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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

  • Map Booking Sarti Restaurant Sarti Restaurant
    Sarti Restaurant

    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.

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Map Booking Sapore 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 Fiorelli Restaurant Bar Cafe 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 Farm Vigano Farm Vigano
    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
  • Map Booking Renzos Bar & Restaurant Renzos Bar & Restaurant
    Renzos Bar & 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. 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, Café 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 Medici Ristorante Medici Ristorante
    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
  • Map Booking Campari House Restaurant and Bar 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 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
  • Map Booking Tuscan Bar Melbourne 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 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
  • Map Booking Hoo Haa Bar & Restaurant Hoo Haa Bar & Restaurant
    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

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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