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Rubens

70 Main Road, Hepburn Springs, Victoria, Australia
03 5348 2843
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Melbourne
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My family is Italian, so I think I am highly qualified to judge the authenticity of an "Italian Inspired" restaurant and this one is pretty good! The food is fabulous, generous, well presented and it's always a pleasure to dine here. My favourites are the pasta marinara and try the pizzas they are wonderful. Reasonably priced with a good wine... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

What a great find! Simple decor but a really vibrant feel to the place. Decorated like a Spanish / Italian taverna, the food was a real Mediterranean mix, sure to satisfy everyone. There were some really unusual dishes we tried as well as the classic surf and turf and all meals were excellent. Recommend you book though as we tried... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is not the first time that I have reviewed this restaurant but I was not as happy with this visit as my previous one. To be fair, my husband ordered a steak and was very happy with his meal however, I decided on ordering the entrée sized arancini as my main and was extremely disappointed. I found the arancini... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Rubens is a beautiful restaurant offering an Italian inspired menu. It has a nice selection of quality wine and the food is some of the best I have had. The smoked salmon bruschetta was divine, I didn't want it to end and was left wanting more as it was that good. The Aranchini was also amazing and I could not... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

The "salt and pepper squid" was actually deep fried crumbed calamari that you would get at a pub or local fish and chip shop. I had the "herb crusted" salmon steak, that had no herb crust, but this dry basil pesto squiggle on it. The sticky date pudding had this gray sauce that barely passed for caramel... Not good. But... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Tried to get in on our first night but booked out!! Booked for next night. We had been here last year and enjoyed everything. I had the Spaghetti Marinara which was a selection of all seafoods and mussels. A great dish. The Chicken Meredith was equally good so I was told

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Anti pasto was alright....its pretty bad when you have to put salt n pepper on your salt n pepper squid though!!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I came here for my birthday and it was the best meal! Very yummy food and good waitresses! 5 stars! :)

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This restaurant was very pleasant and our dinner was delicious. The barramundi was mouth watering and very fresh indeed. My husband's eye fillet was tender and cooked to perfection. We would recommend this restaurant to others.

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Really great quality pizzas. We often buy takeaways p,us we get the pear, spinach, light sprinkle of cheese, sometime feta.

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