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 we import some of the best Italian DOC products. Some dishes that are not to be missed are the Antipasti board which changes daily as well as the Tortelloni Emiliani, and don't forget to try the crowd favourite salumi e gnocco fritto with mortadella mousse (and if you have a bottle of something special bring it along Monday - Wednesday when we offer BYO!)
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.
This would have to be the best Italian meal 1 have ever had. Everything was amazing. The food, the wine and the service. Will be recommending to everyone so know! Thank you
There is a bit of variation in presentation of the same dish but I always feel confident in going with friends or recommending it to out of towners
Enjoyable evening . Delicious food
Liked the shared entrees
Lovely place and great location. Good wine list and pleasant staff. Pasta was superb. First course of artichokes came so over salted as to be inedible. Waiter acknowledged the dish that night was an issue. Replaced it with something else but very slow coming so my husband ate his first course alone. Dessert chocolate semifredo; too much going on with it (white choc mousse and cherry sauce) and too sweet. Keep it simple.
Bill came-charged full amount, no acknowledgement of messed up first course. That’s poor.
Beautiful food. Great ambience. Ideal for couples, business lunches or group events.
Great staff, great food. The whole style, being informal and unpretentious but very good food and wine, strikes a chord with us. Well done.
Lovely evening, very accommodating to fit an extra person on the table and to alter the menu to suit vegetarians. Good wine list and cocktails. I enjoyed the risotto.
Dined at Emilia for the first time with a party of 4. We had the most wonderful service and the food was amazing. We were given a loaf of beautiful warm bread to take home which was a lovely touch. We'll be back and will be telling our friends all about our fantastic experience!
Tasty Italian food. Go for the superb gnocchi. The house made bread is excellent and the wait staff very friendly. Each time I have eaten here I have not been disappointed. Yum yum yum yum yum yum
Loved every mouthful! One of the best Italian restaurants in Melbourne, can't wait to go back.
Hidden down a typical Melbourne alley way you will find great service, yummy pasta and gorgeous wine. A great place to catch up with friends after work if you want to still be able to hear them talk not like a number of over crowded Melbourne restaurants.
Friendly staff, great ambience, quality cuisine - always consistently good
We had a fantastic experience at Trattoria Emilia and sampled the tasting menu for a birthday dinner.
The food and wine was superb, the service exceptional, the reataurant was beautiful.
We are from Sydney and will definitely include a return visit to Trattoria Emilia on our next Melbourne trip.
Fantastic food, great ambiance & professional staff.
Excellent atmosphere and service for a delicious meal. Most impressive wine list also. Wonderful for intimate dinners or larger tables.
The risotto was outstanding. Bread to take home was great to receive at the end of the night
Fantastic service, the food was amazing, we will definitely be back.
Best Italian food in Melbourne. Thank you for a fine experience and exceptional food.
A few dishes were great; the mortadella and prosciutto tortelloni, the tuna tartare, even the bread and olive oil, but the other pastas lacked depth of flavour and were uninspired.
The host seemed over it, which I can understand, so I'm hoping the management treat her better or she finds something she enjoys more!
The bartender was great, helpful, knowledgable.
One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Great service aswell.
Thank you for allowing $15 BYO - able to enjoy a really special bottle of red wine & an aged Riesling with some of the best pasta we have ever eaten . Service was excellent and we will return.
We enjoyed our dining experience at the restaurant. The tasting set was really good idea. Loved the entree and beef steak.
Great authentic Italian regional food! Highly recommended!
Great food. Great service.
A reliable Melbourne favourite for a quality lunch across all seasons.
Very nice wwlcome and food
Pity the wines are so expensive
Simply awesome. Everytime. Can’t fault the food and service. Pasta and meat plates are excellent!
Intimate and romantic restaurant. The food was faultless, fresh and full of flavour. Wonderful staff. Would definitely recommend to others.
Trattoria Emilia was outstanding in every way.
The wine was a real highlight too. Absolutely delicious.
Second time here, and super happy to be back. We had an amazing dinner for partner's birthday.
Food was amazing, from entrees to dessert. I couldn't find a fault.
We were greeted and treated very well, with very professional manners.
What can I say? I cannot wait to be back again!!!
Good environment without being in the hustle and bustle but with reliable and good food
Trattoria Emilia is my go to place for business lunches mainly because the food is great and the size of the tables allows for conversations. The pasta is some of the best in Melbourne. At times the service can be a little rough.
What a great meal we had and the flavours were fabulous. We were a group of 4 that shared all the meals (we like to taste everything!) and were not dissappointed by any of the offerings. I was most impressed by the Tagliata - great presentation, great taste and was more that enough for the 4 of us to share. The wait staff were very professional, patient while we were trying to working out what we want and very very friendly. Looking forwared to going back.
Perfect choice and outstanding.
I was never disappointed by them.
It was my fourth visit, and once again it was an authentic and enjoyable experience! I’ll be back!
Amazing food and delightful service. Great experience all round!!
Excellent birthday dinner! Limited options for vegos, but what we had was fantastic. Definitely leave room for dessert and try the tiramisu.
Excellent Northern Italian cuisine in a casual dining room that feels like a neighborhood restaurant in Milan. Lovely attentive staff and you know the food is the real deal because there are Italians dining there. Recommended!
Excellent service and delicious food. Cosy location.
stumbled across this honest little gem in the CBD.
Had two pastas and a beautiful salad. All was very enjoyable.
Outstanding food and great service. Definitely somewhere to go for a special occasion.
A little on the pricey side.