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About Trattoria Emilia

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 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.

360 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm

Cross street:
Elizabeth St

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 9670 7214

Website:
http://www.emiliamelbourne.com.au/

Parking Details:
Parking available at Wilson Street car on Little Collins Street until 10pm and 24 hours on Queen Street.

Executive Chef:
Francesco Rota & Luca Flammia

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Trattoria Emilia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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Food

4.5

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (57)
Authentic (54)
Fit for Foodies (44)
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Romance (32)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Business Meals (27)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
Casual (21)
Neighbourhood Gem (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Lunch (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Seasonal (14)
Fun (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Group Bookings (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Healthy (5)
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Outstanding Value (4)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

We had the summer tasting menu which was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Honestly everything was good but the portion size of the octopus dish. 1 small thin leg sliced in 2 with sauce for $22?? And when the waiter saw we were going to share she didn’t even advised that was a small dish for one person. This was the only thing I could fault from the food. The espresso at end was warm and the cup cold. Either than that everything else was ok!

Tags: Good for a Date
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Great space with a cosy European ambience. Elegant menu & wine options

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, great service, in a great space tucked away down a lane. Highly recommended.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 5 December 2017

Recommended by a family member. The food was fair. The bruschetta was soggy and not good. The service was good. Mateo did a great job in repairing the "damage" of the entree. Overall a reasonable evening but disappointing for our anniversary.

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 5 December 2017

Excellent, we had a wonderfull dinner. Interactions with staff was just right. Love the look and feel of the restaurant. Many thanks

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 5 December 2017

Great food, wine by the glass choice and service. Pretty funky location and décor.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 27 November 2017

Great food, great service. A fantastic night out for me and my wife.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 20 November 2017

Enjoyable evening. Excellent bread - baked on site at their bakery. I was pleased with the service. Good pasta.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 13 November 2017

Interesting menu and wine list, with delicious food. Lovely ambiance with attentive waiting staff. Look forward to our next visit to explore other dishes on the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 November 2017

First time to this Restaurant since change of name and would thoroughly recommend for lunch or dinner. Great Italian food, very authentic and well presented. Good selection of wines, especially Italian wines. Loved the decor and the staff were very attentive and well conversed with food and wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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Food5
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 8 November 2017

As a sicilian, even I can appreciate the authenticity of this emilian trattoria. Gnoccho fritto is rarely seen outside of Emilia Romagna, let alone Italia. Risotto cacio e pepe with oxtail and spring-influenced ravioli di parmigiano with broad beans, asparagus and zucchini was faults (although I would have substituted freshly-shelled peas for the zucchini). The place where I bring Italians who know real food - and where I bring Australians to learn about it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 30 October 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful meal! Highly recommend - food, service, great Italian accents. Wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 28 October 2017

The food was fine, nothing special. I had the crap spaghetti which was pretty bland and my partner had the tortellini. Wouldn’t go back

Tags: Cozy
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 27 October 2017

We had the most interesting meal we have had in a long time. The flavours were absolutely clear, tasty and full of the flavour from whence they came.Loved the decor and the atmosphere it created. Service impeccable. Can't wait to go there again. They were so lovely gave us a loaf of bread for breakfast as were staying in an apartment, and decent bread places were closed. Have already spread the message.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 24 October 2017

Absoutely amazing asta dishes, amazing bread and wine. So tasy and so simple. Authentic italian food. Keep going back for more

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 19 October 2017

We had a fabulous night, everything was exceptional and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 17 October 2017

One of melbournes best Italian restaurants. Always consistent, always incredible.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Second visit, four of us had the chef's selection with some lovely Italian wines. Couldn't fault it at all, both food and service were first rate. Ambience was good as well!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 October 2017

Wonderful food and very friendly welcoming staff. A great blend of traditional and contemporary dishes on offer. Tucked away in a laneway in a very Melbourne way, a character filled and creative interior welcomes you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fun
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 2 October 2017

Well worth going back to - all of us agreed. Great meat, pasta and desserts. Lovely staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 29 September 2017

Delicious rustic Italian food. Highly recommend the gnocchi and crab pasta. We received great service from our waiter. We'll definitely be back

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 September 2017

My husband and I dined at Trattoria Emilia this year for our wedding anniversary celebration. This was my second time there. My mother came from the actual Italian "region" from where the cuisine originates. The first time I had dined there I found the meal satisfactory but the service was very average, but this second dining experience there, I found both the food AND the service very pleasing. I am gluten free, and the waiting staff were very attentive to my every need. We will definately return for a third time there in the future!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Our favourite Italian!

