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Trattoria Emilia, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Trattoria Emilia

4.8
4.8
1141 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Trattoria Emilia is an authentic Italian restaurant focusing on seasonal produce and fresh pasta. Head chefs Francesco Rota and Luca Flammia hail from Modena in Emilia Romagna.

At Trattoria Emilia we seasonally change the menu and source a large majority of our produce from regional Victoria, our meat is organic and sustainably grown in Tasmania and Victoria and we import some of the best Italian DOC products. Some dishes that are not to be missed are our Tortelloni Emiliani and the crowd favourite salumi misti with gnocco fritto and tigelle served with mortadella mousse.

Rustic, yet refined, Trattoria Emilia boasts fantastic ambience, attentive and professional service whilst all the while remaining a great casual dining spot perfect for a quick lunch, a long relaxing dinner with friends and has always been a romantic date spot.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9670 7214
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Francesco Rota & Luca Flammia
  • Catering
    We do offer Private Chef at home and Catering Services, please contact us for more details.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer full use of the restaurant for weddings and private events, please contact us for more details.
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Elizabeth St
  • Parking Details
    Parking available at Wilson Street car on Little Collins Street until 10pm and 24 hours on Queen Street.
  • Public Transit
    By Tram: We are close to Collins Street (Elizabeth Street Stop 5) and Elizabeth street (Collins Street/Elizabeth Street stop), they both are one-minute walking distance from the restaurant.By Train: Flinders Street Station and Melbourne Central Station are both are located within walking distance from Trattoria Emilia.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Dinner: Chef's choice, 5 courses for $95

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    As part of this experience, enjoy a selection of antipasti, homemade pasta a main dish, and a dessert. We can cater to most dietary requirements, please mention them on your booking. Dinner reservations are allocated a 2-hour sitting.
    Dinner: Chef's choice, 5 courses for $95 photo
  • Dinner: choose from our menu 3 courses for $85.

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    As part of this experience, enjoy a 3-course menu with your choice of an entrée, a main, and a dessert/cheese from our a la carte menu. Dinner reservations will be allocated a 2-hour seating time. I you are wanting a quick meal of one or two courses, the à la carte menu is only available for lunch or early dinner reservations (starting from 5:00 - 5:30 pm with a 1.5-hour sitting time). Please contact the restaurant directly for enquiries regarding this option.
    Dinner: choose from our menu 3 courses for $85. photo
  • A la Carte. Our Chef's choice is also available

    Multiple dates available
    A la carte menu
    A la Carte. Our Chef's choice is also available photo

What 1,141 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Italian

  • City Centre

    Best Overall

  • City Centre

    Best Food

  • City Centre

    Best Service

  • City Centre

    Best Ambience

  • City Centre

    Best Value

  • City Centre

    Great for fine wines

  • City Centre

    Italian

1,141 Reviews
  1. MaxT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Francesco and his team in the kitchen did an outstanding job. The food they prepared was truly authentic Italian, with flavors that transported us straight to Italy. The atmosphere in the restaurant was pleasant, and our waiter Davide, along with his colleagues, took excellent care of us. Despite being 16000Kms away from Italy, we felt like we were experiencing a slice of it. We can't wait to go back again!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, beverage and service. We were a group of 7 hospo crew and we were super impressed and appreciative for the the engagement & attention to our table. Food was mind blowing. Everything was 10/10 plus.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 5 courses chef menu was amazing! If you are going there, try it

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly authentic Italian restuarant with a regularly revolving specials menu and decent wine list to back it up. Awesome service and a great vibe!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner at Emilia Trattoria was excellent as well as the atmosphere. Very happy with everything! Highly recommend if you’re in town.

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  6. EmmaT

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Grazie Matteo and crew.. I had a very memorable and fun night with my mother & brother. Everyone was very accommodating of my Seeing Eye Dog (in training) and going the extra with a little embarrassing hiccup we had with my brother being late. The food was outstanding and tremendously tasty, we would come back for the bread & olive oil alone...! Congratulations on running a beautiful operation, and here's to your continued success! Salute!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a hidden gem, my favourite place to eat in Melbourne

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  8. Edco

    Monterrey

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and great service. The dishes were ok but not great

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian restaurant in all Victoria I think. I've been there many times and never was disappointing. Thanks to Matteo and all the crew!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere here is welcoming and relaxed. Despite it being a busy restaurant you don't feel like it is hectic or rushed in any way. Attentive service and great food. One of our faves.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, terrific service, and a lovely friendly atmosphere. We will definitely return.

