Ombra

4.7
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70 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.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrodieF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and service. Our waitress was perfect, recommending food and drinks to suit our particular tastes, we barely had to do anything except sit back and enjoy delicious food.

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous salume, pizza and dessert. Forget about COVID and just enjoy this gorgeous restaurant.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, waiters took good care of us and were making jokes with us all night, felt like a good family time with exceptional food!

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LynnS
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service under extraordinary circumstances.
Trust you can weather the current situation and we look forward to a return visit in the not too distant future

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed it, nice layout, great service and lovely food.

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Chichi
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food but would benefit from a good workers lunch deal

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JenH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Came here after many many years as I remember it being a good restaurant. It’s still really good and I enjoyed my meal, but I really miss having the lamb ribs that they used to have. I hope they’ll bring it back in the menu.

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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TylerP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team there are beyond fantastic. Always spending time with us to make sure we have everything we could need.

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EllenR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time here, delicious food, interesting wines, and service was perfect. Didn’t feel rushed at all.

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KateL
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great on all levels. I dine here every time I visit Melbourne.

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TinaN
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service.
Would recommend highly.

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AmeliaJ
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ombra has amazing service and food. We always feel welcome and taken care of when eating here.

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HughB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are regulars and have tried many dishes over the years without one failure and most exceptional.

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MariusK
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

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GiannaM
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was incredible! The food was so so beautiful - highly recommend the ox tongue.

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EmmaH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service. Very knowledgable staff. Great food. Great option for dinner before Harry Potter

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LiamA
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and venue and especially on Mondays with only $12 for a pizza for authentic Sicilian style!

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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MomNDadw2kids
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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CarolG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Delicious food and great service, but would prefer they had proper tables and chairs downstairs as well as upstairs.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect in every way. Food was outstanding and the service attentive. Definitely would pay a second visit!

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GiovanniZ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tutto perfetto... cibo, atmosfera ed accoglienza 🥰🥰... unica pecca sono i dolci,😩😩😩😩

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ShonaB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Gorgeous food presented by a well informed staff member . Adored the bean fennel and octopus dish

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KirstyH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

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.

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DianneB
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

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.

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RBRB
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Food not particularly tasty, slow service, clearly understaffed

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Christina23
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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CarolynA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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NikoT
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Eden
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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ElizabethR
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Overrated. The meat was fatty, oily and not much of it. Expensive for what you get. The plus - Staff were lovely, informative & attentive.

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AmeliaL
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!!! Super impressed, service was great- very friendly and genuine. Can't wait to come back :).

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EmmaH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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CraigB
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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!

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CarolineM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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RosaR
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JenG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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NeeL
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Brooke
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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Ombra is rated 4.7 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

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