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Pretty Boy Italian Steakhouse

8.7/10
527 reviews

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Kobe steak
Chocolate fondant
Crab squid ink spaghetti
Kobe scotch, fries
Wagyu Ragu Pasta
Panna Cotta
The chef’s top cut

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.7/10
based on 527 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Vanessa T.
    Vanessa T.
    • 12 reviews
    9.5/10

    Steak and Gnocchi were simply DELICIOUS! Went with the 50% off Fork deal so it was a bargain, and would definitely come back again. Service was great, overall fantastic experience :)

  2. Lids X.
    Lids X.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    This place is superb. The steak we had was amazing. We are most definitely coming back again!

  3. Abdullah G.
    Abdullah G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food paired with sublime service!

  4. Shaye P.
    Shaye P.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Definitely worth visiting for special occasion. Love the atmosphere and the service was amazing. However, i found steak dishes, sauce and side dishes to be a little bland and underwhelmed...

  5. Margaret T.
    Margaret T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and ambience

  6. Jacqueline S.
    Jacqueline S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Good service, nice food and ambience

  7. Jeanne W.
    Jeanne W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We spend a really good time. The food was just amazing, service was just a bit slow, but they were only 2 waiters, so we did understand and they did a really job anyway. We’ll see you soon again !

  8. Ee L.
    Ee L.
    • 4 reviews
    4.5/10

    We had heard good reviews about this place from friends but were sorely disappointed because of a number of things, most notably the wait time. We had a 7pm booking and when we arrived at 7.05pm, we were told that our table was not ready. We waited at the bar and were only seated around 7.40pm. Upon being seated, we were not given menus and had to wait 10 minutes before getting someone's attention. The starter took 45minutes to come out and another 40 or so minutes for the mains. The burrata starter we ordered was bland and the tomahawk main was very disappointing; 1/4 of the dish was fat (We have had tomahawks in the past and have never experienced this). When we told the waiter, he did admit that it was more than usual but was unable to do anything about it. The only saving grace was the service we received from our waiter. He was a delightful person, with great customer service and apologised profusely about the wait time. He also offered us the side of chips that we did not order, for free. Overall, we all left very disappointed and are not sure if we would go back.

  9. Lin O.
    Lin O.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    My friends and I all ordered medium rare steak, but they all came out rare. Other than that, amazing quality and service.

  10. Daniel F.
    Daniel F.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Cannot express how good the food was, matched with an amazing service made the night fantastic. I recommend anyone come and dine here and experience the best steak and pasta on the block. I recommend the desert wine!

  11. Josephine M.
    Josephine M.
    • one review
    10/10

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome. No request was too hard. We received a warm introduction and a brief run down of the menu. Staff were attentive, efficient, courteous, friendly and professional. Food was amazing, great selection, cooked to perfection. Highly recommend the kingfish and zucchini flowers. Other members of our group had the steak and said it was the sensational. Beverage list was extensive and well priced. Finish off the evening with a muscat. Great ambience. The kitchen is central and visible to diners creating a rustic feel. This hidden gem is outstanding. Bravo!

  12. Katrina H.
    Katrina H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The food is absolutely divine. Desserts weren’t as good and was a sad way to end the night. Drinks were okay. Should have more options with cocktails

  13. Vinusha K.
    Vinusha K.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Insanely good food!!! We had the - Kobe beef with truffle butter - wagyu beef with Sicilian salsa - chips and salad Really fresh food, so good.. the steak melts in the mouth. I want to come back again.. For desert we had the chocolate cake, the tiramisu and the tarte: all amazing!!! Seriously, this is one of the best steak restaurants In Melbourne. I ate as slowly as possible so the food would not run out ???? Setting was very romantic and staff were impeccable

  14. Sarah A.
    Sarah A.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Cant fault the food, presented well and tasted amazing... truffle gnocchi and king fish were stand outs. Staff were all courteous and friendly. However service could have been more proactive. My friend waited 5-7 minutes before being greeted, the menu was explained to us but after they left we realised they hadn’t even explained the ‘feed me’ options. Had to ask for water bottle to be refilled, and no one refilled our glasses. They forgot or there was a mix up with one side order (no big deal) but if they had followed up before we finished it may have been avoided. We shared dessert but they left it on our table and had to wave them down for some plates. I have been before and the service was great.

  15. Winnie N.
    Winnie N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Loved this place! Excellent food and service. Steak was cooked to perfection! Great atmosphere too - highly recommended.

  16. Yada S.
    Yada S.
    • 8 reviews
    6.5/10

    A pleasant but not amazing.

  17. Mike N.
    Mike N.
    • 30 reviews
    9.5/10

    From the moment we entered to leaving our beautiful dinner was excellent. Kobe scotch cooked perfectly, butter tender and full of meaty flavour. Crab squid ink spaghetti was al dente with mountains of flavour. Finished off with a double really gooey choc fondant. Great service, highly recommended.

  18. Belinda P.
    Belinda P.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely beautiful pasta. And the service is top notch. Perfection. Wonderful evening

  19. Richard R.
    Richard R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Pretty Boy was recommended to me by two unconnected friends. Both of them insisted I book with the fork which I did. Very professional and more importantly very friendly service - and food... absolutely fabulous! Compliments to the Chef & entire team. I had 3 very special people join me for dinner. I’m coming back with a larger group of friends very soon.

  20. Tri L.
    Tri L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    A bit hard to find the restaurant. We dined with friends on a Friday night, and it was busy and service was still efficient. Great steak and pasta dishes. Prices are on the high side, so will only go for special occassion.

More information

Opening time

Thursday - Saturday

6:00 - 22:00

How to get to the restaurant

L1, 399 Lt Lonsdale St, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Public transport

Train or Tram stop - Melbourne Central - 300 metres away

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

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