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Bam Bam Italian, Avonsleigh, AU-VIC

Bam Bam Italian

4.7
4.7
529 Reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary Italian
We are a neighbourhood restaurant in the Dandenong Ranges township of Avonsleigh serving Modern Italian fare all day, every day. We are dedicated to cooking seasonally and using local and Victorian ingredients, wherever possible.

We cater for large groups and families, as well as informal get togethers and intimate dining.

It is our belief that good food should not be exclusive. Due to our highly skilled kitchen and front of house management, we are able to provide a high level of service for our customers.

For the little ones, we have a custom built play area and 2 kids party rooms.

Not bookable

Online reservations at Bam Bam Italian can only be made directly on their website.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5968 4717

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Australia

  • Parking details

    Please be very considerate when parking in the local area. Respect our neighbours and especially please don't park in the vets car park. We have 31 parking spaces on site and there is plenty of off street parking within a 5 minute walk of the restaurant, if required. Thank you.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 529 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

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    Kid Friendly

  • Exclusive

    Good for Groups

  • Exclusive

    Healthy

  • Exclusive

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Exclusive

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Exclusive

    Kid Friendly

  • Exclusive

    Good for Groups

  • Exclusive

    Healthy

  • Exclusive

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Exclusive

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. WA

    WendyA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Comfortable seating. Great service. Delicious food. Music just a little too loud tho.
  2. CB

    CourtneyB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Catered for our special dietary requirements, great friendly staff, delicious food and were flexible to our changing party needs.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded 5 days agoThat's so great to hear Courtney, thank you so much! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again soon!

  3. DP

    DannyPav

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! The girls serving tables were amazing, kind with the kids and so helpful! Would highly recommend BamBams to everyone, we cant wait to go back!

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded 6 days agoWe're so glad you enjoyed your visit Danny! Thank you so much for your recommendation, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  4. C

    Countryliving

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Italian restaurant. Inside quite family friendly/noisy even at 8pm

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for your 5-star recommendation, we're so glad that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  5. DB

    DaleB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best local casual restaurants in the Dandenong Ranges. Great for both families with kids and couples alike. The menu is always fresh and changing, lots of dietary choices and great selection of sides and drinks. Food quality is always outstanding and kept at a high standard time after time.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on September 12, 2022This is so great to hear Dale, thank you! We pride ourselves on our quality offering and dietary friendly seasonal menu so we're thrilled that you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  6. PT

    PippaT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous meal! The seafood fettuccine and spicy calamari - DELICIOUS

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on September 7, 2022That's so great to hear, thank you so much Pippa! So great to see you again. Thank you for your kind words and your recommendation!

  7. BC

    BerylC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here in Father’s Day. It was the best Father’s Day dinner ever!!! From the wine, to entrees, to mains the dessert. Everything was so yummy.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on September 5, 2022Wowser!! That's a review and a half Beryl! Thank you so much, we'll be sure to pass on your lovely words to the team who we know worked super hard yesterday to give all of our wonderful customers a great experience. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!

  8. J

    Jose

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to Bam Bam often and it is great every time. Staff are all fantastic and the food is always good!

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on September 6, 2022That's so great to hear Jose! Thank you so much for your lovely review.

  9. HJ

    HeidelJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favourite local gem! Highly recommendable. Always a great atmosphere, food and service

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you so much for your lovely words Heidel, and for your continued support!

  10. KG

    KateG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Fathers Day lunch here last week. We went with the 35$ lunch option which was amazing quality and value for money. Food was delicious and fresh and the service was great with friendly, helpful waitresses. Very nice restaurant atmosphere and we loved the playground to entertain the kids!

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on September 12, 2022Hey Kate! Hope you're well! Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your review, and such a great review as well! We'll be sure to pass on your very kind words to the team who will be thrilled that you enjoyed your visit so much. We hope to see you again soon!

  11. CH

    CatherineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being Father’s Day it was really busy but we were impressed by the quick service and the food was delicious!

