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Park Street Pasta & Wine, South Melbourne, AU-VIC

Park Street Pasta & Wine

4.5
4.5
791 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Located in a historic corner building at 268 Park Street, Park Street Pasta & Wine is South Melbourne’s friendly neighbourhood pasta and wine bar from Italian Restaurateurs Luca Balbo & Lino Torre, combining their passion for food and experience in the hospitality industry.

Head chef Tommaso Bartoli whips up a creative menu that heavily draws on his Tuscan roots. Starting his career in the kitchens of Florence, he brings to Australia all the knowledge and passion for food that define with his personal style.

All our pasta is handmade in-house in the traditional ‘fatta a mano’ style. Our menu features inventive sharing plates, classic pasta dishes that nod to various parts of Italy, plus a few modern iterations, all reflective of seasonal quality produce. with a tidy selection of Italian, international and local wines to match.

We are located at 268 Park Street on the Corner of Park Street and Perrins St, just down from the iconic South Melbourne Town Hall.

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2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Farm-to-table, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:45 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9042 8871
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Tommaso Bartoli
  • Catering
    Catering is available for events up to 32 guests either indoors or outdoors.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (03) 9042 8871
  • Area
    South Melbourne
  • Cross Street
    Perrins Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram No. 12 Clarendon St/Park St<br />Tram No. 1 Clarendon St/Park St
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
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Experiences

  • Pasta Mista Set Menu

    $80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    4 Course Menu - Focaccia + 2 entrees - 1st pasta + 1st side - 2nd pasta + 2nd side - Dessert If you would like to include a beverage package, please send an enquiry to ciao@parkstreetpasta.com.au including your booking details. Please, note: All large group bookings will incur an optional 7.5% gratuity featured on their bill; this goes directly to the talented staff who look after you on the day of the event, except on Sunday where a 15% surcharge applies to all bookings and on Public Holidays where an 18% surcharge applies to all bookings.
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What 791 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inner City South

    Great for fine wines

  • Inner City South

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Inner City South

    Romantic

791 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Being a real Italian it’s always hard for me to really appreciate pasta in Australia but I can finally say that I found a real authentic Italian restaurant. Every dish I had tonight was just amazing, delicious and really reminded me of home. Me and my mum shared kingfish and carrozza as an entrè both simple but fancy and tasty at the same time. We then had the smoked ricotta ravioli and I can definitely say they were the best ones I had in a really long time and also the cacio e pepe spaghetti FINALLY cooked al dente in a REAL Italian way. The service was super friendly and efficient despite the restaurant was super busy. If you like Italian food this is the place to go in Melbourne.

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  2. LinRu

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sorry to say that the crab tarts were a disappointment. Other offerings were very good if a little too rich. We were there at a quiet (lunch) time, which allowed for conversation, and that is appreciated. Service was friendly and prompt. Overall the venue is certainly worth a return visit, forearmed with some knowledge of the menu!

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  3. Evangeline

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The venue was lovely. The food was ok. But the experience was detached. For a Friday night when people are wanting to wind down for the week and enjoy a calm, smooth evening, the waiters were almost frenetic, running around hastily and unable even take our order without rushing us. The female waitresses especially were disengaged to the point of rude. Not enjoyable.

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  4. Sienna

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Simply did not enjoy the pasta unfortunately. Overpriced.

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  5. Marqassa

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We would highly recommend, the food was incredible. Best pasta I have had in a long time.

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  6. MartinA

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe great food and great service by Luca and his team

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  7. AlfredoS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their pasta is nice but extremely simple Vs. The price you pay. You would expect to get more ingredients in the sauce. Plain good base but a little bit boring. The pasta is home made and good.

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  8. ChristineM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very kindly waited for us and stayed open for a late booking.

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  9. Chanel

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little place and lovely italian food. Would recommend.

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  10. KwanC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The pasta was undercooked and way too salty for a place that claimed to specialise in it. Rookie mistake that should not happen. Steak was way too salty as well.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely not what it was - not sure what has changed behind the scenes but the food is not as refined as it once was. Stars of the menu (Brussel sprouts, the yummm cauliflower dish) are gone and have been replaced by just OK replacements. I wouldn’t go again unless someone else was paying which is a damn shame as I used to love going there. The service is great though as is the ambience. But the food… nah.

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  12. DeborahP

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the chef's selection, it was fairly good value and a good variety of dishes. We were full at the end! Service was attentive but not intrusive or formal.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm hospitality, delicious dishes and outstanding wine.

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  14. CarolynG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, great attentive service. We came for lunch on a Saturday and were blown away by the food. Two of us had the big pasta and the other, the duck. Pasta was cooked Al dente and the sauce was perfection. We shared a tiramisu which topped off the meal perfectly. 5 stars!

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  15. Courtney

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibes, great soft background music, great food, great drinks. inoffensive decor, nothing fancy or trendy just lets the quality of the service and meal to speak for itself. Feel like they’re not trying to “be” anything they’re not. Simple!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful place, enjoyed our time however my pasta was undercooked and hard to eat, the prices were a little high too.

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  17. SallyK

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service. Happy to recommend

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  18. AlisonF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a big group and were not forced into ordering the set menu which was good. One of the mains came way after the others but other than that service was excellent. Food 4/5 - pasta not as silky as Nonna's!

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  19. TheCritic

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date spot. Sat out the front al fresco. Wait staff were attentive and kind. Was also fun to speak Italian again - Forza!

