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Meet the Chef

Picture of Matteo Pignatelli.

Matteo Pignatelli

Born in Wodonga (country Vic) to an Australian dad and Northern Italian mother Rhys is using his family and international experiences to present Modern Australian cuisine inspired by Italian Classics.

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dined on Thu, 9 May 2019

This is one of Melbourne’s best fine dining restaurants. Food is exceptionally good on every visit and service is always perfect. The outstanding service provided by John, who really cares for his customers and their overall experience, is greatly valued and appreciated.

dined on Sat, 30 Mar 2019

Fish was overcooked, vegetables undercooked, but we like it enough to give it another chance
Garry Warne

dined on Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Wonderful in every way.

dined on Sun, 3 Mar 2019

Matteo’s is one of Melbourne’s finest restaurants. It ticks all the, ambience, service and no noise. If you haven’t been make a booking!
Bev Kliger

dined on Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Fabulous food and wonderful service

dined on Mon, 24 Dec 2018

First time dining at Matteos, despite having known of it for many years. Just a wonderful experience from start to finish. Dealt with my difficult dietary requirements (FODMAP) with professionalism and a smile, the result from the kitchen, a totally worry free meal that tasted delicious. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

dined on Sun, 19 May 2019

We had an enjoyable dinner with fine food and friendly service.

dined on Sat, 18 May 2019

The whole experience was most enjoyable. The timing between courses was perfect and our waiter was sensational. Everyone’s meals were delicious. I would highly recommend Matteo’s.

dined on Fri, 17 May 2019

Traditional white tablecloth dining experience!

dined on Fri, 17 May 2019

Fantastic night
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About Matteo's Melbourne

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.



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