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on September 5, 2022Hey Catherine, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  12. AM

    AngelaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We enjoyed the experience and appreciate the fact that we could dine with our puppy. I found the pricing to be on the high side especially the alcohol. I didn't like that we were looking at a car park and the public were coming and going in the bottle shop.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on September 7, 2022Hi there Angela – thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Yes, now that spring is upon us, we’ll be commencing works on our outdoor ambience this year. We were planning to upgrade this area prior to covid, however, we’ve since had other priorities. We’re working on providing more screening between the car park and shop entrance too, so there will be more atmosphere in this area come summer. Watch this space. Thanks again!

  13. l

    leoniec

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you so much for your 5-star recommendation Leonie!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Such a good place for families with the playground! Delicious food cocktails!

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words and your 5-star recommendation! We hope to see you again soon!

  15. ES

    ElaS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, outstanding service, and a lovely atmosphere.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 31, 2022Hey Ela, thanks so much for your 5-star recommendation and lovely words!

  16. BN

    BillyN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service was great and the food was delicious, particularly the Truffled Field Mushroom. The only downside was that our boys (4 and 2 year olds) couldn’t use the playground due to the amount of unsupervised kids running around. Now, I know that the staff of Bambam’s shouldn’t need to Marshall the area but they should remind parents to supervise their children and of the rules of the playground. Only a gripe, as part of the Bambam experience for our family is the playground.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on September 1, 2022Hi there Billy, thanks so much for taking the time to review us, and also for providing us with your playground feedback. Every customer is important to us, so we’re glad you’ve reached out. Yes, it’s a tricky situation as you mentioned – with our team trying to manage the restaurant, it’s sometimes hard to keep an eye on the playground too. We’d just like to check to see if you happened to speak to our team on the night about your concerns?

  17. O

    Ollie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Lovely service. What more could you ask for?

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 31, 2022Thanks so much, Ollie, so glad you enjoyed yourself! See you again soon!

  18. LG

    LisaG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We Always love the food and service provided here.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 30, 2022That's so great to hear Lisa, thank you so much! See you again soon!

  19. GC

    GlennC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The food is beautiful. Kids can play and have fun.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you so much Glenn! We're so happy that your family enjoy the restaurant and playground. Thank you so much again – see you soon!

  20. SN

    SharonN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place..food is delicious and service is always attentive!

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 30, 2022That's so lovely to hear Sharon! We look forward to seeing you again soon, thank you!

  21. WA

    WendyA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Locals’ night on Monday nights is very good value for money. We chose two courses, would have liked three, but were satisfyingly full after two! Delicious food and great staff.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words Wendy. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  22. D

    Danielle

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our dining experience …the private room was perfect, the meal we had was delicious and the service we received was fabulous. The girl really knew her stuff Thanks for everything

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you so much Danielle for your wonderful review. We'll be sure to pass your lovely words onto the team. Thanks so much again, we look forward to seeing you soon!

  23. JT

    JodieT

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely family dinner at Bam Bam. Lovely fresh food and great serving sizes.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 30, 2022That's so lovely to hear Jodie! Thank you so much for your kind words and your 5-star recommendation.

  24. B

    Betty

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    We booked outside because that’s the only option we had, but it was very cold even with heaters on. Maybe rugs for knees? Food and service excellent!! We will be back 😀

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 30, 2022Hi Betty, we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service so much! We will pass on the idea about rugs to the management team. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  25. KM

    KarenM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The staff knew the menu well and were able to provide enthusiastic recommendations. Very attentive staff. Would highly recommend.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 30, 2022Hey Karen, thank you so much for your 5-star recommendation! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  26. NP

    NatashaP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The good is always brilliant, with a good variety and lots of gluten free choices. On the odd occasion the gluten free pizza base is slightly undercooked, but other than that I can’t speak highly enough of Bam Bams.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you so much for your 5-star review Natasha and for your continued support of our business. Please always feel that you can speak to our team if you feel there is an issue with your meal. Where we can, we will always look to correct the issue. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again!

  27. SH

    SarahH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful night at Bam Bams as usual. The food and wait staff were attentive and we had a wonderful night celebrating my husbands birthday. It was a joy to share this restaurant with our family and friends.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 30, 2022That's so wonderful to hear Sarah (and happy birthday to hubby!), we're so pleased you enjoyed you all enjoyed your meal. Thank you so much for your continued support. See you again soon!

