Stalactites Restaurant

4.5
58 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.

Support Stalactites Restaurant during COVID-19

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 58 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
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JackM
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely experience with excellent service and delicious food! Highly recommend!

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Belinda
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Had to order 2nd drinks 3 times, before they came, gyros meat was tasteless, salad under seasoned, dips - gee I get better at the local deli.
For such an iconic Greek restaurant that I’ve been too many times before, I have to say I was really disappointed and our bill was offered to us and we weren’t even asked if we’d like dessert.
Not sure I’ll be back in a hurry

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vipMarieG
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Felt squashed in, didn’t feel like social distancing was being followed. Food was completely messed up, entrees were forgotten twice over. Ended up receiving all good at once which was really disappointing as food was delicious and we didn’t get to enjoy it.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was fantastic, great value for money, unfortunately it was busy and although the staff were nice, not once was I asked for a drink, I felt like I was begging for them all night and a real inconvenience to them. Will go back, but probably for take away only.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were amazing and extremely helpful. Especially the waitress. And food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

We dined upstairs, far to crowded. We were taken to our table (10people) only to then have to wait for it to be cleaned. If one person wanted to get up from one end of the table, everyone else also had to get up. Chairs from diners behind us were literally touching our chairs. The air was poor and very stuffy.
The waiter was not attentive to our group and was rushed.
Not a great dining experience, very disappointed.

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SETeam
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

SG
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
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.

CF
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
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.

JC
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

KB
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
4 reviews
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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Em2021
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
6 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
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
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
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
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The souvlakis here are the best!!!!

MB
MonicaB
Melbourne
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
28 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great place to eat.

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 58 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.