L'Artigiano Ivanhoe

4.6
62 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
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.
What 62 People Are Saying
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CL
1 review
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!

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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.

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

A shame it was virtually empty as food was excellent

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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.

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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.

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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 :)

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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.

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

Very enjoyable evening. Lovely good and excellent service

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HB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and such pleasant staff. Well done Nick

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

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

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

Another truly wonderful dinner with delicious food.

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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.

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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

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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.

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SF
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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!

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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.

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

Food outstanding. Relaxed ambience. Great Italian in Ivanhoe

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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

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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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DJ
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bellissimo family & friends authentic Italian restaurant.

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B
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Returned to old favourite venue reincarnated. Always a good ambience and interior of the old Ivanhoe fire station. Seating arrangement good and not crowded. Wine list very good with interesting options by the glass. Menu diverse and we had a number of dishes we found hard to choose between. Love a good Seafood Linguine and for me a good test for any restaurant. Excellent selection - fresh, beautifully cooked and a fantastic rich sauce a signature, dish for this restaurant. I would return for that alone! Matched with a quirky little Chardonnay. Entree of grilled octopus with fennel, baby tomatoes and finely chopped salad items shared by us. Nice little dish, could be enhanced by actual grilling flavours as it appeared to be purchased pickled octopus? Lacked the taste and caramelisation of some flame. Apologies if incorrect and “homemade”. Also became a bit one dimensional in flavour that needed some additional citrus inputs & surprise on the pallet. We were hungry and devoured the dish and anything lacking was minor overall. Service was good and engaging with a clear knowledge of the food and wine. We thought we waited a tad long to have our order taken at the start. Extra lovely crusty bread delivered and the last of the pasta sauce vanished. Skipped deserts which look very good and were enthusiastically promoted by our waiter ( perhaps just a little to much).
Overall highly recommended, a lovely evening out and we will return to delve further into the menu options.

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NV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our family of 10 (including 3 kids) went for dinner on Saturday 1st December 2018 to celebrate my mother - in - law's birthday. It was our first time here and definitely not our last. We were fortunate enough to have a room to ourselves which was perfect for the kids.
The food was simply delicious; pizzas and pasta were both spot on. The staff were very attentive and pleasant. We found it to be great value for money too. You would pay similar prices at your local pub and the food wouldn’t be half as good.
We're looking forward to our next visit! :)

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MR
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food with great specials menu, extensive wine list. Great vibe and friendly staff who offered the perfect level of service.

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FB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A great family dinner, once the restaurant filled up it was very noisy. Great for the kids, service was efficient and friendly and we didn’t wait long for food. The kids loved the pizza and we enjoyed the the lamb 2 ways, very delicious gluten free food.

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MH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good value for your money, really enjoyed my meal. I will be going back

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AP
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing service and food, my only gripe is that there wasn’t enough food :-)

Overall I will be back

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LE
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Worth travelling to from Camberwell.
Cosy atmosphere in an old fire station. Great food, wine and very good service.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was very good as was the service. Great atmosphere. Overall the price was a bit on the expensive side, especially for one of the vegetarian mains that we had. Desert was excellent and a fair price. Otherwise I would certainly recommend L’Artigiano for a special a occasion.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service for our group of 9, all meals were absolutely delicious! Will return, fab local find..

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GA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

5 people
Service was very slow, unfriendlyand not busy
Entres were enjoyed
No one enjoyed their mains - garfish very oily, pork belly accompaniment was inedible, marinara lack flavour

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A
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This place is somewhere between a local favourite and an upscale date place. It is more expensive than many of the places I go but the food is good and the service very good. There is quite a high noise level but I have never had trouble hearing. This may be because I have been in a pair and therefore seated near a wall. By the way, I recommend the limoncello gelato.

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AM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Not the first time we have been to L'Artigiano and definitely not the last. We introduced some friends to the place and they had to drive up from Mt Martha and they were very happy too.on this evening my husband and I had the lightly battered Silver Dory which was excellent and the accompanying slawe salad was delicious. One friend had the lamb dish whilst the other had the Eggplant parmigiana. Whilst both were apparently faultless, the arrangement of the eggplant parmigiana was different from what she had expected and she took a while to warm to it but then loved it. The canoli here are to die-for and the coffee is excellent. Yet another good meal. Thank you guys. See you soon.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good quality produce throughout. It is unusual in the suburbs to find excellent bread but this certainly was. Also, in the Italian places, the olives are often just salty. Our bowl of olives was delightful with several different flavours to enjoy. The seafood in the calamari entrée & in the pasta dish could not have been fresher. How rare to find calamari that doesn't need to be dressed up with a coating of 'god knows what' to hide the fact that the meat has no flavour! Our daughter loved the pork belly dish - she said it had a wonderful home-made style (i.e. fresh) tomato concasse. For us, it wasn't a cheap meal but I know you can pay the same for very average fare. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!

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JT
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had six people and everyone ordered something different. The food all came out at the same time. Quality was very good. Everyone was happy with their meals. Cocktails and wine was also very good. Service was excellent.

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DT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always fabulous Italian style food, prompt service, good selection of wines, changing specials

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