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Officine Zero's Tuscan-inspired courtyard. - Officina Gastronomica Italiana, Prahran, AU-VIC

Officina Gastronomica Italiana

4.5
4.5
312 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Officina Gastronomica Italiana is gastronomic workshop of artisan pasta, wine and espresso celebrated with true Italian conviviality.

We have indoor and outdoor seating available in our cosy courtyard. Which is covered and heated if necessary.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 6:30 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 7:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9533 2724
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Prahran
  • Parking Details
    Woolworths Carpark nearby
  • Public Transit
    Tram Route 72 Stop 34 Williams Rd / Malvern Rd Hawksburn Train Station Bus Route 603 Stop Malvern Rd / Williams Rd
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Roma Set Menu $85

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    For larger parties of 7+ people, we offer a set menu made of five entrees, a choice of one of our house-made pasta or main, and dessert. Items on the menu may change due to seasonality and availability of ingredients.
    Roma Set Menu $85 photo
  • Bologna Set Menu $95

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    For larger parties of 7+ people, we offer a set menu made of five entrees, a choice of one of our house-made pasta or main, and dessert. Items on the menu may change due to seasonality and availability of ingredients.
    Bologna Set Menu $95 photo
  • Firenze Set Menu $75

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    For larger parties of 7+ people, we offer a set menu made of four entrees, a choice of one of our house-made pasta or main, and dessert. Items on menu may change due to seasonality and availability of ingredients.
    Firenze Set Menu $75 photo

What 312 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inner City South

    Great for brunch

312 Reviews
  1. JulieP

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, Great service very friendly. Food offerings suited the whole group even the Vego GF one! Thank you

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  2. VincentV

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A taste of Italy. Simple but delicious and quality food, lovely staff and ambient outdoor dining area. Nice selection of small independent Italian wine makers.

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  3. OpenTableDiner

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely lunch sitting in the courtyard out the back. Delicious fresh pasta and nice wine!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wine selection, food and service. Truffle croquettes were a stand out

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  5. Katie

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter said there was no meat in the special of the day but when it arrived there was. The diner, who is vegetarian, had to wait for a different main course. All others at the table had well and truly finished eating by the time the replacement arrived. It seemed as though her order went to the bottom of the list and no special effort was made for it to come any quicker than if it was a totally new order. We also had to ask for the bill 5 times even though it had The bill arrived early before coffee and dessert orders had not been taken from all diners at the table so that was sent away and dessert and coffee orders came. Afterwards we asked for the bill 4 or 5 times before it arrived. A pity as I just loved the ravioli.

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  6. LeonardoG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and staff, we had a table in the quietest corner near the kitchen. Very high quality meal, you can feel the Italian touch. I'll come back

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  7. rosied

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    very unaccomodating. food was good quality but experience unimpressive

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great feel to the restaurant. With an amazing wine list and knowledgeable staff. With very nice authentic Italian food.

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  9. CraigC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place has great ambiance, the waiters were friendly and non-obtrusive. The food & drink we selected from the thoughtful menu and extensive wine list was very tasty and we enjoyed the whole experience.

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  10. OpenTableDiner

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved their food and the wine selection. Great experience! Looking forward to come back

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  11. MelbFoodie

    Melbourne

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food - you can tell the pasta is made fresh using fresh ingredients. Wine selection is great too. Had a lovely table inside which has a great atmosphere. Lovely staff too. Can’t wait to come back again!

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  12. AnthonyF

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at OGI was fabulous! We loved the ravioli with parmigiano fondue and balsamic. A truly wonderful and unique dish. The pasta was fresh and silky. The tiramisu was equally great. Light, simple and flavoursome. The staff are fabulous, Italian, authentic and pleasant. Davide is a great guy.

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  13. sandrac

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our group of friends was not able to order a panini of much choice as the sandwiches had already run out even though it only just after 1pm. And even though they seemed to have the ingredients, would not make up extra sandwiches.
    Officina Gastronomica ItalianaResponded on 8 February 2024
    Hi Sandra, Our staff has informed you that we ran out of panini bread and that's why they couldn't make any more.

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  14. OpenTableDiner

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute unassuming & authentic Italian restaurant with gorgeous courtyard. Staff were friendly and attentive and food was excellent.

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  15. MelbFoodie

    Melbourne

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! What a delightful evening it was in their beautiful courtyard. A group of 7 of us had the OGI ‘Roma’ Set Menu. What a great selection of real authentic Italian meals - so much delicious antipasti, home-made pasta & amazing tiramisu & ricotta cheesecake. You can tell everything is house made & fresh ingredients used. Service was helpful & friendly. A perfect Summer’s evening out for us local working mums. We’ll be back!

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  16. Georgia

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous dinner with outstanding food and service, will definitely be returning!

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  17. GeoffreyS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The noise level was very high, particularly the background music.

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  18. OpenTableDiner

    Melbourne

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place for lunch, great pasta and wines. Finally a place with charming hospitality customer service. We’ll be back.

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  19. BeatrixB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our lunch, all dishes ordered were fresh and delicious.

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  20. OpenTableDiner

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Had such an enjoyable dinner in this relaxed and unpretentious yet super cool setting just like a true Italian bar. The pasta was fantastic and the wine was absolutely amazing

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  21. ChantelF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and good wine list. Definitely worth a visit.

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  22. MohammadC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal. We enjoyed the food and service very much. We'll be back!

