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Tippy Tay, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Tippy Tay

4.4
4.4
564 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Tippy-Tay is Melbourne's love letter to the vivacious coastlines of Italy, bringing European summer to the heart of our city. With a nod to a classic, refined trattoria and unapologetic Italian indulgence, our menu is all about delicious, shareable experiences. Leave the rules at the door and give in to the theatre, the mess and the celebration of Italian dining.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 8396 5777

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Feed Me Menu

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    All bookings of 7 or more are required to dine off our Feed Me menu (with a $65pp pre-payment required for 11+ guests). Our Feed Me menu will give you a taste of the best including antipasti, pasta, mains & sides. All designed to share.

What 564 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • City Centre

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food, ordinary, poorly presented. We had the feed me menu which was not good
  2. T

    Thomas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Really poor. Everything tasted like the dropped the whole salt shaker in everything.
  3. BR

    BROOKLYNP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service quality was amazing and the waitress was lovely in providing a candle on the dessert as a surprise since it was my birthday. Venue was beautiful
  4. EM

    EileenM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We were a bit disappointed with the food. We all had a pasta dish (each one different). Each of us commented on how salty the food was and one of the pasta dishes was dry as well as being over salty. The service and staff were excellent.
  5. MO

    MelO

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely food, drinks were delicious and the service was excellent. The only thing that made the evening less than perfect was the extremely loud DJ that made it impossible to talk with the people I was at dinner with.
  6. AH

    AH45

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The good bits - great cocktails, tasty food and nice atmosphere. Meatballs were a standout. Bread was fresh and delicious. Desserts were yum. What needs work - service was lacklustre, e.g. delays on items, forgotten items, waiter not very knowledgeable and a bit unpolished (but friendly). Things came out in wrong order for an Italian restaurant, e.g. meat and salad (secondi) before the pastas (primi piatti). Couple of disappointments on food: the bistecca fiorentina was a standard T-bone steak (not thick like it should be) and certainly without any of the flavor of a fiorentina. It was more like something you’d get up the local pub and certainly not befitting of its $95 price tag! The “linguine” dish (while very tasty) was not linguine at all, but tagliatelle - and was overcooked. Overall, flavors were good but execution was not awesome. I’d give it another go and if those niggles were ironed out, I think it could be really great.
  7. L

    Lauren

    Tasmania

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Staff were inattentive, we had to ask for more water about 8 times, and we had no idea what was in our feed me menu or when it ended.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality for money. Great service and ambience
  9. CT

    CourtneyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about it was perfect, the food, the service the atmosphere - loved it 😊
  10. JP

    JacquiP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Omniscience and cocktails were great. Food was the let down we were excited as the first time there and decided to go with the $65 per head tasting menu. Was very disappointed with the food. Food didn't match the environment. Thanks
  11. L

    Lisa

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Service was amazing! Will definitely be back So fun!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great lunch
  13. K

    Kate

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place! Such a beautiful space and awesome food!
  14. E

    Ellie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and vibes! Had the ragu and it was full of flavour and pasta was cooked perfectly.
  15. OL

    OakleyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every second of it. The vibe, the food everything was amazing
  16. AG

    AnitaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor, service was very friendly and dishes were very tasty.
  17. RH

    RoseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Tanaya was nothing but amazing. Food was glorious! Only thing was we were seated in the back corner with hardly any lighting which made it hard to read the menu.
  18. JA

    JuneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely staff and amazing decor! Millie was our waiter and she made us feel very welcome.
  19. AJ

    AmandaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and definitely won’t be our last. The atmosphere is fantastic and so lively. Service was flawless.
  20. MG

    MartinG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and good service. Two dishes were very tasty and thoroughly enjoyed, two pasta dishes were bland and not enjoyed.
  21. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our set menu meal. Lots of food, great service from Mel our waitress. Great wine options at all price points. Would recommend!
  22. HO

    HelenO

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    An absolutely beautiful atmosphere. Some of the portions were small but quite tasty.
  23. GB

    GabrielaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!!! Food, service, environment.
  24. TT

    TeresaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious!!! The Ricotta agnolotti and the chicken were definetely the highlights. Don't forget dessert, yummmm
  25. N

    Nick

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great customer service on a special occasion. Very nice, energetic atmosphere. Thumbs up
  26. JR

    JuliaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational food and service was great. In particular our waiter Lachie was really helpful and friendly. The restaurant offered the birthday girl a gift dessert which was really lovely. Can’t wait to go back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the atmosphere at Tippy Tay. Cocktails were fantastic & the food was so tasty. The duck risotto was a highlight!
  28. J

    John

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Like the food didn’t like the loud music too hard to talk
  29. A

    Adelaidians

    South Australia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic service and food just the room was too warm
  30. J

    Joanne

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazingl... Amazing food and such a true Italian vibe. Staff were so informative and knew what they were talking about. Great cocktails. This place you must experience…..Loved everything about it and would highly recommend
  31. W

    Will

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was stunning, the fit out was intriguing and the service was so fantastic - specifically Jerome and Bianka who were our wonderfully attentive and friendly servers.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The feed me option was delicious and you got plenty of food for what it cost. The cocktails were good and so was the service. We would definitely go back again.
  33. EO

    EbonyO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Had to ask to order food and a Drink after sitting down and waiting for 20 to 30 minutes. Had to constantly ask all day for a drink. Food was good service was really disappointing.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We dined here for my birthday lunch. Loved our experience. Only criticism, and it’s a very small one, is that our table was wedged between the bar and side booths where there was a fair bit of foot traffic. This affected the ambience of our experience. Everything else was wonderful!
  35. FH

    FelicityH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful thank you!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    food was good, a little bit salty overall however our booking was changed to 8pm without any indication. the atmosphere and service were however incredible. will definitely be back !
  37. s

    sarahb

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great vibe, took about 20mins for our cocktails to arrive, recommend getting the pizzas 🤤
  38. AA

    AshA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was a little slow with drinks. Felt understaffed. But food came out fast and was absolutely delish. The styling is so cute, like I’m at my hip nonnas house 🍋 And the frozen gins! 😱 like wow!
  39. ED

    ElioD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food and look of the place is really nice however even though the music was nice it was too loud.
  40. JC

    JodieC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was nothing to write home about. Our pizza was cold though. Service was OK. Ambience good. Music was waaay too loud and a weird selection. It would have been much nicer to have some Dean Martin, etc … playing softly in the back ground.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Tippy Tay is rated 4.4 stars by 564 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Tippy Tay

101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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