Assaggini

4.6
636 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Assaggini Wine Bar & Restaurant is located just off Main Street Mornington and is the perfect venue for relaxed dining on any occasion. With our contemporary Italian menu, comprehensive wine list and friendly professional team we’re sure it will be a meal to remember. Alongside new favourites you will also find an extensive wine and drinks list. We also have a complete plant based menu and delicious gluten free options. A world class dining experience we can’t wait to welcome you to our table.

Reservations are highly recommended while dining space is restricted.

Experiences

  • Bistecca - Steak night Special!

    A$40.00 per person

    May 20 - Aug 26, 2021

    B I S T E C C A⁠ ⁠ The art of Italian cooking techniques combined with fine Australian steak.⁠ ⁠ Join us every Thursday for our Bistecca steak night.⁠ ⁠ Enjoy a revolving steak of the day, chips, salad and a glass of wine for just $40 each Thursday night.⁠

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 636 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JuditG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Three of our friends recommended and they were right! It’s amazing restaurant and service. We will be back for sure.

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Pr91
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a note when making my reservation that both guests were vegan, and when we were seated the wait staff promptly pointed out which wines were vegan and had the vegan food menus ready for us. We thought this was a very nice, welcoming gesture. The vegan entrees and mains were really delicious too. We will definitely return to this venue!

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AlexF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing negative about this welcoming hub . Great service . Personable staff . Most important the food is varied and bloody tasty ! Can’t wait to go back . Thanks guys

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LeeJay
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - fab staff and wonderful food. Our favourite local!!

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Julian
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Incredibly friendly staff, phenomenal food, great wine selection. Couldn't recommend it more.

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GregF
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food on a busy night just before Lockdown 5.0. Thanks!

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IanD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and super helpful service, nice venue and food to die for with a great selection of wines. Great value for money too, can’t recommend highly enough

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JustineD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a great night was just a little disappointed that all the vegan dishes came out first and then the others but we had one dish that came out last which meant that one of the guests sat there with nothing until we had finished ours. Asked for a candle to be put on our sons desert as his birthday and they were very lovely and did it which was nice

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Joybelle
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of our favorite local restaurants and did not disappoint, luckily had pre-booked for the night before lockdown. Great food and wine and the best margarita!!!

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LouiseC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, service was outstanding..we love your lunch special..we will be back soon

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JCHI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan menu was full of options. The cheese platter was delicious. The Tortelloni dish was yummy, but the portion looked a lot smaller than the Duck Ragu Gnocchi. Service was great and a beautiful atmosphere.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Local Restaurant, good value needs a little more ambience in the top right section but doesn't distract from great meal and service

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Benjamin
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, food and atmosphere, would recommend

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BrendanR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been to Assagini before. It is one of our favourite local restaurants. We always enjoy going.

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CassandraB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly and welcoming staff! The food and cocktails were delicious. Can’t wait for my next visit

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TJohnson
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here twice now and each time they did not disappoint. We ate lamb rump, brisket slider and a bunch of items from vegan menu and it was all absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend eating here!

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vipBlossom1953
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been patrons of Assaggini on many occasions and will keep coming back. My first time at Assaggini was five years ago at my daughter's hens dinner. I was so impressed back then that my husband and I have bought friends to dine with us there and have recommended Assaggini to many others. Everything about the restaurant is fabulous. The extensive, tasty, delicious tapas menu, excellent wine and drinks list are comprehensive, covering Australian and overseas wineries. The service also was terrific, and our waiter, Nick, was a delight to chat to and very engaging. Assaggini, thank you for another memorable dining experience. Our friends who accompanied us this time also commented what a wonderful time they had, and that the food and drinks were delicious.

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable, great food, good service, we will be back

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Hw1741
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great food lots of great choices and sharing style is so fun to do . The service was fast and atmosphere was nice inside on a cold night

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Poppygirl
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great options for both vegans, meat eaters & people with food allergies. Love meeting my family here as all of us go away very happy

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emilym
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, wonderful service & wonderful food!!

