Oster

4.8
47 reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary Italian
We modelled our concept loosely on the osteria. A typically inexpensive Northern Italian eatery. A place where guests are hosted with warmth and familiarity. Where local producers are given a platform, and local people are catered for around the clock. This is our primary value for hosting. Traditional, communal, unfussy.

Support Oster during COVID-19

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

Featured special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

NYE 4 course Chef Menu

Dine in

A$130.00 per order

Dec 31, 2020-Jan 1, 2021·Thu 17:30-22:00

New Year's Eve 4 course Chef Menu with a glass of Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wine on arrival

à la carte

Dine in
Starting Nov 27, 2020·Sun 12:00-15:00, Sat 12:00-15:00

Your choice of dishes from our new à la carte menu. You will have the option to choose our 2 or 3 course lunch menu on the day.

2-course Lunch menu

Dine in

A$40.00 per order

Starting Nov 27, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:00, Sat 12:00-14:00

Enjoy our 2-course lunch menu created by chef Nicola showcasing fresh, seasonal ingredients. Add dessert on the day for $10pp or our drinks package for $38pp (includes a selection of beer, wine and coffee)

What 47 People Are Saying
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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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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andreaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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!

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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.

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FoodandWiney
Melbourne / VIC
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!!!

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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 / VIC
3 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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Voates
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A warmth on arrival with flexible seating options. A very smart contemporary fit out. Quality stemware. Brilliant wine by the glass list with Australian wines featured. Sommelier was seamless with providing easy convivial advise.
The mains expertly executed, with clearly a fresh produce driven emphasis.
Comprehensive service with floor staff, understanding their roles, providing crisp warm service.
I’ll be back many times over the Summer

Oster
Responded on 12 November 2020

Thank you for your glowing review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening and our wine offering. We can't wait to host you again soon. Ostēr

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SallyL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local Richmond eatery with wonderful service!

Oster
Responded on 12 November 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved it! Both our servers were amazing. Our first meal out after lockdown and it reminded us a big part of the reason why we dine out is not just great food but the theatre of dining out and the people who love their jobs and share their passion for food and hospitality with you. Food was great too, super fresh, delicately flavoured seafood to start and tasty mains.

Oster
Responded on 12 November 2020

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us post-lockdown. We can't wait to host you again soon. Ostēr

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MaryV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal and good value. very friendly service. Good wine list and a great negroni

Oster
Responded on 12 November 2020

Thank you for your lovely review Mary! Can't wait to see your for more Negroni's soon. Ostēr

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London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. The food was so fresh and beautiful, will come again once re opened.

Oster
Responded on 19 August 2020

Thank you for your review. We look forward to being able to host you again. Ostēr

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RobH
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent night out. Good food, wonderful stuff maintaining all appropriate Covid precautions. Wine list could be a bit better. Will return soon

Oster
Responded on 19 August 2020

Thank you for you lovely review Rob. We can't wait to be able to host you again. Ostēr

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JeremyS
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We went to Oster for a mid week birthday dinner during the covid-19 period so it was a strange time to be going out.
The pared back menu was to the point, minimal but definitely highlighted the skills in the kitchen. Everything we had was exceptional, with the Culatello and the ricotta filled pasta really standing out.
The service from the front of house owner was spot on; attentive, very knowledgeable and just the right amount of friendly.
We expected a nice night at Oster, instead we got an amazing night and can't give them more praise for doing a brilliant job in trying times.
We look forward to going back again, soon.

Oster
Responded on 19 August 2020

Hi Jeremy, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very pleased you enjoyed your birthday dinner and can't wait to be able to host you again post-iso. Ostēr

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Annie
Sydney / NSW
40 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Below average service (was told to access the food menu online on their website as we were seated in an area where we couldn't see the menu on the wall) and tuna was over-cooked as a main. Won't return in a heartbeat

Oster
Responded on 1 July 2020

Hi Annie, We are deeply sorry that you didn’t enjoy your experience at Ostēr and would love the opportunity to discuss this further with via email. We have chosen to have a board and PDF menu on our website to avoid wasting paper through single use menus as this goes against our values and principles as a business and as people. Looking forward to hearing from you. Ostēr

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MichelleM
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and location! Highly recommend.

Oster
Responded on 1 July 2020

Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed everything. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Ostēr

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BrittanyD
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service by Lisa! Highly recommended. Food and ambience were great.

Oster
Responded on 1 July 2020

Thanks for your lovely review! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Ostēr

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HTee
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food.

Oster
Responded on 1 July 2020

Thanks for your review! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Ostēr

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SuperFab
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and great staff. A highlight are the special cocktails such as the Cacao Negroni and the Highballs.

Oster
Responded on 24 June 2020

Thanks so much for your lovely review! Glad you liked our new cocktails. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Warm regards, Ostēr

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was perfect! Service was excellent. We will definitely be back!

