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568 St Kilda Road, 3004 Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price $45

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $45
    Special request
Risotto Al Nero Di Seppa
Squid ink, calamari, shrimp, octopus, grana padano
Rise E Bise
Green peas, pancetta, prosecco, parmesan
Casunziei (v)
Butternut pumpkin, ricotta, cherry tomato, onion, pinenuts

Dietary options

Gluten free,
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Ratings & Reviews

Very good

based on 124 reviews
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Quality of food :8.3/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Greg B.
    Greg B.
    • 20 reviews

    I have eaten there several times now and the quality of the food has been very good although this time it was probably only good. The wine list is brief an a little expensive for the offering. They make a point about regional dishes but the winelist and food don't necessarily reflect that they are really matching up. I have eaten better pastas in recent times for less money. The table service was OK but again in the current environment was not as attentive as nearby competitiors.

  2. Graeme S.
    Graeme S.
    • 2 reviews

    the restaurant was very clean and well presented, the staff were welcoming, knowledgeable about the food and wine on offer. Not my first experience here and will definitely be returning.

  3. Maria M.
    Maria M.
    • 9 reviews

    Good food, service was excellent. Our waitress Molly was friendly, caring and professional, nothing was too much trouble and was very accommodating. We would dine there again.

  4. Chotika  I.
    Chotika I.
    • one review

    Excellent.. We will be back again

  5. Monique c.
    Monique c.
    • 17 reviews

    This is the second time I’ve been to the restaurant, the cost visit was back in November 2019. The food was great and service was great. I’m not sure why this visit was so disappointing. I had a feeling it was under new management coz the menu was changed since my last visit. The food was bad, the service was disappointing. We asked for sharing plates, the manager just dumped them on the edge of the table. we then had to ask for new forks and knives. When we asked for Parmesan cheese, they ran out, by the time we got the cheese my pasta was cold and almost finished.

  6. Michelle K.
    Michelle K.
    • 5 reviews

    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...

  7. Karen w.
    Karen w.
    • 3 reviews

    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.

  8. James Y.
    James Y.
    • one review

    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.

  9. Sue T.
    Sue T.
    • one review

    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.

  10. Glanyce A.
    Glanyce A.
    • 2 reviews

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

  11. James R.
    James R.
    • 9 reviews

    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

  12. ML Y.
    ML Y.
    • 4 reviews

    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.

  13. Tara C.
    Tara C.
    • 5 reviews

    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!

  14. Archie C.
    Archie C.
    • 25 reviews

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

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews

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

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews

    Amazing foods and great services

  17. Edan T.
    Edan T.
    • 16 reviews

    Interesting menu with good quality dishes

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews

    Enjoyed food, although dessert over cooked.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews

    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.

  20. Huy K.
    Huy K.
    • 13 reviews

    We absolutely love it great food and great service

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

568 St Kilda Road, 3004, Melbourne (VIC), 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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