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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

Chef’s recommendations Jesse McFadden

Average price $65 Special request

Scores & Reviews

based on 754 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.7/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Natalie L.
    • one review

    The food was great and we enjoyed the cosy atmosphere. However the staff would not accept our Good Food gift card as payment which was very disappointing as that’s why we chose to go to Massi in the first place!

  2. Susan S.
    • one review

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

  3. Andrew M.
    • 23 reviews

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

  4. Wendy B.
    • one review

    The wine menu was too expensive

  5. A A.
    • 280 reviews

    Simply great Italian food.

  6. A A.
    • 265 reviews

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

  7. Greg F.
    • 2 reviews

    Excellent meal and service it an atmospheric restaurant

  8. A A.
    • 251 reviews

    Absolute gem - fabulous food, service and ambiance. We will back and as good as it’s Kew big brother.

  9. Maddy N.
    • one review

    Amazing staff and food!

  10. Manik M.
    • 2 reviews

    This is one of my favourite restaurants for all manner of occasions. Massi continue to impress, never misses a beat and lavishes you with great service, dishing up delicious food from a sophisticated menu.

  11. A A.
    • 254 reviews

    Incredibly lovely twist to magnificent tasting and presented Italian food. Aircon and cold air circulation needs serious consideration, would be nice if service staff were somewhat happier.

  12. A A.
    • 271 reviews

    Excellent, attentive staff. Polite and well mannered. Food is high quality, fragrant and clean. Simply delicious.

  13. Courtenay Z.
    • 43 reviews

    Such an amazing place this was for great food, fantastic service and lovely atmosphere! We had such an amazing night catching up with friends, a lovely night!

  14. A A.
    • 261 reviews

    Nice atmosphere

  15. Giulia L.
    • 2 reviews

    A favorite of mine - food is always delicious and service amazing.

  16. A A.
    • 250 reviews

    Consistently good food with excellent service

  17. Sarah M.
    • one review

    Great to see Benitos reincarnated as Massi.

  18. Sharon o.
    • 36 reviews

    Always a pleasure to visit!

  19. A A.
    • 264 reviews

    We had a lovely dinner meal for our family of 8. Service was impeccable. Thank you.

  20. A A.
    • 271 reviews

    Great food, great customer service

More information

How to get to the restaurant

445 Lt Collins Street, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

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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