Oster
Responded on 24 June 2020

Thanks for your review. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Ostēr

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stephanieT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautifully plated food. Some food slightly bland, needing more flavour. Entree soup with muscles lacked flavour, but had good texture. The tuna with bbq sauce was dry and needed more seasoning. Dessert was beautiful, ice-cream divine and presentation stunning.

Oster
Responded on 24 June 2020

Hi Stephanie, Thank you for your review. We always take the opportunity to take reviews as a chance to improve our offering. Your comments have been passed on to our kitchen team. Warm regards, Ostēr

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vipCaroleneG
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oster means "host" and host they did. Small menu but enough to choose from. We shared oysters, the best chicken and pork terrine ever and fabulous steak with excellent potatoes and greens. Good wine selection. Fabulous service (the tiramisu was pretty special too!)/ We'll be back

Oster
Responded on 24 June 2020

Hi Carolene, Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled our name translated to an amazing experience for you. Can't wait to host you again soon! Ostēr

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ChazM
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Wonderfully crafted food and wine menu And relaxed fine dining atmosphere - recommend to all!

Oster
Responded on 24 June 2020

Thanks for your review Chaz! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Look forward to hosting you again soon. Ostēr

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal staff and sensational food. I would highly recommend and I cannot wait to get back.

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KirstiK
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad we chose Ostēr for our first post Iso dinner. The arrangement of tables to comply with regulations did not diminish the ambience. The staff were fabulous and our swordfish was gorgeous. My husband discovered a new beer and my dry martini was excellent. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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Carmel
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to this restaurant several times and it never disappoints. Osvaldo and Nick are superb hosts and the food is delicious and always varied. Will continue to return. So glad you're back.

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Jesse
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience at Oster. Very friendly and attentive staff, warm atmosphere and lovely food.

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OndreeaD
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are very helpful and professional, very knowledgeable of the food and wines being served.
Food was delicious, better than I've ever had before at a restaurant in the area!

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houseofcoraline
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went with my husband last week, to celebrate our 5th Anniversary and it was stupendous! I come from an italian family so I'm always keen on trying new italian restaurants around Melbourne. In my reservation I added we were celebrating and the staff treated us incredible. Give this place a try and I'm sure you will leave feeling super happy and full! Oh, and try the Tiramisú, by far, one of the best one we've tried in Melbs.

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Marianstock
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Inviting decor. Delicious food - we had the duck which was cooked to perfection and the raspberry meringue dessert was to die for. Thank you

Oster
Responded on 12 March 2020

Thank you for your review Marian. We are glad you enjoyed everything. Can't wait to host you again soon! Oster

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

Gorgeous dinner! Our group of 5 had a fantastic evening, service and food were impeccable. Great to have such quality nearby, a true local gem. We’ll be back very soon :)

Oster
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi Lili, Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure hosting your group over the weekend! See you again soon. Ostēr

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CleoS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautifully original dishes coupled with wines that never fail to impress. We always walk away with big smiles on our faces.

Oster
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi Cleo, Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Warm regards, Ostēr

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Tish
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding and innovative Italian dishes using beautiful fresh ingredients. Definitely try the casoncelli!! It’s a delightfully balanced dish of fresh pasta, cheese and sage. The meringata for dessert was divine. I will be returning.

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KathyT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have eaten at Oster a few times now and the food is amazing.
The menu changes weekly so there is always something new to try.
Home made bread - yum! Extensive wine list.
Service is impeccable.
You will not be disappointed.

Oster
Responded on 14 January 2020

Thanks for your kind words Kathy. We love our bread too! Looking forward to hosting you again soon. Ostēr

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vipMichaelN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Did the tasting menu and received 5 dishes with exactly the same texture. No variation in the plating, and we were not served food to match what we were drinking (fish with a heavy red wine).

Would definitely not recommend.

Oster
Responded on 26 November 2019

Thank you for your review and for taking the time to talk to us over the phone. Due to limited space, we have responded to your review on Google. Ostēr

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GAVINC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

hello,
the food/wine were amazing.
The waitress was 'new" I'm assuming, so she we had no issue with her she just missed a couple of the basics but it certainly did not effect the night.
The only thing that put a damper on the night was the very annoying women sitting next to us who needs to learn some etiquette when dining out with other people around her.
We will be back though...

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LloydJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good people, and excellent real Italian food. A new alternative

Oster
Responded on 19 November 2019

Hi Lloyd, Thank you for your review. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Ostēr

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PeterJ
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a very lovely dinner at Oster. Everything was wonderful - hitting all the right notes on food, wine, ambience and service. Highly recommend!

Oster
Responded on 13 November 2019

Hi Peter, Thank you for your review. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Ostēr

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FAQs

Oster is rated 4.8 stars by 47 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.