  28. RM

    RayM

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pizza and potatoes were delicious. The service was friendly and helpful

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you so much Ray, we're so happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

  29. G

    Griff

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always, staff courteous and friendly, food was sensational and all in all had a great time.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you so much for your wonderful words and your 5-star recommendation Griff! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  30. KG

    KatieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely delightful experience. Food, drinks and atmosphere was perfect for an evening out. Would recommend to anyone!

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 30, 2022Hi Katie! Thank you so much for your 5-star recommendation and your lovely words. We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit and will be sure to pass on your very kind review to the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  31. AB

    AnaB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Unfortunately the pizzas were not like they use to be. We found them overcooked and very oily .

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 15, 2022Hi Ana, thank you for taking the time to review our business. We are very sorry to hear that on this occasion your experience with us did not meet your expectations. If you have any further information you could forward to us, please feel free to email Dougie directly at the restaurant via our website. There is a link to the email on the front page of our website. Apologies, for some reason OpenTable does not allow us to include the email address on this message. Thank you again. Regards. Sam

  32. CW

    CaityW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am soooo incredibly excited to live so close to this restaurant. I have a challenging set of dietary requirements and found this place due to their onion and garlic free menu. There is also a vegan menu. I find it hard to feel normal at restaurants as the food I can usually access is very plain. I got a tasty pizza and 3 entrees I could eat and they were so delicious I felt normal. Tara was great and so helpful and never once made me feel like I was a challenge. I even got a dessert. I will definitely be back to try the Spring menu and the new OG free options. Thanks guys!

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 9, 2022Thank you so much Caity! We're all about giving everybody a fantastic experience each and every time. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our dietary friendly menus, and the great service, big kudos to Tara and the team! They work so incredibly hard and it is just lovely to hear that it is so appreciated. Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again real soon!

  33. t

    tahliam

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food and customer service at Bam Bam was incredible. We love eating at your restaurant and always highly recommend you to friends and family. Cant wait to come out and eat again.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 9, 2022Thank you so much Tahlia – for your 5-star recommendation and continued support, it is so appreciated! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  34. H

    Honest

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Many items on the menu unavailable Food was bland Italian restaurant and no lasagne on the menu. Disappointed

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you for taking the time to review our business. We are very sorry to hear that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. If you have any further information you could forward to us, please feel free to email Dougie directly at the restaurant via our website. There is a link to the email on the front page of our website. Apologies, for some reason OpenTable does not allow us to include the email address on this message. Thank you again. Regards. Sam

  35. J

    Jojo

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Staff were lovely. We are definitely going back again!

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 9, 2022That's so great to hear Jojo, we're thrilled to know that you enjoyed yourself enough for a repeat visit! Thanks so much for your 5-star recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  36. N

    Nadine

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We always enjoy dining at Bam Bam's. With quality food and service, it provided the perfect location for a catch up with friends.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 5, 2022Thank you so much for your very kind review Nadine. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again soon!

  37. BF

    BarbF

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff were amazing. A couple of our dishes were a little light on for the protein, bulked up with veg, but all very tasty. The pizzas were delicious

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 9, 2022Hi Barb, hope you're well. Thank you so much for your feedback and great review. We hope to see you again soon!

  38. AB

    AshB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family friendly, good value on Mondays for locals night!

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 5, 2022We're so happy to hear that you are enjoying our Locals Night Ash! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  39. AF

    AndrewF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent tasty food and wine delivered by happy staff.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 5, 2022Thank you so much Andrew! We'll pass your lovely comments onto the team who will be so happy that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you again!

  40. b

    brittanyd

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this. From the service to the food. Great! The young lady that took care of our table was helpful with the menu & friendly with the kids.

    Bam Bam ItalianResponded on August 5, 2022Thank you so much for your lovely review Brittany. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything about your visit, and hope to see you again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bam Bam Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5968 4717.

Bam Bam Italian is rated 4.7 stars by 529 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

Online reservations at Bam Bam Italian can only be made directly on their website.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Australia

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Please be very considerate when parking in the local area. Respect our neighbours and especially please don't park in the vets car park. We have 31 parking spaces on site and there is plenty of off street parking within a 5 minute walk of the restaurant, if required. Thank you.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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