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64 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3461, Australia
(03) 5348 4345
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My bowl of pasta was swimming in water. I could not eat my meal even though I was starving. Apart from the water the sauce wasn't nice. The waiter needs to attempt to look the part and wear an apron at the very least. The restaurant needs a revamp and clean. On the positive our red onion bread was nice... More 

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Thank Anna V
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

How often do you get to dine in an authentic nineteenth century dining room with big open fire, huge ceiling fresco, worn wooden tables? Matt and his mother Maria are welcoming and obliging hosts. Meals are mostly pasta and quite acceptable. Good local wines available by glass and bottle. Not fine dining but it doesn't claim to be. It helps... More 

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Thank Bill W
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Unfortunately, I am not able to review the food at Lucini's. My partner and I lived at the nearby Hepburn Springs Chalet and were drawn to the old-style restaurant just next door. We went in through the bar, where a bulky bartender and his two bulky mates were hanging out. The bartender asked if we were looking for a table... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

What a shame! They could make so much more of this place.My husband and I visited one very cold night in June thinking we would get a wonderful warm experience. The room was freezing.Only heating was a fire and everyone in the room was still in heavy coats and jumpers! The food was below par with the sauces bland and... More 

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Thank Georgina W
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went for dinner here last night as soon as we walked in it felt like we stepped into an old school Italian house in Italy somewhere that was the only good part of the night!! as a fine dining chef from melbourne I couldn't wait to dig into a beautiful bowl of the seafood pasta. Let's... More 

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Thank Alexandar L
Croydon, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I don't know how this restaurant exists - terrible service, and worse food. Dried out and tasteless, tepid vegetable lasagna. Burnt and stale garlic bread, Soup that tasted like tinned soup. One of our party ordered Rose wine which tasted and looked like watered down port. Rude staff who became aggressive when we complained about waiting over an hour for... More 

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Thank Bessie-Blue
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This could be a really lovely place however the food and service need uber improvement. Meals took over an hour, 3 bulky male staff acted as stand over bullies which was intimidating and the meals were bland, inauthentic and not a reflection of northern Italian dishes.

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Thank Raff R
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

This family run restaurant has a warm and genuine atmosphere complimented by tasty food. Not a slick establishment (if that's what you're after) but has charm in bucket loads. Everyone was friendly and the grandmother gave a very interesting historical talk. We all enjoyed our evening immensely! And even had a bit of a dance to some old Italian tunes!

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2 Thank Andrea P
Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Not everyone will appreciate Lucinis. If you want impersonal slick dining go somewhere else. Lucinis is warm, friendly, casual_ if you want to feel part of an Italian family meal with good wholesome food then book in. Atmospheric and enjoyable rather than polished and impersonal.

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3 Thank JulieNWhyte
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I would say that this dainty old Italian Restaurant is more about the atmosphere. It feels like a movie scene. We were the only ones there. We sat out the back under the vines in the alfresco. Overgrown gardens, old and rickety tables and chairs. They have a couple of ponies. It feels as if you have been welcomed into... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $20
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3461, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Hepburn Springs
  • Phone Number: (03) 5348 4345

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