Love the fact that this is hidden away from the main streets in the CBD, definitely adds to the charm.
Be warned - the menu has so many great items that it decisions can be challenging!
The gnocchi was amazing, and so was the Italian IPA! You've also got to have the cured meats and pate as the starter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 11 September 2017

The Emilia tortoroni (sp?) pasta is life changing. If you are in Melbourne you must eat here!

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Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on 11 September 2017

The boys thought their spaghetti dish was not quite enough for the cost.
Although the restaurant was 3/4 empty we were allocated the only table right next to the kitchen door - probably the worst table in the restaurant - why would you do that?

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on 9 September 2017

The food was delightful and the staff very attentive. They were good with suggesting options for our one gluten free diner. We were there for a family get together and the noise level was low so it was a lovely opportunity to talk.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 5 September 2017

We had wanted a cosy, relaxed atmosphere for our special occasion, so Trattoria Emilia really met our wishes In that regard. The staff were very attentive and friendly which made us feel welcome! The food was very interesting with special flavours and combinations, presented well and very different to many standard Italian restaurants. The only issue was that the wine was a little expensive, but we had a very enjoyable evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 4 September 2017

Wonderful food atmosphere and staff - love this restaurant

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 2 September 2017

WOW! Amazing food and wine, we had the winter tasting menu, the potato ravioli with slow cooked lamb was a knock out. The ambience and staff were also fantastic too

Tags: Authentic, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 2 September 2017

Exceptional, as usual. And service very friendly.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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Food4
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 31 August 2017

Good food good atmosphere and good service! Their portions are quite generous so if you have small stomach then choose your meal wisely. Love their focaccia before the drinks! In the end I also got a surprise fresh homemade bread loaf to go with my leftovers (we ordered too much). 👍

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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 30 August 2017

Dinner here is always an excellent experience. The food is wonderful as are the staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 28 August 2017

Great food and service. I cant wait to go back.
Having lived in Italy for a year, this is as good as it gets.

Tags: Authentic
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

Great food and a good find in the CBD. The cheese ravioli with truffle sauce was amazing!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

Fantastic rustic-style and very beautiful Italian food. We enjoyed the most delicious moist sourdough bread (their own from their bakery) and peppery olive oil while we waited for our meals. We loved the food, service & ambience so much that we popped back the next morning to their attached bakery and had fabulous coffee & pastries for breakfast. Highly recommend and will certainly be back. If we lived in Melbourne it would be our weekly meal out.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 25 August 2017

quintessential Melbourne " down a lane" take on the trattoria. Capable, friendly staff serving sensational food. Old school feel. Great fro a business lunch or catch up.

Tags: Authentic
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 23 August 2017

It was typically August in Melbourne and a rain filled wednesday night, all i wanted was a fresh bowl of homely pasta with a great glass of wine in a relaxed atmosphere and Emillia was honestly exactly that! From the warm fresh baked bread and delicious olive oil to the light creamy tortelloni and heavenly tiramisu dessert the food was wanderful and authentic. The atmosphere, thanks to the relaxed,welcoming staff and fantastic subtle interior, meant you could easily get lost for an hour or so in great conversation and come out feeling very content whatever the weather! Food and dining for the soul! Fantastic.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Casual, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 10 August 2017

Brilliant. I could not be more impressed. Even the humble salad was completely delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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Food2
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on 5 August 2017

Pasta is excellent- will be back for that. Everything else, including the service is average.

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