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“Gorgeous for a cosy lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olio Cucina

Olio Cucina
30 Block Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9650 2190
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Ranked #345 of 4,089 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Description: Olio epitomises what Melbourne is all about: hidden laneways, seriously good coffee and people that are passionate about food. Come and experience what has made Olio a destination for tourists and a regular for Melbournians.Ci vediamo presto!
Australia and UK
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Gorgeous for a cosy lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

While on a three day trip to Melbourne we ate here twice for lunch. The baguettes were divine, warmed and crunchy with yummy fillings. There was a lunch special of $10 for a filled baguette and coffee which was excellent value.
We also shard an antipasto plate which was delicious too. Nice young staff. Lovely Italian type food. It is located in one of the busy atmospheric laneways and you can sit in or out. We did both, equally pleasant.

Visited May 2013
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Tasty Italien food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We were looking for a place to eat on our recent trip to Melbourne and thanks to Tripadvisor, found Olio Cucina. My potato, blue cheese and caramelized onion pizza was delicious as was the duck risotto. A nice, relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, very tasty food and reasonable prices made Olio Cucina a delight to visit!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Poor by Melbourne standards. Don't bother.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

The other reviews don't stack up against this place. I ordered the salmon special. Cost $25. Was a small piece of Salamon on a boring rocket salad. That was it! $25? My friend had the chicken special. Think it had the life cooked out of it. Great location but the food was very average.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“A wonderful surprise!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We found Olio by following the music that was coming from the arcade. Up the arcade was a four piece band playing Jazz Olio was amongst the magical atmosphere. We ordered pizza and bruschetta and wine. Harry the chief made the best chilli prawn pizza I have ever eaten. The waiters were polite and chatty. The price was reasonable and the location was perfect. We will be back!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

We found this place on tripadvisor and went there on a Friday evening. We had pasta and veal saltimbocca with wine. I have been to a lot of Italian restaurants before and this was one of the best. The service was excellent too.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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