Firstly my review is so bad because we came to the restaurant for our billing which mind you had been confirmed via email to find the restaurant was closed. This is very disappointing considering there was 8 of us for a Saturday night - not so easy to find another restaurant to accommodate 8 people. The phones are disconnected - VERY POOR!!!!
The restaurant is closed yet still accepted our booking, poor form.
Allora is a quiet neighbourhood gem. Unassuming restaurant that serves very good tasty meals at a reasonable price. Selection includes pasta (home made) and pizza with a good selection of specials. Wine list not extensive but good variety
Lovely restaurant near home with fabulous food many thanks we'll be back especially for a Bellini and antipasti
Food was great and arrived timely. Nice looking restaurant
Always a good night :)
Great Italian food
The baby octopus risotto was the best risotto I’ve ever had. Deliciously authentic Italian, that always delivers
Hi Sara-Jane! Thank you so much for the lovely review, I agree about the risotto! Johnny makes the best in Melbourne! It was so wonderful to see you again, we love having you! Have a fantastic week and we hope to see you and your beautiful family again soon! Grazie! Allora
Love the new Spring menu. Delicious meal, as always, and thank you for helping our son celebrate his birthday.
Hi Sara-Jane! So lovely to see you again! Thank you so much for the review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday dinner with us! Looking forward to the next time! Grazie! Allora
pasta is great.
Ciao! Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us at Allora Cucina. We hope to see you again soon! Grazie! Allora
Will be back, food was lovely quality and barman very friendly
Ciao Lyndal, Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us at Allora Cucina. We have just launched our new Spring menu, you must come and see us again soon! Have a fabulous day! Allora
pizza is great. paste is good too.
Great food and wine
Ciao Gillie! Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us last night. Enjoy the rest of your week and I hope to see you again soon! Grazie! Allora
Disappointing after reading the Broadsheet review. Pizza was lovely but the pasta was not as described on menu. It was a pappardelle ragu with mushrooms.... no mushrooms found with a very tasteless mince sauce; more like a poor version of a bolognese.
Ciao, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Allora Cucina. I am so sorry to hear that it was a disappointing one. Without customer reviews like yours we would not be able to improve upon the experience we provide to our customers. We understand that the choices we have made with our menu need to be revised. Next week we will be relaunching our menu for spring which will contain a new selection of pastas. While we were unable to impress you this time around I do hope that you will visit us again soon. Again, thank you for your feedback and have a good day. Allora Cucina
Fantastic ambiance, really authentic Italian fare and tasted fantastic. Service was friendly and really helpful
Ciao Mark, This is such a lovely review, thank you so much. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us. My new spring menu launches next week, you must come back soon and try them all! Have a fabulous day, Allora
Delicious, authentic Italian food. Friendly service
Ciao! Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Friday night with us. Hopefully we will see each other again soon. Have a fabulous day, Allora
Fantastic food - as always!
Ciao Rochelle, So lovely to see you again. I'm glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your Father's Day lunch with us. I look forward to seeing you again soon, Have a fabulous day! Allora
Great food, atmosphere and friendly. Drink service a little slow but it was very busy.
Ciao! Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us! I'm sorry to hear that the drink service was a little slow. Father's Day was such a great day, but very busy indeed! Looking forward to seeing you and your family again soon. Have a great day, Allora
Wish I had a place like this close to me!
Ciao! Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us! While Allora might not be close by, I hope you will make the trip to come and see us again. Grazie! Allora
Authentic Italian in a cosy local setting. Delicious!
Ciao Sara-Jane! Thank you so much for your lovely review, it was so great to see you again. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Grazie! Allora
135 McKinnon Road, 3204, McKinnon, Australia
The best Authentic Italian…Welcome to Allora Cucina!
When it comes to Italy, there are two trinities that rule our heads and our hearts. The Pope is the expert of one, and I am the expert of the other: Food, friends and family.
We have Paolo Conte on the turntables, pizza in the oven, vino and more vino in the bar. It has been my mission to combine Chef Marco’s expertise in the kitchen with my expertise at the dinner table, to bring you the simplicity and flavour of home-style Italian cooking!
We use only the freshest local and seasonal ingredients, the finest Italian imports, and my favourite wines to transport the best of Italy to a warm and stylish setting in McKinnon. Relax with an aperitivo in our sunny courtyard, cosy into a candlelit corner, bring the kids for dinner or have the place to yourselves in one of our private dining areas. Whatever the occasion, we have it covered.
Like all the best things in life, the word allora is best left without explanation—You just have to experience it yourself. I’m the start of conversations and the conclusion. I’m new beginnings and the comfort of return.
Come and explore, and make yourself at home. You’re always welcome!
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