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“My Favourite Melbourne Restaurant” 5 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: Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“My Favourite Melbourne Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Its lovely at DaNoi. We have dined here many times and have never been dissapointed. 3 days ago we decided to go to DaNoi for lunch and as we entered saw that the restaurant had a $35 lunch special, Antipasto , Main Meal and a glass of wine. The main was a supurb veal dish and the antipasto was an assortment of eggplant parmagana and salmon.

  • Visited January 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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best Restaurant in Melbourne!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Without a doubt the best food and service. Even the simplest of dishes is so tasty you'll feel like you have never eaten before.

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Love this place. Service is wonderful. Wine list is fantastic .. we always try something we've never heard of before under the guidance of the waiter and it's never been anything but wonderful. And the chef's tasting menu is glorious. Seasonal food, designed to avoid your dislikes or food intolerances. Just brilliant. We went for our office Christmas lunch and they didn't hurry us to leave at all .. and were completely hospitable (unlike some smart restaurants we've had Christmas lunch at before).

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Da Noi is one of those tiny places that hides a big heart. The food is consistently great and there's always a surprise amongst the dishes. Throw caution to the wind and go with the chef's menu. It follows the seasons and never fails to satisfy. The wine list is one of the best Italian in town. There are great choices from a range of Sardinian wineries. The wait staff will help you pick something to your taste and budget. Overall, you have to go a long way to find another restaurant that is such an authentic slice of Italy.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Hasn't changed...thankfully...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

It's been a few years since I have been here and it is still fantastic. Went for the chefs tasting - which is 4 courses chosen by the chef. Had antipasti to start - about 6 kinds - the goat carpaccio was sensational. Then smoked cheese ravioli with quail and porcini mushroom. Meat course was roast goat and the suckling pig - the latter is to die for. Dessert was a sorbet, cardamon and pistachio cake a few other things that were equally yummy. Service for me was a bit slow - 3 and a quarter hours all up. Think they could have hurried it along a bit. Wait staff are friendly and talk to have a chat with you - rather than just take your order and then leave. Just makes for a better experience. They'll basically keep bringing you food until you tell them to stop. And at $93 a head it's fantastic value, We were out the back rather than in the main restaurant which I prefer as it's less cramped and quieter. Definitely worth another visit soon!!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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