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Zia Rina's Cucina, Armadale, AU-VIC

Zia Rina's Cucina

4.7
4.7
197 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Modern trattoria in the heart of Armadale serving modern home style Italian with unique and playful touches of personal heritage.
All produce is sourced from the market and local farms.
We cook with soul and integrity and instinct, menus are created on a whim with whatever we feel is the best produce of the season.
$75pp Set Menu only
Please specify dietaries upon booking
BYO available at $25 per bottle

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0405 874 099
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Armadale
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram Route 6 Moreland to Glen Iris STOP 39 (Auburn Grove)
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Wine

Experiences

  • Rina's Set Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Rina’s will be operating as a set menu only based venue ($75pp) with 30 seats per night. If you're lucky enough to obtain a booking with us, please note there is no ‘out by time’, so please feel free to settle in and enjoy your time with us. If you wish for us to keep doing what we're doing please show up to your booking or cancel via opentable.
    Rina's Set Menu photo

What 197 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Service

  • Melbourne

    Italian

  • Inner City South

    Best Food

  • Inner City South

    Best Service

  • Inner City South

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City South

    Best Value

  • Inner City South

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Inner City South

    Great for fine wines

  • Inner City South

    Romantic

  • Inner City South

    Good for special occasions

197 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Possibly the best restaurant in Melbourne, will be revisiting very soon!

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  2. Vics

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The set menu was really generous. The option of gluten free pasta was nice. I just wish the pasta dish had a bit more flavour, a bit sinple, it was lacking a bit of punch, maybe more spices or sauce and some Parmesan cheese will have been nice too. Overall a nice restaurant with good ambiance and friendly staff.

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  3. ValeG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a quiete person I loved the fact that wasn’t a big crowded place or noisy, instead it was so intimate and relaxing place where to have an amazing memorable dinner, it is definitely one of my favourite places in the area for sure now, we enjoyed, food so fresh, just small portions for the pasta which as an Italian I love my bowl of pasta quite big😁 but next time I will let them know; Service friendly, polite and very aware. Beautiful Italian place in every kind of ways.

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  4. RoseC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rina's is our favourite local restaurant. Delicious food made from scratch and great ambience. Friendly and helpful staff .

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  5. Catherine

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and service - 5 stars Wine was also great but it would be good to have wine prices more transparent. Overall would highly recommend

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  6. CynS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service will definitely go again

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  7. Didining

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were welcomed into this quaint restaurant like old friends. We instantly felt comfortable and at home. The service was excellent. Fare of the day explained by our waiter, wine menu splashed on the wall. Great quality ingredients sourced from well known areas. The stand out for me was the fungi risotto along with cannoli for dessert. Perhaps not overly generous serves for the average Aussie but definitely spot on for those who have indulged in real Italian dining culture.

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  8. JustinO

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as usual..! A neighbourhood gem.

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  9. DiaJ

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely celebratory dinner at Rina’s this week. We couldn’t have been looked after any better. The food was outstanding and interesting and we all enjoyed the evening. Would thoroughly recommend!

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  10. ianv

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good until pasta too firm.

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  11. Harrison

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent venue, great food, energetic staff, overall an enjoyable evening.

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  12. Ruby

    Melbourne

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely little gem in Armadale! We sat in the courtyard by ourselves and it was lovely away from the hustle inside. All of the food was spectacular and the wine suggestions were paired well. All of the staff were so lovely and took the time to explain all of the food and wine to us. I can't wait to come back here, it was such a great night. Perfect place for a date or a night out with friends!

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  13. LeeK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from Danny and Salvatore. Food was delicious. Our favorites were the crab an asparagus pasta and the duck.

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  14. KannaW

    Victoria

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gem of a neighbourhood restaurant. Loved the service, food & ambiance. The only negative comment would be that the serve size of pasta was quite small.

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  15. BrodieC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food fantastic, service was amazing, everything was just perfect, zero complaints.

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  16. AndrewJ

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Set menu was quite diverse with small but adequate portions delivered at a relaxed appropriate rate.

