Oster

4.8
78 reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary Italian
Inspired by our Northern Italian roots, we bring the traditionally casual, regional osteria into an urban setting. And shake it up a bit.
Unfussy local food & wine hosted in a warm neighbourhood eatery. Strictly seasonal produce, championing regional growers & artisans.

Support Oster during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Mid-Week Steak Night

    A$40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Every Wednesday & Thursday night at Ostēr we will serve a stunning O’Connor steak with potatoes & a glass of wine to match at $40. Available from 5.30pm until sold out!
  • 5 course degustation

    A$95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Inspired by seasonal Australian produce laden with global influences. *Regular menu still available / Pre-payment not required
  • Optional 3 course Chef Menu + glass of house wine

    A$69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    3 course chef's choice menu with a glass of house wine. *This is a pre-set 'menu of the day' - available from 5.30pm - 6.45pm seating

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 78 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShelleyT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely and thoughtfully constructed menu, great wine selection and well designed space make Oster a great night out to celebrate, and now with their byo and steak nights- affordable for me to return more often!

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Carmel
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. Always fabulous.

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mandytee
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the chef's tasting menu, the food was so fresh and delicious, great service, we will return.

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samsonho
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great and friendly service! Would love to go again.

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AleishaS
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oster is incredible! The food is so fresh, so flavoursome and so perfectly portioned! The waitstaff are Michelin Star restaurant trained and the two who served us had both lived in Italy as has Head Chef Nick. House made (delicious) cocktails were perfect, we enjoyed a martini and a negroni. There is also a very extensive wine list with lots of local wines to choose from as well as some international.
The interior is so beautiful with natural tones and textures making you feel very comfrortble and classy!
This is Italian fine dining, great for a special occasion! We enjoyed fresh Sydney oysters and incredibly fluffy sourdough to start (house made bread of course), picked vegetables and cured meat. Followed by main which was house made pasta (the ragu and the tortellini are both so amazing and authentic Italian dishes local to their origins as our waiter explained). A juicy steak cooked to perfection and a side of roast potato's in butter and chives (seriously the best potato's I've ever been served) and desert was light and fluffy fresh profiteroles (an assortment of custard and chocolate fillings) and ice cream with roast apricots and crumble just the perfect palet cleanser and so fresh with the combination of flavours and contrasting textures! We will definately be back at Oster again soon and will be reccomending it to everyone. What a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service - should become a Richmond destination restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite date place. Excellent food and service!

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IanM
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Being close to our home we find this restaurant a local gem with terrific food, very good wine list and delightful service.

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JesseC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue, tasty food and amazing service. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

love the service given by all staff

really calm and pleasant atmosphere

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for lunch on a warm Saturday afternoon.
The place looks beautiful, rustic but elegant.
We had the lunch menù, the lamb was divine.
Smart local wine list, well structured.
We’ll definitely be back.
Can’t wait to try the 5 course menu at night time.

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place! Spectacular creative modern dishes without being too pretentious. The staff is friendly and professional. By far the best restaurant in this area.
Thank you Ostēr for the wonderful meal!

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joshm
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful lunch today. Beautiful food and incredible service. The lamb in the lunch special is to die for. Thanks Oster, your service and food selection made our special lunch something to remember. Cheers Josh.

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Rohanm
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

food was odd and overpriced. I didnt like my pasta at all. could have made better at home

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

We are really sorry you didn't enjoy your pasta. We focus on a contemporary menu, based on the seasonality of the ingredients and influenced by modern techniques. As we explained at the time of your order, the pasta was made to create a contrast between the cheese emulsion and the texture/colour of the dehydrate chilli and parsley. While pastas in the $20 mark are very rare in Melbourne, we would've been more than happy to replace it with another dish if notified before this review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first timing dining at Oster but from the minute we walked in we felt like old friends. We had the Chef’s special that included scallops, steak tartare, a ravioli dish and wagyu beef followed by a delicious dessert. We will definitely be back!

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RobH
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely dinner, minor service glitch, corrected in a prompt and friendly manner, with compensation. Highly recommended

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

Thank you for your review Rob. Sorry for the little delay in getting your food and appreciate you enjoyed the tiramisu! Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon!

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NatalieM
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is fantastic. Highly recommended. Staff are attentive and friendly, food is great with many options and serving sizes are decent.

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

Thank you Natalie for the lovely review! Looking forward to hosting you again soon!

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ZoeK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service was great and loved the ambience.

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

Thank Zoe. We are glad you and your group had a lovely night with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday degustation bliss! Bea

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

Thank you for your review! we always strive to offer a different and evolving degustation menu showcasing the amazing local produce we receive every day!

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BenC
Melbourne
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Really wanted to enjoy this restaurant. Unfortunately it missed the mark a bit with some of the food. Negroni was a bit bitter ?Was the vermouth forgotten? Zucchini pasta entree was a bit bland - the dish felt a bit experimental. My wifes lamb was excellent but the market fish was a little overwhelmed by the bitter side vegetables.

Not sure what went wrong but i presume there is some experimentation over the summer break.

