ian dined on Sun, 12th May 2019 (9)
Loved the food, band a little close and loud but a great night again.
ian dined on Sun, 12th May 2019 (9)
Loved the food, band a little close and loud but a great night again.
ian dined on Thu, 9th May 2019 (9)
Loved the beef tartare, also lamb.
ian dined on Wed, 8th May 2019 (8)
Loved chicken wings, chicken Caesar salad was fresh and well presented
ian dined on Wed, 24th Apr 2019 (8)
Loved dumplings and XO fried rice.
ian dined on Tue, 23rd Apr 2019 (8)
Long time favourite, but a disappointing night. Small menu traditionally but much smaller when items not available after Easter weekend. Favourite wines also unavailable, disappointed with red wines by the glass selection. If you take out Pinot, Greek wine and Mornington Peninsula red as quirky choices, basically left with several Syrah style wines from 2017 and 2018. Tried a Syrah blend, one of the more ordinary house wines in Melb over the past three years, and at $16, did not impress. Main meal underwhelmed but handled very professionally by staff. Wife very happy, loved ceviche particularly the different way this dish was prepared. Also loved salt beef en croute, though had expected this in pastry rather then as a very hard crisp bread. Parmesan fries were a brilliant combination.
ian dined on Sat, 20th Apr 2019 (9)
Salads very fresh, love skewers, love calamari. Always good night.
ian dined on Fri, 19th Apr 2019 (8)
The mark of a good restaurant is not responding to great food, but how they deal with issues. The oysters fresh and succulent, the scallops brilliant and the spaghetti marinara about the best in Melb. The octopus skewers tough and inedible, after being so tender last visit. Despite feedback to two staff at their request, nothing was done. Disappointing
ian dined on Thu, 18th Apr 2019 (10)
Loved the meat platter, tandoori prawns were awesome. Breads soft and fluffy. Great meal, staff could not be friendlier or more helpful.
ian dined on Tue, 2nd Apr 2019 (9)
Cabbage with mango cheese and bacon excellent, as was chicken skewers, roasted chicken and tartare. Wine excellent as always. Staff friendly and very helpful
ian dined on Mon, 1st Apr 2019 (9)
Calamari is stunning, full flavour and very tender. Loved kofta, chicken gyros excellent. Salads very fresh and always very good. Staff friendly and service very good. Great night
ian dined on Sat, 30th Mar 2019 (7)
Loved the herbed veal parmigiana.
ian dined on Thu, 14th Mar 2019 (8)
Ordered a variety small dishes, empanada, chicken skewers, potatoes, and flank steak. All excellent. Love Argentinian wines.
ian dined on Wed, 13th Mar 2019 (10)
Quail was a standout. Loved spanner crab risotto and cured meat ravioli. House can Merlot was excellent.
ian dined on Tue, 12th Mar 2019 (9)
Always a good meal. Loved the tempura soft shell crab and tempura plate. Sashimi was excellent. Miso soup has become a favourite.
ian dined on Mon, 11th Mar 2019 (9)
Quail excellent as was the Singapore noodles. Loved the dumplings and spring rolls. Always a good night.
ian dined on Sun, 10th Mar 2019 (8)
Loved lamb and rosemary pie. Fish and chips well cooked. Had a great night.
ian dined on Fri, 8th Mar 2019 (10)
Still talking about the meal four days later. Quail was a standout. Mushroom risotto and spaghetti puttanesca was excellent. Loved the cab merlot under Tutto benne label. Staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. Restaurant has become a favourite in Melb.
ian dined on Thu, 7th Mar 2019 (9)
Calamari excellent, loved dips, souvlakia tasty, salad very fresh. Great night with friends.
ian dined on Wed, 27th Feb 2019 (8)
Loved chicken liver parfait, charcuterie was good but too much pickled chilli for my taste, liked risotto. Wines always good. Staff always friendly.
ian dined on Tue, 26th Feb 2019 (8)
Eat here regularly. Beef tartare and beef cheek excellent, as was the charred zucchini. Disappointed with chicken, way too much black sauce( balsamic reduction?) which coated everything- not visually appealing or appetising. Twice cooked potatoes a real mix - some hot, some warm, some over cooked, some under cooked. Not at the standard of previous visits.
