L'Artigiano Ivanhoe

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$40 and under
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Italian
Our name encompasses our philosophy on Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.

We take great care in preparing authentic regional Italian cuisine using only quality, fresh and seasonal produce.

Our mission is to produce high quality artisan style food that has been carefully crafted and perfected, using time honoured methods.
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HB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great. Nick and his staff are very welcoming and never disappointed with a night here

RB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great selection of quality style food. Fantastic ambience and service. Great for a special occasion.

JL
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I invited my brother and niece from Sydney and my brother was very pleased with the lamb dish. I have eaten at L'Artigiano three times now and it is by far my most favourite restaurant in Melbourne. Why? The ambience, food quality and service are truly outstanding making the dining experience most pleasurable, which enriches my relationships with my family and friends. Thank you for the continued privilege of dining at L'Artigiano.

PW
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

I would recommend the restaurant to a friend however the night we were there, the service lacked considerably. Not sure if a staff member called in sick or not but with only 1 person behind the bar and the other manning the floor, they were struggling. I asked for water while perusing the menu not long after being seated and 10 minutes later was still waiting. I think it’s pretty standard these days that water glasses are filled as soon as you sit down. The food was great but the waiter was quite perfunctory and without enthusiasm. Nevertheless we both enjoyed our meals. It would be a lovely restaurant for a romantic meal. I was there with my elderly mother.

PM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've dined at L'Artigiano several times and have never been disappointed. The ambience is warm and friendly with just a touch of European sophistication. The staff go out of their way to accommodate one's requests. Service, faultless.
The Menu at L'Artigiano is interesting and seems to cater for most tastes & needs. The quality of the food is consistently high.
On Sunday night, our table ordered, Slow Cooked Roast Pork with Scallops on a bed of Sweet Potato Purée; Lamb Cooked Two Ways; Seafood Pasta, and a Bambini dish of Gnocchi. The dishes arrived together. Again faultless.
We've been fortunate, in that some of our visits to L'Artigiano have coincided with live music nights. The music is very much in keeping with the atmosphere at this very lovely venue. We look forward to our next evening at L'Artigiano.

ED
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

After two outstanding visits to L'Artigiano I brought my family there for a birthday celebration. Those that had not been before liked it very much though I did not think it was quite as impressive as on my earlier visits. We did have to wait a long time once we arrived for our drinks orders to be taken though it was a busy Friday night service. All meals were good though my previous main dishes here - especially the "lamb two ways" - were better. We were very pleased to be seated in the smaller quieter section to the right of the entry as the main room gets noisy on busy nights.

JB
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our new favourite place for family events. Couldn't fault anything about the restaurant at all. Only criticism would be with the booking app open table not having the option to add children/high chairs to our booking and having to contact restaurant directly.

NW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Had the meatballs to start which were a bit rustic and very moist and the sauce was beautiful. Seafood linguine as a main which was also very tasty and came with bread to soak up that delicious garlic butter sauce. And then we rolled out after we had a dessert platter which was SO awesome. Oh my cocktail, a twist on a negroni, was on point (and much cheaper compared to most places)
P.s. I loved the music. Authentically spanish

LW
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening! Beautiful food!

JH
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I ate here Thursday night for the first time, staff were welcoming, the service and the food was perfect. Will come here again and have rcommended it to friends.

S
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

L’Artigiano is my Favourite restaurant. I can’t rate it highly enough.

Every dish is delivered with Quality presentation & flavour. And Nic’s front of house Service is seamless.

Enjoy!!

PS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will be back again many times more
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CR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good service, pleasant atmosphere and great food.

B
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

What a pleasant place for a meal. Outstanding service, beautiful food and wine and a lovely warm cosy atmosphere.
We will definitely be back .

James and Lynda

AL
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to L'Artigino several times, once being my son's Baptism. Tuseday night was no exception, constistantly beautiful food. Delicious! Have my 7 other work mates that can vouch for the gorgeous food and a lovely night. Well done! Look forward to the next time I experience L'Artigiano.

