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By Tom Clift
October 11, 2015
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The Best Italian Restaurants in Melbourne

The top Italian eateries in town.
By Tom Clift
October 11, 2015
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    You won't find any superfoods here — just rich Italian comfort food and big, buttery bowls of pasta.

  • Food & Drink

    Cecconi's

    Top-notch Italian food. Essential Melbourne dining.

  • Food & Drink

    400 Gradi

    Some of the city’s — and in fact, the world’s — best pizza.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Idda

    An all-Sicilian affair that will make you feel an entire world away.

  • Food & Drink

    Trattoria Emilia

    A real Italian joint doing a mean ragu.

  • Food & Drink

    Baby Pizza

    Even with high profile siblings threatening to outshine, this Italian Baby is anywhere but the corner.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottega

    Perfect for a romantic dinner or a few lunchtime drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Cafe Di Stasio

    The upper echelons of elegance, service and rich Italian food. 

  • Food & Drink

    Cantina Centrale

    Literally bringing a slice of Italy to the leafy eastern suburbs.

  • Food & Drink

    Cicciolina

    A bayside pioneer, bringing Italy down under since 1993.

  • Food & Drink

    D.O.C Pizza and Mozzarella Bar

    Enjoy the simple life and eat like a true Italian.

  • Food & Drink

    Fatto Bar & Cantina

    With Fatto meaning 'stuffed' in Italian, this riverside cantina and bar might just be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

  • Food & Drink

    Grossi Florentino

    Littered with Italian murals and quintessentially traditional food, this Italian institution has been pumping since '28.

  • Food & Drink

    Ladro

    A touch of Italy with a Melbourne sensibility.

  • Food & Drink

    Merchant Osteria Veneta

    A Venetian celebration within a thoroughly modern Melbourne setting.

  • Food & Drink

    Pellegrini's Espresso Bar

    Melbourne's quintessential drop-in dining Italian institution. 

  • Food & Drink

    Rita's Cafeteria

    A beacon of friendly service leading the renaissance of Abbotsford.

  • Food & Drink

    Pizza Meine Liebe

    Pizza worth the trip up north.

  • Food & Drink

    Rosa's Canteen

    Rosa Mitchell has opened up a second spot in the CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Rosetta

    Rosetta steers away from anything famed chef Neil Perry has done before by delving into all things Italian.

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    The Grand Hotel Dining Room

    A Melbourne gastro-discovery that one can only be shown and not told.

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    Mr. Ottorino - CLOSED

    Fitzroy just scored a new place for fresh fregola, cannoli and Sicilian beer.

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    The Waiters Club

    Despite missing out on the neighbouring Meyers Place revolution, the Waiter's Club remains a city stalwart.

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    Trunk Bar & Restaurant

    A unique package in the heart of the city.

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