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822 High St, Thornbury, Darebin, Victoria 3071, Australia
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Melbourne's best pasta. Melbourne's best staff. Melbourne's best restaurant. Caters to everyone - warm and friendly, communal and the food is first class.

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Thank Edward B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

One of our regular local spots for dinner. We come for some zucchini fritters, a pasta and chianti. The cinnamon panna cotta is pretty good too. A small menu of simple and delicious Italian fare. This warm and cozy cafe style restaurant reminds us of our stay in Lucca.

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

A simple menu done so well, the food is delicious. We ordered three different pastas and swapped them around during the meal, and all were superb. It's not just the food though, the staff were fantastic, and whilst some people who haven't been to Italy might be put off by them, it was very authentic and honest, not rude, just... More 

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1 Thank Justin K
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Italian food albeit in a small setting. I have stopped here for coffee, dinners and drinks- always excellent with friendly service and tasty modern dishes. It can get noisy though but that's popularity.

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Thank Thomas O
Melbourne
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129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We ate at Umberto on a Saturday night after a last minute booking. We started off with a trio of bruschette which had fresh delicious toppings on good crusty but soft and chewy bread. I had a pasta dish and my partner a barramundi fillet with a side dish of broccoli. This was complemented by a glass of Italian Sangiovese.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Umberto Espresso Bar countless times and have never been disappointed. Food, drinks, coffee & experience, are excellent. Love having a chat with Umberto & Marco, always entertaining.

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1 Thank Paul M
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Being raised an Italian Australian, my family was always cautious about going to an Italian restaurant for fear the authenticity would not measure up. Why pay for what you can cook better yourself. Umberto Espresso Bar changed all that. This is better than home. My wife and I can't speak highly enough of Umberto. The food, staff, owners, setting, wine... More 

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Thank Joel W
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Truly delicious authentic simple Italian food. We'll definitely come back. Grazie mille Umberto, ci vediamo suno. Ciao, Tiana

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Thank Diabolita
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

A favourite of ours, Umberto is small but has great ambiance. The staff are friendly and the food is great. Good value for money.

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Thank Sue Y
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Popped inside yesterday on a freezing morning in Melbourne. We ordered to coffees which came pretty quick and were nice and hot and strong. We ordered some delicious chocolate tart to go with it, it was pretty yummy. Have been here before and really enjoyed the pasta. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. You need to book on weekends, always busy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 822 High St, Thornbury, Darebin, Victoria 3071, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Darebin  >  Thornbury

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?