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Tinto Restaurant & Wine Bar

9.4/10
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555 Burwood Road, 3122 Hawthorn (VIC)See map

Average price $65

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
1.5m social distancing
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Hand sanitizer available
Staff have completed mandatory government training
Staff wearing masks & gloves
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Meet the Chef

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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Chef Ignacio Castells Rusinol
  • Average price $65
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.4/10
based on 354 reviews
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Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Shayla J.
    Shayla J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Ahhhh-mazing! Myself and two friends dined at Tinto for the first time tonight. We were blown away by not only the fabulous food but the service was also fantastic. The venue itself is charming, cosy and acoustically pleasing. I can’t wait to visit again!

  2. Marina G.
    Marina G.
    • one review
    9/10

    Food was good but serves were small

  3. Kimberley M.
    Kimberley M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Been there before with girlfriends and this time took my husband for date night. Didn’t disappoint.

  4. Richard N.
    Richard N.
    • one review
    10/10

    We have eaten at Tinto on several occasions over the past few years and always enjoyed ourselves. The wait staff are always super helpful, and the food is delicious. From the tapas menu we recommend the jamon croquetas and the chorizo, with a special mention for the salt bush calamari. Raciones of beef cheeks and the fish stew were the standouts. And don't miss a serve of churros for dessert.

  5. Greg G.
    Greg G.
    • 3 reviews
    3.5/10

    Haven’t eaten there since before lockdown and was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately the whole experience was well below past experiences. The cold greeting, being asked if we were ready to order by three different people before we had even opened the menus, the food was clearly not sourced or prepared to the same standard.

  6. Cameron E.
    Cameron E.
    • one review
    10/10

    The best place to dine in Hawthorn - my favorite restaurant. Amazing! The staff / the food and the drinks are sensational! You have to love authentic Spanish food!

  7. Geraldine L.
    Geraldine L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Quaint venue with a casual vibe and warm ambiance. We both enjoyed the paella and the wine was delicious. Looking forward to sampling more of the menu on our next visit.

  8. Sandra B.
    Sandra B.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing food , quality service . I will definitely return

  9. James T.
    James T.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    Awesome local Spanish restaurant - great to see it back in action and straight back into serving beautiful food!

  10. Ben G.
    Ben G.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was excellent and the restaurant has a great vibe. Great service and very popular with locals. Book in advance as it can be hard to get into.

  11. Karen G.
    Karen G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Lovely local restaurant with great food, great atmosphere and lovely owners - Perfect for a date night with hubby- thanks for another wonderful eve, we’ll be back!

  12. Cara G.
    Cara G.
    • one review
    10/10

    great restaurant in Hawthorn! Everything we ate was delicious and the service was great. They all wore masks, took our contact details down, and we felt very comfortable eating there. Very enjoyable dinner on our first night of freedom in months!

  13. Tamsin S.
    Tamsin S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Consistently excellent food and service. Great choice of cocktails and wines by the glass.

  14. Liz C.
    Liz C.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Another great dinner at Tinto’s. Authentic and delicious food with friendly service. Great wine list. We just keep coming back. Highly recommend.

  15. Helen S.
    Helen S.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    We always enjoy a lovely cocktail at Tintos to complement the delicious and varied tapas offered. This time we were celebrating a birthday with the family and it did not disappoint.

  16. Fiona W.
    Fiona W.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    We had a really great night at Tinto. The wine, food and service were all excellent.

  17. Michael S.
    Michael S.
    • one review
    10/10

    My wife and I love Tinto, the owners are wonderful people, very warm and welcoming, the shared plates and Catalan Tapas style food is always excellent, beautifully presented and accompanied by enjoyable local and imported wines and cocktails.

  18. Annemaree  G.
    Annemaree G.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Every thing was perfect for an early valentines eve dinner. Barramundi was exceptional!!!! Suggested wines and service excellent, will be back!!!!

  19. Jay B.
    Jay B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Lovely fresh food in relaxed happy environment. I love our local restaurant with fabulous food

  20. Brooke H.
    Brooke H.
    • one review
    7/10

    Dissapointing paella for a Spanish haunt- it lacked taste and was very expensive per person, for a sharing dish, that was mediocre at best. Otherwise the resteraunt is nice atmosphere and the staff very accommodating.

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How to get to the restaurant

555 Burwood Road, 3122, Hawthorn (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Hawthorn, Melbourne East

About the restaurant

Dear Customer,

On Tue, Wed, Thu & Sundays we DO NOT have two sittings. However, your table is allocated for a 2 hour period.

Should you wish to stay longer [and you are very welcome to do so], please leave a note in the SPECIAL REQUESTS box [above] or call Tinto on 9994 3978 and leave a message.

FYI - Fri & Saturdays our two sittings are from 5.00pm onwards to 7.45pm and from 8.00pm onwards to 11pm.

Best regards

Tinto Team

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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