Italian Restaurants Melbourne

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Melbourne has some of the best Italian restaurant destinations waiting to be discovered. Prominent Italian food precincts to be experienced are Carlton's Lygon Street, the top end of Bourke Street in Melbourne City known as "Little Italy" as well as the waterfront at Southbank promenade.

  

Choose from some of the best venues by location and speciality to find the perfect fettuccine pasta, spaghetti Bolognese, heart warming minestrone soup or everybody's favourite, pizza! Almost every Melbourne CBD shopping strip, street & laneway has an Italian restaurant serving this most popular European cuisine. Other popular locations are the Eastern Suburbs, North Melbourne, South Yarra, Brunswick, Richmond & Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. Enjoy!

10 of the Best Restaurants view map

  • Renzos Bar and Restaurant Italian Restaurants - Melbourne, 10 of the Best Guide
    Renzos Bar and Restaurant

    Situated in the heart of Docklands, Renzo's Bar was the first café/bar to open in the precinct. Stylish and modern it exudes a warm and vibrant atmosphere.

    Docklands, Victoria
  • ZA-ZA's Cucina Italiana Italian Restaurants - Melbourne, 10 of the Best Guide
    ZA-ZA's Cucina Italiana

    ZaZa’s Cucina Italiana is a casual, energetic, affordable neighbourhood eatery in Richmond serving soul-satisfying riffs on Italian cooking. It’s airy, bustling, and easy-going: a comfortable, light-flooded place open from early morning to late night; the food and service are as relaxed, as easygoing and as well-conceived as the space. Claim a spot in the cafe for a great cappuccino and one of our irresistible pastries, or order up a serious breakfast or brunch feast; relax over lunch at a sunny table by the window; meet friends for a spritz or a specialty Italian beer; or settle into the banquets and kick back with a leisurely dinner, perhaps with a bottle of wine from our reasonably priced, wide-ranging list. Our pizzas are made with love by our master pizzaioli from Italy who use as few toppings as possible, allowing the best locally sourced produce speak for itself on top of their beautifully cooked base. Our pizza bianca base is made using ‘Mulino Sul Clitunno’ 00 flour and our pizza rossa base made using ‘5 stagioni’ flour from Veneto. We are highly dedicated to the use of local ingredients, and everything that we use in our restaurants is sourced domestically. We operate in a way that is respectful of the past, exciting for the present, and sustainable for the future.

    Richmond, Victoria
  • Esposito Dining Italian Restaurants - Melbourne, 10 of the Best Guide
    Esposito Dining

    Here at Esposito we are flying the flag for quality Italian dining in Victoria. Our philosophy embraces the highest quality control that begins with the suppliers who Maurice Esposito purchases from.

    Carlton, Victoria
  • Campari House Restaurant and Bar Italian Restaurants - Melbourne, 10 of the Best Guide
    Campari House Restaurant and Bar

    Campari House is a city venue like no other. The once famous Campari Bistro has been brilliantly rejuvenated, creating a fantastic four level hospitality experience reflecting Melbourne’s diverse restaurant and bar culture. Seamlessly merging vintage and contemporary, Campari House has the feel of an instant classic. Stylish without being sleek, the venue is warm and inviting, comfortable yet lively.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sapore  Italian Restaurants - Melbourne, 10 of the Best Guide
    Sapore

    Sapore is the Italian word for taste or flavour. Our menu is simple, classic and approachable, with strong Italian influences that allow the finest seasonal produce to shine, backed by an eclectic wine list with clear Italian influences and a friendly, professional service.

    St Kilda, Victoria
  • Tuscan Bar Melbourne Italian Restaurants - Melbourne, 10 of the Best Guide
    Tuscan Bar Melbourne

    Explore the authentic, traditional approach to the food customs of Italy at Melbourne's premier Italian Social and Rooftop venue. Located at the 'Paris end' of bustling Bourke St, Tuscan Bar is home to 2 unique venues. On Level 1, dark polished woods, glowing chandeliers and an ornate ceiling set the relaxed ambiance of Tuscan Bar’s Restaurant and Pizza Lounge. The authentic, seasonal menu features an extensive list of pasta and mains, whilst resident pizza chef brings with him over 40 years of hand-made pizza family tradition. Kick back and relax as he whips up an authentic, thin style pizza that will have your mouth watering as he pays homage to the food traditions of Naples. Upstairs, nestled amongst Bourke St treetops, you will find Tuscan Bar’s Rooftop Wine Garden. With warmth for the cool, shelter from the rain and fans for the heat, the Rooftop Wine Garden is ready for the unpredictable Melbourne weather! Settle in and select a cold beer, or choose from over 100 local and international wines. Peckish? Try selecting some flavoursome Stuzzichini - Italian, tapas style dishes, designed to be shared with friends.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Hoo Haa Bar & Restaurant Italian Restaurants - Melbourne, 10 of the Best Guide
    Hoo Haa Bar & Restaurant

    Unique Hidden Bar in Chapel Street Windsor Hoo haa is a place where you can drop in for an afternoon drink, enjoy an evening of fine dining, enjoy a late evening cocktail with a friend or get the whole crew together and party until the wee hours of the morning... Situated at the Windsor end of Chapel Street, upstairs, you'll find what we like to think of as the 'unassuming gem' in our little slice of one of Melbourne's most vibrant precincts.

    Windsor, Victoria
  • Farm Vigano Italian Restaurants - Melbourne, 10 of the Best Guide
    Farm Vigano

    Farm Vigano is a property rich in history and in Italian culture through the once iconic restaurateur, Mario Vigano of Mario’s in Exhibition Street and his wife, Maria Teresa, a noted artist during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. Today, this property is still dedicated to preserving the art of true Italian food and culture specialising in weddings, gatherings and functions.

    South Morang, Victoria
  • Medici Ristorante Italian Restaurants - Melbourne, 10 of the Best Guide
    Medici Ristorante

    When passion, food, views, and style collide, you've found Medici @ Docklands. Located on Newquay Promenade, Docklands. In a breathtaking dockside setting, we have developed an Italian style cuisine that celebrates some of your traditional pizzas and pastas as well as a variety of other Mediterranean style meals.

    Docklands, Victoria
  • Fiorelli Restaurant Bar Cafe Italian Restaurants - Melbourne, 10 of the Best Guide
    Fiorelli Restaurant Bar Cafe

    Located at 209 Camberwell Road opposite the Rivoli theatre and just metres from the camberwell junction. Fiorelli has been operating since 1991. The philosophy at Fiorelli is simple - great food and excellent service in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    Hawthorn East, Victoria

Restaurant of the Month

Cafe Italia Restaurant
56-66 University Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Cafe Italia has been established for over 25 years here in the heart of Melbourne’s Italian restaurant district, Lygon Street, Carlton. We are a sophisticated, contemporary, yet relaxed restaurant located only minutes from the Melbourne CBD that is perfect for functions, private dining, weddings, engagements, christenings or any special occasion or event.

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