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Italian

Bakini

Average price $45
7.8/10
107 reviews

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Casunziei (v)
$28

Butternut pumpkin, ricotta, cherry tomato, onion, pinenuts

Dietary options

Gluten free,

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Ratings & Reviews

7.8/10
based on 107 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :7.7/10
Service :7.8/10
Setting :7.9/10
  1. Michelle K.
    Michelle K.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Been here 3 times. Brought different groups of people each time & they were all very satisfied with the food and service. Thanks for a lovely night out again...

  2. Karen w.
    Karen w.
    • 3 reviews
    6.5/10

    The welcome was good and on the whole the staff were friendly, we had quite a wait for our food, but we were outside, that said the time between ordering and receiving was longer than we expected as it was not particularly busy. With the 50% discount on food it was reasonable value. The shared starters were nothing to write home about but the mains were good. Would go back again.

  3. James Y.
    James Y.
    • one review
    6/10

    The place had a nice atmosphere but was let down by the quality of the food. The pasta dish was not good, particularly for an italian restaurant that specializes in these kinds of dishes. The noodles were soggy and tasted more like chinese stir fry noodles. The service was good otherwise.

  4. Sue T.
    Sue T.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    I've eaten here twice in the last 3 weeks, firstly had the crumbed veal which was bland (would have benefited from a sauce) and secondly the pasta vongole which contained a lot of pasta but little seafood and not much flavour.

  5. Glanyce A.
    Glanyce A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was fabulous, full of flavor and perfectly cooked. Will definitely be back.

  6. James R.
    James R.
    • 6 reviews
    7/10

    It’s not a bad set up. For a restaurant that doesn’t have hundreds of customers there could be a bit more attention from the staff and a little quicker service. The food wasn’t too bad and would happily return. Not sure I would be happy if I was paying full price: but great if there is an offer on

  7. ML Y.
    ML Y.
    • 3 reviews
    7/10

    The veal was delicious, and so perfectly cooked. Would highly recommend it. The entree tasted ok, and the portions were generous, but the dishes were’t hot by the time it was delivered.

  8. Tara C.
    Tara C.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Best garlic bread in the whole wide world! Perfect place for a nice evening dinner. Great atmosphere and fantastic menu. I would dine again, just for the garlic bread!

  9. Archie C.
    Archie C.
    • 18 reviews
    8.5/10

    Always a pleasure to dine here with good food and great service

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews
    4.75/10

    Ordinary fare and service. If you want Italian food in Melbourne, there are others to choose from.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing foods and great services

  12. Edan T.
    Edan T.
    • 16 reviews
    8.25/10

    Interesting menu with good quality dishes

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    7.25/10

    Enjoyed food, although dessert over cooked.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews
    8.5/10

    One of the best veal ribeye I've had - crusted and cooked perfectly. Unfortunately the scotch fillet was a bit tough and the gnocchi overcooked. Had a few of the entrees and all good. Service was very good - attentive. Big let down was the 20+ minute wait for the Torta Con Le Mele (apple tart, cherry) dessert.

  15. Huy K.
    Huy K.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    We absolutely love it great food and great service

  16. Huy K.
    Huy K.
    • 10 reviews
    9.75/10

    Great Italian foods experience definitely we will return.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    9.25/10

    The low level of noise is priceless!

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews
    8.5/10

    My husband went there with colleagues before and he loved the food there so he took us to try with the fork 50% off deal. The entree arancini and croquet were nice, kids margarita pizza was amazing; however the mains were really disappointing... my salmon was over cooked which was like very well done, I was happy to eat the sides like carrot purée and grilled brussels sprouts but the salmon itself was dry. My husband ordered gnocchi which he already tried before and he really liked it, that’s why he ordered again; however, the gnocchi wasn’t good at all this time. The texture was too wet, the flavour was very greasy, the whole dish was like soaking in the oil... so we had to give them the feedback cuz we knew it was a good dish but just didn’t cook right. We ordered the dessert apple part afterwards, I had to say it was amazing great! The tart pastry wasn’t bought in, very nice and crunchy. They toasted the pastry first then put in all the fillings like custard, cream, roasted apple... soooo good. And they offered the dessert for free to apologise for the gnocchi. Food wise, I’ll go back to give them a chance to try other dishes. Service was a gem! The team members were efficient and attentive and very friendly, even when they dealt with our complaint, they were still professional so we didn’t feel awkward. It’s a restaurant that I’d like to go back. Just hope they can take the feedback in and improve the dishes and it will definitely be an awesome place to go to.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 246 reviews
    7.75/10

    Nice restaurant, food was great and the service was friendly, the only letdown was the Focaccia, that was more like a bread with garlic.

  20. Helen D.
    Helen D.
    • 6 reviews
    7.25/10

    Great service, highly attentive staff. I ordered the Angello forequarter. Tasted lovely, slow cooked well. Although dish was meant to contain pinenuts. There were none. Aranci osso bucco was delicious. Mum and Dad ordered the pork sausage pasta dish. Way too much pasta. Could have done with half serve of pasta. Spinach was also quite sparse and it was a little dry. Leave the price of the dish, but half the amount of pasta. Otherwise, I enjoyed it.

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How to get to the restaurant

568 St Kilda Road, 3004, Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, Port Phillip

About the restaurant

The menu at Bistro Bakini celebrates both traditional & modern Italian cuisine. We revisit traditional dishes, flavours and ingredients, using our creativity & modern day experience. We have strong relationships with our suppliers who understand our passion for the best fresh, pure and organic produce.

We also accommodate today's modern dining & eating requirements to suit all kinds of patrons. We source our products locally & from Italy which meet the standards of today.

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