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Criniti's Southbank, Southbank, AU-VIC

Criniti's Southbank

3.6
3.6
35 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
Criniti's Southbank location is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious Italian meal with stunning views of Southbank.

Our restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of the area, offering easy access to all its attractions. From woodfired pizzas, ribs and pasta to fresh seafood, grilled fish and risotto, we offer a variety of authentic Italian dishes for lunch and dinner.

We take great pride in our menu, which combines Southern Italian flavours with contemporary Australian cuisine for an unforgettable experience. Enjoy our selection of antipasti, steaks, gourmet salads, burgers and more! Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or an indulgent meal, Criniti’s dazzles your palate with its vibrant flavours and delectable dishes.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Australian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (02) 8026 7700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Southbank
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

35 Reviews
  1. amazona33

    Hamburg

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Leider totaler Durchschnitt, Gnocci total zerkocht für Greise, die Pizza Godfather mit Pute oä sehr trocken und die kalte Avocadocreme leider nicht passend

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    3rd time dining here. Food is always great. Thats why we keep coming back. But service is very average and they need some coaching on how to use OpenTable. Even though you have a confirmed booking they can’t find it. Turning up after booking and having no table available is not fun.

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  3. Willy

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very satisfied, good food, friendly service, great happy hour

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  4. PETAW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a booking for 6 online that they didn’t have luckily we had a photo of the reservation and there was room! It was so loud we couldn’t hear the waitress or eachother. I ordered lamb cutlets and asked for rare and they were burnt and completely opposite to what I ordered. The waitress was unable to answer any questions about the menu she had no idea! I would definitely not recommend this place especially if you’re looking for the Melbourne food experience you can basically go anywhere and get a wonderful meal! Our lunch at the food court in crown was much better! We won’t be coming back

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  5. NicoleH

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a lovely spot to enjoy the celebrations of the new year. The staff were amazingly caring considering the business of the evening. We would definitely return

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  6. NadiaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately the Wedges were burnt, my Lemone Chicken was very over powered with the lemon taste it was very sour and hard to eat (like eating an actual lemon). My partners woodfire pizza was amazing, so ate some of he’s as I was very hungry. Service was amazing, the staff were very nice and accommodating. Pity the food was not worth the high price as i could have made a better cheaper Meal at home. Would recommend the place but only for the pizza and service.

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  7. Abyssinia

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food amazing staff such great energy and just a happy family like place ❤️

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  8. KatS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    From the beginning we were rushed, there at 7 for a 7pm booking and literally pushed up against a wall to let a 7:30 booking through before us. The tables were crammed. Barely half way through entrée when mains came out. Asked the waiter for a spoon and some parmesan for the pasta, he never came back. From being seated to leaving, we were there 35 minutes. It’s like they wanted to get as many people through the door as quickly as possible for maximum profit.

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  9. RobertK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I’ve eaten here once before and it was fair, we only had pizza. On this occasion I had a steak(sirloin) was just fat and came with a bone and at $50 you expect something decent. The music in there is also way too loud which in turn makes everything else loud as people have to shout to be heard!! The worse steak I’ve ever eaten and I told them so on payment. We got a slight discount, which at the wand of the day is a waste of time as I still left hungry. I will never eat here again or recommend it.

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  10. Sjhanji

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very loud very little space between tables. Food was expensive for what it is.

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  11. OliviaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pasta and drinks are amazing. We sat upstairs, which is probably the best spot.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Good food and fun on a weeknight for a group outing

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  13. TMB19

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My mince was raw but at least they compensated by removing my meal from the bill. Overall the food was average on our table and they just want to get people in and out.

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  14. PatriciaA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful Mother’s Day with my children, the staff were so polite! Goood was absolutely amazing & the cocktails were on point. Not to mention the beautiful view over Southbank! Thank you crinitis

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Us along with many others were greeted at the door with a paper closed sign and a waiter swiping his hands as if to say don’t come in. Restaurant was closed 2 days prior without any notice to booking reservations and told us to ‘walk’ to Carlton. Wanted to know what it was like but not supporting a business that operates like this. They claim a gas leak was the cause but had 15 gas bottles on the floor and a couple of chefs still preparing food deliveries. Sounds like a work safe hazard. We were stranded with no dinner and parking for no reason right next to the restaurant.

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  16. MichelleM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Have been to Crinitis many times, and we keep returning for the pizzas. They are very good! Wood oven, thin based, and lots of toppings to choose from

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  17. MeaganA

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food. A huge menu to choose from. Great overall experience Would go back again

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Chicken was over cooked and food was overpriced Pizza was great though

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  19. Sarah

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    A really terrible experience, having to argue with an employee who claimed to be the manager that a meal came out with a key ingredient that was not listed on the menu, due to allergies I was unable to eat it. I found a lovely lady downstairs who was dressed professionally and she was the manager who took care of the situation and was very polite, removed the meal from the bill, however the night was ruined by this point and we were ready to leave. I will not be returning.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a great night and better food

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  21. JacobE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was very tasteful and came out very quickly, however the service was poor and I felt liked I wasn't cared for as a customer.

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  22. KamA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The ribs were awful and cold. The waitress who served us was an absolute delight, she needs to find herself a job in a restaurant which serves great food.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was terrible

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took the family for Christmas Eve dinner. Good food, service and casual ambiance. We were seated outside, overlooking the buzz of people along Southbank. Kids enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and menu variety - great for sharing!

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  25. MezzaR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, generous servings, friendly service , very busy glad we booked

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Didn’t honour the reservation and weren’t even apologetic. Blamed the online booking system. Offered to seat us 2 hours later (we had five kids with us). Don’t bother booking here.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. ACustomer

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had to remind the restaurant about our main about an hour after our starters were served. Even then we received our mains in 1 & 2 dishes. The first main and the last were served more than half an hour apart.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. RobM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not tasty, cake cold, and service wasnt great. Menu was huge

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  29. ChristineS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived promptly at the specified time booked on this site, at venue only to be told the chef wasn’t there and they could not accommodate us for breakfast.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. Dmdesign22

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Hostess very unhelpful. I requested a different table away from the hallway and I was not accommodated. Entire floor was empty( see pic )so my group could Be relocated. When I spoke with the person in charge I got the I don’t care attitude this is your table take or leave it. Very disappointed.

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  31. AlisonB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, toilets were not the cleanest.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was amazing as always is ,best food and best restaurant never disappoints !

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Big servings

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food and awesome service

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  35. Kevin

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    There was a take away coffee section of the restaurant that was run by the same person who was meant to get us our table. We ended up waiting for 10 minute without service. The person who proclaimed the restraint was “his” asked us to stand next to a big group of people to wait longer, and he was very rude. I will never go back to this restaurant. No customer service, just rudeness.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Criniti's Southbank using the Order Online button. Criniti's Southbank also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8026 7700.

Criniti's Southbank is rated 3.6 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Criniti's Southbank

645 Freshwater Place, Southbank, AU-VIC 3006

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Southbank
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
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