This makes the most of nature’s abundance by using techniques that for centuries have prolonged nature’s bounty through processes like drying, smoking, salting, fermenting, pickling and candying.
The wait staff are always excellent at Ombra and they know how to be there without being intrusive. The food was exceptional, as we have come to expect from the kitchens. We took friends as a belated wedding gift and they too were suitably impressed with ambience, quality of food and the level of service! We have had the sharing menu many times and find that the variety and quantity are always sufficient!
The team there are beyond fantastic. Always spending time with us to make sure we have everything we could need.
Great time here, delicious food, interesting wines, and service was perfect. Didn’t feel rushed at all.
Always great on all levels. I dine here every time I visit Melbourne.
Excellent food and service.
Would recommend highly.
Ombra has amazing service and food. We always feel welcome and taken care of when eating here.
We are regulars and have tried many dishes over the years without one failure and most exceptional.
Great place with amazing food. It is not super cheap but the food quality is outstanding and the service was very nice. I will definitely come again.
Service was incredible! The food was so so beautiful - highly recommend the ox tongue.
Fantastic service. Very knowledgable staff. Great food. Great option for dinner before Harry Potter
Great food and venue and especially on Mondays with only $12 for a pizza for authentic Sicilian style!
Went in between two Harry Potter shows so was early and still quiet. Service was delightful and food really delicious. Would highly recommend - great for families too.
We were in Australia for a month and Ombra was dinner on our second last night. The food was spectacular! The service was perfect. It’s not cheap but it’s worth every penny. It was hands down the best meal across three meals a day for a month. The pate was outrageously delicious. To do it again I might skip the salami plate. The cauliflower and meatball (2 different dishes) entree specials were crazy delicious. Pizza. Gnocchetti. Mouth watering! Make a reservation and go more than once if you are in Melbourne long enough and can afford it. We were only there two nights. Amazing!
Delicious food and great service, but would prefer they had proper tables and chairs downstairs as well as upstairs.
Perfect in every way. Food was outstanding and the service attentive. Definitely would pay a second visit!
Tutto perfetto... cibo, atmosfera ed accoglienza 🥰🥰... unica pecca sono i dolci,😩😩😩😩
Gorgeous food presented by a well informed staff member . Adored the bean fennel and octopus dish
Tasty food but quite heavy, not many light options. Some more lean protein, more veges (their pickled veg was amazing - that should be a side dish on its own, just needs more veg, less olives). The housemade bread was beautiful. The octopus was tough unfortunately but the fava bean mix it came with was lovely. Housemade lemonade was very refreshing. The wait staff was delightful, very helpful and attentive.
Unfortunately we were really disappointed with our experience. The food was nice but nothing special. We had a drink each and 3-4 sharing plates but didn't stay for a main or dessert. We were seated upstairs which was really noisy, the room isn't designed well acoustically. Our waitress was really nice but there was a lack of leadership on the floor, no one kind of overseeing things. One of the waiters dropped a glass which smashed all over the floor. We were visiting Melbourne for our anniversary so were hoping for a better experience. After visiting Bar Lourhina the night before, we couldn't compare the two. Bar Lourhina was incredible, amazing food, service and ambience.
Food not particularly tasty, slow service, clearly understaffed
Thank you, had some co-workers from out of town and it was a great place to take them out to dinner. Service was great and our waiter was super friendly, relaxed and extremely helpful! Food was delicious
Lovely food, really nice dry negroni, gorgeous service. We opted for the share menu - just bring us food! It was a bit tight to fit in for pre theatre - we should have ordered less since the other alternative was gobble faster. We didn’t fit our dessert in, so it was nicely packaged for take away and we snacked quietly mid
- production. Everything was gorgeous except one weird lamb braise with vegetables. It was dry, gristly, fatty and unpleasant. So odd- there was heaps of food, we wouldn’t have missed it and brought down the impression created by everything else.
We do not come into the city very often but have made Ombra our place to go to celebrate our anniversary. Come to think of it, we probably only come into the city now once a year specifically for this reason. We love it there. The food is always fresh and amazing and the staff are some of the best we have ever encountered that really make our time there enjoyable.
We look forward to coming back again next year.
Hidden little oasis with high quality food in the CBD. Price is equivalent to others of similar quality that are louder and more crowded. Highly recommend for lunch meetings, dates etc.
Overrated. The meat was fatty, oily and not much of it. Expensive for what you get. The plus - Staff were lovely, informative & attentive.
Amazing food!!! Super impressed, service was great- very friendly and genuine. Can't wait to come back :).
What a great venue for dinner. The service was excellent, the food great and the ambience fun. It was a great place for our group to go and would highly recommend it
Not sure why we haven't been here before but we will definitely come back. Food was very good and we were well looked after. But if you just want a drink and some share plates then pop in downstairs before a show and enjoy!
Just beautiful food made from quality sources, mixed with ambience and great service!
As I am from Perth I always keep coming back here. the young lady who looked after us was very friendly and very accommodating with taking our photos. who spent time talking to us and listening to how much we like Garum in Perth as well. she also highly recommended trying grill next door. the food was tasty and of generous portion sizes. overall a wonderful experience
Amazing food! Great place to catch up with friends for a quiet dinner upstairs.
The Sunday roast and $12 Aperol spritz was a huge hit :)
My out of town friend said the Melanzane/Ricotta pizza was the best pizza she's ever had!
Second time we’ve had a family gathering here. Great food, staff & ambience.
Orginally seated upstairs near a large group but staff happy to move is downstairs where it was quieter. We enjoyed the special entree which was a pork with crisps to scoop up the mixture..very tasty. Both mains were excellent and shared a dessert which was awesome.
Authentic Italian, servers were knowledgeable and helpful. Great food - unique and flavourful we really liked the ragu and lamb shank. Price reflected quality.
Interesting menu with beautiful flavours and very good service. Friendly and well informed staff. Brought friends from London who were very impressed.
The Italian waitress was spectacular
great wine list, tasty and interesting main courses and comfortable ambience. Highly recommended.
Ordinary food. Disappointed.
Not worth the price.
Won’t be back.