246 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.4
246 reviews
Recommended
(8.7)
Food
(8.1)
Service
(9.0)
Value for money
(8.6)
Atmosphere
(8.6)

dined on Wed, 5 Jun 2019

(6)
'Just so so' Been to Ecco many times but disappointed this time ! Meals not hot ! No nougat on dessert menu - its been on offer last 15 times ????

dined on Sun, 11 Aug 2019

(9)
The current owners have improved the quality of the food while maintaining the other good aspects.

dined on Tue, 23 Jul 2019

(10)
love this restaurant

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

(9)
Great waiter and great atmosphere at a good restaurant with better than average food. Was it the best Italian we have ever eaten? No, but it was well above other restaurants that claim to be authentic Italian and charge a fortune. We had a ball at the restaurant and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a fun evening out with good quality food and at a reasonable price

dined on Sat, 6 Jul 2019

(8)
Overall food and service was great. We had a lovely evening with the atmosphere being warm and intimate, and the food was delicious. We would definitely recommend our friends to come here and try.
Les Sandy

dined on Fri, 17 May 2019

(9)
Very pleasant restaurant. Staff were friendly and the food was vey good. The wine list and value was also very good. We will return, as all four of us enjoyed our food. The food excellent and the specials were as described.

dined on Sat, 13 Apr 2019

(10)
Delicious food and attentive service
Alexandra Simonic

dined on Sat, 30 Mar 2019

(2)
First of all, the restaurant didn't have our booking at all, and the girl in charge was completely confused and argued we don't have a booking but when we arrived the restaurant was EMPTY!!!! and an hour later only few additional customers arrived without having a booking. I have invited my friends to this place on basis of Maeve O'Maeras depiction of the restaurant being very special Italian place, with no set menu, cooking seasonal product. The food was horrible and it could have been any cuisine, no sign of the Italian here! For entrée we have some antipasti with some store bought salami etc, the best bit was focaccia. For main meal I had scotch fillet with polenta and mushroom ragu, the polenta and ragu were cooked days before, flavourless , horrible. My friend had arriancini, again very standard and cooked in advance, for desert the menu said torta of the day, that was substituted with a mousse of some kind, no flavour just brown and tasteless. It is obvious that this place does not represent the Italian spirit despite of Pietro's origins from Sardinia. This is not the kitchen that cooks because it loves food. The outfit is obviously hardly surviving since for Saturday lunch nobody was there. I met Meave by accident in front of the restaurant and expressed by respect for her and what she does. She led a group of foodies from Sydney and they just finished a lunch from Ecco. I believe this restaurant can stage an occasion when it has such special event of group of people coming to visit, but on a regular day, the restaurant is a sad place, and I myself was sad and amazed with the food that lacked passion, flavour and commitment but highlited the downturn of business.
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About Ecco Restaurant

Leave It To The Italians The Tuscan courtyard at Ecco Restaurant on Toorak Road in South Yarra will sweep you off your feet. Of course that’s only after you swoon while ambling by the charming bar, cosy dining room and inviting wood-fired pizza oven. This down-to-earth, friendly Italian restaurant has that stay-awhile vibe that makes you want to linger over just one more glass of wine. And why not? Ecco is a friendly neighbourhood gem that’s made for intimate gatherings, special occasions or just the everyday. The menu showcases classic Italian fare at its finest. Start with some bruschetta or an antipasto platter to share before moving on to the baked fish or free- range roasted chicken. The gnocchi, which is baked in the wood-fire oven with cheese and a creamy Napoli sauce, is a local fave, as is the wood-fired duck risotto. And then of course there’s the pizza. It’s hard to pass up as the smell of freshly baked pizza made perfectly crisp in the wood-fire oven wafts toward your table. Next time you’re strolling through stylish South Yarra, pop into Ecco for a bite. It’s everything Italian should be. Best dish: Gnocchi baked in the wood-fire pizza oven

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