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Yak Italian Kitchen & Bar

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150 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6699
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    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
The Best Pasta Dish in Melbourne?

My wife and I have now visited Yak on four occasions – this year! That really should say all you need to hear. Needless to say that we have enjoyed the food, wine and service at Yak. Let’s start with the food. On various occasions, between us, we have tried the salumi plate, pizza, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
LihpRetals
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Melbourne, Australia
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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Called in here after a show. Hadn't heard of it just stumbled across it. And boy what a find. Every dish was as authentic Italian as you can get. Even the salad was great! Highly recommended will be taking family back there soon

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My wife and I have now visited Yak on four occasions – this year! That really should say all you need to hear. Needless to say that we have enjoyed the food, wine and service at Yak. Let’s start with the food. On various occasions, between us, we have tried the salumi plate, pizza, and selections of pasta and on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went for a work celebration at lunchtime. Thought the menu was a bit expensive but was pleasanntly surprised by the size of the meals. The pizzas were huge and the other meals were the same. I had the gnocchi with 3 meat rugu. Meat was so tender

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to the Yak for dinner prior to seeing on show and Saturday night. The food was awesome, especially the gnocchi and lasagna. The service was a bit slow and the music was a bit loud, but all in all a good experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Disappointing experience. After informing staff that we had a show to go to and had to leave the restaurant in just over an hour, they assured us that would be no problem at all. After waiting 30 minutes after ordering we enquired where our drinks were. Staff told us that they should be a matter of minutes away. Another 10... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food is always great with a twist. Produce is always so obviously fresh and carefully sourced. It is a noisy but vibrant fun place to eat. Quick or leisurely the staff always have an attentive eye and and always cater to your needs. Good wines too. Don't walk past....walk in.

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Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have been here a few times this month and always gotten the Gnocchi of the date - and have never been disappointed. what a fabulous place - calm, easy environment, relaxed atmosphere. I'll be back soon

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent food, wine and service! I had an amazing entrée of grilled calamari that I'm going to get any time I'll come over this cool place again! My friend fell in love with the rabbit loin and the dark chocolate cake we had for dessert is still in my dreams :D Thanks to the lovely staff, will see you soon!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Returning home from theatre, felt like a bite to eat. Disinterested waiter. Valentines special pizza was fig cheese & pine nuts. I have made better cheese on toast. No pinenuts. Edges hard and dry. Chef definitely off his game that night. And price of $24.

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visited this place for coffee with a friend an upon paying was told minimum transaction was $20. This is my money from a savings account not credit and this demand is a complete rip off. Simple scam to encourage people to pay undetectable cash. Last time we venture there.

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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 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian

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?