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          A good menu - choices and range but not too many. Very well prepared and welcoming, relaxed service

                                        4. MK

                                          MelissaK

                                          Melbourne

                                          3 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                          Food was yum, just no atmosphere, kitchen was noisy and music was way too soft. Service was ok, waited 20min to be offered a drink

                                        5. CS

                                          CatherineS

                                          Brisbane

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 31 July 2021

                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                          At times during our meal we could smell something a bit musty and think it may have been from the bathroom? Otherwise we had a great night.

                                        6. DH

                                          DrewH

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 12 July 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          From the time we entered the restaurant we felt right at home. Welcoming staff, great service with exceptional food. Will be back for sure.

                                        7. DM

                                          DavidM

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 10 July 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Always great. One of our favourite places to eat in Camberwell

                                        8. P

                                          Priya

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 9 July 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Very tasty food and excellent service. Friendly efficient staff.

                                        9. M

                                          Maggie123

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 9 July 2021

                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                          The meals were not of the same quality we have enjoyed in the past

                                        10. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 3 July 2021

                                          overall3food3service4ambience2

                                          There was a known problem with an awful sewerage smell coming from underneath the floor. Apparently it was worse than usual. Food ok, but not great. Service was very nice though. Had expected better.

                                        11. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 3 July 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                          Our new favourite Italian local. Since lockdown restrictions have eased we have been 5 times because the food & staff are that good. Only thing I dislike are tables being too close together, otherwise it’s a great restaurant.

                                        12. CG

                                          ClareG

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 2 July 2021

                                          overall4food4service3ambience5

                                          Very good food. Service was a little disorganised-entree order forgotten

                                        13. DB

                                          DanielB

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 2 July 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great arancini as a starter and pork cotoletta on the bone nicely done champagne by the glass bit pricey as it’s only a half fill but overall good back soon

                                        14. K

                                          Kymmy

                                          Melbourne

                                          8 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on 30 June 2021

                                          overall3food3service4ambience3

                                          Average Italian, lightly battered calamari and the scallops were tasty. Barramundi fillet was good, perfectly cooked. The veal shanks were not falling off the bone and a little underwhelming, seafood pasta a tad on salty side. Desserts were chocolate pudding and the apple and quince crumble. Not too bad but, the gelato served with the desserts was the highlight, hazelnut and rum and raisin. Service was friendly but got a little slow once tables filled up.

                                        15. LR

                                          LynnR

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 29 June 2021

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          There was 9 on our table. Everyone enjoyed their meal and had an enjoyable time.

                                        16. LB

                                          LindsB

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 25 June 2021

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          Consistently excellent food. It's a bit more expensive, but for a special night, you will not be disappointed.

                                        17. RL

                                          RosieL

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 25 June 2021

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Always enjoy dining at Italy 1. Delicious food, friendly efficient staff. A very cosy feeling but can be a bit noisy for conversations

                                        18. S

                                          Steve

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 22 June 2021

                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                          Went here on a first date. Got a second date… that is all!

                                        19. JW

                                          JanetW

                                          Melbourne

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 21 June 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Our party of 6 thoroughly enjoyed the entire dining experience, from the quality and quantity of the food to the ambiance and service. This popular local restaurant has maintained a very high standard throughout it's 20 years. We will definitely be back!

                                        20. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 20 June 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Lovely dinner for mums birthday. Few miscommunications when it came to the wine and not having what we wanted however the staff were lovely and very accommodating.

                                        21. DB

                                          DavidB

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 19 June 2021

                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                          Love this restaurant! Food, service and ambience just great.

                                        22. RN

                                          RobertN

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 18 June 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Italy 1 is consistently one of the best restaurants in Camberwell. The lack of a zero alcohol beer is a weakness which could be easily addressed.

                                        23. D

                                          Diner

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 15 June 2021

                                          overall3food2service3ambience3

                                          Service was not the best. Ran out of water many times and plates put on table with force and not really on table, half hanging over edge, chocolate pudding quite dry

                                        24. DH

                                          DianneH

                                          Melbourne

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on 12 June 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Italy 1 is a local gem and standard always consistent. Service always very good too! Italy 1 during these difficult times keeps very strict measures with numbers, QR and cleanliness and other places could take note of how to run a restaurant as safely and professionally as they do.

