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Sud Food & Wine

9.4/10
109 reviews

Average price $85

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Chef Darren Wallace & Matthew Sach
  • Average price $85 Special request
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Gnocchi con ragu di angelo
$29

Homemade parmesan gnocchi served with slow braised lamb shoulder, onion, garlic, thyme, white wine &/ pecorino cheese

Canelo di zucca
$29

Homemade pasta filled w/ butternut pumpkin, fresh ricotta cheese, oven baked Brown butter, sage, pine nut & peppery salsa verde.

Macheroni calabrese con ragu di maiale
$29

‘Fricelli’ tubed pasta pasta w/ a spicy ragu of pork, N’Duja, fennel seeds, tomato, garlic & red wine, Bolognese style

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.4/10
based on 109 reviews
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Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Jackson T.
    Jackson T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely fantastic. A classic Italian bistro with outstanding food, experienced and warm hosts who clearly love their jobs. The service was impeccable and the food as good as anything I have eaten in Italy.

  2. Kevin I.
    Kevin I.
    • 26 reviews
    9.5/10

    This place is an institution, exceptional welcoming staff, great wine list and the best italian food in Melbourne, my go-to place to impress a client

  3. Danny Kh k.
    Danny Kh k.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    Dinner was excellence. Service,food and wine are perfect. My bring my Sydney m’s friends and they both have a wonderful time. Set menu / share menu so beautiful and so yummy. Wine was selected by The manager and if I don’t need to drive. I will order more. Food and wine matching was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.

  4. Barry G.
    Barry G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Best lunch for yonks! Michaela (?) Irish waitress kept up the fantastic service level that is SUD normal. Can only add to make up the 120 characters required that anyone who doesn't enjoy SUD is a bit strange.

  5. Andy B.
    Andy B.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Good atmosphere for a Monday night. Great welcome and service from our hosts. Excellent food and great wine selection to make a fab evening. Would highly recommend.

  6. Ian W.
    Ian W.
    • 6 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great service from the moment we walked in. the menu is extensive and there is a vast selection of wines to choose from. We shared a few entrees from the specials board and then moved on to main course (steak and a delicious risotto). The ambience is smart casual. Comfortably spaced tables and low noise levels.

  7. Isabella C.
    Isabella C.
    • one review
    4/10

    I’ve never been to a restaurant where they are so sneaky with charging you, our waiter said I’ll split the mains and serve them to you on separate dishes. We didn’t think they would double charge us for this!! Won’t be returning ever.

  8. Mark J.
    Mark J.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Wow what a find!! The food was amazingly as was the staff. Friendly and helpful. Would recommend this place to anyone and will definitely be back on my next trip. Thanks!!

  9. Gary K.
    Gary K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Superb. Couldn’t have been better. Great service. Magella the Irish waitress is topshelf and the owner creates a great atmosphere and welcoming environment. Have not had better food and they accommodated us trying a selection of all the entrees on the specials board. FANTASTIC.

  10. Anna C.
    Anna C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Awesome as usual.

  11. Sandra T.
    Sandra T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great welcome to this gem . Our party of eight was looked after superbly by a professional, efficient and very pleasant waitress. The food was delicious, beautifully cooked and presented. Wine service was great with an interesting wine list. Our first visit won’t be our last.

  12. Sharon M.
    Sharon M.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    This place is a gem. Food was spectacular and we all ordered the specials. Wines by the glass were excellent and tastings offered which is always great when ordering unfamiliar Italian varieties. The chocolate pyramid desert was decadent and definitely a share dish. This would have been a 10 all round except when it came to leaving, we had to ask for the bill four times before we were given it. The manager apologised for the delay but it tarnished an otherwise perfect evening. Having said that, the food was so good that I will give this another try.

  13. David H.
    David H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Perfect. Food, wine and service were all spot on. The staff made a fabulous effort to interact. Lots of fun. Really enjoyed our visit. Thank you.

  14. Robert S.
    Robert S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Our new favourite best Italian Restaurant in Melbourne.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    8.25/10

    Always great food, service and atmosphere

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 247 reviews
    8/10

    Long standing King Street italiano gem!

  17. Arianne J.
    Arianne J.
    • 48 reviews
    9.25/10

    Our team likes to go to Sud every time we visit Melbourne, and it certainly didn’t disappoint! The food, service and everything is outstanding. Can’t wait to come back!

  18. Mindi C.
    Mindi C.
    • 5 reviews
    9.75/10

    We had an outstanding experience at Sud. Genuine, friendly service and excellent food (the scallops are a must have!) in a cosy neighbourhood atmosphere is very hard to find in the CDB and Sud has got it. We will be dining again!

  19. Mark M.
    Mark M.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Sud showcases great southern Italian food using the finest ingredients available. I don’t know why I waited so long to go back!!

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    10/10

    Very well hospitality and food, must go when you live in Melbourne

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How to get to the restaurant

219 King Street, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

A Balance of Class and Comfort

SUD is an intimate 45 seater Italian restaurant in the heart of Melbourne (between Lonsdale and Little Bourke), which boasts fresh local produce with an array of local and international dishes. While the limited seating implies formality, there is nothing pretentious going on here. The decor is restrained, with a large wine rack covering the back wall and posing as the main feature of decoration. This small, somewhat upmarket restaurant has a constantly evolving menu and an extensively dynamic wine list (hence the wine rack) to compliment every meal, sourced from various regions of Italy as well as local producers. Our favourite dish? It would have to be the generous signature plate from Head Chef, Mark Taylor - a main of duck, steamed and roasted, with sweet-potato mash and apple-balsamic segments to mop up the jus. This restaurant embodies the ‘Italian’ understanding of food, and diners are urged to ‘make a mess’ and enjoy. As they say ‘you don’t need a silver fork to eat good food!' From a business lunch to a romantic meal for two, SUD produces a reliable balance of class and southern Italian comfort.

Best Dish: duck, steamed and roasted, with sweet-potato mash and apple-balsamic segments.

Features

Italian, European, Welcome

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