ian dined on Mon, 25th Feb 2019 (10)
Loved chorizo and ceviche. Steak tartare very good. Tried flank steak and eye fillet, both excellent. Carrots were the pick of sides, cauliflower lacked the smokey flavour described in menu. Tannat wine was brilliant. Definitely the best of the restaurants in this group.
ian dined on Wed, 6th Feb 2019 (10)
Super building and decor, loved samosa chat and tandoori chicken. Lamb curry and veg curries were excellent, but the standout was the naan. Hot, soft and fluffy. Great meal
ian dined on Tue, 5th Feb 2019 (9)
Very friendly staff, loved the zucchini flower and the mussels. Have consistently enjoyed eating at Tutto Bene.
ian dined on Mon, 4th Feb 2019 (9)
Seafood based menu, exceptionally fresh. Loved spaghetti marinara and roasted veg with feta. Scallops and octopus skewers were great. Staff very friendly.
ian dined on Sun, 13th Jan 2019 (8)
Very consistent food and drinks. A very relaxed venue to visit, always enjoyable.
ian dined on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 (10)
Steak tartare brilliant, loved octopus with xo sauce. Chicken mains succulent, moist and beautiful flavours
ian dined on Sat, 5th Jan 2019 (8)
Had the bento box, loved the variety and quality of meal
ian dined on Fri, 4th Jan 2019 (10)
Duck shiitake doughnut, lamb pie and beef tartare all not what we expected but sensational flavours. Squid dish picture perfect and excellent. Cauliflower and potato dumplings were light and fluffy with a hint of chilli in a green bean salad - one of the favourites of the night. Loved ocean trout, pork belly and brisket. Too much food for desert, but daughter tried tea time panocotta and loved mix tea flavours. Really nice meal, great service, very friendly staff. Will be back.
ian dined on Thu, 3rd Jan 2019 (9)
Loved the food, chickpea and prawn dip excellent, scallop and truffle risotto beautifully balanced flavours. Favourite Italian in Southbank
ian dined on Sat, 29th Dec 2018 (8)
Friendly staff, consistent food. Calamari and souvlaki always very good
ian dined on Sat, 22nd Dec 2018 (9)
Beef tartare was excellent, as was salt bush lamb. Scallops and pork jowl were a favourite of my wife. Staff excellent, professional and friendly. Lovely restaurant to share a special occasion.
ian dined on Fri, 7th Dec 2018 (8)
Had a pizza, always good. Tried chicken skewers, expensive but excellent
ian dined on Sun, 2nd Dec 2018 (8)
Prawns on skewers not available, ran out of skewers. Prawns were rubbery, potato salad was excessive, broccolini was excellent. Beef and Guinness pie a little burnt, but large meal. Cut off burnt crust, meat tasty and beautifully tender.
ian dined on Sun, 18th Nov 2018 (8)
Always a nice meal and pleasant to visit.
ian dined on Sat, 17th Nov 2018 (6)
Loved the lamb pie and the tofu, also chicken wings. Found the betel leaf dish dry. Salt and pepper squid slightly tough and a little oily. Did not like the carrot salad flavours or the liquid that accumulated in the bottom of the dish. Both wines we tried were excellent. Wife has been pushing to go back to Burma Lane after previous meal had been excellent, left a little disappointed .
ian dined on Fri, 16th Nov 2018 (8)
Love ludlow, very consistent food, always a great night
ian dined on Sun, 28th Oct 2018 (9)
Beef ribs excellent, empanada special delicious. Loved the roasted sweet potato.
ian dined on Thu, 25th Oct 2018 (8)
Loved sashimi and the mushroom hotpot
ian dined on Mon, 22nd Oct 2018 (9)
Six course tasting menu was fantastic, too large to finish. Pork belly had fantastic flavour though pork a little fatty. Sake washed tuna a highlight.
ian dined on Sun, 21st Oct 2018 (9)
Bento box excellent, loved gyoza.
ian dined on Sat, 20th Oct 2018 (8)
Staff very friendly, food consistently good. Shared the cold smoked ocean trout, amazing.
