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“The absolutely BEST place to eat in Melbourne”
Review of Scopri

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Ranked #3 of 5,475 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fitzroy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would travel back from Texas to Australia just to eat here. The food and service (our waiter acted more like an owner) was first rate. The absolutely best homemade pasta I have ever tasted. My husband and I couldn't stop raving about this experience. Go and enjoy!!! But you need reservations, as it is not a large venue.

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank TexasJane09
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travel to Melbourne every January for the Australian Open and were recommended this restaurant by locals.
WOW. A relatively small restaurant situated on main road outside the city. From the outside it looks like an old terrace house, on the inside a small intimate dinning room. The food really reminded me of Italy. The pasta was all freshly made in house, and the ingredients especially the vegetables obviously from surroundings Farms. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank sydfoodie2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovley dinner at Scopri. The waiter was terrific at matching our byo wines with our menu of Oysters, Beef Carpaccio, Calamari, Scallops, Agnolotti and Ribeye. Impeccable food combined with superb service. No question we will be back again, as Scopri is a gem in the Melbourne / Italian restaurant scene. Absolutely faultless except for the fact that the night passed too quickly.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank alessandromM3359AD
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like most people we found this restaurant through the many rave reviews and were excited to visit and as foodies enjoy every second.
Firstly the food; zucchini flowers were tasteless apart from the strong olive oil, not sure what the orange sauce flavour should have been but it was missing.
Then the Calamari that was average and entirely forgettable.
The star; the Oysters that were delicious but served with an astringent and inedible vinegrette and shallot dressing.
The Flounder that was very tasty and beautifully presented but which non of the servers offered to plate for us. Bizarre as even the calamari was offered for plating. Not something I was expecting but showed terrible service etiquette.
The Steak perfectly cooked where the server offered to plate for us having explained that it was already sliced to then find the the steak was only sliced once, whereupon she hurriedly ran to get a knife and started hacking.
We ordered a stellar Barolo that was delicious and decanted but the server was determined to minimise his need to serve us so we had one bottle served to us in three hefty lots, which did not do it justice. On top of this every time we were served water a huge splash landed on my sleeve and table place with no comment.
Finally, the service and overall team ambience; obviously there are huge issues between kitchen and service and this is maybe why the manager was busy lurking around every table with a menacing eye on his staff. There was a tangible atmosphere where even we were reluctant to be honest about our experience.
What’s sad is that this could have been so great but the horrible service the bland food and the general chaos between staff means we won’t go back and that’s the best way we can vote, is with our feet. So many better places to go in Melbourne, unless you’re very local, don’t bother.

Date of visit: January 2020
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1  Thank Littleblueblob
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing service and food, perfect in exquisite detail, accompanied by great Italian wine and an intimate, relaxing setting. My best restaurant experience in Melbourne.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Z4214UCchrism
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