Italian Cafe


Average price $75
165 reviews

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $75 Special request
Artichoke, Celery, Reggiano
Charred Ox Tongue, Pickled Shallot, Nettle, Potato
Trout Tartare, Fermented Wild Onion, Lavosh

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Ratings & Reviews

based on 165 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Bobbi P.
    Bobbi P.
    • one review

    Totally delicious. Cooked to perfection with a burst of fresh delight . A memorable experience for a birthday celebration. The service was Brilliant! Thankyou. Loved it!!

  2. TRAVIS P.
    • 2 reviews

    I love the food at this restaurant.

  3. Reez S.
    Reez S.
    • one review

    Excellent service. Fantastic menu. I had the papedelle.

  4. James D.
    James D.
    • 3 reviews

    Excellent food and service. Made to feel welcome, service attentive but not over the top, great selection of dishes superbly cooked and presented.

  5. Gwen W.
    Gwen W.
    • one review

    Sensational flavours of Italy, we grazed over 3 hours on the vegetarian feed me feast for 3, the buckwheat gnocchi, the finesse of the eggplant & zucchini flowers & other tantalising plates~quite simply ‘exquisite’. The Prosecco to start, a crisp fruity rose, & then sublime Tiramisu with a top espresso martini~ whoa...a feast to dream about & to showcase Melbourne cuisine to our well travelled visitor ! thank you to Heidi, Marlo and the superstar chefs **

  6. DIANA C.
    DIANA C.
    • 2 reviews

    I booked a few weeks ago in advance , when we arrived we were seated at the front cafe next to the open door and windows which we asked to be closed . I would have appreciated a call to tell me the dining area was not available and what seating was available ,dining area was booked for a xmas party . I took people there for a special occasion it felt like we were at the local cafe were were even offered sandwiches or omelette as well !!!! . Have been many times in dining area and it was always enjoyable would consider going again

  7. Avinash M.
    Avinash M.
    • 43 reviews

    This small restaurant has a lot to offer in terms of great food and friendly staff. My food came out quickly and most importantly, tasted delicious.

  8. Jean H.
    Jean H.
    • one review

    Heidi and her staff are so warm and welcoming - it made a wonderful atmosphere for a very relaxed lunch. I recommend the beef with extra fresh horseradish which was out of this world! Nice art work on the walls too!

  9. Hannah C.
    Hannah C.
    • 9 reviews

    Always a lovely meal. Friendly staff, small but delicious menu and wine list. Neighborhood gem. Always worth booking on a sat night to make sure you can nab a table

  10. Nathan C.
    Nathan C.
    • 7 reviews

    One of Melbourne's best restaurants. Food is amazing. Atmosphere is amazing and seeing the lovely Heidi is always amazing. Great place to spend every special occasion

  11. James D.
    James D.
    • 3 reviews

    A really enjoyable experience. Waiters provided great advice and excellent service. Food was superb and a very good wine list. Would definitely go again

  12. Adele C.
    Adele C.
    • one review

    Fabulous local restaurant that we just love going back to. Heidi does a wonderful job as front of house, is very warm and welcoming and the place had a great energy about it. The wine list is comprehensive and great variety.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews

    Heide’s restaurant is Fitzroy North’s gem. Caters for dietary needs, and makes a wicked Moctail. Wine list exceptional too.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews

    lovely lunch, great service.

  15. William V.
    William V.
    • 2 reviews

    Great food, loved the eggplant

  16. Wendy H.
    Wendy H.
    • 10 reviews

    Lovely vibe to the place and so lucky to be looked after by Heide!

  17. Elizabeth G.
    Elizabeth G.
    • 7 reviews

    The staff were super friendly as always and the food was delicious!

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews

    Food is good but menu is limited. Wine is on the expensive side.

  19. Jacqueline S.
    Jacqueline S.
    • one review

    We love Pinotta... warm service, delicious food and exceptional value

  20. Bill A.
    Bill A.
    • one review

    Really impressed with the food and service, a high quality local restaurant

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How to get to the restaurant

32 Best Street, 3068, Fitzroy North (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Fitzroy North, Melbourne North East

About the restaurant

Take a trip to Florence

Found in Fitzroy’s North Village, this is the kind of trattoria that you would find in the backstreets of Florence. It’s got that local, intimate and hands-on feel about it. The food is honest, seasonal and European. Think handmade pasta, slow braises, oxtail, carpaccio and fresh whole fish. It’s unfussy and fresh. Owned by Heidi Modra, Pinotta's blackboard menu changes a few times a week and is predominately Italian, with a few French touches. There’s also a strong foucs on wine, with over forty different types available. Modra runs front of house and loves her wine. She’ll happily open a bottle if someone wants to try a glass so be bold and try something unusual. Pop into Pinotta for a decent drop and a quality meal. You’ll love it.


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