Trattoria Emilia

4.7
515 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.

Experiences

  • Dinner: choose from our menu 3 courses for $75.

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    $75 per person For dinner bookings we will be offering a compulsory $75 three course menu, with your choice of entree, main and dessert. A la carte available at lunch or early dinner (5/5,30pm), please contact the restaurant for bookings. All dinner reservations will be allocated a 2 hour seating time. View website www.emiliamelbourne.com.au for details
  • Dinner: Chef's choice, 5 courses for 85$

    A$85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Instead of the 75$ menu, you can let the experienced hands of our head chefs Luca & Francesco guide you through a 5 course degustation menu designed to match your drinks of choice. You will be starting with a selection of antipasti inspired by the Emilia's tradition, followed by our fresh, homemade pasta and our locally sourced meats as a main course and you'll be finishing your meal with either dessert or cheese. We are able to cater for any dietary requirement, please mention it in your booking. All dinner reservations will be allocated a 2 hour seating time. View website www.emiliamelbourne.com.au for details
  • A la carte: Wednesday night and lunches

    Multiple dates available

    Only on Wednesday night and for lunch on Thursday and Friday, you can enjoy our a la carte menu. Order as much as you like, great selection of antipasti, homemade pasta, locally sourced meat and fish and desserts for every taste.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 515 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnneW
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Italian food in a quirky location. What's not to love?

RB
RickyB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Unfortunately it did not live up to my previous experiences: the food was ok but the service was very poor. There was no sense of being welcomed, we waited a long time to order a glass of wine, the waiter was rather brusque and our food order was lost. Overall it was disappointing

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt like I was back in Italy. Wonderful.

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lucac
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just an amazing culinary experience with matching wines. We did the 5 courses chef degustation and the dishes were all very tasty and full of flavour. Seasonal and fresh ingredients were used and the service was just on point with the wine matching and the attention to details. Highly reccommended for a group or a date dinner.

CP
CarolynP
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious meal, good value at 3 courses for $75 per person. Friendly, efficient service in an atmospheric room.

LW
LibbyW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere Great place to eat

BK
BernadetteK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful food, terrific wine list, and great service.

EH
EstherH
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We first visited this place 11 years ago when we first arrived as young professionals in Melbourne, went back as a family It was amazing, very accomodating for young family, great ambiance and food was to die for

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic night doing the $95 5 course degustation (with truffle!). Accommodated dietary requirements well ensuring no one felt left out.
Good service.

LJ
LauraJ
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trattoria Emilia was everything we hoped for and more - incredible, authentic northern italian food, sensational wine, service that was second to none (thanks Frederica - superb!)! I love the space and atmosphere and I will definitely be back again!

MW
MtjW
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a really wonderful experience for a very special occasion. The prearrangements some special plans were easy to make the the team was very accommodating. The food and wine matching was nothing short of spectacular and the service was second to none! My thanks to the Trattoria Emillia staff for making this such a memorable night!!

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IlariaT
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great place to experience authentic Italian cuisine from the Emilia Romagna region. Great food, lovely wine and friendly and accommodating staff. Would definitely go back!

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FrancesL
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. Very Northern Italy. No tomato or chilli.

PH
PaulH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good to come back and sample the fabulous food and hospitality

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Bingham
London
35 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hadn't been here is ages due to Covid restrictions and very nice to return. The food was excellent. I had the artichokes with chili mayo and the marvellous bone marrow, veal tartare with black truffles. Service was polished and friendly but they could have used an additional waitperson as they were really pressed. Unfortunately good help is hard to find these days. But this is not a criticism, particularly as I love to dine slowly. I'll be back asap.

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AnnaD
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its absolutely fabulous. I felt like I was in the middle of Rome!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. Great food and great wine!

LB
LucaB
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gnocco with Smallgoods and the Tortelli with the balsamic vinegar from Modena are excellent

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Panda
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely staff and delicious food. Would definitely eat here again.

CT
CatherineT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect Saturday night out with my husband. Food was incredible. The memory of this night had made me happy every day since! Grazie!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lara’s birthday !!!
Beautiful food & service
Tuto perfecto !!!

MM
MuhammadM
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Overall we enjoyed the evening and the overall ambience was congenial

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StefanW
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Every course was simply delicious! I'll be going back again.

SD
SilkeD
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful.
The whole family loved it.
We will be back.

CE
CarolineE
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The must have three course meal for $75 a head on a Saturday evening was not good value. There was very little choice and the main was lacking and the dessert was tiny.

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Bianca
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best dinner we have ever had in Melbourne. We had a 5 course chefs menu and it was bloody incredible. Emilia is our go-to restaurant, we have eaten there heaps of time and this occasion was by far the most incredible!

An amazing menu and fabulous service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, excellent service

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is exceptional
5 stars!

PR
PatrickR
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent had great birthday the wines also

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AnnaT
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing 5 course meal with great variety and ample amount of food!

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INFA
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Absolutely flavourful food, well presented and excellent service

DW
DeborahW
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable evening, food was delicious and the service was fantastic - our waiter couldn't have been more helpful and at tentative - highly recommended

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James
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and fantastic service. Really nice vibe, one of my favourite Italian restaurants in Melbourne

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good service and the food is excellent

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Paola
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

authentic and great italian food.
lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff. good wine list also.
absolutely recommended.

SB
SuzanneB
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here by recommendation from friends and were extremely delighted from start to finish, the staff were excellent, fun and happy, the food was delicious and a small menu which was so easy to choose from but offered everything u could want, a delight to dine there and will be back !!

KB
KateB
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding. We had not heard of Trattoria Emilia before and found the restaurant through a search of top restaurants. What a find. This is my new favourite. Back to what restaurants should be. It’s a smaller restaurant which I loved. It adds to the ambience and the feeling of personal service. Speaking of service - could not fault this. The staff are clearly passionate about what they do. Then there is the food - amazing. We shared 2 entrees, 2 mains and 2 desserts between the two of us as we wanted to try as much as possible. Will definitely be back.

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SYM23
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian we had ever eaten! The whole experience was just what we wanted for our celebration :)

LB
LaurieB
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Sevice was excellent , friendly & informative waiter, busy but made to to chat.
Food was very good, a large drink menu & good wine list.

MF
MatthewF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did the Chef’s Choice tasting menu which is highly recommended! Absolutely everything was top-level, but in particular the ravioli and scallops were sensational. A total must!

FAQs

Trattoria Emilia offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9670 7214.

Trattoria Emilia is rated 4.7 stars by 515 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 reservations at the moment.