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  12. Noelb

    Sunshine Coast

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A good experience, over Prompt , professional service The space is workmanlike, which is liked A fairly small menu , good selection of wine by the glass. An entree of bobne marrow was disappointing. Excellent gnoccho fritto , And a couple of sublime pasta dishes.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous and entertaining food. Really lovely tastes and interesting regional Italian dishes. Love the wines too .. ask for help! The restaurant have been there for 9 years or so but we only recently found it. Been there 3 times in a month.

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  14. JacC

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Saw Ben Shrewy of Attica recommend this restaurant so decided to try The waiter was amazing Food was amazing Wine was great Yes definitely go back Parking on the street was so difficult bc council changed all to 10pm so that is one issue

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience and the 5 course meal was prepared and served timely according to our individual preferences. A great gastronomy experience! Thank you.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We managed to get a last minute booking on a busy Saturday night, we decided to go with the TASTING MENU of the chef choice @ $95… this was amazing food and great value. Highly recommend for the Italian rustic cuisine

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  17. KKBaz

    Dublin

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal with lovely food and lovely staff and service.

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  18. Lizzie

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I always enjoy our evenings at Emilia. The food is innovative and well presented, the staff attentive and the wine always interesting.

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  19. LongT

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great place for lunch, we'd return for dinner, soon

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Enjoyed the food and fantastic service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place. Incredible staff front of house and in the kitchen. Exceptional value.

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  22. Tj3013

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing but service was just unable to seem like dinner flowed & attentive

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  23. mrsmitch

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super delicious food. Not one thing to complain about. Service was spot on. Unpretentious but very professional. Wine list was lovely.

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  24. Robs

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was smooth but unobtrusive, the food was just as I imagined, having chosen the venue from the Age Good Food guide, and the range of drinks offered by the glass was very good, also the alcohol free options. I will certainly return.

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  25. NickM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional Dining experience. Pasta was perfect and traditional. My wife is a Coeliac vegetarian and her meal was perfect and no problem at all.

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  26. PeterP

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great setting with good portion meals with fantastic drinks

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  27. Lucy

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always an absolutely pleasure to take my friends or family to Trattoria Emilia, and tonight was no different. We were headed to see Chicago and had to leave by a certain time, all the staff were beyond helpful & accomodating. The Italian authenticity, flavours and value here are second to none - my favourite place in the city.

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  28. AndrewG

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the great Italian meals I've had in Melbourne - with clever seasonal menu and outstanding wine recommendations. thanks also to Leonardo for his service and advice!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful setting for lunch and so well looked after.

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  30. CheddyV

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Attentive and knowledgeable staff. Would highly recommend. Well worth it! Grazie!!

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  31. NickK

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must visit restaurant if you love Italian food, wine and warm hospitality. Every time I have been, the menu has been outstanding. The wine list is perfect and and diverse. The Italian wines on the list are very well priced and delicious. In a city with many impressive Italian eateries this sits comfortably on the very top echelon with a select few. Highly recommended.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding, food we couldn’t fault. First time we’ve been, won’t be the last.

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  33. MikeC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply brilliant food delivered by attentive and friendly and knowledgeable staff. A hidden gem

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best Italian food in Melbourne. Must go.

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  35. ArleneW

    Sunshine Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a special occasion meal . Staff amazing and make sure you enjoy your visit

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Would recommend you to try.

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  37. Carolines

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu and food were perfect. Have been coming here for years and they never disappoint me.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Trattoria Emilia never disappoints- fabulous food and great service.

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  39. AnitaG

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment I walked through the fort, I thought I was in a trattoria in Italy. This cosy restaurant has a beautiful ambience with intimate tables and lighting. The staff are attentive and add to the experience by being Italian. They know the menus well and expertly explained the various ways some dishes could be served. The Tiramisu ‘their way’ is an absolute must and one big reason why I’d return. It is unbelievable - a sensory delight. Thank you for looking after us so well.

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  40. RichM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic. The staff are great and the menu varies enough to not get boring. I am so happy to have Trattoria Emilia for a neighbourhood place.

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Trattoria Emilia is rated 4.8 stars by 1141 OpenTable diners.

Trattoria Emilia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Trattoria Emilia

360 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Elizabeth St
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking available at Wilson Street car on Little Collins Street until 10pm and 24 hours on Queen Street.
  • Public Transit
    By Tram: We are close to Collins Street (Elizabeth Street Stop 5) and Elizabeth street (Collins Street/Elizabeth Street stop), they both are one-minute walking distance from the restaurant.By Train: Flinders Street Station and Melbourne Central Station are both are located within walking distance from Trattoria Emilia.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Francesco Rota & Luca Flammia
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9670 7214
  • Catering
    We do offer Private Chef at home and Catering Services, please contact us for more details.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer full use of the restaurant for weddings and private events, please contact us for more details.
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