Best Italian Restaurants in Melbourne

As the city with the highest number of people with Italian ancestry in Australia, Melbourne is famous for the cuisine. From Sicilian to Calabrian, Melbourne has all the joints that is sure to satisfy your cravings. Here are five best Italian restaurants in Melbourne:

Rosetta Ristorante

Source: Rosetta Ristorante

8 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

With immaculate interior and great service, this restaurant by Neil Perry indeed satisfies all of our expectations. Enjoy the grilled prawns as you look over the Yarra river, and finish your meal with Torrone al Cioccolato.

 

Il Solito Posto

113 Collins St, CBD

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Once you enter the premises, the atmosphere will make you feel as if you are in Europe. With great service and buzzing vibe, it’s a great place for dinner with your friends. Don’t forget to order the beef ragu and the linguine frutti.

 

Pasta Adagio (formerly known as Osteria la Passione)

486 Bridge Road, Richmond

Source: Osteria La Passione

With fresh, organic produce, Adagio’s range of antipasti and pasta should not be missed.

 

Bar Idda

132 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Source: Bar Idda

This homey Sicilian spot will make you feel as though you are visiting your grandmother’s house for dinner. It is one restaurant in Lygon Street that you should not miss – with affordable price and a great range of quality wines, you could not go wrong.

 

Tipo 00

361 Little Bourke Street, CBD

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What keeps the place packed with enthusiastic customers is the succulent range of pasta. The highlight is the squid ink pasta, which is cooked to al dente perfection with rich, bold flavour. Don’t forget to order the coffee at the end of your meal – the robust, bitter taste will serve as a great finish.

Joseph Campbell

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