ian dined on Fri, 5th Oct 2018 (9)
Loved the food, staff friendly and very helpful.
ian dined on Wed, 3rd Oct 2018 (8)
First visit , nice vibe, good range beers and wines, good food. Will return again.
ian dined on Wed, 12th Sep 2018 (9)
Love eating here, great food, good range wines, very friendly staff
ian dined on Tue, 11th Sep 2018 (9)
Tried the bento box, loved it. Great variety
ian dined on Mon, 10th Sep 2018 (10)
Definitely the best food we have had in Melb, great dining experience
ian dined on Sat, 8th Sep 2018 (8)
Pizza always good, tried the stuffed mushrooms and popcorn prawns. Both delicious and generous serves
ian dined on Thu, 6th Sep 2018 (7)
Charcuterie plate and the smoked salmon were excellent. Loved the beef ribs, full of flavour and very tender. Mixed green veg disappointed, astringent in flavour and a little gritty. Did not like the smoked ham hock with veloute sauce and puy lentils, served as a thick soup and lacking in flavour. Restaurant staff offered alternatives to the ham hock and did not charge for dish.
ian dined on Mon, 3rd Sep 2018 (9)
Loved Asian menu, food excellent. Great range beers and wines. Will become a local favourite.
ian dined on Sun, 2nd Sep 2018 (7)
Loved ceviche and the potatoes. Torta very salty and a little sloppy. Serrano ham had a lot of fat on it, taste not as good as I have had previously in Aust or Spain. Chicken very well cooked but lacked the flavour of Palermo. Wines as always excellent.
ian dined on Thu, 30th Aug 2018 (8)
Beef and Guinness pie excellent, moist and full of flavour. Brisket was huge, tender and lovely flavour. Disappointment was the cold veg. Pie and brisket were piping hot , veg well cooked but just not hot.
ian dined on Thu, 16th Aug 2018 (8)
Staff were excellent, loved the food, great location
ian dined on Tue, 14th Aug 2018 (10)
Great night, food excellent, live band very good, nice vibe to the place and staff could not have been friendlier.
ian dined on Sun, 12th Aug 2018 (7)
Had the Sunday roast. Chicken breast moist and generous, well cooked. Loved the gravy, loved the extra roast veg like capsicum, zucchini, eggplant. One of the few restaurants around Southbank to serve proper roast potatoes. Fennel was hard and undercooked, not soft and sweet as expected. Real disappointment was many of the veg ranged from warm to cold (broccoli):
ian dined on Thu, 9th Aug 2018 (10)
Ceviche kingfish sensational. Tried the chicken after having steak on previous occasions, simply brilliant. Potatoes and broccoli were very good. One of our favourite restaurants in Melb B.
ian dined on Tue, 7th Aug 2018 (9)
Grilled calamari looked and tasted amazing. Shared a souvlaki plate, meats excellent and Greek salad / bread delicious. Staff who served us were friendly and very engaged in ensuring we had a great night. One of the reasons we visit regularly.
ian dined on Wed, 25th Jul 2018 (7)
Pizza and drink wednesday, very happy with both.
ian dined on Sat, 21st Jul 2018 (8)
Saturday night, very noisy and very busy. Staff did a great job. Calamari and chicken wing starter excellent. Beef and Guinness pie, brisket and crumbed mushrooms also excellent. Very good night.
ian dined on Thu, 19th Jul 2018 (7)
Veal was excellent though found close to the bistro blinds a little cold with wind .
ian dined on Wed, 18th Jul 2018 (9)
Chicken liver parfait was exceptional, as was the beef special.
ian dined on Tue, 17th Jul 2018 (7)
Wiener snitzel was sensational, as were fat chips. Pork knuckle not as good, found the five spice clashed with saukraut.
ian dined on Fri, 13th Jul 2018 (8)
Enjoyed the pasta and the side of potatoes. Calamari one of the best on Southbank.
ian dined on Wed, 11th Jul 2018 (9)
Had the charcuterie plate to share, excellent with a glass of Malbec. Also had the Wednesday beef special with a side of peas and bacon, absolutely superb and great value for $30 with a glass of wine.
