Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Mildura

Stefano's Restaurant

Stefano de Pieri was a celebrity chef before the term was invented. The charismatic Italian-Australian introduced fresh and simple farm-to-plate cuisine to households via his popular TV program and at this delightfu…
Top Choice Italian in Carlton & Brunswick

D.O.C. Espresso

Run by third-generation Italian Australians, authentic D.O.C. has breathed new life into Lygon St. The espresso bar features homemade pasta specials, Italian microbrewery beers and aperitivo time (4pm to 7pm), when …
Top Choice Italian in Bright

Simone's Restaurant

For 20 years owner-chef-host Patrizia Simone has been serving outstanding Italian food, with a focus on local ingredients and seasonal produce, in the rustic dining room of this heritage-listed house. Her son has ta…
Italian in South Melbourne, Port Melbourne & Albert Park

Bellota Wine Bar

This handsome wine bar and bistro is an extension of the adjoining Prince Wine Store, with an ever-changing wine list and beautiful dishes to match. Whether you're dining at the bar or at one of the intimate back ta…
Italian in Kyneton

La Bontà

Slotting in nicely along epicurean Piper St is this contemporary Italian restaurant serving inventive dishes with authentic flavours. Expect to be wowed by the likes of risotto asticino (Moreton Bay bug poached in t…
Italian in Geelong

Caruggi

Bringing a taste of fine dining to hipster Little Malop is this Ligurian-inspired trattoria. It hasn't missed a beat since relocating from its acclaimed restaurant in Anglesea to the 'big smoke' of Geelong. The sign…
Italian in Beechworth

Project Forty Nine

Opened by the former sommelier of Melbourne's acclaimed Vue de Monde is this popular husband-and-wife-operated Italian deli/wine bar. It does a casual menu of cured meats, antipasti and a pasta to go with Italian wi…
Italian in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Da Noi

Elegant Da Noi serves up beautiful dishes from Sardinia, the island home of owner-chef Pietro Porcu. Offerings change daily, with the chef’s special reinterpreted several times a night on some occasions. Just go wit…
Italian in St Kilda

Cicciolina

This hideaway of dark wood, subdued lighting and pencil sketches is a St Kilda institution. The menu is modern Italian, with dishes that might see tortellini paired beautifully with Persian feta, ricotta, pine nuts,…
Italian in Mornington

D.O.C

As authentic as you're going to get outside Italy, this cafe and deli, with Italian staff, displays imported cheeses and meats and D.O.C (quality assured) wines. They do pizzas and handmade pastas to go with spritze…