The restaurant manager was really good to discuss some of these concerns with us and we look forward to dining there again

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

Thank you for your time over the phone and for the feedback. We will definitively take it on board .We arelooking forward to hosting you again soon! Osvaldo

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HJ2019
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing sustainably sourced food and great service!

Oster
Responded on 11 January 2021

Thank you so much for your review! Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon. Osvaldo

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JulesT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food looked and tasted amazing. The look and vibe of the restaurant was beautiful. Staff were friendly and gave good recommendations. Highly recommended.

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

Thank you so much for the amazing review. We can't wait to host you again! Osvaldo

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JenB
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oster is a great neighbourhood restaurant. So happy that it has come back after last year's lockdown. The same great food, wine and service.

Oster
Responded on 11 January 2021

Thank you for your review Jen! We are glad you enjoyed. Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

It took too long for the

Oster
Responded on 29 December 2020

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not up to standard this time. We would like the opportunity to talk and hear your feedback further in order to help us improve for the future. Kind Regards Osvaldo Tognella

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FALCMAN
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Really hidden gem with innovative food without going over the top.

Oster
Responded on 29 December 2020

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Ostēr. Looking forward to hosting you again soon. Regards Osvaldo Tognella

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JaneK
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delightful evening with completely delicious food.

Oster
Responded on 12 December 2020

Thank you for your review Jane. We can't wait to host you again soon! Ostēr

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ManishaR
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the most amazing time at Oster. The service and quality of food was outstanding. They were so accommodating to my pregnancy dietary requirements and Osvaldo’s hospitality was next to none. Food was so tasty and can’t wait to go back!

Oster
Responded on 12 December 2020

Thanks for your review Manisha! We are thrilled you enjoyed everything. Ostēr

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Iheartfood
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our experiene here, nice and intimate and the service was amazing! Food was delicious - really dont have anything bad to say - will definitely be back

Oster
Responded on 12 December 2020

Thanks for your review Iheartfood. Can't wait to host you again soon! Ostēr

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FunkyBevan
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food and service. Well executed authentic cuisine.

Oster
Responded on 12 December 2020

Thanks for your review Bevan. Can't wait to host you again soon! Ostēr

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SarahG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was such a gorgeous experience! From the aperarivo to dessert, everything was delicious and the service was incredibly warm and friendly. Like you were in the home of a dear friend. Authentic and beautiful northern Italian food. Love!

Oster
Responded on 4 December 2020

Thank you for your kind words Sarah. We can't wait to host you again soon! Ostēr

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andreaB
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful surprise dining here was! Amazing value for money! Stunning food; friendly, knowledgable and generous hosts and a fabulous ambience. Our new favourite! We will be back

Oster
Responded on 4 December 2020

Thank you for your review Andrea. We are so glad you enjoyed everything. Warm regards, Ostēr

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne
9 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The oysters was not very fresh(either pr-shucked or stored for days), dry inside. Otherwise are good, a little bit lacking in service but overall was a good experience.

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SimoneC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely meal, very good service. Can’t wait to head back to Oster when we open up fully as the atmosphere will be great!

Oster
Responded on 4 December 2020

Thank you for your review. We can't wait to host you again soon. Ostēr

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Dishes were beautifully prepared and service was of a high standard.
Highly recommended.

Oster
Responded on 4 December 2020

Thank you for your review James. We can't wait to host you again soon! Ostēr

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Jess
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything is perfect! Food was devine and service is outstanding. Would recommend sitting inside to experience the full ambiance of the restaurant!

Oster
Responded on 12 December 2020

Thanks for your review! So glad you enjoyed yourself. Ostēr

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FoodandWiney
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit and loved it. From the outstanding service from the friendly and knowledgeable team to sensational food of the Chef's Menu -plus a divine dessert of strawberry gum ice cream, vanilla bean cream and banana crumble, Oster was a real surprise package. We will definitely be back.

Oster
Responded on 4 December 2020

Thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your night and can't wait to host you again soon. Ostēr

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FionaM
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing place. The food was incredible and the service was friendly and accommodating. Such a great restaurant to try. Highly recommend!!!

Oster
Responded on 4 December 2020

Thank you for your review. Can't wait to host you again soon! Ostēr

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BrianT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1) Food is a winning combination of being humble, simple-looking but with sophisticated flavours and homage to Nothern Italy regions. Simply amazing.

2) Staff was extremely hospitable and knowledgeable about the dishes and win on offer.

3) Just an awesome place!

Oster
Responded on 12 November 2020

Hi Brian, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your Ostēr experience. Can't wait to have you back again soon! Ostēr

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MicheleG
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely evening. Great menu and delightful food. The set menu was our choice and would recommend for value. The food was exceptional. The main duck dish was so yummy. Oster thank you
Michele and Ross Gilbert






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Oster
Responded on 12 November 2020

Thank you for your review Michelle. So glad you and Ross enjoyed everything, especially the Duck dish. Looking forward to hosting you again soon! Ostēr

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DanielleJ1969
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful & l look forward to going back.

Oster
Responded on 12 November 2020

Thanks Danielle. We can't wait to have you back! Ostēr

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FAQs

Oster is rated 4.8 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

Oster does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://oster.giverapp.net/product/digital-voucher/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.