LM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food at L'Artigiano is really delicious and authentic Italian, the service prompt, and the atmosphere is cosy. It's a great local restaurant to be able to walk up to and have a genuinely decent meal. The wine list is also excellent.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always. The food is so tasty and delicious. Real authentic rustic Italian. Definitely recommend it!

B
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to L’Artigiano 3 times now Meal & Service were amazing would highly recommend.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A shame it was virtually empty as food was excellent

VB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Have been here several times and always great friendly service and a really lovely meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and ambience. I have already recommended this restaurant to a number of people and I plan to visit there again soon.

FF
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a favourite local place to eat. Food never disappoints, just delicious :)

JH
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Warm buzz of people enjoying themselves. Not overly formal but diners well dressed. Good range of dishes. Very tasty.

JL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening. Lovely good and excellent service

HB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and such pleasant staff. Well done Nick

RG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappointed! Great food and staff.
Would highly recommend.

s
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another truly wonderful dinner with delicious food.

A
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have looked at this restaurant many times but never stopped. However, last Sunday we needed a place for a family birthday lunch in Ivanhoe and L'Artigiano came to mind. We were so glad we did - it was perfect! The warm welcome, attentive service, great food and interesting wine list ticked every possible box for us. We enjoyed the carpaccio, antipasto platters, pizzas, gnocchi, spaghetti, eggplant parmigiana, and veal (that melted in your mouth). I can definitely see this becoming our go to place for similar events! Thank you for making our special lunch special.

U
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

best Italian place in the neighbourhood, an old building nicy renovated but left with the authenticity of old days;
delicious food and good choice of nice wines

DL
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked a table to celebrate some good news with friends. The wine collection was great, the food was delicious. Even when we made a mistake when ordering the food, the waiter was so accommodating that he’s ready to have it replaced. I apologise for any inconvenience it may have caused and really look forward to coming back.

SJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a thoroughly lovely evening. The food was outstanding and the ambience was terrific.

SW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Flexible delivery of an entree banquet. Fine foid with attentive and friendly service. I was impressed.

KS
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A lovely Friday night for dinner, making the reservation earlier in the week was very easy on open table and everything was confirmed via email.

However, when we arrived, they seated us facing the door, very close to the bar which was, in our opinion, the worst seat in the house considering
a. It wasn't that busy; and
b. we booked well in advance.

Whilst the service was good, and for the most part the food was fresh and lovely - we did enjoy everything - I still feel it was a bit pricey for what we received- the main pastas were nearly $30 and the steak, at $34, was sparse in comparison to the large salad that accompanied it, which was unfortunately drowned in balsamic. The canoli's were average at best.

It was a nice place to visit, but i don't know that i would come back on a regular basis.

MR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food, great value. Well worth popping in for a meal.

MH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal, food was fresh and good value. We went on Valentine's day so it was really busy. However we received friendly personalised service and all recommendations of food and wine were good. We had the shared seafood platter and dessert plate. The amount of food was perfect for the two of us and all was high quality. I particlualry liked the scallops and the tiramusu but everything was great.

JB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time dining here and we will definitely be back! The food was delicious, not overpriced and the service was spot on. Thanks very much!

MB
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with a small group and enjoyed the live jazz music on a Sunday afternoon/evening. Food was delicious and service was pre-emptive - drinks arrived before server even had an opportunity to relay our order. We will return.

D
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food outstanding. Relaxed ambience. Great Italian in Ivanhoe

GM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was fantastic service was pleasant we will be back

AL
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyable lunch with friends recently, reminder of the really good food and ambiance at L'Artigiano. Also had a relatively large function here the year before and Nick was really accommodating and the celebration proceeded without a hitch. Food was delicious, service was great, kids were taken care of in their own section…truly the best Baptismal function I have organised of all my 3 children.

Thanks again

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