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.
Absolutely delicious food, friendly and professional service, a great room on a cold winter's day in Melbourne
Still one of our favourites - the best short ribs that we've found!
Dinner was great but breakfast the next morning was truly awful with microwaved porridge with a skin on top and motel wrappered butter.
Absolutely divine - can’t get over the pasta and the mortadella mousse/pate. Service was ok - It was extremely busy but everyone was attentive. Would dine here weekly if I could!!
We had a lovely dinner, so thanks everyone and will be back soon. 😜
Have eaten here on a number of occasions, always good food and service, just a lovely place to dine. BYO earlier in the week is also great.
We found this place recommended in The Good Food Guide but was disappointed. We were welcomed by a very solemn young lady who was unwelcoming but she did cheer up as the lunch progressed. The braised ribs were very tasty but the tortellini was terrible as the meat inside tasted like cheap supermarket sausage and the sauce was so heavily cooked in butter it was far too rich and fatty (there was only about 6 or 7 on the plate but we couldn’t finish them). The wine was terrific and the atmosphere was great.
We love Trattoria Emilia. We’ve been there four times now and it always lives up to its high standard. The food, service and ambiance are all fantastic. We’re already looking forward to our next visit.
I arranged an evening as four Doctorate students with our professor. Average age about 60 years. The restaurant was completely full but the noise level was still reasonable. Overall opinion was that I made an outstanding choice of a restaurant and I basked in the glory. Didn’t last long as when I got home and told my wife, she reminded me that she had chosen the restaurant. I didn’t pass that titbit of irrelevant information to the others.
This is a little hidden gem. Food, service and the wine list are all very good. Highly recommend it
Poor food quality and slow service with rude customer caring. Never go back and not worth it at all. Overcooked fish and rare cooked duck breast and laziness of dessert flavour. Pasta was good and we enjoyed though. Customer service was zero point i would like to give them. It is very first time of my experience i upset by the package they offered me.
My daughter had said that Trattoria Emilia was well worth a visit and we weren’t disappointed. We will be going back soon!
Love what you guys are doing! Great food and service. Look forward to returning soon.
Amazing restaurant. High end food with a reasonable price tag and the staff are all professional and friendly. Authentically Italian, this place is a hidden gem
My husband and I went to Trattoria Emilia to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was our first time at this place. The food was really good and authentic Italian (so rare to find). It really reminded us of home. The service was very professional and friendly. It seems to us that a little piece of Emilia Romagna was here with us. Highly recommended. We will definitely come back again.
Had a great night out with friends for my birthday dinner at Trattoria Emilia. My husband ordered the tagliatelle ragu, which was one of the best ragu we've ever tasted. However, my dish was very underwhelming. I ordered the Moreton bay bug spaghetti, and while "chilli" and "lemon zest" were included in the description, I tasted neither. It also tasted really flat; likely needed a bit of sugar? Tiramisu for dessert more than made up for it though - absolutely delicious! We'd definitely return, but I'd stay away from the Moreton bay bug spaghetti.
Can't fault the food, it was delicious. Unfortunately the running joke with our crowd was the terrible service.
Delicious food, the ambience was perfect, very nice night overall.
Excellent food, atmosphere & service. Highly recommend
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.