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Yak Italian Kitchen & Bar

#275 of 3,675 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, Pasta
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150 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6699
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Yak Italian Kitchen serves modern italian food on the popular flinders...
Yak Italian Kitchen serves modern italian food on the popular flinders lane food precinct and is open for walk-ins and bookings five nights a week until late. Leo Gelsomino, our head chef, and his kitchen team use fresh, seasonal ingredients. All our dishes are hand made in the artisan tradition from pasta to pizza dough, which is kneaded from stone-ground flour. Our drinks list is focused on italian-style wines that are designed to be drunk with food. We have one of the best lists of Italian crafted beers in the city and a vast cocktail menu. Everyday Traditional Happy Hour and Late Night Yak specials are featured on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 11pm to 3am Breakfast : Mon - Fri : 7:00 - 11:30 Lunch : Tue - Fri : 12.00Pm - 3pm Dinner : Tue - Sat 5.30Pm - 10.00Pm Bar opening times Tuesday, Wednesday : 7:30am - midnight Thursday, Friday & Saturday : 7:30am - 3am
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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely wine and atmosphere!

A friend an I visited Yak twice within a couple of days for some wines. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the wine was delicious. I hope next time we can have dinner as all the plates coming out looked divine and everyone seemed very happy with their meals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
leesh1288
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Bathurst, Australia
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nashville
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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Last Saturday my daughter and I had an 8:30 pm show to go to in Melbourne. We were just walking around looking for a bite before the show and stumbled across Yak. Wow, were we lucky. The restaurant was busy but the host (owner?) was super efficient and got us seated in about 5 minutes. There were plenty of folks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

I had breakfast at Yak with my friends. I was very surprise by the presentation and food quality. I had Espresso poached pears with raspberries ricotta cheese. I was impress with the presentation and cooking methods. My friend had the mushrooms and poached eggs with Extra Virgin olive oil hollandaise sauce.He was also impress with the presentation and the fresh... More 

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Brisbane
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had breakfast here one morning. The toast was burnt and didn't have any butter on the pieces. The eggs had no taste and the bacon was two massive hunks of meat which I couldn't cut with the provided butter knife. When I did final have some it just tasted like salt. When it came time to pay I had to... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Can't fault one single thing about the food. Very short menu. Simple, honest delightful food of exceptional quality and cooked to perfection. The wagyu beef flank was outstanding, the roast duck perfect, the ravioli was crammed full of flavour, the Italian wine - marvellous, the espresso martinis are dangerously yummy. chocolate tart was magnificent. Very busy and loud place -... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went there with no booking for a quick dinner before the football. They were only too happy to accommodate us. Lovely atmosphere & wonderful staff who made us very welcomed. The food was divine. Highly recommend & can't wait to go back

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Perth, Australia
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39 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very small restaurant, had to wait for seating but sooo worth it! The host was very helpful and polite and helped us order as we are not familiar with Italian dishes. We weren't disappointed! A very nice meal, we shared each others plates to try everything from pizza to lasagne. Well done on service guys!!

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Bathurst, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A friend an I visited Yak twice within a couple of days for some wines. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the wine was delicious. I hope next time we can have dinner as all the plates coming out looked divine and everyone seemed very happy with their meals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We booked For an early dinner, booking would be essential on Saturday Night. The Food was delicious and well cooked, I thought That they could Have had A couple more pasta dishes on the menu, they do pasta So well that Some More simple Pasta dishes that showcase The Pasta Would be Good. We enjoyed it The gnocchi Ans muscles.... More 

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Toronto
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177 reviews 177 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Was pleasantly surprised by this small bistro just off the main street downtown. The pizza special was exceptional, very similar to what I had tasted in Napoli. My wife's mussels were superb. Italian Chiant by the glass was reasonably priced. Great atmosphere. Italian spoken!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Sensational pizza - one of the best we've ever had. Excellent service and good ambience. Will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Description

Yak Italian Kitchen serves modern italian food on the popular flinders lane food precinct and is open for walk-ins and bookings five nights a week until late. Leo Gelsomino, our head chef, and his kitchen team use fresh, seasonal ingredients. All our dishes are hand made in the artisan tradition from pasta to pizza dough, which is kneaded from stone-ground flour. Our drinks list is focused on italian-style wines that are designed to be drunk with food. We have one of the best lists of Italian crafted beers in the city and a vast cocktail menu. Everyday Traditional Happy Hour and Late Night Yak specials are featured on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 11pm to 3am Breakfast : Mon - Fri : 7:00 - 11:30 Lunch : Tue - Fri : 12.00Pm - 3pm Dinner : Tue - Sat 5.30Pm - 10.00Pm Bar opening times Tuesday, Wednesday : 7:30am - midnight Thursday, Friday & Saturday : 7:30am - 3am
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?