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Farro
Modern Italian Restaurants

Windsor

For over 10 years Melbourne communities have embraced Farro’s unique organic spelt pizzerias as spaces to come together. Farro offers modern yet authentic Italian cuisine balancing the powerful ...

Pinotta
Best Italian Restaurants

Fitzroy North

Located in Fitzroy North, Pinotta is a cosy Italian restaurant that does not fail to impress. With the exciting arrival of head chef Cian Fenaughty in 2019 (formely sous chef at Sunda), Pinotta has ...

Mamma’s Boy Trattoria
Italian Restaurants

Brunswick

Located in Melbourne's north-side, Mamma's Boy Trattoria is a cosy Italian restaurant with constant specials running year round to fill your belly with delicious pasta. The restaurant also features BY...

Rupert on Rupert
Popular Restaurants

Collingwood

Rupert on Rupert is located in the flourishing backstreets of Industrial Collingwood, at the creative nexus of Melbourne’s burgeoning hospitality scene. One part cocktail bar, one part restaurant, R...

Soho
Waterfront Italian Restaurants

Southbank

Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, Soho is an everyday escape to enjoy all day long and well into the night. With an extensive menu, they celebrate the warmth of authentic Italian cuisine – with a co...

Ciccio Pizza
Authentic Italian Restaurant

Pascoe Vale

Hidden away in the back streets of Pascoe Vale, Ciccio Pizza is the perfect place to enjoy some delicious, traditional wood fired pizzas. This outdoor pizza truck has a large wood fire oven and is com...

The Banff Cafe
Best Cheap Eats

St. Kilda

Famous for its delicious pizza and more-for-less philosophy, the Banff Cafe has been a Fitzroy St gem since back in 1947 when it was part of the American army barracks as a galley. In its current form...

A25 Pizzeria
Top Italian Restaurants

South Yarra

‘Pizza is Sexy’ – this is the bold but accurate declaration that greets you as you enter one of Remo Nicolini’s A25 Pizzerias, hung in suitable pink neon. With a pizza menu balancing a combina...

Shop 225
Best Italian Restaurants

pascoe vale

The first certified gluten-free pizzeria in Australia, Shop 225 has gathered a cult following of Melbournians wanting to jump on board its homely Italian ethos and dietary-considerate menu. They speci...

Pentolina Fresh Pasta & Bar
Italian Restaurants

Melbourne

Tucked away just off Little Collins St, this Italian eatery is serving up homemade pasta with a menu abundant with options for those with dietary requirements. Pentolina (Italian for little frying pan...

Eat Cannoli
Gluten-Free Dessert

Preston

With newly established digs in Preston, Eat Cannoli are a seriously worthy north-side stopover for a sweet tooth hankering. These artisan cannoli makers have been rolling since 2017, and their to-die-...

48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar
Italian Restaurants

Elsternwick

Following the success of their South Yarra venue, this award-winning pizza and gnocchi bar is rocking the socks off south-side with their new venue beside the Classic Cinema in Elsternwick. They're se...

Da Guido La Pasta
Authentic Italian Restaurant

Carlton

Located in the Italian quarter of Lygon Street, Da Guido La Pasta stands out against the rest as a warm, authentic Italian restaurant. Operated by a family with over 40 years of restaurant experience,...

Mister Margherita
Top Pizza Restaurants

South Melbourne

An intimate and humble restaurant, South Melbourne’s Mister Margherita is your next stop when you are craving that warm, hearty Italian pizza. Centrally located in the heart of South Melbourne, Mist...

Tipico
Best Italian Restaurants

Windsor

When translated to English, Tipico generally means typical. In this case, Tipico is anything but typical, this outstanding restaurant manages to merge a classic Italian food with an elegant fine dinin...

Ciao Cielo
Best Italian Restaurants

Port Melbourne

Located in the heart of Port Melbourne sits a renowned fine dining Italian restaurant, Ciao Cielo. This contemporary Italian restaurant serves up beautiful house-made pasta's and a range of delicate a...

Rubicon Bar & Restaurant
Italian Eateries

Essendon

Rubicon is the perfect destination for experiencing all of the delights Italian food has to offer. It’s the perfect place for dinner with friends and family or dinner with someone special. Rubicon s...

Pidapipo
Best Gelaterias

Carlton

Pidapipo has the two most important things every gelateria needs; a stupidly cute name, and a whole mess of delicious and innovative gelato flavours. Pidapipo is run by Lisa Valmorbida, whose top prio...

