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Esca Grill

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650 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3039, Australia
(03) 9370 1101
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine dining close to home!

First time at this restaurant ands it's delightful. Great atmosphere, wait staff were very attentive and the food was delicious. Decided on the seafood platter for two with a nice bottle of white......very good choice. The oysters were sparklingly fresh, the octopus, prawns, John Dory, scampi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
crista16
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

First time at this restaurant ands it's delightful. Great atmosphere, wait staff were very attentive and the food was delicious. Decided on the seafood platter for two with a nice bottle of white......very good choice. The oysters were sparklingly fresh, the octopus, prawns, John Dory, scampi, mussels and clams and all of the amazing seafood on this platter was mouthwatering!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great local Italian and seafood restaurant. Fabulous wine list and high quality ingredients. Service is attentive without being intrusive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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123 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Maybe I had high expectations given the atmosphere and price, but thinking your server should be able to suggest a basic wine pairing or at least know what type they have on the menu shouldnt be asking too much. Food was very good though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visit this place for dinner and ordered steak. The steak was okay but the chips was so good!! They have a fine dining like service and the decor was nice. Staff was very friendly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Excellent food and service. The rib-eye was cooked to perfection and my dining companions raved about their fish. Perfect atmosphere for a special occasion .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I love this place the foods is fantastic the service is amazing. Dom was our host and knows his stuff. All of the seafood was insane and the streak is spot on. Have to go here as it is an experience make sure to book a booth

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Very comfortable atmosphere service was amazing and food was delicious will definitely be visiting again highly recommend

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Delicious and delightful meals, service and atmosphere. The bombe alaska dessert - the best I have ever devoured.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was our first time to Esca , but we will definitely return , the food was amazing, hot fresh and so tasty. The beer and wine was chilled perfectly, which quite often is not the case in restaurants. Absolutely beautiful meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit to Escagrill this week for birthday celebrations. The service was impeccable the food was delicious as it is always and Domenic our host was very generous. Thanks for our complimentary Baileys at the end of our dinner. Always a delight.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 650 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3039, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Moonee Valley  >  Moonee Ponds
  • Phone Number: (03) 9370 1101

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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