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Merchant

#157 of 2,869 Restaurants in Melbourne
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495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+613 9614 7688
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Venetian - an experience

This is one of my faves - a fabulous night out. The only drawback is I don't know when to stop ordering! The small share dishes are really fantastic and I'd rather make a meal of those than order the mains to be honest...I think they're made with more flair and care. I love the baccala and that has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Francesca050
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Melbourne, Australia
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of my faves - a fabulous night out. The only drawback is I don't know when to stop ordering! The small share dishes are really fantastic and I'd rather make a meal of those than order the mains to be honest...I think they're made with more flair and care. I love the baccala and that has to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice informal place with very well presented Italian food. A little flavor of Italy and just right. More than one time I had very good food!

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a coffee and Bircher muesli for a quick brekkie and it was fabulous. Fresh nuts and fruit, lovely yoghurt and an amazing orange juice syrup. And really reasonable price for the quality of the food and coffee. Just lovely and a great looking Selection of pastries and biscuits.

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This tucked away treasure nestled alongside the Rialto InterContinental is worthy of a visit any time of day or on any occasion. Pop in solo for great coffee and a small sweet bite that the Italians do so well. Lunch and dinner can be a bowl of simple but perfect pasta or a bacchanlian feast with something to please every... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visited Merchant as part of a large group for dinner. The food was excellent and was all share plates which worked really well for our group. Service was superb, very attentive - topping up our glasses and the wine was also excellent. Highly recommend for a large group as there is a more private space at the back which works... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Attached to the hotel I stayed in but not just for hotel guests. Very pleasant Italian number, varied menu reasonably priced, and well looked after by staff a number of whom are from the old country. Would eat here again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of Guy Grossi's best- you get delicious, generously portioned Italian dishes at a great price! My party of 3 started off with some warm bread, arancini balls, three types of pasta and a chocolate dessert, all served in a timely fashion, and we were pleasantly surprised when the bill was paid that the total was under $100. On top... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I am glad this restaurant is just across from my office as it is a great place to take clients as well as friends. Great atmosphere and even better food and wine

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Traralgon, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Five of us enjoyed an evening at the restaurant just grazing and washing our food down with excellent wine. Several of the party were about to return to their home in the US later that night and we asked the staff to bring a selection of small platters. This they did and we shared a wide range of platters including... More 

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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Merchant, responded to this review

Thanks for your great comments. We hope we can look after you again soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What a wonderful lunch. My first but my mates second time. We chose to have lunch at the counter bar in front of the kitchen. It was the best especially being a foodie. The chefs were friendly and exciting for me to see all the food being prepared. Even met Guy Grossi's son. The food was excellent and the whole... More 

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Hello and thank you for your review. we are glad you enjoyed your lunch at Merchant and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest More 

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Additional Information about Merchant

Address: 495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +613 9614 7688
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +613 9614 7688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?