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A neighbourhood diner, inspired by Italy.  - Osteria Renata, Prahran, AU-VIC

Osteria Renata

4.7
4.7
328 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Osteria Renata is a neighbourhood diner inspired by Italy. Hosting friends, family and colleagues at the dinner table. Headed up by duo Chef / Owner Angus Cadden and Restaurateur / Owner Alex Ghaddab, our menu features inventive and classic pasta dishes, created in our designated pasta lab, as well as a seasonal selection of antipasti, larger plates, side dishes and desserts. Some of our classics include our gnocco fritto with 36 month aged Jamon Iberico, our spaghetti with Live Southern Rock Lobster and brodetto and our Mushroom filled Quadratti with parmagianno Reggiano. The old world bar, fashioned by hand from fine American oak, offers a full selection of artisanal spirits, amari, craft Italian beer, a dialled in cocktail program and a pan euro-Italian slanting wine list, appeasing any discerning palette. Wether it be in our main dining room, a perch at the bar, or an alfresco seat on High St, we look forward to welcoming you!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary European, Modern Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9112 8962
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Angus Cadden
  • Area
    Prahran
  • Cross Street
    Williams Rd
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram number 6, Williams Rd/High St, Stop #35
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 328 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Italian

  • Inner City South

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City South

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City South

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Inner City South

    Most Booked

328 Reviews
  1. JohnD

    Tasmania

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is in our top 3 favs. Staff always warm and happy. Good vibe…. Good food and easy to get to… Be back soon

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  2. DonaldC

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We will definitely return and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to friends. Good job guys, cecconi’s in toorak road could take a couple of leaves out of your book for food and service. Thanks for making our 32nd wedding anniversary celebration a memorable experience!

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  3. GeorgiaVJackson

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The fresh pasta was the star of the night! We ordered the Paccheri, wagyu beef ragu and Radiatori alla vodka and they were both generous and flavourful dishes. The special of the night was a Venison dish, which was a smaller portion for a main meal. Still delicious, and well cooked. Celebrating a birthday, we ordered dessert and the team kindly popped a candle on the Limencello cake (must order, so delicious) and the waiter sung happy birthday. Such a beautiful gesture. Overall the experience was good, and would come back for the pasta!

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  4. Ashmog

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous Italian food. Would love this to be my local. Will be back.

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  5. LoveFood

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My spaghetti/vodka dish was one of the tastiest meals I’ve had in months, and perfectly accompanied by a wonderful Pinot noir as suggested by the waitress - all around an excellent experience!!!

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  6. PubLover

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice evening celebrating my wife's birthday, main course in particular was outstanding.

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  7. NathalieT

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, ambience and service. Looking forward to visiting again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic meal! Loved our little private booth, but the loud noise from their outdoor area and kitchen was distracting. Lovely service staff and delicious food. Can’t wait to visit again :)

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  9. MickJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing dining, and fantastic staff. Thoroughly recommend it.

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  10. AndrewS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience, with friendly service. Strongly recommended.

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  11. Mark

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visitors, loved it. Will have to go back and be really hungry so that more of the menu can be enjoyed. An elegant space thats warm and friendly, there is nothing intimidating about this venue. Great friendly Italian service…caio.

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  12. Emily

    Sunshine Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    11/10 as always! This is honestly one of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. The staff are beautiful and the food is always delicious. Highly recommend the ragù or the vodka pasta because both are divine! Thank you so much Team Osteria for always making my visits so wonderful!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reliably good pasta and gnocco Fritto with prosciutto is always a highlight. Great service!

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  14. Sandy

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The staff was pleasant and Efficient. We came back to give Osteria Renata another try. We were both disappointed that the food was unimpressive and expensive. As locals to the area we hoped that this could be the go to restaurant but now we won’t be back. 

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  15. FrankR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pork Cottella with fennel. 10/10 also pasta worth the visit

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  16. Allaben

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great local. High quality food and service. Will go back.

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  17. AliciaH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had such a lovely experience, the service was great. Staff were really friendly and prompt with service, the food was delicious and wine was great too! Music could be a tiny bit softer, but it didn't affect the overall experience. Will definitely be back and recommending to others.

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  18. Tara

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always with amazing staff and a gorgeous setting.

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  19. MichelleW

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Osteria Renata is a wonderful restaurant with a great atmosphere, and friendly staff. The food was delicious, and there's a great selection of wine. We'll definitely be back.

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  20. Miab

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Absolutely loved dining here

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  21. PubLover

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Entrees and Main courses were of the highest quality, as were the side dishes. Staff were friendly and made really good wine recommendations. Overall great night thanks.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, smart service, great wine and a great vibe. 10/10

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  23. KarenT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time dining at OR, and all we can say is, bellissimo!! A stylish restaurant with a relaxed feel. Our waistress was lovely and really looked after us. The food was delicious, I can highly recommend the chargrilled Mortadella entree, the ragu main and Limoncello syrup cake, delish!! I look forward to dining there again.

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  24. JaneneY

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buzzy happy atmosphere with nice fitout. The first person to greet us was very welcoming and jovial so great start. Service was very efficient and food fantastic. Wine list very good.

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  25. MichaelS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Well above average this is a great example of an Australianised contemporary Italian restaurant.

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  26. RichardL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing. Couldn’t fault anything. We will be back

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  27. Carlsi

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was absolutely delicious - had a lovely cocktail, wine list is extensive and by the glass worth the $$. Would highly recommend, neighbourhood gem! Special thanks you Leigh for your impeccable service.

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  28. JayR

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable flavors, charming ambiance, and friendly staff make dining here delightful.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pasta in Melbourne. Recommend going in winter too when Brussel sprouts are in season as they make the most amazing dish.

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  30. MarkG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My new favourite restaurant within walking distance of home. The pasta is just fabulous.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, staff also super friendly and genuine. This is our 4th time here and it never disappoints - thank you!

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  32. NanetteL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were the first to arrive at 6.30 18 people followed they all received dinner and 2 hours later we were still waiting Not the wait staff error I believe the kitchen Not ideal probably wont return

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  33. TimG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu is terrific . Just ask what you don't know on the menu as it will surprise you . Our group had Oysters, Kingfish Crudo , The prawn spaghetti but my Wagu Steak was outstanding . Order the chips and the coz lettuce salad and ask you waiter to select the house Chardy and Pinot both equally terrific. My wife says the Expresso Martini(s) at the start were great.

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  34. mtpearl

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food cocktails and service! Love it and will go back

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  35. Mdid

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was great. The king prawn pasta was so light and yummy, and lemon syrup cake was senational

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  36. Patrick

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food could have been bigger Staff could have been warmed Not bad, not an amazing experience

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  37. RitaN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding on every level, food, service and atmosphere

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  38. Yang

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid food, attentative service and accommodating.

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  39. TinaT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, excellent service, lovely ambience. Will definitely revisit

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  40. WendyH

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a relaxing, nice fitout with very friendly attentive staff. The food was good, portions on the smaller size. We all agreed we would return.

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FAQs

Osteria Renata is rated 4.7 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Osteria Renata

436 High St, Prahran, AU-VIC 3181

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Williams Rd
  • Area
    Prahran
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary European, Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram number 6, Williams Rd/High St, Stop #35
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Angus Cadden
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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