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“Gorgeous place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Da Noi

Da Noi
95 Toorak Road | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9866 5975
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Ranked #196 of 4,231 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Gorgeous place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is one of Melbourne's finest places - quirky, elegant, intimate, Sardinian (!) , imaginative ...
You come away wanting to be a better cook.
The wine list is great. It has a good time vibe.
Love it !

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“"Da Noisy"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This place is very noisy because of the timber floors. It's quite small so I wouldn't recommend it as a place for a large party. I enjoyed my venison. My friend enjoyed her dessert. However she didn't enjoy descending the VERY steep stairs and actually slipped down the last one.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Succulent pig to die for!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Da noi was a great dining experience. Our table was at the back of the restaurant, in a separate dining room, with an open fire and a piglet roasting on the rotisserie. Fortunately the chimney was working perfectly well and we didn’t come home smelling of food.
We decided to go with the chef’s surprise option and it was delicious. A number of antipasti, served with fresh bread, followed by ravioli made with sepia nera and Jerusalem artichokes.
The suckling pig was served on aromatic herbs with potatoes and salad.
Dessert was a selection of cold and hot desserts, mascarpone ice cream, fig and almond pudding and a chocolate layered torta.
Service was good and very informative.
This is not a place to go if you are on a budget, but you will eat fantastic food in a very cosy environment.
There is also a great selection of Italian wines.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Past its best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

I have visited da noi six or seven times over the years and the experience has always been outstanding. My last meal there on 29 June however, will be the last. Only the roast pork was outstanding. Everything else was pedestrian.

I have never questioned the fact that the food was expensive as it was always way above average. It is still expensive but the quality has fallen away dramatically.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“A rip off”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Really really expensive and food: average. Other's must have been there on a lucky day. I just don't think it was worth it. Pretentious. Average service. I hate places that behave like they're doing YOU a favour.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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