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PennyP
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite, the service excellent and friendly and we would highly recommend this restaurant. We had chef choice a four course menu, snacks, entree, pasta, and meat dish. All were excellently presented, hot when needed to be and delicious . We will go back.

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JakeA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Great food and wine. Very well priced

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EmmaH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere snd friendly staff. A wonderful evening.

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Booked it as it was meant to have a fireplace and it was a very cold winters day- it did but it has never worked apparently! Menu was small and fairly limited. Nice decor

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LorraineS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Probably made the wrong choice on the menu - not quite what was expected but still okay.
We felt rushed as we did not realise that we would be asked to leave at 7:15pm as the table was booked at 7:30 so 1-1/2 hours to catch up with friends and enjoy a meal was far too rushed.

Assaggini
Responded on July 3, 2021

Hi Lorraine, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Seating and turn times are stated when you book for 1 hour and 45 minutes. We apologise that you felt rushed and understand sometimes guests are late however as a courtesy to other guests we have to manage this. We always encourage guests to book later sittings if they're looking for a more leisurely experience as we do double seatings on Friday and Saturday nights. We look forward to your return visit, The Assaggini Team

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KathleenH
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant to enjoy good food, good wine and company
K Houghton

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LorraineS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

It’s a shame that the waitresses and bar staff are so good at customer service because the food is sooooo poor.

The restaurant looks great, staff are friendly, service was fast. But drinks made by bar staff were average…. Not sure how you can stuff up an aperol spritz (seriously) super bitter!! Way too much aperol guys, not a big deal though… until we tasted the food!

Super lazy chef!! I had the seafood linguine…. Pasta was over cooked, prawns were over cooked and quite possibly frozen, not fresh. Clams were super yuck. The actual flavour of the pasta was nothing!! I needed so much Parmesan to get through it!! Seriously guys…. Taste your food!!

Similar with my wife’s dish, over cooked pasta. Take some pride in your cooking or hire a different chef all together. This place won an award in 2018 and that’s why we booked there. Has to be a different chef since then!!!

I’d totally avoid!!! Not cheap either hahaha which is even worse, dinner was over $100

Assaggini
Responded on July 3, 2021

Hi there, We're sorry that you felt the quality of the food and beverage offering was below par and didn't decide to raise the issue when dining with us as this would have offered us (any) opportunity to rectify, especially as the value proposition didn't meet expectation. We always welcome feedback and try to improve when notified so I will pass on your recommendations to the Chef and Bar staff. We're glad to hear service and ambience was good. The Assaggini Team

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RikaK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food ! I had gnocchi with oxtail ragu and it was terrific! The service excellent too . Will be back soon .

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LindaS
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu with a variety of different and lovely food. We shared all of our choices and enjoyed the experience.

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StaceyH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great food selection and quality. Staff efficient, professional and warm.

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ChristinaA
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good in all aspects of dining out. Staff are attentive without being intrusive. Food plentiful and delicious.

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slunch
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thanks - a delightful experience overall, as always.

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PatrickH
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere

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SkyeM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great night, food was amazing, service also & just a great atmosphere.
look forward to returning

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AnneK
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A very lovely meal, but marred by a couple of tables of raucous diners. Not the restaurant’s fault, and they were aware it was annoying.
We have visited several times and will happily return.

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Susan
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great lunchtime special for a mid-week lunch with friends. Service a little slow but straight out of lockdown, hardly surprising. Staff were courteous and friendly. We’ll be back….

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Beth
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, Thanks!
We loved the share plates.

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple, well thought out menu. Excellent food and service.

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BrittneyS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Assagini is one of the best date night spots in Mornington! The food is divine and the wait staff and atmosphere is lovely. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Assaggini offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5973 5791.

Assaggini is rated 4.6 stars by 636 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.