Teatro

4.1
374 reviews
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$40 and under
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Spanish
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Tapas
  • Waterfront
The theatre of food at Teatro is synonymous with a Mediterranean marketplace. From Spanish tapas & paella to Italian wood-fired pizza, Teatro caters for all guests. Whether a quick dinner before a show at the arts centre, a wine or cocktail by the river or a lunch before heading to the art gallery or the gardens of our beautiful city.
A fresh seasonal produce driven menu inspires our ever-changing Mediterranean cuisine with plenty of gluten free options. The theatre itself remains constant, but the food and the menu are constantly evolving. Why not enjoy the stunning views of the Yarra river whilst indulging in some cheese & dessert on Southbank Promenade.
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FF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food, fast service and great atmosphere. Overall a night to remember, would definitely return

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food service and atmosphere were all great for a reunion dinner in Melbourne making it a great night

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KV
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Have been several times before and always lived Teatro. On this occasion we were not told there was a second booking until we were asked to move to bar to vacate table. The next sitting did not arrive for another 40 minutes. As usual the food and drinks were of high quality but being hustled out was disappointing. So we went elsewhere. The menu had also changed (simplified) and our favourites were all gone which was disappointing.

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RK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly staff, easy booking system, quick service as we were going to the theatre. Excellent food and wine list and we finished our meal with a good coffee. Would certainly come back for another meal.

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FE
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful and helpful staff; brilliant position and excellent food.

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MD
19 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. We had the Spanish Feast everything was hot and tasted great. Only complaint which we discussed with the staff was the quantity of food. There was so much food that a lot went to waste. So be aware that you should order at least two less than you need.

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GT
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Simple Italian/Spanish influence. Amazing flavours. The charcoal grill is amazing. Wood fired pizzas are simple but delicious - just like they should be. Great ambiance. Inside and outside seating. Great for large groups or intimate gatherings.

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WF
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Teatro is the logical place for a meal before a show in the neighbouring arts precinct. The late afternoon/early evening that we dined at Teatro most recently was VERY hot. We had requested a ‘cool’ table. Unfortunately we were placed near the main entrance door which was wide open - this resulted in hot air entering Teatro. We asked if the door could be closed to contain the air-conditioned cooler air and were told that this was not possible. The table was also intolerably noisy - the shouting of the kitchen staff and the jacked up background music made conversation impossible. It was also difficult to hear the softly spoken waiter. The food was as we had anticipated and quickly assembled. Having dined many times at Teatro pre-concert we were disappointed this time - to be brutally honest, the Southbank food court would have been a more pleasant auditory option...sadly, we will be reconsidering our usual ‘go to’ restaurant pre-show in future.

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S
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Way too loud when the place is full. On Friday night it was impossible to have a normal conversation; we tried shouting at each other over the din but soon gave up and were forced to eat our meals in "silence" until we were finally able to escape outside. All hard surfaces is a design choice that you have clearly gone with to create atmosphere but the effect is unpleasant at busy times. I would not recommend Teatro on a Fri/Sat night in particular; might be OK for weekday lunch maybe.

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J
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

On Wednesday Service was very fast. In and out. Never an empty table.
I thought pizzas was a bit pricy bit was very tasty. Mussel a bit disappointing - Quite small inside.
As with most crowded places very noisy. There is an outside area at the side (quieter) which I would book next time.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Third time we have been love the quality of food service great got us in and out in good time to see the show. Only issue have you guys put more tables in so close together a bit too squashed in

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L
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner for two and birthday treats!

I had only discovered Teatro the week prior so I was happy to return with my sister for a pre-show dinner! We had only had two pizzas but wow! The Gamberi pizza: king prawns, nduja, fresh chilli and mozzarella as well as the Prosciutto pizza: vine ripened cherry tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella… both were divine! And to top off a great dinner we received complimentary bubbles to celebrate my sister's birthday! Thank you so much Teatro team “I'll be back!” :D xox

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L
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Great place, food, atmosphere however when you need to call the waitress over to take your order.....shocking.

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NP
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quick and friendly service, reasonably priced, great view of city. Beautiful dining experience on warm summer night.

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PV
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance. We were a group of 6 on. Friday night. Felt like we were on holiday in Europe.
Food was great but some portions were small-calamari.
Overall we had a really great time and will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Location is the main asset. Quality of food is the second. Choice of wine and beverages is the third. Generally efficient service is the fourth.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

great location, quick service, good food, great company

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MH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

We booked here as we were going to a show and thought it would be quicker than it was. Do admit it was extremely busy but it still took sometime to be served. They were more focused on setting tables than serving who was there. The food was very good. Maybe more staff would be a good idea in the busy times.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Good food, but the Paella rice could have been cooked a little more and the seafood portion ratio was little.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a great night, food, drinks and service were very good. Loud though and tables too close.