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  20. NicoleD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The entrees were especially delicious as was the Creme Brule

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  21. EmilyO

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Park Street Pasta & Wine for our second wedding anniversary and it was so lovely. Great ambience and incredible food!! Everything was so delicious especially the tiramisu. Can’t wait to go back!

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  22. ShekharS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited after a few years and were pleased to find that the charm hasn’t left. Amazing food and service to match. Will be back

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  23. MitchB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and atmosphere. Great value for money too

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  24. RodWat

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic steak but the Caceo e Pepe needs work (more pepper would help a lot) Excellent tiramisu

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  25. donnam

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Hi it wasn't a great experience, we were all a bit disappointed with the food, The two people who ate the vongole felt unwell overnight. The two people who had the Spaghettoni said their pasta was gluggy The tiramisu was lovely The fondant was gritty and unpleasant Coffee was good Service was great

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great portion sizes (you don’t often get that when eating nice pasta). The service was also incredible.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect on every level and Lino is the ultimate host. Highly recommend and will be back!

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  28. BarryV

    Perth

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent venue and service with authentic Italian fare and great wine list quiet area of Melbourne easy parking

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  29. SarahP

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and informative staff. Did the chef selection and they were happy to meet all our needs. Enjoyed our experience Food was delicious and left extremely full

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  30. AnnT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, suited our vegetarian needs, excellent friendly service. Will definitely go again to PARK STREE PASTA & WINE BAR.
    Park Street Pasta & WineResponded on 14 November 2023
    Ciao AnnT! Thank you so much for joining us and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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  31. melBourneIdentity

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great specials and attentive service. Really nice setting and lots of great seating options.
    Park Street Pasta & WineResponded on 14 November 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to review! We strive to provide you with an exceptional experience every day. Ciao!

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  32. LibC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience inside. Service attentive but waiters(2)English very difficult - both ways misunderstandings. The pasta special beautiful. Spaghetti dish way too much and fairly heavy. We’d go for two entrees next time. Or please provide entree size pasta dishes. None of us finished the main course dishes. We’d go again - but it’s an expensive night out!
    Park Street Pasta & WineResponded on 10 November 2023
    Thanks for dining with us and for providing your valuable feedback :)

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  33. PaulaS

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is excellent. Great catch up place for lunch with a longtime friend.
    Park Street Pasta & WineResponded on 10 November 2023
    Thanks Paula, we're glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

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  34. CristianaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely incredible Italian food and a great ambiance within the restaurant. The entrees are all 5 star as are the pasta dishes ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Highly recommend, one of the best Italian restaurants in Melbourne 🙌
    Park Street Pasta & WineResponded on 10 November 2023
    WOW, thanks so much Cristian! This means the world to us.

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  35. EliaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always great food, wine and service and why i keep coming back elia
    Park Street Pasta & WineResponded on 10 November 2023
    Thanks Elia :) We appreciate your continued support.

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  36. TimH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time visiting and definitely will be back! Pasta was amazing and the wine was some of the best we have had a nice light selection to go great with the meals!
    Park Street Pasta & WineResponded on 10 November 2023
    That's great to hear, Tim. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  37. Jason

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a treat! We were recommended Park Street by our friend, and we were not disappointed! Wait staff when above and beyond! Will be back
    Park Street Pasta & WineResponded on 21 October 2023
    Ciao Jason, thanks so much for your lovely review - we're so thrilled you enjoyed your first experience with us and we look forward to hosting you again. Grazie.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite place to eat in the world hands down. Fresh, clever and the menu is always changing. Staff are charming and make the experience even better than the already perfect food. Can’t wait to go back asap.
    Park Street Pasta & WineResponded on 21 October 2023
    Grazie! It's an absolute pleasure to look after you and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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  39. Sammy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience in a quiet side street in South Melbourne. Lovely interior, being cosy but spacious enough that you aren't side by side with strangers. Good selection of food to choose from. Loved the brussel sprouts and ravioli, the seafood pasta left us a little wanting when plated side by side with the amazing ravioli however we still enjoyed it. Brilliant service, very friendly and professional staff.
    Park Street Pasta & WineResponded on 21 October 2023
    Ciao Sammy, thanks for dining with us and taking the time to leave us this lovely review. We hope to welcome you again some time soon. Grazie.

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  40. KathyR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This place has been on my list to go to for a while and I truly wished I had gone earlier. The pasta was delicious, paired with a gorgeous Chianti. The wait staff were attentive, with the exception of when suddenly everyone decided to order at the same time. Understandable, of course. In short, a good place for divine handmade pasta and a beautiful ambiance.
    Park Street Pasta & WineResponded on 21 October 2023
    Thanks Kathy! Apologies that you felt unattended to during the busy rush - we will be more diligent, but thanks for your understanding :) We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Park Street Pasta & Wine is rated 4.5 stars by 791 OpenTable diners.

Park Street Pasta & Wine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Park Street Pasta & Wine

268 Park Street, South Melbourne, AU-VIC 3205

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Perrins Street
  • Area
    South Melbourne
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:45 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Farm-to-table, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram No. 12 Clarendon St/Park StTram No. 1 Clarendon St/Park St
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tommaso Bartoli
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9042 8871
  • Catering
    Catering is available for events up to 32 guests either indoors or outdoors.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (03) 9042 8871
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