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  17. AnneG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food wonderful service very good but very noisy. Wine was too expensive $90-250 a bottle is ridiculous

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  18. SueD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    IS IT POSSIBLE TO ORDER ONE-LESS COURSE, EITHER MEAT OR PASTA AS THE MEAL WAS TOO BIG FOR US. WE WOULD LIKE TO RETURN IF SO

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  19. JamesT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always tremendous. Food is so lovingly made. Found a great wine to go with it.

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  20. SarahD

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zia Rina’s Cucina filled us with joy. The service was as good as the wonderful food - friendly, engaging, attentive but not fussy....just right! The quality and creativity is first class - staff super knowledgeable. We can't wait for our next visit (booked in for Christmas!) and can't recommend highly enough.

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  21. GayleF

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant place. Old fashioned European style restaurant. You are never rushed. Food and wine is excellent. It is so easy to hear each other here. Music was lovely and not too loud. Gorgeous place. Highly recommend. And they accept cash.

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  22. Frantastic

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The only complaint is the noise, restaurant was full and very noisy. But willing to overlook since the food and service were exceptional.

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  23. BrettR

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! """Cccccccccgghgdfffddffffffffffffggg

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  24. LaureenG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Put this on your list to experience beautiful Italian food

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  25. JakeK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The set menu was ordinary only exception were the arancini and the chips. not worth the price and disappointing.Wines exceptionally expensive and when I heard the cost of corkage I almost fell out of my chair.The maitre 'd was too fawning and unnecessarily intrusive.

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  26. AM123

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gorgeous meal and great vibe. An intimate setting that amplifies the quality of the food.

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  27. PaulT

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    High quality set menu reflecting a typical Italian meal - antipasto, pasta, main course and dessert. Excellent friendly, yet efficient, service. Warm homely atmosphere. Very good value for money, considering the quality of both ingredients and cooking. Will definitely return.

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  28. HelenE

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was disappointing. Nothing like the time before. Maybe new chef. Would not recommend.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience and warm service. Value for money and a versatile menu. We will come back!

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  30. RoseC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and wine, enjoyed with an entertaining waiter who even did a magic trick for us!! Looking forward to our next dinner at Rina’s!!

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  31. Absi

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great service and free flowing delicious food. Banquets helps not have to make any decisions.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a set menu without much food. The starter was tasty however while only one of us was gluten free we had to share the gluten free pasta which was awful. The main was 4 prawns that we had to peel ourselves and about 6 fat chips. Dessert was great but overall it took 2.5 hours and we left very hungry and disappointed. We were blamed for not giving dietaries ahead though I did via the open table booking.

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  33. AlexandraM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic and I loved the service. Can not wait to go back.

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  34. KatherineC

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very good restaurant, serving classic Italian with a twist. It’s small rooms give it an intimate but casual feel. The food was very good and interesting while being a good quantity, interesting , great quality but recognisably Italian influence. The wine list was good but we could also byo which means we will be back soon

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  35. FMan

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice little place, food was very good. Service was very good. Will definitely try again.

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  36. JohnS

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food. A good wine list. I will be back, even though the noise level was a little high.

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  37. PatrickE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting and staff. Good and wine were excellent as was the price

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  38. JeanGrogne

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a fabulous place for the degustation! Each course was delicious and introduced us to some new vegetables. The sauces were truly exceptional. Service was perfect: informative, attentive and not imposing. Wines are a little pricey for my wallet but still godd value for money. Very highly reccommended.

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  39. KarenG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rina's is a standout restaurant in terms of food, value, ambience and service. There's no rush to get out the door as there is only one sitting for the night making it even more relaxing.

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  40. Simoneg

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything about Zia Rina’s Cucina. the food though was the highlight. The seasonal set menu was delicious. Highly recommend

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FAQs

Zia Rina's Cucina is rated 4.7 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Zia Rina's Cucina

857 High St, Armadale, AU-VIC 3143

Additional information

  • Area
    Armadale
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram Route 6 Moreland to Glen Iris STOP 39 (Auburn Grove)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Wine
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