Cafe di Stasio

Average price $95
338 reviews

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Average price $95 Special request

The chef recommends...

Pasta fresca del giorno (v)

Homemade pasta of the day

Spaghetti saltati

Spaghetti with pork and beef ragout

Bucatini all’amatriciana

Bucatini with a spicy bacon, chilli and tomato sauce

Ratings & Reviews

based on 338 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Catherine M.
    Catherine M.
    • one review

    Well... have been going from day Ronnie opened and never tire of dishes. An institution, adore the waiters in their white tuxedos. But it’s the food, wine and atmosphere that keeps us returning a few times a year in an area that that exquisite and very iconic and true Melbourne restaurants

  2. Greg g.
    Greg g.
    • 11 reviews

    This place is a bit of a trendy institution and always busy. Had the veal rib stuffed with fontina and ham (?) and then breadcrumbed. Quite nice. Our companions had lasagne and Milanese veal cutlets. All big portions and all quite nice but unreasonably expensive for what it is. The waiters are a bit snooty and got even worse when we didn’t tip, although they really didn’t deserve a tip.

  3. Dani Z.
    Dani Z.
    • one review

    This is what a restaurant should be. Amazing experience from start to finish. Wait staff went above and beyond and the food was so tasty. Highly appreciate the effort the team went to

  4. Jill C.
    Jill C.
    • one review

    Consistently sets the bar for Melbourne restaurants. Ample number of knowledable helpful efficient wait staff, quick turn around and fantastic food. I had the risotto which was the best I’ve ever tasted.

  5. Samiya H.
    Samiya H.
    • one review

    Love this place, exceptional service as always

  6. JUSTIN L.
    • one review

    Nice staff, nice atmosphere, nice area

  7. Leanne M.
    Leanne M.
    • 2 reviews

    A Melbourne experience - excellent service, delicious food, fine wine.

  8. Melanie S.
    Melanie S.
    • one review

    The food at Di Stasio is always good. The ambience was a little off as we were the only ones in the restaurant. However, $750 for 3 people is insanity

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews

    Glass of champagne offered as we sat down turned out to cost $27! Would have appreciated a heads up or cheaper alternative - felt tricked. Didn’t feel the fine dining quality was as high as previous visits some years ago.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 250 reviews

    Delicious food great wine fabulous Italian. Wish we had more like this at home in Sydney

  11. Divya K.
    Divya K.
    • 3 reviews

    Delicious food, accommodated changes to make items vegetarian and decor was stunning. Beautiful wine list and we were spoilt for choice

  12. Brenda S.
    Brenda S.
    • 13 reviews

    The restaurant is kind a cool, but too noisy and crammed with too many tables. My saltimbocca romana was disappointing to say the least. Finally the staff are attentive but "banging" on the Italian a little too much, sorry guys.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 253 reviews

    This is a terrific Melbourne institution and deservedly so. Fabulous Italian food - creative and all the staples too. Dessert to die for.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews

    Good service and quality food but a bit pricey

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews

    This cafe is perfect for casual time

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews

    Very good service but food tasted average, portions were very small, presentation on a plate was boring and not appetizing. The bread and desert were nice.

  17. Rhett M.
    Rhett M.
    • one review

    Excellent all-round experience !! WELL DONE.

  18. Marina H.
    Marina H.
    • 123 reviews

    Great vibe, great food and great service, what more do you want?

  19. Gerard G.
    Gerard G.
    • one review

    Best restaurant in Melbourne

  20. Paul T.
    Paul T.
    • one review

    We did the lunch special and it was fantastic

More information

How to get to the restaurant

31 Fitzroy Street, 3182, St Kilda, Australia

Directions to get there

Port Phillip, St Kilda

About the restaurant

They haven’t aged a day!

How many restaurants do you know that have been around since the eighties? Now how many do you know that are as current as Michelangelo’s twitter feed? Cafe di Stasio is St Kilda’s veteran eatery that’s as hip as any. Praised by both locals and critics, Cafe di Stasio is dressed to impress. Its moody lighting and sophisticated setting make it the quintessential inner-city hang out hip, neat and just the right amount of fancy. This place doesn’t shy from the contemporary, nor from hanging up work by the provocative artist Bill Henson. Cafe di Stasio does Italian cuisine just the way the Melbournians like it. They craft their pasta not once, but twice daily, and have special spins on classic favourites. Why not try some of their Bread maltagliati with calamari and radicchio or their home made Linguine with prawns? You’ll have the perfect wine to complement your meal, as these guys get their wine from the very best local and international sources. If you haven’t been to this St Kilda favourite yet, you better get on it.

Best dish: Casseula di ceci (Tuscan-style chickpeas, black cabbage and tomato with garlic bruschetta


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