ian dined on Tue, 26th Jun 2018 (9)
Loved the gnocchi. Chloe’s has become a local favourite with reasonable prices and great food.
ian dined on Mon, 25th Jun 2018 (7)
Ceviche excellent, roasted sweet potato delicious, disappointed with pork jewel, have had it here 4 times, raved about it. This occasion very fatty and not appetising.
ian dined on Sun, 24th Jun 2018 (8)
Roast was excellent but Irish sausages underwhelmed. Red cabbage unbalanced the meal, green veg would have been a nice option.
ian dined on Sat, 23rd Jun 2018 (8)
Buffalo wings excellent as was the Robert Oakley GSM red wine. Pizza not cheap but the best around Southbank
ian dined on Wed, 6th Jun 2018 (8)
Snapper on mashed potatoes excellent. Loved Chloe’s pale ale.
ian dined on Tue, 5th Jun 2018 (9)
Had the $70 chefs selection. Marlin ceviche, chicken street food and the blackened chicken stand outs. Also loved the kale and the corn cake. Great night. Way too much food, and struggled with the two deserts.
ian dined on Sat, 2nd Jun 2018 (8)
Soft shell crab and beef were excellent. Tried the seafood hot pot, amazing broth. Highly recommend.
ian dined on Tue, 29th May 2018 (9)
Great lunch, loved the lasagne, pork belly and stuffed chicken brilliant. Highly recommend.
ian dined on Mon, 28th May 2018 (8)
Beef and Guinness pie was very good, really enjoyed veg and mash over chips and salad that many pubs serve. Chicken goujons had a really nice peppery flavour. Last 6 weeks have eaten here 5 times, never had a meal were we not happy with.
ian dined on Thu, 24th May 2018 (9)
Cured meat plate with the fried pizza dough was excellent. Duck cannelloni in the mushroom broth exceptional. Very extensive wine list, both local and Italian.
ian dined on Sat, 12th May 2018 (8)
Mussel entree was excellent, though not so keen on the garlic purée on bread served with it. Gnocchi with mushrooms and truffle very good as was the pork belly. Busy night and staff struggled with service at times during the night.
ian dined on Mon, 7th May 2018 (9)
Food never disappoints
ian dined on Thu, 3rd May 2018 (8)
New menu, loved the tacos and brisket
ian dined on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 (9)
Went to the Argentinian Malbec tasting and stayed for dinner, loved the crevice, pork belly excellent, Palermo has become a reliable favourite to eat at in Melb.
ian dined on Sun, 15th Apr 2018 (8)
$20/pot and pie night Monday, mountain goat steam ale and chicken mushroom pie in thick white wine sauce with herbed potato topping was excellent.
ian dined on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 (8)
Noisy Sat night, sat at the bar upstairs, was lots of fun. Food arrived quickly and was excellent.
ian dined on Wed, 11th Apr 2018 (9)
Had the four course lunch, excellent. Great way to try a variety of dishes. Palagonian pilsner is excellent, Argentinian Malbecs superb.
ian dined on Tue, 10th Apr 2018 (8)
Some of the best pizza in Melb, beers and wines excellent. Always a great casual night
ian dined on Sat, 7th Apr 2018 (9)
Great night, loved the tapas
ian dined on Wed, 21st Mar 2018 (9)
Very friendly staff, loved tapas style menu
ian dined on Tue, 20th Mar 2018 (8)
Charcuterie plate one of the best in Melbourne. Trout and quail entrees excellent. Menu is a little limited, unlike the choice of wines. Staff friendly and very helpful.
ian dined on Mon, 5th Mar 2018 (6)
Loved the snails in garlic butter, split on the cheese soufflé. Wife enjoyed it, I thought it was small and heavy. Steak was ok, chicken ok, enjoyed the salad . Given the price, had expected more wow factor rather then an ok meal
ian dined on Sat, 3rd Mar 2018 (9)
Shared three course per person tapas -$35. Salmon, scallops, cerviche and chicken skewers were fabulous, well cooked, moist and full of flavour. Spanish potatoes were excellent and broccoli very good. Great food and a very good wines. Will return
ian dined on Thu, 1st Mar 2018 (7)
Disappointed with cottaletta veal, very small serve and not as thin as I had expected. Rest of the food at table good.
