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Meet the Chef

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Ignacio Castells Rusinol

Head chef Ignacio Castells Rusinol is a Barcelona native and was sponsored by Tinto to come to Melbourne to take charge of the kitchen in 2017/18. He did his training in some of the best restaurants in Barcelona before working in the UK and Azerbaijan. He brings with him an intrinsic knowledge of Spanish and Catalan cuisine. His approach is to maintain the authentic flavours of Barcelona but adjust the plates to include the fresh approach our Melbourne customers are looking for.

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dined on Tue, 16 Jul 2019

Our night at Tinto was a work celebration and we had a great time. The entrees were fast and fresh , prawns, calamari and croquettes. Our mains were sufficiently spaced and brought to the table with a smile. Two of us had the paella and said it was most enjoyable. The meatballs, lamb shank and wagyu steak were delicious. Great selection of international and local wines - the Turmeon Vermouth is a must!! All delivered with great service and Spanish flair. I’ll be back!

dined on Sun, 7 Jul 2019

Lovely little restaurant which satisfied our Date night. Thankyou will come again.

dined on Fri, 24 May 2019

Great food and very friendly staff. Service was perhaps too fast and could have been spread out a bit more but that is a minor complaint. Would definitely return.

dined on Wed, 1 May 2019

The service was fantastic. Friendly and cozy environment. Food / Drinks were great as well.

dined on Sat, 14 Sep 2019

It’s a love restaurant for a night out.

dined on Sun, 8 Sep 2019

Beautiful food, tasty cider and delightful hosts. Attentive and rapid service.

dined on Sat, 7 Sep 2019

Love this place. Food, wine and staff are exceptional.
Cathy Newby

dined on Fri, 6 Sep 2019

Lovely place Nice service Lovely food A bit pricey but convenient location
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Tinto is serving Paellas throughout Spring and into early summer to celebrate the fresh produce coming into season. Although a perennial classic, there is more to Paella than seafood. Be surprised on a Wednesday night. More information of specific weekly Paellas will be available on our Facebook page. $39 pp Join us each week for a delicious Paella and matched wine.
01 Sep 2019 - 24 Dec 2019
Wed 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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About Tinto Restaurant & Wine Bar

Special Spanish wine bar Tinto is an authentic Spanish WineBar that brings the flavours and exhilarating atmosphere of Barcelona to the heart of Melbourne’s inner east. The space is small and intimate with a long bar reminiscent of a tapas bar you would find off La Rambla in Barcelona. With many of the staff Spanish speaking, for a second you might actually feel like you’re in Spain, dining out after a much needed siesta. Popular dishes are the classics like croquettes, calamari and Jamon Serrano from the flywheel slicer with many seasonal and modern Spanish dishes on the blackboard. Wash it all down with either local or Spanish wines, and you’re in for one scrumptious Spanish evening. For those who live locally, consider yourself lucky to have such a great neighbourhood gem in your hood. Best dish: Arroz ‘Tinto’



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