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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

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 764 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.8/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Michelle H.
    Michelle H.
    • 8 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.

  2. Giselle C.
    Giselle C.
    • 15 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.

  3. Sharon M.
    Sharon M.
    • 3 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. Natalie L.
    Natalie L.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    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!

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

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

  8. Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    • 25 reviews
    10/10

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

  9. Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    • 25 reviews
    9/10

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

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

    The wine menu was too expensive

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

    Simply great Italian food.

  12. 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

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

    Excellent meal and service it an atmospheric restaurant

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 253 reviews
    10/10

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

  15. Manik M.
    Manik M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    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.

  16. Maddy N.
    Maddy N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing staff and food!

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 256 reviews
    7.25/10

    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.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 275 reviews
    10/10

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

  19. Courtenay Z.
    Courtenay Z.
    • 44 reviews
    10/10

    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!

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    7.75/10

    Nice atmosphere

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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