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Fondata 1872

9.4/10
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150 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd, 3097 Kangaroo Ground (VIC)See map

Average price $65

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $65
Squid ink tagliatelle
prawns, cherry tomatoes, white wine, chilli & basil (nf)
Pappardelle
beef cheek, horseradish, lemon & gremolata (nf)
Risotto
Jerusalem artichoke, balsamic & artichoke chips (v,nf)

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Pumpkin & walnut Gnocchi
Barramundi

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.4/10
based on 51 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Jeff V.
    Jeff V.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Sunday dinner with friends and first time visit- great location would be fantastic for a summer function. We had to wait for our table but other than that the service was very good. Everyone enjoyed their dishes, and has a fantastic wine/drinks list. Would definately go back.

  2. Neil M.
    Neil M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was excellent. I had the flathead and my partner the gnocchi. A real dining out experience based on a solid foundation of good food, well, cooked, an unbeatable Yarra Valley ambiance and professional an courteous staff. We are very lucky to have this wonderful restaurant on our Eltham doorstep.

  3. Karen V.
    Karen V.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful food service & ambience. Seafood pasta a favourite & the chocolate orange pudding was fabulous. Never disappoints us. Always on our must go back list. Love the fire in winter.

  4. Heather K.
    Heather K.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious food, fabulous service. Thanks for making my birthday celebration so special.

  5. Hershey V.
    Hershey V.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Everything about Fondata is to love - the ambience, the incredibly friendly & attentive staff, and the scrumptious food. A family favourite for us over the years, and never ceases to amaze every time we visit. The signature gnocchi will make you come back again and again.

  6. Aurora C.
    Aurora C.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    We have dined at Fondata 1872 numerous times over the past 5 years and our experiences have always been wonderful and this time was no exception! Delicious food, efficient service and a warm, inviting ambience. Fondata 1872 is one of our 'top five' favourite restaurants in Melbourne and I am sure it will continue to be in many years to come. Thank you...????????????

  7. DAnielle M.
    DAnielle M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Everything was lovely Food, staff, setting!! Had a booking for 6.15 for 2, were asked to leave around 8 as the table was booked, but no one else in the restaurant was asked to leave and they were all. Seated prior to our arrival! Were told we could stay at a table outside.... no heaters were available to do . A little disappointed with this!

  8. Kerrie H.
    Kerrie H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    A great menu, attentive and friendly staff and the our generous meals were delicious. Looking to returning and trying something else!

  9. Erique M.
    Erique M.
    • 6 reviews
    7/10

    Since our booking coincided with a wedding that evening, a “please use the other entrance” sign was placed in the middle of the path to the main entrance. This alternative entrance required walking around the kitchen area almost like a circuit just to arrive back at the main entrance. The waiter said he would remove the sign (but it was unfortunately still there when we finished our meal some 2.5 hours later). This certainly impacted our score for service! The dishes themselves were OK. We loved the olives on the charcuterie board, which were not as salty as other restaurants in Melbourne. Despite being fine flavour-wise, the pork belly seemed to have drowned in too much sauce. The home-made pasta dish was great. This is a popular restaurant in the Yarra Valley - and thus the sheer number of guests means potentially compromised service!

  10. Karen W.
    Karen W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Have been at Fondata a number of times now and have never found found fault with the restaurant, food or staff. We bought our 87 year old mum for her birthday with family and friends and it was perfect, she loved it. Everyone we have brought here have enjoyed it so much they come back to dine themselves.

  11. Russell W.
    Russell W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    A local favourite that never disappoints. Cood is always good and the wine selection nicely varied without being overwhelming. Staff are always pleasant and attentive whilst managing to stay inconspicuous. A very well run gem.

  12. Joanne Z.
    Joanne Z.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Our favourite restaurant never fails to impress us with very good food and an extensive wine list. Our only complaint is always the same - the staff are obviously overworked and never smile.

  13. Louise H.
    Louise H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Beautiful views, lovely friendly, polite, very helpful staff, gorgeous rustic building, plenty of space, indoor outdoor dining, comfortable chairs and tables, off the beaten track, will certainly be going there again

More information

How to get to the restaurant

150 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd, 3097, Kangaroo Ground (VIC), Australia

About the restaurant

Restaurant bookings terms & conditions

Due to current restrictions a strict time limit of 2 hours from the booking time applies.

If your booking increases without prior confirmation we may be unable to accommodate your increase in numbers.

Should you wish to cancel or reduce the size of your reservation, kindly contact us at least 24 hours prior to your reservation start time to avoid a cancellation fee of $60 per person.

Credit card details are required to guarantee all reservations. No charges will be processed on your card at the time of reservation.

All patrons must provide their name and contact details on entry.

A minimum of two courses (entrée/main) applies to all guests. Two courses $60, Three courses $70.

Due to COVID restrictions this booking maybe outdoors.

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