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Bellota

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South Melbourne
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Bank St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Taranaki
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid a surprise visit to a friend and we dined here. Absolutely fabulous! We were so busy catching up that we left our dinner choices up to the waitress, including wine matches - she did a fabulous job, we loved it all. The courtyard area was perfect too - lovely!

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Thank ceebee34
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We would have loved to order mains but after 2 hours of sitting waiting for both dishes the kitchen was closed. They must have been very understaffed because every single time we wanted a wine we had to go find someone who then would usually ignore us and come back to the table a few minutes later. The lady at... More 

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Thank DreaBarr
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

I had their ricotta gnocchi and a glass of Nebbiolo the first time and fell in Love with their food and cosy atmosphere. Came back again with my friends, always good.

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Thank NS2298164
Melbourne
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is my favourite restaurant in Melbourne for a casual no fuss meal, the food is always good (although they could do with a change of menu about now) the service can sometimes be a touch slow but its offset by charming and knowledgable staff. However what makes this place so special is the ability to shoot into the Prince... More 

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Thank allorasprings
Melbourne, Australia
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Had a terrific lunch here, had wonderful food, many flavors I've not experienced before. Added to that the great wine selection, it made for a great afternoon. Must also point out the service/ wait staff were fantastic, they all new their stuff, gave us some great recommendations, and generally made the whole experience absolutely enjoyable

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Thank Max J
Bicester, Oxfordshire
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183 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Called in for birthday drinks with a friend. Not only do they have an extensive range of wines, many by the glass (or some of the more expensive ones they offer a tasting) but a wide selection of spirits too. I finally found Four Pillars Shiraz gin as well as their amazing Christmas gin. Expect what's left in the bottle... More 

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Thank gobigsal
melbourne
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Four of us arrived without a reservation for dinner. We were told it would be 40 minutes before we could get a table inside. We could have had a drink outside but it was a cold night so we went elsewhere for a drink and the waitress rang us when a table had become available. Great service right from the... More 

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Thank Hambleton21
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Our party of six adults enjoyed a great evening meal when we recently visited Melbourne. Even though the restaurant was full and we had not booked, the host squeezed us into the small outdoor area without any fuss. Having access to the adjacent wine bar allowed us to choose a selection of wines of our choice and price to drink... More 

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Thank darrylg183
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Amazing food, beautiful Italian wine, great atmosphere on a cold Saturday night - we almost believed we were back in Italy.

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Thank AC-Woodend
Australia
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Amazing selection of wines, lovely food and service never fails to impress. Have come here for dinner which is great but mostly just a perfect place to relax in South Melbourne. Prince Wine Store next door boasts a fantastic selection of wines from France.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bank St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighborhood: South Melbourne

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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?

Staying in South Melbourne

Neighborhood Profile
South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole neighborhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in, a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen utensils completes the scene. Take a break to walk the wide and shady streets and stroll along the Victorian-era heritage terrace houses. But return to the market in time for some paella, simmering in three large frypans on the footpath and served straight onto your plate.
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