Pezzo
Best Italian Restaurants

Melbourne CBD

Born from the street food of Italy, Pezzo brings delicious pizza pockets to Melbourne. The style of Pezzo adds a fresh pop of colour to the streets of Melbourne's CBD. The mesmerizing floor will suck ...

Baby Pizzeria
Best Pizza Restaurants

Richmond

Make Baby Pizzeria the next on your list for a fun night out. The fun starts with the quirky interior decorations (take note of the bathroom signage), and the novelty of an open kitchen, where you can...

Ladro + Ladro Tap
Best Italian Restaurants

Fitzroy

With locations in two of Melbourne’s most happening suburbs, Ladro is the perfect destination for brunch, lunch, or dinner. They offer a wide variety of Italian dishes, such as polenta chips and cal...

Rick’s Place
Best Italian Restaurants

Kensington

Rick's Place is located in the heart of Kensington. Situated on Macaulay Road, the Italian restaurant is a warm and approachable dining space with a large variety of food and drink options. Traditiona...

Le Cinque Terre
Top Mediterranean Restaurants

Brighton

A quaint place on Bay Street Brighton with wooden tables and an open kitchen, Le Cinque Terre combines the Italian and Spanish cuisine to bring us traditional tapas and mains for every occasion. Quite...

Kaprica
Best Italian Restaurants

Carlton

A sweet escape from the hustle and bustle of Carlton, Kaprica presents a lively yet snug pizzeria with a menu full of wonderfully home-made options. Its quaint and rugged facade gives Lincoln Square a...

Woodfire Pizzeria e Cucina
Best Italian Restaurants

Ivanhoe

As a buzzing, gourmet Italian restaurant, Woodfire Pizzeria & Cucina has been part of Ivanhoe's dining and lifestyle culture since 1999. While having expanded magnificently since then, Wood-fire m...

Assaggi Italiani
Top Italian Restaurants

Malvern

Authentically Italian both on the menu and within the restaurant, Assaggi Italiani has reached the stage of fourth generation pizza-making. Located on Glenferrie Rd in Malvern, freshly baked pizza dou...

Il Birrificio
Best Italian Restaurants

Camberwell

Il Birrificio, literally translating to ‘The Brewery’, is one of Melbourne’s best local Italian gems. Disguised among the shop strips of Toorak Rd, this restaurant is dedicated to providing the ...

Son of a Pizzaiolo
Best Italian Restaurants

Thornbury

Literally translating to 'Son of a Pizza-maker', SOP builds on foundations cemented through years of perfecting the art of pizza and Italian cuisine. Its name is a metaphor simply meaning "we took wha...

Bottega
Top Fine Dining Restaurants

Melbourne

Described as elegant simplicity, Bottega, located at the top end of Bourke Street has served up some of Melbourne’s best modern Italian cuisine since 2002. With a welcoming ambience, thoughtful food...

The Trust
Best Italian Restaurants

Melbourne CBD

Located in Melbourne's iconic Port Authority Building, The Trust is a Chef Hat awarded must-visit dining experience. The spectacular charms of this heritage-listed building compliment the stylish Ital...

Bel Sorriso
Modern Italian Restaurant

Frankston

Located in Frankston, the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, Bel Sorriso is a Modern Italian Restaurant that serves up the best! Established in 2013, Bel Sorriso Restaurant received the 'Ospitalita ...

Scugnizzo
Top Laneway Restaurants

Melbourne CBD

When it comes to good Italian food Scugnizzo does not disappoint. With fresh house made pasta's and popular black board specials, the traditional dished are complimented by the selection of Italian wi...

Rococo Restaurant
Top Italian Restaurants

St Kilda

Set in vibrant St Kilda and surrounded by iconic St Kilda attractions such as Luna Park, The Esplanade, Night Markets, Farmers Market, The Palais, The National Theatre and St Kilda beach Rococo Acland...

Caterina’s Cucina E Bar
Best Italian Restaurants

Melbourne CBD

With nearly 20 years in operation, Caterina's Cucina e Bar is a Melbourne icon. The restaurant, led by Caterina Borsato of the Regional Italian Cuisine television series, has dedicated years to turnin...

Pizza e Birra
Best Italian Restaurant

St Kilda

Like all Italians, we love it when family, friends and colleagues come together to share great food and wine, and Pizza e Birra's warm welcome and lively atmosphere make it the perfect venue to host y...

Ladro Greville
Boutique Italian Restaurants

Prahran

The stark lines and sleekly designed interior of Ladro contrast the generous and spirited Italian food, wine and service they are renowned for. Ladro is a blank canvas - one of those rare places where...

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