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FC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Good area but changed the tapas menu which we prefer better

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JN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

We waited one hour and 20 for our main meal the paella. When it arrived it was dry and appeared like it was placed in an oven. Disappointing but worse eas the lack of leadership from management to communicate the long delay. When we tried canceling our dessert after 25 minutes, manager brought it out and offered it for free. Whilst our waiter was constantly apologetic, management refused to come to our table and discuss the long delays or provide some offering. Will never return and will share the experience. Diners next to us also had same experience agreeing at the sub-standard paella dish. They barely ate half.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We have been coming to Teatro consistently for many years. It was a special occasion and we asked for a particular table. Firstly this was promised, but on the day not provided. Normally wouldn't have asked but it was a special occasion. Later it was offered. Food was not what we usually experienced and not at a standard that Teatro is known for. Two lovely staff who were overwhelmed with the number of customers and doing there very best. Would I return or now recommend Teatro most likely not. What was difficult to explain to our friends was that it was a great place with good food and nice service but not on the day. In fact I would say we were feeling embarassed. Would we have gone elsewhere if we could definitely the answer is yes. However, we were a large group and difficult to relocate at moments notice. Need to really think whether we would return or ever recommend. A shame because some of the best pizzas tappas around.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Slightly pricey but the food is very good. The Sangria was lovely and although initially it was very busy once the theatre crowd had moved on the noise level was very good.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Beautiful food in a lovely setting. Good service and reasonable prices. Just a tad noisy for us over 60's but would definitely recommend it.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Pizzas we better than expected and a great range of salads. Recommend sitting outside to enjoy the views of the yarra and passers by.

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HT
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I would recommend but only because of its convenient location. The food was average at best.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Funghi pizza was lovely as were the croquettes and meatballs, Spanish sausage a little too much. Very busy here so may have a bit of a wait.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Thankfully we had booked a table for a pre-theatre meal. The place was packed, with tables crammed right up against each other and barely room to move. The service was extremely slow, not nearly enough wait staff for the number of patrons crammed in. It was half an hour before we got a drink even. The pizzas are pretty underwhelming, especially the Moroccan Lamb, which was dry and tasteless. All in all it wasn’t a relaxing experience.

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L
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

I almost never write reviews but this deserves one. My partner and I went for dinner before a show at Hamer Hall. I ordered the Diavola pizza (essentially hot salami, cheese, olives and chill) and this was $27, my partner got a lamb ragu pasta and that was around $35 (?) and 2 croquettes were $15. NONE of the food was worth the money. What a ridiculous rip off. Obviously they are counting on non-repeat tourist business because I don’t know how they justified these prices. I would happily pay if the food was worth it but it’s a damn pizza. And it was soggy in the middle as it was too thin and the crust on one side was burnt. The serving of the pasta for $35 was ridiculous and my partner had to add salt and pepper (which he never does!). I had a taste and it was dry and pretty bland. Wish I went to the food court next door.

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R
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Booked a reservation for 8pm and there was no wait which was great. The waitress was very friendly and professional. The kids pizza was in a cool shape but was under cooked. The entree came out promptly but the pizza took quite a while to come out. The orange juice wasn't fresh and didn't taste very nice. The price was reasonable. The staff and atmosphere is great but the food wasn't impressive.

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T
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The salads were great but the bread crackers which accompanied the anchovies were stale.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good, would go again. Service very friendly but slow, hard to get attention and we never received one of our dishes.

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a
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat before a concert or theatre as you can choose tapas or something more substantial if you have time. Delightful staff. As with anywhere these days one needs to book to ensure a table. Food is very good and while it is 'busy' it is quite manageable.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Perfect spot for a light dinner before the theatre. Great tapas and light food options. Excellent sangria!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and location ahead of a concert at AAMI Park. Staff knew our timetable and ensured we had lots of time to enjoy their wonderful food and get to AAMI on time.
Teatro is a favorite. Highly recommend it.

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LE
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, good service a little too noisy for us

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CO
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great steaks. $25 lunch menu, excellent value, excellent service

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MM
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and service. They make sure that you are on time for any show

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SE
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service, ideal pre theatre venue

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