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“Like being in Italy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ombra Salumi Bar

Ombra Salumi Bar
76 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria info@ombrabar.com.au, Australia
+61 3 9639 1927
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Ranked #27 of 4,008 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ombra Salumi Bar is based on the ideals of preservation and enjoyment. Inspired by the ‘Salumerie’ of Italy Ombra will focus on delivering highest quality cured meats. This preservation refers to the produce as well as the preservation of lifestyle and culture. This makes the most of nature’s abundance by using techniques that for centuries have prolonged nature’s bounty through processes like drying, smoking, salting, fermenting, pickling and candying.
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Like being in Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

In the middle of bustling Melbourne is this gem serving authentic Italian food with service to match. All the salami etc is made in house so the freshness and quality is superb. Well worth visit if casual dining is required

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Friendly relaxed vibe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed Saturday lunch at Ombra. Missed visiting last time I was in Melbourne so it was definitely on the list this time. Staff are friendly and knowledgable and could recommend wines to go with our food. We had a selection of smaller dishes with the smoked capsicum quite flavoursome. High tables win stools downstairs and tables with chairs (for those of us that like a bit more comfort) upstairs. Good coffee and cake to round out the meal (so many stop to admire the desserts in the window as they stroll past). Look forward to returning in the future!

Visited November 2013
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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Ombra Salumi Bar, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Hi
we are so happy you liked our little Ombra.
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New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Fabulous local eatery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Was planning on Grossi Florintino but they're closed Sundays so we popped our head into place next door and it was awesome. Same family business as Grossi I understand but a younger crowd.

Great food, great craft beer and great service.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Ombra Salumi Bar, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Glad you liked it.
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Newcastle
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Tasty laid back casual Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I began a late yum cha lunch in Chinatown today which we left quite quickly in disgust at the food after a couple of plates. We had seen Guy Grossi name written on the glass out the front of the bar/cafe earlier in the day so we decided to head here for something better. I had cured prosciutto, goats curd bruschetta and pickled cucumbers with a glass of red and my wife had the Marguerita pizza. All delist but prob best of all was the desert - choc brownie, coulis and mascarpone while my wife had four different flavors of gelato. Bellisimo!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Ombra Salumi Bar, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Hi
we are so glad you ended up with us and had a good time.
We hope to see you soon.
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great cosy spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Enjoyed the coffee great little hide away and the cakes are great. The lunch menu looks great and service was good, the music needs changing 60's rock on an Sunday hangover need something more smoothing. Any way great deserts.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Grossi_Restaurants, Owner at Ombra Salumi Bar, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Hi
Thanks for writing your review. We are happy you like Ombra....yes perhaps Sunday music should be a little more hangover sensitive.
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