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“Enticing presentation” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ca de Vin

Ca de Vin
Postal Lane (Enter from Bourke St, next to GPO Building), Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 96543639
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Ranked #222 of 3,965 restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $0 - $31
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Enticing presentation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were enticed in by the candles and wrought iron gates. Once inside we were quickly seated and did not have to wait long to be served; this was despite if being a busy Friday evening. This would be a great place to go with a group of friends. As a couple we didn't find it as intimate as we had hoped. The tables are rather crowded in to the small space.
Service was timely and unobtrusive. Meal presentation was beautiful and our meals were tasty although my husband said his steak needed to be trimmed of fat.
Overall an enjoyable evening.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Zealand
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Peaceful & delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

found this place fortuitously next to GPO at 1600 on a Sunday afternoon. It was peaceful although busy but just the break we needed from walking all the alleyways. Salad was wonderful & pizza was beautiful, tasty & light, all at a reasonable price & arrived very quickly. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Hidden gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This restaurant is tucked away next to the GPO on Bourke Street. We were attracted by the lovely large candles they had burning outside the main entrance and decided to take a look inside. We were pleasantly surprised by the lovely atmosphere and warmth... lots of stonework and candles. Their menu is Mediterranean and along with varous main dishes offer pizza and pasta. We opted for pasta dishes and accompanied them a garlic flat bread. Moderately sized portions, but they filled us adequately and were enjoyable. The service was efficient,but not overly friendly. If we had stayed longer in Melbourne we would definately have dined here again. We found the prices very reasonable.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a great place. Wonderful atmosphere and wonderful food. Lamb shanks to die for and pizza amazing. Would have loved dessert but no room left. Even the house wine was lovely.
Being June we expected it might be a little cool as it has awnings above the laneway. No problem the heaters were amazing.
We also found this restaurant by accident and so glad we gave it a try.

  • Visited June 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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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Fantastic lane-way restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We found this restaurant almost by accident when we dived down an alleyway near our hotel to avoid the rain......Very atmospheric and we gathered it was part of the old Post Office where the trucks (and maybe horses in a bygone era), used. We were very grateful for the heaters as it would have been freezing otherwise.
We were sold when we saw paella on the menu and, what a paella it is!! It is a lot bigger than it appears and we both agreed, great value for money when you considered how much seafood, chicken etc was actually in it.
We went back again and this time had different choices. The service and food was just as good the 2nd time around.
Highly recommended and catered for everyone -there was a huge family group there of all ages making a meal of various pizzas, dips and breads.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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