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Trattoria Emilia

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413 reviews
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$41 to $100
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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured special offers

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Friday and Saturday night 3 or 5 course menu

Dine in
Starting Jul 10, 2020·Fri-Sat 17:00-21:00

Dear Customer For Friday and Saturday night bookings we will be offering a compulsory option of either a three course a la carte menu for $65 or our five course Chef's selection menu for $79. View website www.emiliamelbourne.com.au for details.

What 413 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food & service was next level.... love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was fantastic, every time we visit the food is amazing. We always come here for special occasions. Usually the whole experience is great, only thing to point out is that the service from the waitress could have been better, could work on her customer service skills more. Otherwise great experience and will definitely be back.

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globaldavidg
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really believe they have the best pasta in Melbourne. Lovely service, wonderful wine selection.

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Elliot
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food awesome wine. Will definitely be visiting again

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SianS
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, great service! A favourite Melbourne experience.

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HannahG
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is mine and Hubby's 'special place'. Birthdays, when we have guests, our engagement, our first anniversary!
Absolutely amazing atmosphere even with reduced capacity, romantic, a real treat. The specials are always a winner and the Tiramisu...no words.

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RudyB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as usual!
My favourite Restaurant!!!!

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CateK
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food. Exceptional service. We’ll be back x

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DominicF
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely terrific food and the service was fantastic. Would highly recommend for any Italian food lover.

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ninaa
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food & service, Fresh & authentic recipes with a pleasant twist.

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FLan
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I just love this place. The food is fenomenal, the service outstanding and the ambience is fantastic.

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MartinK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptional food, attention to detail. Welcome back

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Jackie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful to join Trattoria Emilia on their re-opening post restrictions.
The service, ambience and food were all impeccable, and as usual, cannot wait to return.

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MarianneM
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had an enjoyable lunch. Food was good without being overly great.
Service was pleasant and timely. Overall a good spot for a quick, affordable business lunch.

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wendyf
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are both outstanding here. I highly recommend this gem. I’ve been here a few times over a few years for both lunch and dinner. It’s consistently fantastic. Just don’t walk into the bar at the front and think that’s all there is. Keep going through to the dining room.

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LizS
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place. Beautiful food. Lovely atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food , the most attentive and wonderful staff.
I loved the whole experience.

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RachelN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a hidden treasure this restaurant is! Amazing food and fantastic value. We will definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Melbourne has some of the best Italian restaurants, and this is always up there with the best. Can always rely on the excellence of the food and service.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We hd the degustation menu and it was great. Really creative food, served with flair. Good wine list, attentive service but not in your face.
And the best Negroni cocktail EVER!

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AdrianE
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second visit in recent times. The service is faultless and the food was outstanding. The wine list is extensive and we enjoyed some fine Italian Sangiovese. I’ll be returning

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A good character filled venue for an informal CBD lunch. Becoming my regular haunt.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a beautiful little restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere, outstanding food and drink and great service from wonderful staff. I will be eating here again.

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markp
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best lunch. Food was outstanding. Great little spot

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MargoM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We could not wait to come back to this restaurant when in Melbourne for work. The food is delicious and the service was excellent. Love it!

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JamesT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Warm and inviting atmosphere, friendly and efficient service, great food, good wine selection - what else do you need?

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trattoria Emilia is my idea of a great restaurant: talking with your friends and being able to hear them, charming help, wonderful food and wine. I’ll be going back again and again

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DianaB
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! What a great experience! We were made to feel like family. The food was delicious and wait staff attentive. This restaurant really cares about its customers. Look forward to coming back!

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marvellous Italian food. Great service and great wine.

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LucyMelb
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great evening of good food and being looked after.

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HelenA
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a beautiful meal, wonderful service and a lovely atmosphere. The food was divine, especially the timarisu. I’ve never had anything like it.

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glenyssunshine
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

I'm sad to say that my friend & I were very dissapointed with Trattoria Emilias food. Their signature dish was great but the special ravioli lacked flavour, the salad was limp with old cucumber, soft radish slices & very oily dressing that lacked acidity. Some items of the antipasto were flavorless. The top layer of the fries were fine but under that they were very oily & inedible They did take the fries off our bill but we would have liked crisp fresh fries. I understand Emilias had a 2 hat a couple of years ago but the quality of the food has deteriorated a lot. We loved the ambience. Before my friend arrived I was at a table right under a fan and uncomfortable. The waitress' response was excellent. She readily moved me to another table that was great. During our meal the service continued to be good but as soon as the staff sat down to eat themselves, the service vanished. We weren't offered coffee, just abandoned. So we left disssatisfied.

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ThomasR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic gets overused, but this place is the real deal. It was full of Italians on our first visit - a good sign. The food was a knockout, including a GF gnocchi. Every other one I have tried before this was seriously lame. Caring, competent servers made us very welcome, and brightened our meals. The neighborhood restaurant we all wish we had!

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MadeleineS
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Everyone loved their food. Will definitely be back

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JanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner....genuine Italian food. We loved the atmosphere and went back a second time on our 3 day visit to Melbourne.

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JulieP
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It never fails to be a terrific restaurant to take friends to.

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RodneyM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We started with the octopus: tender, good saucing. Mains duck: excellent, slightly sweet sauce and simple vegetables ..good colours, textures etc. Lamb was good but a bit fatty. Drank and enjoyed the Sangiovese.

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SarahB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food. I would definitely recommend it!

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Jessie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, good wine list, friendly and attentive staff. A lovely dining experience.

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KatrinaK
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food simple and delicious. Great service and loved the venue.

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 413 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.