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“LOUD, but great food and drinks”
Review of Yak Italian Kitchen & Bar - MOVED

Yak Italian Kitchen & Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Lello Pasta Bar formally Yak Italian Kitchen serves modern Italian food on the popular Flinders Lane food precinct. Leo Gelsomino, our head chef, and his kitchen team use fresh, seasonal ingredients. All our dishes are hand made in the artisan tradition from pasta to pizza dough, which is kneaded from stone-ground flour. Our drinks list is focused on italian-style wines that are designed to be drunk with food. We have one of the best lists of Italian crafted beers in the city and a vast cocktail menu.
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Went here with 15 work colleagues. The atmoshere was great, albeit a bit loud. Impossible to have a conversation with anybody farther away than right next to you. The food was excellent! and the drinks and service were top-notch as well. Highly reccomend!

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Thank BizDevRoadee
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Seven of us visited Yak Bar pre theatre on one of Melbourne's busiest Saturday nights - White Night festival. Service was amazing. We dropped in without a booking, were seated quickly at barstools, ordered great food from the tapas menu all the while watching the passing parade. Duck pancakes were delicious - filled with duck mince, Tempura Prawns, Pumpkin Cheese Croquettes and the highlight was Baby Calamari with Salsa Verde and Zucchini strips. All very easy to share between a large group. Have been here a few times and I would suggest booking for a larger party for dinner! Service was terrific - bar staff all extremely friendly and Linda (one of the owners) was not fazed by a crazy busy night!

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Thank IngridaN
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

The home made pasta was exceptionally good and all our group loved their meals.We ate lots from the menu and everything was excellent,so it is too hard to single out anything.. It was fresh, interesting and tasty. The staff were really helpful and happy to explain all the dishes. The place wasn't too busy, but would have been pretty noisy if it was. We'll be back to try everything else.

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Thank gabby b
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Place was very busy on a Thursday night, we ended up sharing a table with other folks, which was cool and worked out well for all. They had a vast drinks menu, but cocktails were fair, not great; the pastas we had were very good, and they did some pretty interesting appetizers. On the whole this is a good option on Flinders Lane, there are many options on that street, but Yak Bar was just perfect for us as we got into Melbourne.

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Thank MarcdSF
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Unfortunately we didn't enjoy our experience.
The food is very rich and a little too oily
Quite a noisy venue

1  Thank mastermuzz
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