Visit Italy in Melbourne at these pizzerias, old-school restaurants, delis and aperitivo bars.

Iconic and old-school Italian restaurants

Pellegrini's Espresso Bar

Pellegrini's Espresso Bar

This iconic espresso bar serves authentic Italian food and of course fantastic coffee.

Waiters Restaurant

Waiters Restaurant

Serving unfussy, home-style Italian food to a late-night crowd since 1947.

Grossi Florentino

Grossi Florentino

Grossi Florentino has set the bar for Italian fine dining in Melbourne since 1928.

Johnny, Vince & Sam’s Ristorante

Johnny, Vince & Sam’s Ristorante

Italian recipes, décor and ambiance from the Sooshi Mango trio.

Trattoria Emilia

Trattoria Emilia

Classic Italian cuisine with a focused menu of high quality dishes.

Tiamo

Tiamo

Tiamo is a traditional Italian cafe serving classic Italian dishes for decades.

Amiconi

Amiconi

Family-owned Italian eatery with 65 years of tradition, steeped in history and Italian heritage.

Donnini's Restaurant

Donnini's Restaurant

Authentic Italian eatery known for its handmade pasta and relaxed atmosphere.

Papa Gino's

Papa Gino's

Every kind of pizza you can imagine with a whole load of classic Italian mains as well.

The Hardware Club

The Hardware Club

Casual Italian eatery in the historic Hardware House building.

Jimmy Watson's

Jimmy Watson's

A piece of culinary history dating back to 1935, this could be Australia's first small wine bar.

Il Gusto

Il Gusto

The Lygon Street staple serves a variety of pizza, pasta seafood and meat dishes.

La Spaghettata

La Spaghettata

Serves a diverse Italian menu filled with recipes passed down from generation to generation.

Brunetti Classico

Brunetti Classico

Brunetti Classico Carlton boasts one of Melbourne's biggest arrays of cakes and pastries.

Universal Restaurant

Universal Restaurant

Italian eatery serving comforting pasta, pizza and meat and seafood dishes.

Tiamo 2

Tiamo 2

The younger sibling of next door Tiamo with a stronger emphasis on dining.

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DOC Pizza & Mozzarella Bar

DOC Pizza & Mozzarella Bar

This Southbank addition to the DOC family serves up an all-day Italian menu.

Leonardo's Pizza Palace

Leonardo's Pizza Palace

Old-school pizza in a vintage-style venue near Carlton's Lygon Street.

Gradi at Crown

Gradi at Crown

Authentic, excellent and premium Naples-style pizza and loads of Italian classics.

Di Stasio Pizzeria

Di Stasio Pizzeria

Italian wood-fired pizzas and cocktails in an art-filled space.

+39 Pizzeria

+39 Pizzeria

Trendy, bare-bones Italian eatery dishing up thin-crust pizza, pasta, handmade focaccia and wine.

Dom's Pizzeria and Social Club

Dom's Pizzeria and Social Club

Three level bar, restaurant and rooftop in the heart of the city

Pizza Pizza Pizza

Pizza Pizza Pizza

A tiny pizza shop inspired by the pizzas Melbourne grew up with.

SPQR Pizzeria

SPQR Pizzeria

Wood-fired sourdough pizzas, Italian wines and street art.

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Capitano

Capitano

Casual Italian food with an excellent wine list.

Pepe's Italian & Liquor

Pepe's Italian & Liquor

An Italian restaurant located in a leafy enclave of Melbourne's central business area.

Tipo 00

Tipo 00

High quality, artisan pasta with a great wine list.

Ronnie's

Ronnie's

Inspired by family dinners, where friends and family meet to dine, wine and have good times.

La Camera

La Camera

Classic Italian food overlooking the river at Southbank.

Marameo

Marameo

Marameo is a fun, easy-going Italian eatery offering a range of pasta and mains.

Grill Americano

Grill Americano

Offering Italian classics with signature Chris Lucas spin in sophisticated surrounds.

