Teatro - Southbank

4.1
425 reviews
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Mediterranean

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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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We felt the food was of nice quality but service we received could have been better as we hailed a few wait staff several times and ate dessert with plates and boards from mains not cleared.

a
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We have gone to Teatro for years and it was a Spanish tapas restaurant but it appears it has been bought by Chinese and the menu has changed since we were here - which was only a couple of months ago. It bears no resemblance to what it once was and we won't be returning. I had lamb shoulder which was as tough as 2 tooth (old sheep) and a friend asked for gluten free and we were given a menu for this but it didn't seem to be exact. Our dips were to come with normal and gf bread but she got some wilted celery which had to be returned to have their ends chopped off. as they were dirty and wilting! they had no gf bread. Tapas seems to have gone except for a few offerings at the beginning of each main meat dish on the menu. We felt beans as a side at $17 was vastly overpriced.

JH
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We ate at Teatro early before thw opera. The food was very good. The service was a little slower than it usually is - we go there often pre-concert, and had allowed plenty of time for tapas and wine. Obviously we don’t like it if we have a long wait or have to rush eating. All good in the end so will go back.

JF
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The paella was delicious and the waitress was so friendly and even lent her sunnies to my friend because it was really sunny and glaring outside. Definitely recommend to anyone.

S
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food and great service. Will definitely be returning!

MU
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

i love eating here, the location is great, staff professional and friendly, food selection is good. however it is noisy! perhaps choosing a different table location might help and avoiding Friday nights just after work. $14 too for a glass of Prosecco (it was very enjoyable) is a bit steep.

AG
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great vibe, tasty, well prepared food, friendly staff. We will return.

DH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service always. Love the options available. Staff were lovely and we were provided high quality food quickly. The only negative thing I would say is that the young man who seemed to be managing the restaurant (from England?) was overly micromanaging his staff and it was obvious that he was. They were all doing the right thing but he was on to anything he thought might not have been done or not done properly. The staff were excellent even with his overmanagement of their work.

d
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

worst meal experience in melbourne. ever. worst meal experience in melbourne. ever.

NM
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great place for a quick dinner before a show, service staff were friendly too.

SH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We have taken many friends to this venue and everyone has always been impressed with the quality and taste of the food. Easy to share and if pre theatre dining it is surprisingly quick.

CK
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

If you're looking for a quick/convenient meal before catching a show at Hamer Hall, Teatro, located underneath the venue, will deliver a satisfying Italian feed with ample time for you to see the curtain go up.

BD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A guest was unable to eat onion and garlic so the chef produced two tasty variations on menu pizzas for us. Very impressed!

MW
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely staff, enjoyable location, soggy tasteless pizza, sloppy arancinis. Other tables' food looked as bad.

KD
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely experience! Soft music so you’re able to talk. Attentive staff and great food and drinks.

JM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great to pop in pre theatre and have fantastic paella!

m
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Reserved a standard table for two well in advance. Seated us at the bar without asking if that was okay. It wasn't. They ignored us repeatedly when trying to order. Finally ordered and the food came out fast enough, but $28 for a pizza with a sprinkling of lamb is laughable. The kale and beans were crisp and fresh and flavourful and slathered in oil for no good reason. The highlight of the meal was the wine, which was simply adequate. Add to that a very noisy room and a constant parade of people walking behind us heading to the bathroom, results in no good reason to go back.

KH
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to Teatro 3 other times and enjoyed it but this was my best experience - great food even though one of my faves (zucchini flowers) was not on the menu. Staff were great, friendly and good service.

Can't wait to go again!

j
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Brilliant food although menu is smaller than it used to be. Plenty of choice for the shared plates though

EM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Beer on tap was not available. Desert Chirros were not available. Selected wine took ages to get to the table. service was fair to poor with a few poor staff running around.

M
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant decor but noisy due to the size and closeness of tables. Good service relatively unobtrusive. I would go again but not on a Saturday evening.

A
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Lovely food. Wouldn’t recommend the paella

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Teatro is well located for a pre-theatre or pre-concert dining. It also handy for those strolling along the Yarra bank. The service is friendly, the food fresh and enjoyable (you can see the fish and oysters waiting on ice), and the prices reasonable. My one concern is the noise level - lots of hard surfaces and biggish groups mostly shouting makes conversation between 2 people across even a small table difficult.

KB
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The diavola pizza was pretty nice and decent value at $26. The squid ink risoni with garlic, chilli, crispy squid, broad beans and lemon ($35) was less so. Far from the imagined blackened pasta with with delicate lemon and fresh broad beans topped with crispy squid tentacles, it was kind of... off-green risoni with some mixed vegetables through it, topped with fried calamari rings. I’m not sure if it is some sort of a regional delicacy, but it was a pretty strange dish and way overpriced for what it was.

MJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Teatro is an ideal venue for a pre-theatre dinner. The staff are friendly, helpful and courteous. The menu has a good selection of food and offers glasses of wine of 150mL and 250mL volumes.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

All good outside drinks took 15 minutes to come on both orders.

SJ
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It’s our city go-to for quick dinner with our teenage kids. They love it! Diverse menu so something for everyone. Food is always consistent. Great drinks menu too. Service can be a bit hit & miss but we had excellent service from there this time. Great for a casual meal.

PL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to go before a play or a movie (which is what we were doing) - Let the staff know your time-frame and they'll make sure that you're out in time. Also great for just having a relaxing diner with friends. Food is good and staff friendly and make sure that you are happy with everything.

BM
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved it! Food, ambiance, location.. Tho would've liked small puzza option pre-theatre#

SE
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Tapas menu has been more inviting in past. Would have appreciated waiter going through the specials menu as had ordered pizzas (good quality but overpriced as are drinkd) before realising croquettes were on the menu when I spotted them on the board on way to bathroom!😟 Friendly prompt service which is always appreciated when you have a show to get to.

CG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always visit Teatro for dinner when we attend a show at the Vic Arts Theatre complex. Food and service is of a high standard whith the staff very friendly and helpfull.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pre theatre

MM
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I think they might of been under staffed as it took quite a while to get a second drink

D
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I cannot recommend Teatro any more. On Saturday night we had to choose 3 wines before one was available, chosen desserts were not available- only 2 left , pizza was cold and had to be returned. Staff were responsive and aplogetic but it does not compensate for the poor dining experience. We booked for 6 pm as a pre- theatre dinner, food and wine should be available at that time of the night.

L
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and great drinks menu Sangria was delicious

TT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good service, food was delicious particularly the Margherita pizza and the corn salad. Good selection of drinks and its such a good location

k
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place for a pre show drinks and meal. Great food and selection of bubbles too. Staff were attentive and lovely, will become a regular at Teatro xo

MM
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service, convenient and picturesque location, easy to get to

BL
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked Teatro on the recommendation of a friend and were not disappointed.
The food choice was excellent and they were able to accommodate the requirements of my friend who has a severe lactose intolerance.

J
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place on a balmy night for a 14 yr old's birthday. Lovely service. Nothing was too much trouble.

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