ian dined on Fri, 9th Feb 2018 (8)
Love the pizzas, draught beer and wines.
ian dined on Thu, 1st Feb 2018 (8)
Great night, staff excellent and really made an effort. Good food, good wines
ian dined on Tue, 30th Jan 2018 (8)
Great night with friends, food excellent, wine very good.
ian dined on Fri, 26th Jan 2018 (8)
Very nice night, great food, good wines. Loved the restaurant.
ian dined on Wed, 24th Jan 2018 (6)
Small menu, food ok, not as good as 12months ago.
ian dined on Sun, 31st Dec 2017 (8)
Great night, staff very good despite being very busy. Starters and mains arrived minutes apart, starters excellent.
ian dined on Wed, 27th Dec 2017 (8)
Sautéed vegetables, calamari and sticky chicken wings all excellent.
ian dined on Sat, 23rd Dec 2017 (8)
Tried tapas share plate and added deep fried potatoes. Three types Portuguese skewers were excellent, each different but full flavour. Potatoes were amazing.
ian dined on Thu, 21st Dec 2017 (9)
Great night, had the pre theatre menu with three shared entrees and three shared mains plus glass bubbles. Really enjoyed it, b it a large meal.
ian dined on Sat, 28th Oct 2017 (8)
Lovely night, dining tends to be outside but a great venue for warmer weather. Food always excellent
ian dined on Thu, 26th Oct 2017 (7)
Sautéed vegetables always great
ian dined on Mon, 16th Oct 2017 (8)
Loved the mixed gyros, salads excellent
ian dined on Mon, 2nd Oct 2017 (6)
Went on a Monday night that coincided with community evening - while we often go to the opera nights, just wanted a meal and early night. Sat on the balcony - very noisy and cool. Food came quickly, enjoyed the antipasta plate, pasta was Ok.
ian dined on Tue, 26th Sep 2017 (10)
Lamb rump excellent, loved snapper ceviche. Sat at the bench looking into food prep and BBQ area, great interaction with wait staff. Lovely night.
ian dined on Thu, 21st Sep 2017 (8)
Souvlaki was very good, tatziki was amazing. Calamari mains was also very good. Salads served with both dishes very fresh. One of the nicest Greek restaurants in Melb we have tried
ian dined on Wed, 20th Sep 2017 (7)
Easy night out close to home. Had the pork knuckle which was huge, saukraut was excellent with a nice balance sweet /vinegar. Beef from the BBQ was excellent, but very small and without any sides.
ian dined on Thu, 31st Aug 2017 (9)
Great night. Ceviche was excellent. BBQ meats excellent. Loved th wines and the Peruvian pilsner.
ian dined on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 (9)
Food was excellent
ian dined on Wed, 26th Jul 2017 (8)
Service a little slow on arrival, really impressed with how the waitress resolved an issue with mussels being excessively salty. All other meals we tried were excellent. Will try again
ian dined on Tue, 25th Jul 2017 (10)
Staff were fantastic, charcuterie plate was excellent, loved the deep fried broccollini. Range of wine /beer complimented a lazy mid week lunch.
ian dined on Sun, 23rd Jul 2017 (9)
Loved the tapas, found the serves larger then expected.
ian dined on Sat, 22nd Jul 2017 (7)
Curries are fantastic, garlic naan and roti were not of the same standard
ian dined on Fri, 7th Jul 2017 (10)
Great night, shared a banquet, loads of food. Best indian eaten in a long time and staff / owners were very responsive and friendly.
ian dined on Thu, 6th Jul 2017 (7)
Beer and pizza night, great pizzas, love peroni and the Robert Oakley red wine range is excellent
ian dined on Wed, 5th Jul 2017 (9)
Loved the Argentinian wines ( malbec and cab sav blend). Pork jowl and deep fried broccoli were stand outs but every dish was superb.
ian dined on Sat, 1st Jul 2017 (4)
Disappointing night, seated at the far end of the dining area ( outside of heater and staff range). Freezing with the breeze blowing over the glass partition. After 30 mins went and asked staff if we could order a drink. Food arrived quickly and was very good, but became very cold, very quickly. Would not try again in winter, but will give it a go later in the year.
