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Wood fired Pizzas - Teatro - Southbank, Southbank, AU-VIC

Teatro - Southbank

4.2
4.2
954 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
The theatre of food at Teatro is synonymous with a Italian marketplace. From delicious selection of Antipasti to Traditional Italian wood-fired pizza, and amazing Pasta dishes Teatro caters for all guests. Whether a quick dinner before a show at the arts centre, a wine or cocktail with the river view 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 Italian cuisine with plenty of vegetarian and 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 Chianti & dessert on Southbank Promenade.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9121 8128
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Southbank
  • Cross Street
    Southbank Promenade, By the Yarra River<br />(Downstairs from Hamer Hall)
  • Parking Details
    Paid Parking at Art's Centre.
  • Public Transit
    2 minutes from Flinders Street Station, Federation Square Tram Stop, Arts Centre Precint and NGV
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 954 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for outdoor dining

  • City Centre

    Great for scenic views

954 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just great. Servers were so quick, the food was delicious. Thanks so much.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience! Amazing service. Phenomenal Food. Could not recommend Teatro's highly enough. Will be back

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Efficient friendly service and great food. Just right for a pre theatre meal

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. All of our meals were outstanding. Very much enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had pre Theatre dinner here with my daughter, Delicious food. Excellent service.

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  6. JaneD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent pre-theatre meal. Food and drinks arrived promptly, waitress very helpful

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  7. SaraH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fav spot for a pre-game/show dinner - always nice food and friendly attentive staff. Good wine selection and lovely atmosphere on the river

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  8. PatrickC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was great experience, all aspects were great, there was a very good choice of food and the waitress was excellent. A nice relaxed atmosphere with very little noise making conversation possible. Would definitely be returning for another experience.

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  9. DianaM

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are very friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious especially the lamb ragu. A must visit.

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  10. GaryW

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Main courses fabulous, a bit pricey, but there’s not much competition at Southbank post-pandemic. Wine always expensive at this place. Dessert (profiteroles) not great - lovely ice cream and choc sauce, but the choux pastry was stale and chewy, not light and crunchy. Service really excellent.

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  11. GayleM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place, food 👍 service 👍will come back again

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  12. IanH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and loverly location... great staff, menu and drinks We really enjoyed everything about our visit to Teatro

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  13. Susan

    London

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely atmosphere to enjoy delicious food with excellent customer service. The restaurant is bustling without being too loud to hear each other and staff are warm, attentive and genuine. Highlights were my husbands chargrilled chicken and the tiramisu!

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  14. HelenK

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked several days and came here on a Friday before comedy show at 8pm. We had a great table with view across the restaurant. Food was a touch on the pricey side, but we actually found having entrees with sides was more than filling, all were good serving sizes. All our food was very tasty (Calamari Fritti and Caprese salad delicious) Service was fantastic, and our waitress "Kat" was super attentive and friendly. Definitely returning back! thanks team :)

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  15. GraemeB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the Brusetta which was very different to the normal ones! The Marinara Soagetti was Excellent. The Porcini and Mushroom Rissoto was superb. The only thing that we were disappointed with was the Profiterols. They were very dry and weren't fluffy inside like Choux pastry should be. The highlight of the night was the attentiveness of our waitress Sara. She kept coming back to top up our drinks and seeing whether we needed anything else. The Maitre d' was efficient but lacked friendly a greeting and making us feel welcome at the restaurant.

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  16. SueT

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had preshow dinner at Teatro. Lucky we booked a table as very busy, with many diners enjoying a meal before show at Hamer Hall. Pasta was beautiful. Drinks lovely.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Short answer- understaffed, long wait, delicious food but lukewarm. Great location but only go if you have time for a long leisurely dinner. We dined here pre ballet performance, immediately we could see they were understaffed and so mentioned we were on a time frame we had given ourselves 1.5 hours. There seem to be only one waitress in our large outdoor area she was run off her feet. I wish I had got her name as she was fantastic. The food was delicious unfortunately spoiled by coming a long time after ordering and lukewarm. Even our wine ordered as we sat down took over 15 mins to come. With so many options around I won’t rush back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good, however the service wasn’t. The food came out quick, probably too quick and it all came together (entree and Main). They didn’t refill out water, nobody checked to see if we wanted more drinks and trying to pay the bill was painful, so slow and confusing as to where we could pay. The staff were arguing with each other and didn’t seem to care that we were stood there trying to pay.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic Fresh, lite and delicious A huge thank you to the wait staff and bar person for taking on, without hesitation an unusual cocktail request

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a busy night sure, but we had booked ten days prior so really expected a little better service. The food was fine, but a glass of wine and a soft drink ordered never arrived, and nor did coffee ordered at the end of the meal. There was so much going on in Melbourne this weekend, they should have prepared for that.