Di Stasio Citta

Di Stasio Citta

Combining fine Italian food and wine with art and culture in a contemporary space.

Tippy-Tay

Tippy-Tay

A colourful Italian restaurant at the Garden State Hotel.

Becco

Becco

Classic Italian fare with great service since 1996.

DOC Espresso

DOC Espresso

Italian-style coffees, pastas and focaccias with great coffee to boot.

Il Bacaro Cucina e Bar

Il Bacaro Cucina e Bar

A fine dining experience, offering modern Italian cuisine in an intimate and relaxed setting.

Ombra

Ombra

Guy Grossi's Ombra serves cured meats, Venetian tapas and excellent wines to share.

Best Italian wine bars and aperitivo spots

Gilson

Gilson

A neighbourhood Italian restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere based on a traditional osteria.

Heartattack and Vine

Heartattack and Vine

An Italian-style neighbourhood wine bar serving tapas and specialty coffee.

Johnny's Green Room

Johnny's Green Room

A rooftop bar above King & Godfree with great views, tunes and Italian inspired food and drinks.

Bar Holiday

Bar Holiday

A hidden bar with casual Italian dining.

Torino Aperitivo

Torino Aperitivo

Located in a city laneway, this Melbourne aperitivo bar is your perfect escape.

Agostino

Agostino

An Italian wine bar, bottle shop and cellar attached to King and Godfree on Lygon Street, Carlton.

Italian delis, bakeries and sandwich bars

King & Godfree

King & Godfree

Catch up for coffee or a meal, or shop for delicious deli items and wine.

DOC Delicatessen

DOC Delicatessen

Pick up top-quality Italian smallgoods and pantry staples.

Spring Street Grocer

Spring Street Grocer

Cheese, gelato, groceries, coffee and gourmet foods all under one roof.

Baker D Chirico

Baker D Chirico

Artisan bread and sweet and savoury pastries including Italian bomboloni.

No22 Cafe

No22 Cafe

A modern Italian cafe, with an emphasis on food from Puglia.

Lil Lane

Lil Lane

Freshly baked Italian-inspired focaccia sandwiches and a range of coffee creations.

Saluministi Docklands

Saluministi Docklands

Dining at Saluministi takes you on a journey through the flavours of Italy.

Sausages Made Simple

Sausages Made Simple

Specialty store for lovers of cured meats, offering classes, equipment and fresh sausages to go.

Best gelato in Melbourne

Pidapipo Gelateria

Pidapipo Gelateria

Authentic, artisanal Italian-style gelato in the heart of Carlton's Lygon Street.

Piccolina Gelateria

Piccolina Gelateria

Enjoy traditional Italian gelato: pure, natural and authentic.

Casa del Gelato

Casa del Gelato

An award-winning gelati shop that has been making delicious ice cream on Lygon Street since 1980.

Barbarella Gelato and Wine

Barbarella Gelato and Wine

Premium gelato, perfect coffee and an excellent wine list all within the historic Block Arcade.

Geloso Gelateria

Geloso Gelateria

A gelato and ice cream shop located inside Queen Victoria Market.

Gelateria on The Docks

Gelateria on The Docks

Serving the best ice cream and gelato in Docklands.

Gelateria Primavera

Gelateria Primavera

Delicious gelato, shakes and juices from the front of the Spring Street Grocer.

Il Dolce Freddo

Il Dolce Freddo

Innovative and delicious gelato made in-house.

Gelatissimo

Gelatissimo

Fresh gelato in loads of flavours.

Zero Gradi Crown

Zero Gradi Crown

Gelateria serving gelato, Italian pastries, coffee, and more from dawn until late.

1565

1565

Great for unique flavours of gelato, quality coffees and sandwiches, cakes and bread.

Cups n Cones

Cups n Cones

A vibrant and enticing dessert destination providing a delightful gelato experience.

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