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Gemma Simply Italian

9/10
250
183 Elgin Street, 3053 Carlton (VIC)See map

Average price $35

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Restaurant menu

Chef Alessandro Bollino
  • Average price $35
Salumi board for 2
$13.9
San Daniele, salame cacciatorino, soppressa
Formaggi board for 2
$13.9
Gorgonzola, Grana Padano, bocconcini di mozzarella
Vegetali board for 2
$13.9
Vegetali board for 2 (Selection of veggies on Extra Virgin Olive OIl

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Board of 3 Bruschette
Gnocchi Ragù Alla Norcina
Pizza Peppino with

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 250 reviews
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Quality of food :9/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Mandy T.
    Mandy T.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    This bustling restaurant serves delicious Italian fare and never fails to please. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Be sure to book, to make sure you don't miss out!

  2. Aneesha J.
    Aneesha J.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Brilliant little restaurant with great tasting food and great service. People were friendly. Would highly recommend and will definitely be coming back.

  3. Robyn C.
    Robyn C.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Great spot with friendly service. Our family loved it

  4. Javier U.
    Javier U.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Good prices. Small, nice and friendly place. I recommend it 100 %. Good food and wine, with truly italian food, and less expensive that other italian restaurants in Melbourne.

  5. Lucy B.
    Lucy B.
    • one review
    8/10

    This restaurant was a great last minute find. The staff were friendly, service good and reasonably quick however we went during a quiet period. Pizzas were great. Pastas tasted delicious but the servings could have been more generous. Would definitely recommend this place especially if you want to move away from the main strip in Carlton.

  6. Mandy T.
    Mandy T.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Gemma ticked all the boxes. The staff were very warm and welcoming, and the service was great. The food here is excellent, and arrived in good time. We had the calamari (delicious!) and the spaghetti carbonara (sensational). We will definitely be back.

  7. Chung C.
    Chung C.
    • one review
    10/10

    My go to Italian restaurant. Owners and waitresses are exceptional, attentive and friendly. Their gnocci's and fire oven pizzas are simply devine. Highly recommended.

  8. Abigail D.
    Abigail D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing value for money and the service is great. I absolutely love the food here and think it’s some of the best Italian in Carlton. Never too loud and busy either so you can stay awhile and have a couple extra wines!

  9. Katie S.
    Katie S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Brought my husband here for his birthday. The gnocchi melts in the mouth and the sauce was so nice. The pizza was beautiful and authentic Italian style. Service was also good. Overall we were pleased and will return.

  10. Emma P.
    Emma P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    I don't think The Fork booking process actually worked, but the restaurant found a table for us anyway. We were off to a movie after and the service was so quick it was perfect. Absolutely delicious, authentic and fresh. Not trendy or pretentious, just good food.

  11. Daniel W.
    Daniel W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Best pizza in Carlton. Terrific bases, plus a well-balanced, simple range of toppings for the authentic Neapolitan experience. We rarely venture anywhere else and have tried all the local pizzerias. Give it a try!

  12. Olivia C.
    Olivia C.
    • one review
    3/10

    I was given the incorrect dish and wasn’t offered for the dish I had actually ordered to be made for me and had to pay full price for the meal I didn’t order. The customer service was poor especially on such a busy night.

  13. Julie S.
    Julie S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    So glad we discovered this restaurant. Fantastic, authentic pizza and gnocchi. The ragu alla norcina sauce is amazing. Will definitely go back to taste all the pizzas and pasta on the menu!

  14. Demi V.
    Demi V.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Amazing food, especially the gnocchi! Me and my friend had the 4 cheese gnocchi - absolutely divine. The pizzas look good too. Will be back to try more stuff on the menu!

  15. Maz Z.
    Maz Z.
    • one review
    6/10

    For the price i wasn't impressed with the pizza it was soggy. The salad had no dressing and the prices were expensive for the quality of ingredients

  16. Sarah L.
    Sarah L.
    • one review
    10/10

    The wait staff were great and attentive. The food was amazing as always. I will definitely be back again soon!! Great to see the restaurant full and buzzing with people

  17. Rachelle S.
    Rachelle S.
    • one review
    9/10

    Considering we went during COVID the restaurant had a great atmosphere and the food was really nice. Was expecting a bigger size dish for the pasta but was still really nice food! Would go back for sure

  18. Mary C.
    Mary C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Beautiful resturant and delicious gnocchi - highly recommend...………...…………...…………………………………….....................……………………………………….

  19. James d.
    James d.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    Very nice little place discovered just around the corner from our favourite cinema. The vege spaghetti and gluten free gnocchi were very good. Very nice salad too. No room for dessert though. Great service too.

  20. Hunter B.
    Hunter B.
    • 21 reviews
    9/10

    Great little place to grab an excellent pizza before the movies around the corner. Just a quick visit this time, but the margherita pizza was just right, service was friendly and fast, the rest of the menu looked good and we'll likely visit again to try more.

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More information

Opening time

monday to sunday from 5pm-11pm

How to get to the restaurant

183 Elgin Street, 3053, Carlton (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Carlton, Melbourne North

About the restaurant

Alpha and Omega

Gemma Simply Italian restaurant is a no-frills place to get a great Italian feed. The place feels just like home – a neat and cosy little space with polished floors and bare-brick charm. Let your hair down and have a casual evening out, enjoying some of the best food that Italy has to offer. Chef and owner Alessandro Bollino is all about focusing on what you’ve come here for: the food. He’s actually a pizza expert by trade, having grown up making pizzas in Italy and travelled the world working in pizzerias. While Gemma does a good pizza, their delicious offerings are by no means limited to that classic. Their menu is chock-full of creamy pasta dishes including home-made gnocchi, fettuccine, spaghetti and risotto. And it doesn’t end there! You can have the whole Italian dining experience starting with antipasto and ending in traditional desserts such as tiramisu, panna cotta and even a sweet pizza. Bring your friends and take the night off – simply enjoy the goodness of home-cooked Italian at Gemma.

Best dish: Crudo San Daniele (Pizza with San Marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, prosciutto San Daniele, rocket, extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano)

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