Handpicked by a Melbourne Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Italian restaurants in Melbourne'.

The Italian love of food is famous the world over and it's often said 'Il cibo italiano è fatto con amore' (made with love).  Italian cuisine has influenced food culture all over the world; wine, cheese, tomato and pasta to olives, anchovies, meats. Check out these selected Italian restaurants in Melbourne and buon appetito


University Cafe

For over 60 years, the University Café has been delighting diners with its excellent Italian cooking. Today, the restaurant's is still as popular, and locals, academics and tourists alike flock here to enjoy a delicious bowl of pasta or risotto accompanied by an excellent cup of coffee. Some of them come just for the food, and others frequent bustling University Café regularly to enjoy the at...


Brunetti is a place where you can feel the taste of the traditional Italian cuisine and enjoy a relaxed and pleasant dining any time of the day. There is no bigger enjoyment than relishing super delicious delights and enjoying strong coffee that symbolizes Italian way of life. Brunetti is a comfortable café, situated in Carlton and popular for the many sweet desserts and coffee it offers. ...

La Spaghettata - Lygon Street

This traditional venue right in the heart of Melbourne's 'little Italy' on Lygon Street, provides a warm and welcoming setting, that can also cater for large groups. Owner (and patriarch) Tony Cattafi and his wife Giovanna, have not let the years inhibit their passion for Italian cooking, using the freshest ingredients and serving it with the hospitality and spirit synonymous with the mother co...

La Lucciola

It maybe small but this busy restaurant serving great Italian food with a true authentic taste with service to match is a popular with locals for a reason.Nothing flash here just a good clean place to have a great bowl of pasta and a glass of red! The service is friendly and fast even when they are busy! Other dishes include lamb cutlets and roast vegetables. Everything is typically served with c...

Sassy Italian Restaurant

Authentic Italian restaurant moments from Melbourne CBD. Indulge in our signature home-made pasta dishes, pizzas, and delicious desserts. be made to feel like you're in Italy at Sassy Italian Sassy Italian stands apart from other restaurants in Melbourne. We pride ourselves on authenticity, delivering the finest Italian food. Enjoy your meal overlooking the stunning Melbourne Star and Docklands...

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