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Geppetto Trattoria

Average price $55
9.2/10
301 reviews

Valentine's Day 2020 75AUD

Valentine's Day 2020 75AUD

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Restaurant menu

Average price $55 Special request

Chef Nino Cea recommends…

Spaghetti pescatora
$19.5

Spaghetti tossed with prawns, scallops, mussels, fish fillets, garlic and tomato sauce

Orecchiette Collese
$17.5

Shell shaped pasta with roasted eggplant, sausages, tomato and basil

Paccheri con crema di zucchine (v)
$17.5

Tubular pasta with zucchini purée, confit tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and ricotta

Valentine's Day 2020
$75

Dietary options

, Gluten free

TheFork offers

MENU Valentine's Day 2020 75AUD

Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.2/10
based on 301 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Sterling G.
    Sterling G.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    This was a great place to eat. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. I especially enjoyed the Osso Buco. The cheese cake was very good. We would return in a heart beat.

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Thanks Sterling for you fantastic review and we hope to keep the standard up for your next visit! Grazie.

  2. Cynthia R.
    Cynthia R.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Very welcoming and helpful, as it was pouring rain when we entered, and we were a little wet. Coat taken to hang immediately. Very pleasant waiter.

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Very welcoming and helpful, as it was pouring rain when we entered, and we were a little wet. Coat taken to hang immediately. Very pleasant waiter. Thanks for taking your time to leave such a wonderful review and we're so glad that you enjoyed your evening! Grazie.

  3. Cheryl Q.
    Cheryl Q.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    It has been 2 years since we ate at Geppettos, and last night would certainly be the last time! After being shown to our table and then told the specials on the menu , we had to wait 15 minutes before anyone returned to our table to take our drink or food order. We then waited half an hour before we were served our entree. Geppettos is very popular with takeaway and Uber orders at the expense of their restaurant customers. People were coming in and getting their food while we were still waiting! We have noticed that this is now a common happening in restaurants!

    Geppetto Trattoria

    We are extremely disappointed with your recent dinner with us here at Geppetto's. Even though the restaurant was fully booked we do not make any excuses for the utmost professional and attentive service and it seems we have failed you on your last visit and we are sorry for that. In terms of our takeaways disrupting service we do not believe this is correct as we had only a handful of pickups from locals as we do not currently use UBER. Nevertheless, we should have been able to provide you with a better experience and have sent you an email to follow up with this incident. We are a family run restaurant of almost 40 years and expect everyone to leave here satisfied. We are sorry.

  4. Julie C.
    Julie C.
    • 16 reviews
    10/10

    Geppetto is a wonderful Italian restaurant, serving beautiful food in a lovely setting. The waiters were excellent, with efficient service. Highly recommend.

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Grazie Mille! Thanks for taking your time to leave such an incredible review on your recent visit with us.

  5. Peter A.
    Peter A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Geppetto’s is an excellent restaurant. Food great. Service great. Ambience great. No wonder it’s always full. I’m hesitant to recommend it so highly in case I can’t be accommodated next time I want to go there!

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Peter there will always be a table here for you! Thanks so much for your continued support over the years

  6. Tom D.
    Tom D.
    • one review
    9/10

    Almost everything was superb. Aranchini crisp outside, creamy inside, gnocchi was excellent as was the sauce, but ragu was not cooked fully and was tough, Saltimbocca excellent and cannoli superb. Wines well priced with choices of Italian and Australian varieties. Go there it's great

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Thanks Tom for your lovely review and we hope to perfect our ragu upon your next visit!

  7. Vicki S.
    Vicki S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Have trammed past this restaurant hundreds of times and only went there for the first time last night only to realise I have been missing out all these years. Fantastic food, friendly and efficient service and BYO welcomed. I think this will become one of my new favourites!

    Geppetto Trattoria

    We are so very glad that you enjoyed your first visit here at Geppetto's and that you gave us a chance after passing us by on the tram so many times! Grazie

  8. Shirley B.
    Shirley B.
    • one review
    8/10

    Great little restaurant. Staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. Can highly reccommend and will hopefully have the chance to visit again in the near future.

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Thanks Shirley for you great feedback. We are so very glad that you would recommend us to your friends and that you plan on visiting us again in the future

  9. Alisdair S.
    Alisdair S.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Welcoming, relaxed atmosphere but with white tablecloths felt like a special evening out. Attentive and cheerful Italian-heritage wait staff. Unanimously we all had excellent food for all three courses . Fair prices. Absolutely no concerns. This will be one of our favourite places to eat out and take friends. Thankyou!!