                                        25. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Canberra

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 12 June 2021

                                          overall3food5service2ambience2

                                          Excellent food as always. However on this night we were seated in the entrance way which unfortunately despite the wall heater was very cold. It was also disturbed by waiters coming in and out to serve food and patrons arriving and leaving. So not only a blast of cold Melbourne air but the door was constantly left open as it caught on the floor. In order for the wait staff to deliver food they had to open the door first due to it sticking to the floor then go back and collect the food. I understand the need during covid restrictions to maximise the floor space. However I would at least recommend getting the door fixed. Service wasn’t great on this night we were seated for sometime before being offered the drinks menu. They also forgot to come back for the order. We would have stayed for coffee and dessert if not seated here. Staff were apologetic when informed.

                                        26. k

                                          kates24

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 12 June 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          What a fabulous meal … the best marinara our group had ever had ! But it wasn’t just that everything was exceptional .. doing an awesome Job despite restrictions and covid .. thanks for having us will be back again soon

                                        27. SN

                                          SpirosN

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 11 June 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We make sure that we visit every month. Love this place, staff are so good and food is fantastic. Support our local restaurants especially during these tough times.

                                        28. ML

                                          MichaelL

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 11 June 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wine list was excellent. 6 people dining, 6 different main courses, each one was artfully prepared and presented, all looked divine, and according to everyone there, was spectacular. Thank you for a great experience.

                                        29. GC

                                          GuiseppeC

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 17 May 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Just keep doing what you are doing , outstanding service and food

                                        30. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Melbourne

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 15 May 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The wait staff were friendly, knowledgeable and prompt. The dishes we ordered as a table were on point and we left feeling very satisfied and wanting to book Italy 1 again in the near future.

                                        31. SC

                                          SallyC

                                          Melbourne

                                          2 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 14 May 2021

                                          overall2food4service1ambience4

                                          Terrible service. 3 plates cleared when I was half way through my meal leaving me feeling pressured, chair kicked, oil jar spilt by waitress onto the floor and my husbands shoes/trousers. A small laughing apology but no effort to correct the spill onto clothing. My meal then removed with the clearly evident king prawn on it - without being asked if I was finished (I wasnt) 2 side dishes removed when less than half eaten, without asking if we were finished with them. We were rushed, we were embarrassed in front of our guests we invited. Food was beautiful, ruined entirely by the poor service, attitude and clear intention to get us to vacate quickly (even though -"ohh, youve got time for dessert") was offered. Emailed the restaurant the next day. No reply.

                                        32. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 13 May 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          All very tasty

                                        33. PB

                                          PaulB

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 12 May 2021

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Fabulous, delectable food and attentive, discrete service.

                                        34. NG

                                          NolaG

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 8 May 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Delicious, great setting, great service. Food was perfect.

                                        35. KR

                                          KikaR

                                          London

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 7 May 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazingly delicious food! Great, friendly service. Wonderful mother’s day celebration.

                                        36. KC

                                          KatC

                                          Toronto

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on 7 May 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Delicious Italian food with outstanding service. One of our favourite places in the neighbourhood and we will be back many times. Perfect for any celebration.

                                        37. CW

                                          ClaireW

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 5 May 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          A delightful way to spend and evening, delicious food and delightful ambiance.

                                        38. JT

                                          JTaN

                                          Melbourne

                                          5 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on 4 May 2021

                                          overall2food2service2ambience4

                                          No real review required as the rating tells the story, but ok....I really like the place, but sadly this time the kitchen & service let down the place. The food is very tasty, but sadly the service team failed to use their eyes and look at the table. We arrived at 6.30 PM and ordered shortly after, but only received our main courses just after 8 PM.......so not much really to say :-( Nice Manager who offered some apologies, but as stated it was all a bit too late. I will be back at some point in the future when hopefully the staff will have a better day :-)

                                        39. JB

                                          JustB

                                          Melbourne

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 3 May 2021

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Hearty and free from pretension. A cosy local for everyday romance or a family occasion.

                                        40. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Austin

                                          13 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined on 3 May 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Isabel took fantastic care of us. The duck gnocchi, barramundi, and veal scallopini were all delicious. A few more wines under $70 would be nice. And it would be nice to be informed there is a charge for bread and oil before it is served. 👍

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                                        Italy 1 Camberwell is rated 4.6 stars by 53 OpenTable diners

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                                        Google Map for Italy 1 Camberwell

                                        823 Burke Road Camberwell, AU-VIC 3124

                                        • Area

                                          Camberwell

                                        • Hours of Operation

                                          7 Days 12pm - 10pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Italian

                                        • Dining style

                                          Elegant Dining

                                        • Dress Code

                                          Smart Casual

                                        • Payment Options

                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive Chef

                                          Darren Venn

                                        • Additional

                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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