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Tippy Tay

4.5
4.5
236 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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Booked 78 times today
Experiences are available.
  • 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. Our Feed Me menu will give you a taste of the best including antipasti, pasta, mains, pizzas & sides. All designed to share.
  • Valentine’s Feed Me Menu

    $65.00 per person

    14 Feb 2022 only
    Our Feed Me menu will give you a taste of the best including antipasti, pasta, mains, pizzas & sides. All designed to share. All bookings of 7 or more are required to dine off our Feed Me menu.

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

Menu

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What 236 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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    Hot Spot

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    Food was overpriced & flavourless. Very oily as well

  2. JS

    JulieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    This has really cool vibe and the device was excellent. Noise level rises tho as it gets busier. Food very authentically Italian and excellent too

  3. L

    Leee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Went to tippy yay for our anniversary and it was a lovely setting with a brilliant Ambience and outstanding service

  4. VH

    VasilikiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food, drinks and service. Such a beautiful set up.

  5. I

    Isha

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This is a beautiful restaurant with the decor, lighting and ambience just right including the music which in some places can be really loud but on a Sunday evening it was just mellow enough to hold a conversation but still enjoy the music. The food and cocktails are fantastic. But the best part of the night was the service. The waiter we had was friendly, knowledgeable and always there when needed without actually being too overbearing. In fact all the staff at this restaurant were just great. Well done to them!

  6. JZ

    JoyceZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food was superb. Would definitely come back here in the future.

  7. CN

    ChristineN

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous atmosphere, service and food - could not fault!

  8. MC

    MickyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    We enjoyed the food - it was really tasty - but did feel a bit rushed through our antipasti in particular. The noise level was very high - conversation was difficult - and we felt the music choices were incongruous with the delightful setting. Loved my cocktail. The dessert cart - only 2 options - was a little disappointing. Overall, we had a good time but I am not sure I would rush back.

  9. DW

    DeanneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything about Tippy Tay! Cocktails, food and service all amazing. Definitely will be visiting again real soon

  10. RA

    RenaeA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The Burrata was divine! The Negroni fountain is another must-have.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great fit out and ambience. After a slow start the service was good too. We had the buffalo mozzarella pizza which was delicious. Can recommend Tippy Tay for a great Italian style meal and night out.

  12. EC

    EmmaC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service food and entire experience was incredible

  13. HR

    HannahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have a wonderful experience, food was all delicious, service was faultless, the negroni fountain was definitely the highlight! Gorgeous decor inside and the desert trolley was a really nice touch. We’ll definitely be back!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Inlove with the passionfruit cocktail! Roasted potatoes were a 10/10 also. Would recommend and will definitely be heading back :)

  15. MG

    MelissaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Tippy-tay was beautiful astetically & Staff were lovely however it was average at best when it came to the dinning experience. It was basically overpriced pizza and pasta.

  16. M

    Mia2

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and drinks and great service! Great atmosphere as well

  17. r

    ralama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service & ambience. A little bit pricey but worth it if you want a good quality night out.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time at Tippy Tay for Sunday lunch. The food was really good - pizza was exceptional. Service was good, our waitress was attentive and friendly. We weren’t rushed or anything, so had a nice and relaxing time. The venue is gorgeous to sit in - if feels like you’re not in Melbourne anymore. There’s plenty of parking in carparks along flinders lane. On Sundays it is only $10 for the day. Would definitely dine here again.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The vibe in Tippy Tay was fun but also a lovely venue for a long slower lunch. We adored all the food, the cocktails were moreish and the staff were fantastic. Highly recommend and I look forward to returning soon!

  20. D

    Dylan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food and great atmosphere

  21. CT

    ChloeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    service was amazing :) food was delicious, and the vibe was elite

  22. S

    Sarah

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    This is one of the prettiest restaurants in Melbourne. The atmosphere is excellent with a dj playing brilliant music. The staff were very attentive the only thing that let it down was the food we unfortunately got cold pizza and the pasta was very average

  23. MT

    MelindaT

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food especially the lobster risotto. The fun of the dessert trolley and the house special limoncello are recommended. Great service.

  24. SD

    SoulaD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a happy and colourful ambiance just what Melbourne needs with all the dread

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food with great staff, great place for a date fo sho

  26. SH

    SallyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, service and food. Highly recommend.

  27. CL

    CindyL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service! Vibes were also immaculate. Just a bit loud with the music.

  28. K

    Kate

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is joyful & fun, everything a dining experience should be. The food is excellent as are the cocktails. We loved it all and will be back

  29. MW

    MarianneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WOW! Definitely worth the visit. Food was superb - we were ohhh-ing and ahh-ing all night! Atmosphere is great with a real authentic yet contemporary Italian feel to the place. We have travelled alot in Italy and brought back some great memories. We had the Slushy style Malfy G&T - yummo! And shared the Wagu Beef (sensational), the Calamari (melted in your mouth), warm olives, brocollini with crunchy breadcrumbs, pesto penne and I had a mozarella in lemon leaf (delish!) The service was spot on - friendly, attentive and professional. And the music and feel were again just right. I highly recommend - and we are fussy foodies!

  30. C

    Carmine

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Overall terrific. Touch on the pricey side but totally get in these COVID times, location and quality, you definitely get what you pay for. They can lose the little desert cart or at least make the cannoli fresh as they sit in there and are wasted when they get soggy! Otherwise, beautiful place with excellent food and terrific staff . . . we'll def be back.

  31. C

    Charlotte

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great value for money. Would recommend for cheap and filling Italian food.

  32. KR

    KipR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    Sadly the wait girl we had was new, too quietly spoken behind her mask, almost unintelligible. Got the order mixed up, forgot our 1st drinks and had to be reminded to replenish our H2O. Food was fantastic and atmos good. Needs training.

  33. R

    Robert

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Tippy Tay is a lovely room within the vast Garden State Hotel at 101 Flinders Lane. Food is excellent but the service was confused and slow. Wine list is too expensive, they need some more moderately priced bottles well below $65- which seems to be the entry level.

  34. JN

    JessicaN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely vibe, delicious food and cocktails. Will be back.

  35. B

    Benny

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    It was a tad too loud and dark. Food was okay, we felt the lasagna was a bit dry however the meatballs were nice. Service and pizza was great though.

  36. KT

    KatT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Food took to long to come out and was cold when it did We were sat down at our table 10mins after our booked time and forced to wait to the side Wouldn’t come back

  37. G

    Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was incredible but the ambiance was the big win here. So many fun touches and such friendly staff - couldn’t fault it and will be back!

  38. VS

    VeronicaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Impeccable food and service. Was a shame you had to walk through loud and exuberant crowd to enter and exit and to get to toilets.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, can’t wait to come back

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was delicious, staff were wonderful and the ambience was like you were back in Italy! Bravo!

FAQs

Tippy Tay is rated 4.5 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

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 bookings at the moment.

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Booked 78 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Tippy Tay

101 Flinders Lane Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

  • 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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