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“Still great food and excelent value”
Review of Mirka - CLOSED

Mirka
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
698 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Still great food and excelent value”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had not eaten at Mirka for several years and were delighted to find the restaurant still offers great food and affordable prices.

We took advantage of the lunch menu. As of June, prices are $40 for two courses and $50 for three, with a glass of wine or a coffee. Since most mains are approximately $30, this deal is really good value. And servings are generous, so two courses will probably suffice.

Both of us chose the duck ravioli for entree. The delicious morsels of pasta came in a fragrant broth. For mains, I chose the baby snapper accompanied by kifpler potatoes and rocket. The fish was moist and flavourful. My partner chose slow-cooked beef cheeks, with kale. We both really enjoyed our meals.

The house wines were good, too. We could not resist having a second glass, at $8. All-in-all we had a lovely lunch and will be back again before too long. We were reminded how lucky we are to live in a city with so many good restaurants offering healthy, innovative cuisine. Our recent experience with food in the US had been mixed, to say the least. So good to be back home!

  • Visited June 2014
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
melbourne
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing 10/10”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Mirka at Tolarno

One word. Divine.

Sunday lunch with Mum.

Food, Absolutely delicious.
Drinks menu, Superb.
Atmosphere, Just perfect.
Staff, Friendly.

Best Beef Cheek and Panacotta Desert I have ever eaten!

Congratulations to the owner Eugene.

I will be back before you know it.

Thank-You

Leigh

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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“I couldn't believe how bad it was”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

A long fall from grace. What was once a great place to eat, suddenly turned into my worst dining experience ever. Our group of 8 arrived for our 730 reservation, and we left after our dessert at 1215. That says it all. Management, owners and kitchen staff clearly had zero clue on how to cater for a crowd. The poor waitress, who had to deal with a vastly understaffed restaurant, deserves a medal. The food portions, were on the light side and under cooked. The whole night was a bad joke, and I will never venture near this place again.

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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
307 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“10/10 for Mirka's at Torlano”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

10/10 for Mirka's at Torlano. All 3 waiters/ress were friendly, very knowledgable on the menu and very attentive. Restaurant ambience was so pleasant, music at perfect volume, love the wall murals . We didn't wait very long and warm bread with dipping oil was served, we then shared the Proscuitto entree, 1 main was Market Fish, the other Pork Belly. We shared a Bomb la Mora. All was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed a glass of wine each and finished off with Coffee. This was a Cudo Deal..Mirka offers specials for 2/3 courses. This is THE best dining deal we've ever had. We will definitely be returning and recommending

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delicious lunch”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Delicious food. I had the market fish of the day (snapper) Sardinian style with prawns, mussels, tomato and fregola pasta. The seafood was all so tender and the sauce very tasty. The nutella cream pie was also very good. My husband loved the gnocchi with truffle pecorino entree and his pork cutlet special. Highly recommended. The bread was tasty.The service was very good and friendly.

  • Visited June 2014
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