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  23. MelbFoodie

    Melbourne

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening here. Service was lovely with happy & helpful staff. The food is amazing. I had the Pasta special which were house made Tagliatelle with Nduja which was paired well with a great Orange wine from the Campania region in Italy. My friend had the Rigatoni Ragu. Oh and the Tiramisu is delicious. These Chefs know how to plate up great Italian food. Looking forward to trying more on their menu next time I come. Thanks

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  24. OpenTableDiner

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A taste of Italy. Simple but delicious and quality food, lovely staff and ambient outdoor dining area.

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  25. Maddy

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time. We love it here. Food is always outstanding. Only negative is service was slow, but that's Sunday pace, but staff very friendly and kind! Everything else was amazing.

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  26. clarel

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I thoroughly enjoyed the food but overall it is spoilt by a ? Price consciousness of the establishment The wine is ? Acceptable at $18 but there needs to be a less costly option Also the pour seems to be 100 mls A highly acclaimed Italian restaurant on coastal route ( Lorne ) Poured me 165 mls for the $18 glass Bread at your instituting is $5 Many places have it as a free accessory Maybe I was prejudiced re the bread by comments in the community Food excellent n service 😎great Spoilt by a ? Re wine
    Officina Gastronomica ItalianaResponded on 16 January 2024
    Ciao Clare, We are glad you enjoyed dining with us! On the drinks menu you can definitely see we have less costly options for wine by the glass. Also, we can guarantee you that our pour is the standard 150ml for any wine. Sometimes, different glass shapes gives you different impressions. That's all. OGI team

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  27. OpenTableDiner

    Melbourne

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful coffee and breakfast. I’ll be back for lunch or dinner as I can see a lot of wines from all around Italy.

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  28. CraigA

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner - enjoyed the service which was so welcoming and warm. Food was exquisite - nothing could be faulted - Croquettes delicious and so flavoursome, Vitello Tonnato was n excellent sized serving with the most beautiful sauce, my wife had a Cacio e' Pepe which was so nice and I had a Rigatoni with beef ragu which was out of this world. Then topped of with an amazing Sorbet and Meringue - quite strong flavours but very moreish. Would highly recommend

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  29. Cile

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very interesting dish variations and great preparation quality!!!!

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  30. MikeT

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant restaurant with good food, outstanding (all-Italian) wine list and acceptable service. Value is there: we paid $55 per head for the five of us, including two bottles of superb wine and an outstanding grappa. Coffee is good as well.

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  31. OpenTableDiner

    Melbourne

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful lunch with great pasta and Italian wines. We’ll definitely be back to enjoy the buzz.

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  32. TrishM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a 12.30 booking for lunch on the Monday, before Christmas . The staff were friendly, but it was very noisy...to be expected at that time of the year. Not an overly complicated or comprehensive menu, but 3 of the main course items my friend and I chose were not available, which was very limiting. The reason being that they were busy the night before and had run out. Being opposite an entire range of food stores - Butcher, fishmonger and green grocer, this seemed ridiculous. The Caccio Pepe was dry and gluggy and my friend had to settle for a tomato & burrata salad, which was massive. We won't hurry back.

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  33. OpenTableDiner

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great vibes, attentive service and good food. Highly recommended for pasta or a quick catch up over a glass of wine

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  34. ChristineG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I had lunch at OGI twice in 24 hours; the first day everything was excellent and I was impressed. The second day; however, was the opposite. The service was lacklustre, the rucola in the salad was limp and soggy and then I waited 45 min. for the main to arrive with no explanation for the delay. When my spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and chilli finally arrived, it was a disaster. First, there was tomato in the sauce!!! Second, the pasta was insipid with no detectable garlic or chilli. Thirdly, my pasta was cold. I pointed this out when I paid the bill, yet no effort was made to make amends for my terrible dining experience which set me back $100.

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  35. MarijanaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and even better service! Highly recommend!

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  36. JennyP

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    On this occasion, our 4th visit unfortunately it wasn’t a good standard. The service was forgetful of ordered items. They were however pleasant. The food was below std with a change in menu taking out high end items and replacing with in my opinion lesser items. Eg replacing the pumpkin ravioli with a cheese pasta which was really Mac n cheese. I will go back and hope this was a one off night
    Officina Gastronomica ItalianaResponded on 16 December 2023
    Ciao Jenny, We're sorry for your disappointment. We follow the seasonality like any good Italian restaurant: pumpkin and truffle are autumn ingredients, so we had to change the dish and wait until next season to bring it back. One of the beauties of italian food is looking forward to these things. As for your 'high end' comment, we can guarantee that 'red cow' parmigiano reggiano and 12 years old balsamic vinegar are by no means cheaper than pumpkin and truffle ricotta :) OGI team

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  37. DavidM

    Milan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great overall dining experience. Friendly staff. Amazing flavours. Will be returning indeed.

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  38. MelbFoodie

    Melbourne

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little spot in Prahran. Great coffee, great food & great service.

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  39. SarahW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was the perfect scenario! You ticked every box possible! It is my fourth time dining with you and I can't wait to see you again! Thank you!

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  40. OpenTableDiner

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a find! Lovely staff and amazing food. Will be back

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Officina Gastronomica Italiana using the Order Online button. Officina Gastronomica Italiana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9533 2724.

Officina Gastronomica Italiana is rated 4.5 stars by 312 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 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Officina Gastronomica Italiana

532-534 Malvern Rd, Prahran, AU-VIC 3181

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Prahran
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 6:30 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 7:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Woolworths Carpark nearby
  • Public Transit
    Tram Route 72 Stop 34 Williams Rd / Malvern Rd Hawksburn Train Station Bus Route 603 Stop Malvern Rd / Williams Rd
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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