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Balsamic

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Australian, Contemporary, Asian fusion
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Level 3 Eastland Shopping Centre | 171-175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, Maroondah, Victoria 3134, Australia
+61 3 9870 4888
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Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average on all counts

went here as a family sat promptly. That is where the good things stopped.food orders and drinks had to be chased. While quality was okay for two of us I picked up gastro from the chicken. We had to chase a coffee and the bill it was like we were doing them a favour

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
neilbidgood
,
melbourne
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
melbourne
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

went here as a family sat promptly. That is where the good things stopped.food orders and drinks had to be chased. While quality was okay for two of us I picked up gastro from the chicken. We had to chase a coffee and the bill it was like we were doing them a favour

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The rudeness of the waitstaff at this establishment is appalling. Great menu change, it would be great if the attitudes would change with it.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was such an unforgettable night last night.. We had Tapas for entree and that was the first surprise of the night, all the elements were amazing, high quality and the best tapas selection that my husband and I have EVER had!! Your veal scallopini was amazing and melted in my mouth and your sticky date pudding was fluffy and... More 

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Ringwood, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stay away from this place because the food is awful and the staff are very rude also the toilets are disgusting.

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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We booked a table for lunch on the 6/1/15 at we waited at the ' please wait to be seated' sign for a what felt very long time, until the kitchen staff alerted the waitress, we tried to explain we had a booking but she didn't even acknowledge or make eye contact with us just showed us a table and... More 

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Melbourne
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160 reviews 160 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have been to this restaurant in the Eastland Shopping Centre a few times in the past, particularly before or after a movie. It can be noisy and reminds us more of a cafeteria style with its open plan and dated décor. We found this time that the food was OK but have been disappointed on previous occasions. This time,... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Having not been to Balsamic for a while, we were surprised with the depth of change to the menu and the relative over increase in prices. Still a great place to eat and desserts are well sized.

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Melbourne
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183 reviews 183 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dropped in for a quick bite & a glass of wine before a movie. Extremely food service - excellent job on the calamari & speedy polite service.

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Melbourne
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Went for a family dinner, ordered drinks they forgot one. Ordered burger husband asked for no cheese, burger served with cheese. They took the burger back and served a second meal. This time no cheese but the burger was raw inside. Waitress didn't seem to care too much. They offered free drinks, didn't need any drinks as we have already... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

That service was rude, unprofessional and a non care attitude the only bit of service that was good was from a trani on his first day hope he doesn't take the job .what a place to work.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Level 3 Eastland Shopping Centre | 171-175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, Maroondah, Victoria 3134, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Maroondah  >  Ringwood
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9870 4888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 22
  • Cuisine: Australian, Contemporary, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?