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Italy 528

9.4/10
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528 Mt Alexander Road, 3032 Ascot Vale (VIC)See map

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Excellent

9.4/10
based on 51 reviews
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Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. David G.
    David G.
    • one review
    5/10

    Very disappointing to see this once great local restaurant failed to meet expectations. "Pizza Cravings, Solved." is stated in the restaurant About - yet on arrival we were informed that pizzas were not available because the pizza makers had resigned some weeks prior. We ordered our favourite pasta dish on the menu, the Alla Carbonara, but were soon disappointed again to be told that it was not available. The Ragu and Spaghetti Semplice we ordered lacked the flavours we have come to expect from this venue. The off menu Limoncello Spritz special was over priced. The venue was almost empty, lacking the good vibes of prior visits. Clearly this venue needs to find ways to recover from the impact of the pandemic. The fundamentals were not well executed, and it felt like we were witnessing a slowly dying business. It is sad to say, our rating is the lowest this restaurant has ever received. We regret attending and believe we should have stayed home, cooked pasta ourselves, drank a nice bottle of wine and saved a lot of money. I honestly hope the owners can find a way to change and adapt and return to the days of 10/10 ratings. This starts with clearly communicating with customers, especially those that have made reservations that some significant parts of the menu are no longer available. I am conflicted in writing this review - and hope management see it in the right light and implement some changes to the business.

  2. Shane G.
    Shane G.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great staff, very welcoming & the food better than expected however very noisy as all timber floors & plaster, needs some sound absorbing deadening on the walls

  3. Marisa P.
    Marisa P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing. Excellent quality Italian food which is made fresh(homemade pasta and desserts ????) worth the visit. Service is 100% and so is the food.

  4. Mara c.
    Mara c.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Great Italian pizze and pasta! Service was excellent and a great night had by all!!

  5. Maria B.
    Maria B.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and will be back!!

  6. Daphne D.
    Daphne D.
    • one review
    10/10

    You would search far and wide to find better Italian food in Melbourne. So fresh, good quality ingredients. Delicious. Service by fabulous staff was perfecto!

  7. Trevor T.
    Trevor T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    As an Aussie who lived in Italy for 6 years, this place is as close to authentic as it gets. Easily one of the best for Italian in Melbourne

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

    Another lovely evening, great hospitality, wood fired pizzas made with fresh quality ingredients. are unusually good. House made pasta are also excellent. Will be back

  9. Trevor T.
    Trevor T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This is now my favourite Italian restaurant in Melbourne.

  10. Lauren J.
    Lauren J.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    We had the pleasure of dining at Italy 528 and were extremely happy with service and food, very authentic and delicious. It will be added to our list of favourites and we look forward to returning soon. Thanks for a 10/10 dinner

  11. Teresa T.
    Teresa T.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great post lockdown dinner with friends! Amazing food as always! Fantastic service and all Covid 19 safety measures in place! We felt really safe and well cared for! Thanks guys! We enjoyed our evening and will be back soon! Well done!

  12. Craig F.
    Craig F.
    • one review
    10/10

    True authentic Italian food prepared with love & passion .... great staff , especially Rachel owner/manager who really knows her stuff ... Also a big hats off to our food server from Colombia .... she was SO friendly & efficient... I’m sorry I didn’t get your name ........ Thanks one & all for a lovely evening...

  13. Laura s.
    Laura s.
    • 22 reviews
    10/10

    Never disappoints, brought new customers to the restaurant and absolutely loved it.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic food and warm, friendly service.

  16. Fiona C.
    Fiona C.
    • 16 reviews
    9.75/10

    A hidden treasure in the Moonee ponds area. If you are after homemade pasta dish, this is the place to go.. The serving size was just right along with the beautiful wine. Comfortable relaxed atmosphere and plenty of road side parking.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews
    8/10

    Very nice pasta and pizza

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    7.75/10

    The food was nice but took much too long to come out and the gnocchi was way too hot. Customer service was excellent

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 284 reviews
    8.75/10

    Great Pizza and pasta!

  20. Laura s.
    Laura s.
    • 22 reviews
    10/10

    Every meal delicious and service 10/10.

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How to get to the restaurant

528 Mt Alexander Road, 3032, Ascot Vale (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Ascot Vale, Maribyrnong, Melbourne South East, Melbourne West

About the restaurant

Pizza Cravings, Solved.We love when a restaurant really transports us, and that’s just what Italy 528 in Ascot Vale does.With its floor-to-ceiling print of Rome’s famous Spanish Steps adorning the wall, Italy 528 makes it easy to forget just where you are. The menu here is simple but well executed, reflecting authentic Italian-stylecooking. Regulars rave about the pizzas, which have a thin crust with just the right balance between chewy and crispy. Choose from a range of favourite toppings for your pie: tomato, garlic, parmigiano and parsley, perhaps? Or smoked ham, anchovies, artichokes, olives, mushrooms and oregano? Or why not come back and try them all? We’re tempted to! Italy 528 also serves a variety of antipasti dishes, including classic bruschetta or a platter of cured meats. For a romantic evening out or dinner with a big group of friends, Italy 528 offers intimate dining in a stylish setting. Make sure you save some room for gelati, too. Best dish: Pizza Pagano

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