ian dined on Sat, 24th Jun 2017 (9)
Food sensational, lamb was excellent. The mix of items on the plate with the lamb was perfectly matched. Kept us huessing what the flavours were but a stunning dish
ian dined on Fri, 23rd Jun 2017 (8)
Food is always excellent, busy night pretheatre but food came quickly.
ian dined on Thu, 8th Jun 2017 (7)
Issue with roasted chicken, thigh piece was pink and gelatinous around the bone. Other pieces were cooked perfectly. Mentioned to waiter who assured us that this is how the restaurant cooks chicken - not at all professional.
ian dined on Sat, 3rd Jun 2017 (8)
Food is excellent, prices reasonable, cafe location in De Graves Lane, sauted vegetables was excellent as are chicken wings. Have eaten here twice and consistent and very tasty food.
ian dined on Thu, 1st Jun 2017 (9)
Loved the food - pork jowl was a surprise but wow. Hanger steak and cured meat plate both excellent. Argentinian Malbec was sensational. Not cheap but what a great meal.
ian dined on Tue, 30th May 2017 (8)
Love the food and venue, would like to see a new menu to add a little variety.
ian dined on Mon, 29th May 2017 (5)
Had expected ala carte menu - advised on arrival option was bar menu if we gave up table or two course fixed menu for pre theatre. Would have been nice if advised in advance.
ian dined on Mon, 15th May 2017 (9)
Great night, really enjoyed the food and the overall experience
ian dined on Fri, 12th May 2017 (9)
Great indian food. After reading many reviews that were good and bad, not quite sure what to expect. Best indian food I have had since working in India in 1988. Staff were brilliant, service quick and majority of customers were Indian families, groups or business men. Will become a local favourite.
ian dined on Fri, 28th Apr 2017 (7)
Charcutterie plate was excellent. Had the lasagne - disappointed, meat sauce overwhelmed the pasta, too much sauce and bechamel was excessive for two sheets pasta. Mushroom gnocchi also excellent. Great coffee.
ian dined on Mon, 24th Apr 2017 (9)
Great night, food excellent.
ian dined on Sun, 9th Apr 2017 (9)
Stunning lunch as part of MFWF - two course meal with wine sensational.
ian dined on Fri, 7th Apr 2017 (10)
MFWF lunch, meal and wines stunning
ian dined on Wed, 29th Mar 2017 (10)
food and service sensational
ian dined on Tue, 28th Mar 2017 (1)
Great entree, terrible mains. Rice gluggy. Served the wrong wine, then had an argument with the waiter who insisted that it was custom in asia was to use the same bowl for mains and entree ( not a custom in 6 countries in asia over 12 years i lived there) or when a bowl is full of a sweet chilli sauce and you are waiting for soft shell crab. Pity as the venue is exceptional.
ian dined on Sat, 25th Mar 2017 (8)
GREAT NIGHT, GOOD FOOD
ian dined on Thu, 9th Mar 2017 (7)
Quiet night, not impressed with caesar salad dressing - lacked flavour, more like a mayonaisse.
ian dined on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 (8)
Pasta and pizza is very good
ian dined on Wed, 15th Feb 2017 (9)
Smallish menu but a great dining experience. Service was excellent and friendly without being intrusive, Great wine list. Food was superb.
ian dined on Fri, 27th Jan 2017 (8)
Stunning food, great wine. Only negative was low sun on end tables (north) whee there are no blinds.
ian dined on Mon, 23rd Jan 2017 (8)
Very enjoyable night, food excellent - tried 5 different starters and a mixed tempura. Loved every course though the beef was a stand out.
ian dined on Mon, 19th Dec 2016 (3)
Food was ok but portions very small. Service slow despite very few in restaurant.
ian dined on Tue, 29th Nov 2016 (9)
Loved the food and the very extensive choice of wines
ian dined on Fri, 9th May 2014 (8)
Had the 9 course tapas chef's recommendation. Excellent, though the tortia was average. Also had a Spanish tempranilla wine - very nice. Good atmosphere and very good service.