Stalactites Restaurant

4.5
51 reviews
$40 and under
Greek
Experience Stalactites, one of Melbourne's longest established & well known Greek restaurants. Owned and operated by the same Greek family since 1978, Stalactites has long become a Melbourne institution.
Stalactites is the first Greek restaurant to be accredited by Coeliac Australia and all gluten free menu items are 100% certified by Coeliac Australia.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 51 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Energetic
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SETeam
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Worth going once in a while. Been there few times now.

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Since I made a reservation I didn't have to wait in line which was great. Once we ordered our food we received it in about 2 minutes. We were pleasantly shocked with the speed of service. The food was delicious too and we were able to take our leftovers home with us. Definitely recommend.

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, and always good for a team get together. All Covid requirements adhered to. Easy process.

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TonyE
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I have been to Stalactites many times before and never felt disappointed. The food is great but this time I have a complaint. The meat platter for 2 in the past has included 2 lamb skewers which I love. This time we got chicken instead. It may seem a small change but why change a successful menu offering. The place is always noisy which for a person with a hearing impairment is difficult as hearing aid amplification exaggerates the noise. The service was acceptable but not up to the usual standard although Paris was his very excellent self. The number of waiters/waitresses were down due to the effects of COVID which has restricted availability of waiting staff. That was quite understandable.

Tony plus 4.

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sueb
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Plentiful amounts too. Can see why it’s a Melbourne institution!

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NiekeF
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good services, the food came within timeframe. Waitress quite professional

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food at Stalactites! Have the souvlakis! Best ones ever!

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ingeg
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a Christmas catch up. The food was great value and super tasty. Will be back.

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CathyF
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food and selection. Great atmosphere and quick service

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Ness
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and spectacular service. Cannot got wrong with Stalactites!

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SuJ2020
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Good food, sizeable portion that is absolutely filling! However, the service was sub standard. We wanted to stand up and call the staff to take our orders or provide more water because when we waved or called them they didn’t listen.

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Catherine
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We were unable to be seated as the restaurant was over booked. The line up was long and there just weren’t tables available. Inside the restaurant people seemed to be very close together. We left we were not waiting any longer and were not keen to dine in a restaurant that didn’t appear to be following covid safe guidelines.

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JackC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a table of 6 and shared the banquet. Great mix of food, very tasty.

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Kita
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was beautiful. However it took sometime to get the waiters attention to order.

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Michael
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Snobby waiter. No glass offered to pour beer ($10/bottle)
Bland food.
Expensive.

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LydiaA
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

The cave roof and theme was so pretty and the food tasted amazing

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FeliciaP
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food even better since COVID lock-down. Noise level from other diners low due to the distancing of tables . Food has always been fantastic but recently it hit 10/10. Love it

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KathleenB
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing, so tasty and came out quickly. Portion sizes are large, so bring your appetite. Overall we loved it and will definitely come back.

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DeannaV
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love this place, love the food, will always go when I’m visiting the city! Highly recommend.

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PatrickH
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We had a wonderful time and were happy to be able to start lunch earlier then our booking time BUT we ordered an entree and Main meal and both came out at the same time. We had to ensure we ate the main first, quickly, before it got cold. Service was good though and staff were good.

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NehaE
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the food here was waiting for restrictions to lift over so I can come and enjoy my favourite food again.

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AnnaLM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place and have visited many many times. I always enjoy going back. The fact they look after coeliacs is an absolute wonderful bonus so all you folk with gluten issues, this place knows what it is doing as it is accredited by Coeliac Australia.

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Millie
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Mixed grill was delicious + pita bread and tzatziki! Very lovely staff and good value

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service.
Being endorsed by coeliac Australia, I know I can enjoy it too

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Emz20
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great service highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff! Food was fast and delicious and the whole place had a friendly and buzzing atmosphere

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DotH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Beautiful food, great service from front of house staff but waitress forgot about us a bit. Food was amazing and music could've been a little louder but aside from that, great Greek Restaurant!

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PaulP
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always have a great meal and service. Thanks to Paris and his team. Paul P.

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BenjaminV
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is outsatnding, great value for such amazing food.

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IrinaH
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious. Arrived super quickly after ordering but still clearly fresh! Amazing taramasalata

Would go again and definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The souvlakis here are the best!!!!

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MonicaB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and super friendly staff. I cannot wait to return with my family.

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vipSteve
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my birthday and enjoyed the company of my family and friends. Food was wonderful as usual as were the staff.

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RalphB
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazed how the staff can retain such a high quality of food and responsive service in such a busy buzzing setting. Upstairs was much better in terms of noise level than our previous experience down stairs - however, a great experience, regardless of where we sat.

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JoyB
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Stalactites has been one of my favorite restaurants but due to the space and busyness of the resto, we were not able to get the service we want. Our family dined few days ago and so disappointing we asked 2 servers to provide more drinking glasses. We finished our food but no glasses were provided. We are 11 (9 adults, 2 kids) and we got 3 glasses only. We ended up sharing glasses and some of us waited till we got home to drink some water. It would be better to have more servers assigned to see what’s missing or needed per table. We are having second thoughts of coming back to this restaurant. The lady who welcomed us looked very tired and and not too friendly at all. Service can be improved.

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TinaW
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food excellent service wish we had this restaurant in Sydney 💙

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AnneL
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Very disappointing. I was entertaining a party of visitors from interstate and overseas. One member was a vegetarian. The waiter had no clue about a vegetarian banquet, so our guest ordered a platter. The rest of us ordered meat banquets. The dips were a small plate with a spoon each of 4 dips - barely enough for 1, let alone 5. One small slice of saganaki to go 5 ways. The calamari was nice, but a small serve. Then the meat arrived - a large platter - too much meat and not enough dips, dolmadakia, and saganaki. Not worth $55 The vegetarian platter was m a only potatoes and a bit of soggy spanokopita. Pathetic. The service was slow, and the w waiter was surly. It seems Stalactites is trading on its 'iconic reputation. Never again!

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alexis
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Pita bread should be traditional pita bread considering it is a greek restaurant especially when being served with dips. Love the atmosphere but drinks pricing is way overpriced. Food is beautiful.

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Jose
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Good food, great place for a group, I would go back again if in the city.

FAQs

Stalactites Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Stalactites Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9663 3316.

Stalactites Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Stalactites Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://flunky.com.au/generateVoucher/w2YrY7Spung4o3.w7INbMpYG5D3nTgyBxeP9PBnAsjGb9CAxyxsRbMfgazslqMdg.

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.