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“Just ok, average food and slow service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Balsamic

Balsamic
Level 3 Eastland Shopping Centre | 171-175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood, Maroondah, Victoria 3134, Australia
+61 3 9870 4888
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Ranked #32 of 72 Restaurants in Ringwood
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary, Asian fusion
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Just ok, average food and slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Everything here was just average. The food was ok and came out reasonably quick. When food arrived ordered drinks, they arrived just before our dessert arrived. Ask staff where our drinks were or had they forgotten but no, they were on there way. Lots of staff, but just to busy and not relaxed. The Hoyts cinemas across the way may explain alot - get people in and out quick.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bega, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not worth money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Was not that busy. Took ages to be seated, ages to get order taken nearly walked out. Wait staff miserable. Dirty cutlery. Food ok but not that hot. Wouldn't rush back. Would go to food court instead.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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35 restaurant reviews
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“Good food but a little basic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

It is exactly what it is, quick bite whilst late night shopping or pre pictures venue
Questioned by staff about our daughter regarding age[15] Alc being served at table. She certainly wasnt drinking. Spoiled the visit .

Visited August 2012
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“Mangment spoiled it!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

I Went to this eatablishment recently and had a nice meal with my friend before the movie. It was quick and yummy. Back from the movies i realised i forgot my handbag no worries ill call in the morning, however i called at 10.40am and a rude man answered it and before i could tell him the reason i called, i got shut down and was told ' no manager here til 11.30, call back then' and hung up on me! Unbeleivable and Unacceptable! I complained and got told that 'im entiltled to my own opinions' wow just wow... In the worst way..never again!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

This restaurant has been open a number of years now, and keeps their menu fresh and interesting. Their prices are a bit steep, but you do get good food and good service. The location is very convenient being in Eastland, but on the 3rd floor away from the rush of the shoppers. They also have a bar, and bar menu for less formal eating but we found the restaurant to be better value.

Visited May 2012
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