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“Won't be back”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Othello

Othello
Ranked #2,723 of 4,060 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $22 - $89
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Southbank
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Won't be back”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Family group of 10. Waiter came to collect orders without pen and notepad, took both entree and main orders together and subsequently got it wrong. We were not offered drinks after being seated, we had to ask to order them. One entree and two mains forgotten. When the forgotten mains (chef's special) eventually came out, it was disappointing. They did not look appetizing, the meat was dry and potato not cooked through. Dessert board was not accurate, they did not have all that was advertised (we were the first customers, in at 5pm). Service was definitely lacking and the restaurant had no atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
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Toronto
2 reviews
“Good place to bring your kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Having just arrived in Melbourne with our two daughters, we were anxious to grab some dinner and settle into our room. We found Othello and it was just what we needed. They have a kids menu and the spaghetti bolognese was very good and the portions generous. The Greek Salad was excellent as were the lamb skewers. Service was average. If you're looking for a place to grab a quick, casual dinner this is a good spot. The location was great too for an after dinner stroll along the Yarra River.

  • Visited December 2012
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Rowville, Australia
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Look elsewhere”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

As a group of 4 we ordered the banquet and were very disappointed with the quality and quantity of the meal. Not one of us will ever return. Once bitten twice shy

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Truro, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Give it a try”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

After walking up and down the Southbank looking for somewhere to eat and not being inspired by the usual pastas and pizzas on most of the menus, we were persuaded to try Othello by a young man standing on the path with a menu. Although a little lacking in atmosphere when we first arrived as only few people were there, the food was good and the waitress was very friendly and even gave us a free dessert for my birthday. Nice meal, good service, certainly worth a visit.

  • Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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“Good Greek food at reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

I booked a table of 10 recently for business colleagues for dinner and needed somewhere in the Southbank/Southgate area close to our hotel. Our budget did not stretch to the very expensive restaurants in Southbank so we chose this Greek restaurant, hoping to get reasonable price food and reasonable size servings. We were not disappointed. While the service wasn't the best and the mains were not all served at the same time no-one was unhappy with the food and the cost was very reasonable and portion size great. If you need good food at a reasonable price that won't break the bank Othello is a good choice in my opinion.

  • Visited October 2012
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