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“Fantastico!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Italian Restaurant and Bar

The Italian Restaurant and Bar
101 Collins Street | Entry via rear 100 Flinders Lane AH, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 9499
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Ranked #407 of 4,198 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $43
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Centrally located in Melbourne, The Italian is situated at Melbourne's premium building 101 Collins Street, entry via 100 Flinders Lane. For the last 9 years we have been serving Melbourne with our inspired cuisine from Northern Italy. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Specialising in large bookings, functions and weddings. This hidden gem will surprise you when you come in.
Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fantastico!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I travelled to Melbourne with a friend who is from and returning to visit family. We dined at the Italian Restaurant-a fantastic choice. A modern flair on traditional Italian food, the server Michael was in fact from Italy and very charming. We really enjoyed our experience. . .

  • Visited February 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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English first
Frankston, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service with a sophisticated ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's easy to imagine this place being packed on a weekday lunchtime with "suits" from the office tower it's located in. We went one evening and it was very relaxed. The service is top rate and the thing that impressed the most - which we've never encountered in any other restaurant - was there was no charge for the Italian (of course) sparkling mineral water! And they weren't mean with keeping it coming. The food was excellent and the wine list extensive. You pay for all of this but we were fortunate to benefit from a special offer they seem to run every now and then. Highly recommended.

Visited October 2013
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Townsville, Australia
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209 reviews 209 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“NOT TO BAD :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Had dinner here and the venue itself is quiet nice :) The food was really good and the service was excellent - overall would have no issues at all recommending to anyone :)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bucharest, Romania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful Wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Firstly I would like to congratulate this restaurant on their extensive wine list, each glass complimented a dish and the food was to die for. As soon as I arrive back in Melbourne I will be back to try the desserts because I was too full to try any on the night I was there but saw some coming out and they looked mouthwatering. This might be my favorite restaurant in Melbourne.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Food But.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This restaurant accepts bookings......GOOD
Wine list is extensive, but my choice was out of stock.
Wine prices very high.
Food ....GOOD
Service...GOOD
Lighting...HOPELESS. So dark we were unable to read the wine liost or menu and no solution offered.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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