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The relaxed high end of Australian dining Housed in an elegant Victorian terrace, past the bohemian enclave of Melbourne’s infamous Brunswick Street offering seasonal contemporary Australian cuisine and professional hospitality since 1994 is Matteo's restaurant. Oozing elegance from every pour, Matteo's is a premier dining destination that should be added to your 'culinary bucket list'. The stately leather chairs, chandeliers and gilded portraits are a strong contrast against the modern cuisine. The fresh and innovative flavours that pour from Buddha Lo’s kitchen makes this restaurant a force to be reckoned with. The new invigorated kitchen brigade and a very slick front-of-house team ensure that your every whim is met whilst dining here. This, combined with the warm hospitality delivered by ever-present owner Matteo Pignatelli, makes dining at Matteo's a real pleasure. Matteo's is the perfect blend of old-school formality and Melbourne modernity - what more can we say, it ticks every box. Best dish: Japanese seafood plate.