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Welcoming, relaxed atmosphere but with white tablecloths felt like a special evening out. Attentive and cheerful Italian-heritage wait staff. Unanimously we all had excellent food for all three courses . Fair prices. Absolutely no concerns. This will be one of our favourite places to eat out and take friends. Thankyou!! What and incredibly positive review for all our team here at Geppetto's! We are truly humbled and hope that your next visit was as good as your first! Grazie.

  10. Greg E.
    Greg E.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Our favourite restaurant in Melbourne. Never lets us down. Thank you.

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Thanks for your incredible review and we can only hope that we keep up the standard upon each visit!

  11. Mark S.
    Mark S.
    • one review
    9/10

    We are from interstate and visited this restaurant many years ago and we always wanted to go back. It was our Anniversary and it was just as good this time round as before. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Thanks for coming back to visit us from interstate and we are so happy you enjoyed your second visit!

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great Meatballs!

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Thanks for your great feedback on Nonna's famous meatballs!

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    7.75/10

    We had booked by phone but when we arrived we didn't have a table set for us. Lucky there were a few spare tables.

    Geppetto Trattoria

    We are very sorry that your booking was misplaced and hope that you were able to enjoy your dinner and evening once you had arrived.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 243 reviews
    9.5/10

    Fabulous restaurant with a great neighborhood feel. Great food & wonderful staff.

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Grazie Mille from all the team here at Geppetto's!

  15. PAUL E.
    PAUL E.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    I love that byo wines are accepted at reasonable corkage rate of $12/btl. And their wine list is very good anyway!

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Thanks so much for your great feedback and are glad that you enjoy the BYO option!

  16. Mary H.
    Mary H.
    • 6 reviews
    9.25/10

    We have been to Geppettos many times over the years and it has always been a pleasure with great food and service. Having BYO is excellent too. And we shall continue to return.

    Geppetto Trattoria

    We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed coming here for such a long time and hope to continue for many more years to come. Grazie!

  17. Michael E.
    Michael E.
    • 141 reviews
    10/10

    One of the very best Italian restaurants in Melbourne. Great special deals inc a $30 Monday night offer which is very tasty. Nino and staff are very friendly and attentive. A winner.

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Thanks Michael for your wonderful feedback on your recent visit here. We're glad you find the Monday night $30 special good value and that our staff looked after you and your guests!

  18. Swee S.
    Swee S.
    • 39 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food & service

    Geppetto Trattoria

    Always a pleasure having you dine with us Dr. Seow!

  19. Jennifer T.
    Jennifer T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This is my favourite restaurant - food is wonderful, fresh, inventive. Service is always attentive and efficient. Just love it.

    Geppetto Trattoria

    We are honoured that we are your favourite restaurant in a city with so many wonderful choices. Grazie Mille1

  20. Julie R.
    Julie R.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great friendly Service and good food.

    Geppetto Trattoria

    We are very glad that you enjoyed our food and service and we can only hope that we provide the same next time! Grazie!

More information

Opening time

Monday - Friday lunch : 12pm - 3pm

Monday - Satuday dinner: 6pm - 10pm

How to get to the restaurant

78A Wellington Pde, 3002, East Melbourne, Australia

Public transport

tram = number #48 and #75 stop directly in front on the restaurant; train: Jolimont station 100 metres away

Directions to get there

Almost on the corner of Wellington parade and Simpson street, East Melbourne 3002

off street parking 1-2 hour

Melbourne City, Melbourne East, Melbourne North

About the restaurant

An Italian institution of Melbourne with the same family owning it since 1981; Geppetto's is an genuine neighborhood icon and a must visit before any local event at the MCG, AAMI park or Rod Laver stadiums directly across the street.

Nino and his son serve up fresh, local and authentic dishes with a focus on pasta, seafood, offal and slow cooked dishes that are hard to find.

Some of the more popular plates include homemade gnocchi, braised osso buco, double roasted pork belly, eggplant parmigiana and carpaccio just to name a few. Fresh whole fish options change daily depending what the season offers!

- Jolimont station - 100 metre walk away - with two tram stops #48 and #75 (stop number 13) directly in front of us.

BEST DISH: Gnocchi Ragú

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