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Rita's Cafeteria

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239 Johnston St, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067, Australia
+61 3 9419 8233
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Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pizzas are fabulous. But sadly this time the waiters were rude and dismissive. We may return but hopefully next time there has been a change of waiters. They are certainly not suited to the restaurant business. The are more interested in chatting amongst themselves than looking after the guests.

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Thank James H
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I come here often as it is my local pizza place and the food is awesome. Service however leaves a lot to be desired, in fact it's disgusting! I work in a service based role and we would be let go if we spoke to clients in such a manner or worse, did not even speak to them. They will... More 

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Thank Stephanie G
Queensferry, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was advertised to go here by my boss who claimed it to be the 'best pizza in Melbourne' and 'she won't eat pizza other places as it doesn't compare' and I have to say I agree. Great pizza, great atmosphere, fair prices. I arrived on a Friday evening without a reservation and was seated immediately. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Chloe D
Melbourne, Australia
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819 reviews
521 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I came at lunch time on a Friday, so I did expect a crowd and a bit of noise (It transpired that this was one very loud customer, but the room design seemed to amplify the shrieking). I was attended to quickly and efficiently and ushered to a seat in the window. Other people were eating some interesting things, but... More 

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Thank platypus150
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

This cute little Italian eatery is amazing! We loved our experience here for dinner. The food is amazing and so authentic. The pizzas are thin base and not too much topping, pastas are beautiful. Prices are very reasonable considering the serving sizes. Will definitely return here and would highly recommend.

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Thank OttomN
Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017

My family (6 people) came here for dinner. We thought the main meals (various pizza and pasta dishes) were excellent. The entrees were also tasty but not such great value - the shared antipasto didn't really have that much in it and the duck croquettes were tiny. The cafe was really busy and so we also waited a fair amount... More 

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Thank MumPlusOne2012
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Probably the worst experience I've had in Melbourne. We waited an hour when they said we'd have a table in ten minutes. We waited in the pub across the road (dr. Morse which is quite great) the restaurant never called us to say we had a table when we could see from across the street tables were empty. We went... More 

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Thank marco c
Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

all house made food of really tasty options. duck croquettes terrific start followed by really really good pizza-meatball offering especially good. Real inner city gem.

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Thank Anthony C
Melbourne
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Good service, gluten-free options, thin crust Italian style pizzas, served straight from the oven. Nice coffee.

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Thank Fiona R
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 4, 2016

thin, beautiful pizza crusts, just like in Italy. bellissimo! toppings fresh. tasty. lovely. modern menu and chic pizza you can't go wrong here. Not open at every lunch time though which is a bummer because we'd be eating there more often!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Johnston St, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Abbotsford
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9419 8233

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