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  21. PippaT

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We planned this as a post-ballet special occasion. The service was excellent, the waitstaff patient and prompt. We had a six year old with us who was a little restless after three hours of ballet, and they brought her food first which was very thoughtful. The food was absolutely delicious! My linguini was the best I have ever tasted. Everyone enjoyed their meals very much. Our request for a table suitable to include an elderly guest and a young child was honoured and we were very comfortable! Music not so loud that everyone had to shout! All in all a splendid event! One to remember!

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  22. KLich

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and fast. Food was absolutely delicious, definitely well worth it for the price. We came when it was a bit quieter as it was only 5:30pm but would definitely go back.

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  23. wharf99

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I chose Teatro as I wanted a quick pre-theatre dinner, and I have been here before, and I recall the restaurant offering reasonable value for money. And the location was convenient. However, on reflection, I think that while the service and overall ambience were fine, the meal ended up being far more expensive than I had anticipated (1 large glass of wine, 1 pasta dish, 1 coffee, and 1 bottle of sparking water): the bill (with tip and credit card surcharge) came to just over $90 - not really value for money in my opinion. I'll definitely think again before going here in future!

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  24. JoyP

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff attentive and friendly we appreciated the pre theatre dining package

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  25. nav8

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the papardelle lamb ragu along with my friend and it really tasted terrible! More like a watered down tomato base with canned tuna. My friend was terribly disappointed too. Our dessert seemed to have been forgotten and when the profiteroles arrived after our repeated prompting, they appeared to be still unthawed. A let down overall unfortunately.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor from the moment we sat down. Only poured one glass of water for the whole meal. Worst table given when many better tables were available to walk-ins and we booked.. Table was wonky and we had to stand on it constantly to stop it moving. All our entrees and mains bought out together which didn't fit on a small table. Why together? Felt like they just wanted to get rid of us. Main Pasta was like $45, and was smaller than a normal entree or kids meal. Very disappointed considering it cost us $180 for two people. I won't be back.

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  27. Lyndon

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Teatro on a Sunday for lunch, and the oven was not working. This meant we could only order cold food, but the wait staff took a long time to tell us this, meaning we ordered then reordered and reordered. It took over an hour between sitting down and getting our food. The also did not have most of the cocktails on their list. A disappointing experience

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  28. MonG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were assured we would be able to eat our meals before a 1pm theatre show after arriving 90 mins earlier (open time). We could see the kitchen hadn't started cooking any food but the "issue" was not communicated with us. We had 20 minutes to scoff our food before needing to leave. Not ideal for an expensive lunch. Had the issue been communicated with us we likely would have eaten elsewhere instead of leaving food wasted.

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  29. JacquieL

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely space on a warm summer evening enjoyed everything

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  30. MarianK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I recommend you try the Brushetta and Polenta chips for a light lunch - delicious

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Greeted promptly but was seated with no menus and glasses but no water. Wait staff not very attentive. Thankfully the Food was good.

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  32. AliciaG

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great gnocchi and delicious baked eggplant. Fast service - perfect for pre-theatre dinner.

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  33. VSnn

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    At pre-theatre supper time it was busy and way too noisy, we couldn't hear each other speak - hard surfaces everywhere, loud music. I was hoping for smaller meal sizes - small pasta for pre-theatre. The entrees were not like little healthy meals that Italian can do so well. I think it would be great if they had pre-theatre smaller pasta/mains dishes. Rest all good. Thankyou.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good location for pre show dinner. Dessert disappointing - profiteroles no custard just icecream inside. Service missed mention of wine with main - hence water only. Water not topped up. Pizzas should be offered at dinner time. Online web suggests that pizzas are available. Mains not appropriate - lamb chops? $180 bill for 2. Would not return at this price unless flavours improved. Not enough floor staff.

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  35. Ryano

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing, we asked for still water and charged $10 for the carafe. You dont have Pizza available on the dinner menu anymore and your prices are very expenive.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is great service is very poor Waited 20 minutes for drinks, was never offered more drinks during our meal. Asked for the bill then had to ask a further 3 times Up your game on the service

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  37. NigelC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and ambience. We were somewhat disappointed to be seated in the corner of the front in a very narrow space

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  38. BecM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our wedding anniversary and we were treated like royalty . Alouis our waiter was amazing !!!

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  39. DougB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service detracted from an otherwise great meal and venue

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  40. NicoleM

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    In a great spot to people watch and grab a bite to eat before a show. Unfortunately I think it’s too pricey. $60 small porterhouse with a bit of rocket is not great value for money I believe . Think at this price expect some potato on the plate as well, even the pasta dishes were in the $30 to $40 mark and just fair. Good cold drinks and cocktail list.

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FAQs

Teatro - Southbank offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9121 8128.

Teatro - Southbank is rated 4.2 stars by 954 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Teatro - Southbank

St Kilda Road, Tenancy A Hamer Hall, Southbank, AU-VIC 3006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Southbank Promenade, By the Yarra River<br />(Downstairs from Hamer Hall)
  • Area
    Southbank
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Paid Parking at Art's Centre.
  • Public Transit
    2 minutes from Flinders Street Station, Federation Square Tram Stop, Arts Centre Precint and NGV
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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