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

  • Map Booking Images Renzos Bar & Restaurant
    Renzos Bar & Restaurant

    Situated in the heart of Docklands Renzo's Bar was the first cafbar to open in the precinct. Stylish and modern it exudes a warm and vibrant atmosphere. Renzo's seats 160 people with an outdoor area and serves authentic Italian cuisine and wood fired pizza. Owners Renzo and Anna Mammolito with their combined experience in hospitality owned a well known and successful restaurant in Armadale Caf Renzi for six years.Renzo's offers a premium event space for both corporate and group bookings cocktail parties and finger food standing area. Catering from 10 to 220 dining guests can select from an extensive menu or contact the venue discuss your event needs.

    Docklands, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Tuscan Bar Melbourne
    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 Bars 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 handmade 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 Bars 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
  • Map Booking Images Cafe Italia Restaurant
    Cafe Italia Restaurant

    Cafe Italia has been established for over 25 years here in the heart of Melbournes 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.

    Carlton, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Hoo Haa Bar & Restaurant
    Hoo Haa Bar & Restaurant

    Unique Hidden Bar in Chapel Street WindsorHoo 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
  • Map Booking Images Fiorelli Restaurant Bar Cafe
    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
  • Map Booking Images Campari House Restaurant and Bar
    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 Melbournes 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.Located on the iconic Hardware Lane our street level Dining Room with it's Italianinspired menu is the heart of our home. Sneak upstairs past the Guest Room to enjoy a speciality cocktail in the Lounge Room or continue up to our legendary RooftopCampari House Specials

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Medici Bar & Ristorante
    Medici Bar & 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
  • Map Booking Images 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
  • Map Booking Images Farm Vigano
    Farm Vigano

    Farm Vigano is a property rich in history and in Italian culture through the once iconic restaurateur Mario Vigano of Marios in Exhibition Street and his wife Maria Teresa a noted artist during the 1930s 40s and 50s. 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

Restaurant of the Month

Sarti Restaurant
6 Russell Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A Melbourne favourite with a contemporary focus on food and style, Sarti is pleased on the announcement of new Head Chef Paolo Masciopinto who will bring creativity and passion to the table. Enjoy his innovative interpretations of classics as well as his unique signature dishes. Our bar and rooftop terrace offer a CBD sanctuary where you can enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life in style.

Sarti is the perfect venue for corporate functions, private dining and all types of celebrations. Talk to us about how we can make your next event really special.The restaurants stylish bar and distinctive rooftop terrace offers a CBD sanctuary where you can enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life.

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