Ombra

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36 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian

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Ombra is based on the ideals of preservation. Inspired by the ‘Salumerie’ of Italy Ombra focuses on delivering highest quality cured meats. This preservation refers to the produce as well as the preservation of lifestyle and culture.
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.
What 36 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
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4.2
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CB
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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!

CM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just beautiful food made from quality sources, mixed with ambience and great service!

RR
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

JG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food! Great place to catch up with friends for a quiet dinner upstairs.

NL
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Sunday roast and $12 Aperol spritz was a huge hit :)

B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My out of town friend said the Melanzane/Ricotta pizza was the best pizza she's ever had!

CM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Second time we’ve had a family gathering here. Great food, staff & ambience.

WT
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

CT
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Authentic Italian, servers were knowledgeable and helpful. Great food - unique and flavourful we really liked the ragu and lamb shank. Price reflected quality.

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

Interesting menu with beautiful flavours and very good service. Friendly and well informed staff. Brought friends from London who were very impressed.

OT
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Italian waitress was spectacular

RS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

great wine list, tasty and interesting main courses and comfortable ambience. Highly recommended.

BP
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Ordinary food. Disappointed.
Not worth the price.
Won’t be back.

P
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and great service in a nice atmosphere

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

Lovely restaurant, staff very helpful and friendly. Food was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend the gnocchi and pizza

M
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and excellent customer service. Will come back to try other dishes.

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not only was the food wonderful, the service was amazing- it absolutely made our experience. Will continue to come here every time I am in Melbourne. Thank you!

MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had great food, great wine and a great waiter. Well definitely be back soon.

JD
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Terribly slow service for both drinks and food, and suspect would have even slower had we not complained. Had we been offered a discount on the bill I would not have written this review.

C
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a delicious lunch with friends from out of town. Gnocchetti was superb and porcetta went down well. Wine was delicious as were desserts (fig tart and chocolate mousse).

Waiters were attentive and chatty. Lovely. Quiet enough to have a good chat.

GH
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great service, good wine, excellent food selection - salami selection, kingfish, zucchini flowers . Perfect for a pre-theatre dinner among friends. Recommended.

RL
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent por belly with crispy skin balanced with sweet onion and fennel.good value for 2 courses and a glass of wine

VC
Melbourne / VIC
21 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We had dinner for two on Friday night. Both had pizza which were very good. Wine was overpriced. Staff were friendly and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was one of the best dine out experiences I have had. The staff were attentive and extremely professional. The food was all presented perfectly and flavours were perfect for each dish. Would recommend anyone to stop in before a show or even for a quick drink

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We love Ombra and have been a number of times. The music was so very loud on this visit that we could not have a conversation at all. Mentioned noise level to staff who said they’d turn it down but did not. Music in restaurants should add to ambiance and not overwhelm it.

A
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best pizza I’ve ever had, great waiters and lovely atmosphere.

AA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very enjoyable experience. Will be back for more I'm sure.

LB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Picturesque and cosy intimate restaurant with friendly helpful staff and stunning moderately priced tapas as well as more conventional main courses. Great wine list to choose from.

EB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Went for a birthday dinner and 1 guest’s meal was forgotten. This is disappointing.
Overpriced for food.

JG
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The Sunday roast was excellent, both in quality and value. Will definately be going back soon.

KR
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I cannot fault this place. Always a great dining experience every time I come here.

AR
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We absolutely loved Ombra!! We had organised a surprise dinner for a friends birthday and the staff were SO helpful in helping us pull it all together and made it as special for us as they could. The food was fantastic, the wine we had was amazing, the atmosphere of the place had a great energy and it was a Wednesday night. Most of all, the service was phenomenal and we couldn't appreciate it enough. Thanks so much for everything guys, we'll be spreading the word and we will absolutely be back!

HE
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Ombra! Its so simple and special and the food is always incredible. The menu changes quite a bit so we missed out on some of our usual favourites but it was still 10/10. Service was impeccable too!

MR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A bit squishy in seating but overall a very nice place to eat.

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

We love going to Ombra and have for the past year. The staff are very friendly, great wine and gin, the salumi and cheese platters are amazing as well as the entrees / mains.
However we were really upset to find that our favourite dish (the calamari) had been taken off the menu. Please Ombra bring it back!!!!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. Excellent for a fun boozy get together!