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Meet the Chef

Jesse McFadden prides himself on serving exceptional cuisine to Massi's customers. Before his position at Massi, Jesse previously worked at Joseph Vargetto's other restaurant, Mister Bianco.

Restaurant menu

Average price $70 Special request

Chef Joseph Vargetto recommends…

natural oysters, grapefruit, sparkling rose + chervil (gf, df) (pp)
$4
house marinated olives (gf, df, v)
$10
crumbed + fried olives ascolana, filled with veal + parmesan
$12

Dietary options

, Gluten free,

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 792 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Matthew H.
    Matthew H.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Had a great evening, the team were knowledgeable and friendly.

  2. Robert L.
    Robert L.
    • 122 reviews
    9/10

    Great fine dining restaurant without the attitude

  3. Janice M.
    Janice M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic authentic Sicilian food..... attentive staff and an amazing atmosphere. Not our first and won't be our last visit!

  4. Mark R.
    Mark R.
    • one review
    10/10

    This place is always, and was again, superb. Great food, wine, service and atmosphere. My interstate friend was (as others have been in the past) very impressed. Wonderful to have the knowledgeable and friendly (and long serving) Jade there, together with her Italian colleague. 10/10 for sure.

  5. Sharon M.
    Sharon M.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Another wonderful evening at Massi, brought a friend who had never been before and he was a total convert....tried the grilled mackerel and said it was one of the best fish dishes ever. Remains my favourite restaurant

  6. Julie C.
    Julie C.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    This is a small restaurant so I recommend booking. We had a delightful waiter. He was fairly busy so my only little compliant was that our water glass only got replenished once but he was really good when he was able to attend us. Meals all got full marks

  7. Winston M.
    Winston M.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    They accommodated us well, and the food was lovely. Service a little slow. I Would recommend it though. Enjoy

  8. Viv v.
    Viv v.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Massi never disappoints, the service is always welcoming and the food is divine. Being near Christmas the place was bustling with larger groups, so a little noisier than in the past and we missed out on a cosy booth, but having said that it was a nice way to celebrate a birthday. If you visit, you must try nonna's menu, it's a great way to sample the variety on offer, I don't think I can go past it on our next visit.

    Massi

    Thank you so much for your lovely review and for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us. We look forward to welcoming you at Massi again soon.

  9. Michelle H.
    Michelle H.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    Great restaurant. This was our first time here and we went with a small group of friends. Very friendly and knowledgable staff and fabulous food. A great atmosphere without being too noisy. Would definitely recommend.

    Massi

    Hi Michelle, thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Massi and we hope to see you again soon.

  10. Giselle C.
    Giselle C.
    • 17 reviews
    10/10

    Made us feel like we were exploring Italy with each dish. Just the right amount served of chefs fixed choice. Matching wines were extraordinary.

    Massi

    We are so pleased you decided to try our Nonna's Menu Giselle. Such a great way to experience many of our dishes. The team works closely with producers to find great wines to match. We hope to see you at Massi again soon.

  11. Sharon M.
    Sharon M.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Another wonderful evening at Massi. Food was superb with a rather special crab croquet as a new entree...a taste explosion and highly recommended. Mains were beautifully presented and the fish was cooked to perfection with a delicate balance of flavours. Cheese was the perfect end to a great evening. Jade and team provided a welcoming and professional service as always.

    Massi

    Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience and our staff will be very happy to read what you wrote. We put great food, customer experience and satisfaction as our priority and your review re-affirms the hard work we put in every day. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

  12. Karen s.
    Karen s.
    • one review
    10/10

    It was the first time for us dining at Massi and we were really impressed. Food was excellent! We had the Nonna menu and it was great value for money. Service was friendly and we will go back and recommend it to friends. Lovely night thank you!

    Massi

    Thank you very much for such a great review! We work really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to see that reflected on your visit to Massi.

  13. Ian F.
    Ian F.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Food was great quality, well presented and delicious. Staff were very professional and friendly. We'll be back for sure.

    Massi

    We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review and we look forward to seeing you at Massi again soon.

  14. Susan S.
    Susan S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Really lovely meal and se4vice, little bit loud but really enjoyed it. Cheers!

    Massi

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

  15. Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    • 26 reviews
    10/10

    Great venue hidden away in the lanes of Melbourne. Try something special from the wine list.

    Massi

    Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Massi.

  16. Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    • 26 reviews
    9/10

    Fantastically interesting wine list. Go there first before making your food choice...

    Massi

    Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you liked our wine list - we work hard to provide a great selection of wines for different tastes and budget to accompany our food. We hope to see you at Massi again soon.

  17. Wendy B.
    Wendy B.
    • one review
    10/10

    The wine menu was too expensive

    Massi

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. Based on the scores you provided, we are very glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Our wine list, like other dining establishments, has a range of wines for different tastes and budgets. We work carefully to curate a great wine selection for our guests and were pleased to be awarded a two glass rating in the Wine List of the Year Awards this year so we are sorry that you were unable to find a wine to suit your budget on this occasion. We hope that you choose to dine with us again soon.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews
    9/10

    Simply great Italian food.

    Massi

    Thank you for your review. We work hard to source the best produce and deliver authentic Italian cuisine so it is really rewarding when it is appreciated. We hope to welcome you at Massi again soon.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 267 reviews
    8.5/10

    Wonderful authentic italian food with friendly attentive service. Nice atmosphere and good for small groups or an intimate dinner for two

    Massi

    Thank you for your kind review. We hope to welcome you again soon.

  20. Greg F.
    Greg F.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Excellent meal and service it an atmospheric restaurant

    Massi

    Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to welcoming you at Massi again soon.

More information

Opening time

Mon 11am-3pm

Tues-Fri 11am-Late

Sat 5pm-Late

Sundays Available for functions

How to get to the restaurant

445 Lt Collins Street, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Yes, street and car parks

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

Big Italian flavours on Little Collins

Nestled in amongst some of Melbourne's most well respected hotels and surrounded by office towers, Massi is an excellent choice for both an up-scale business lunch or dinner meeting, a romantic meal for two or a convenient choice for visitors to this fair city.

Massi is everything you would expect from a modern Italian restaurant. Cool white walls and dark brown leather studded booths with white table cloths, glinting wine glasses on every table and along the walls a beautiful display of photographs and pictures showcasing the tradition and family behind the food and the service. As the brother restaurant to Mister Bianco in Kew there is a lot of care and thought that has been put into the set up of Massi - and that really shows.

The atmosphere and service in the restaurant are exceptional at any time of the day. Wait staff are courteous and helpful but move around with the efficiency that comes with serving a busy restaurant. At night it is a pleasure to watch the chefs at work in the ""Antipasto Corner"", a fun and interactive way to showcase the freshness of the produce and the food that is being served.

Delight in the modern Italian menu featuring dishes like Linguine with mussels, prawns and samphire; the Ricotta Gnocchi with salted speck, radicchio and truffle cream, or the Crumbed Veal Cotoletta with porcini sauce and crispy onions. The portion sizes reflect the quality of the food - not too much and not too little. Totally satisfying.

Best dish: Cavatelli, slow cooked pork shoulder ragu & white beans.

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