Ragazzone

4.8
274 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
RAGAZZONE (roughly translated to big boy/childish adult) is bringing a new wave of Modern Italian to Ballarat

The menu takes inspiration from the classic Italian cuisine - though don't expect nonna's bolognaise - we celebrate great local produce and a passionate kitchen team

The drinks list boasts in a broad range of local and international vino - exciting varietals to compliment your dining experience - our crafted cocktails border on new and old and change seasonally.

Bookings highly encouraged - limited space due to COVID 19 restrictions

Experiences

  • $90 Chefs Selection

    A$25.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    $25 deposit per head for our chefs selection menu.
  • $45 per head 2 course lunch

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    2 course lunch at Ragazzone with a glass of wine

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
What 274 people are saying
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MichelleO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing experience.
Would highly recommend to all.
Food was Devine, staff were incredibly friendly and professional.
The venue is comfortable and welcoming.
No complaints here.

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SylviaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion. Amazing food, promptly served.

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SR1946M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quiet but efficient service. Liked the 'surprise' of a Chef's Selection. Each course was explained clearly by wait staff. Generous portions, particularly with mains [almost too much!] and dietary requirements were taken into account courteously.

Highly recommended to potential customers.

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Redranter
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, friendly service. Minor quibble is the cost of the sparkling water but one of the best restaurants in Ballarat.

RW
RhiannonW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous experience. The food was sensational - course after course after course of amazing food! The wine list was well curated and brings both local and Italian options seamlessly together to be picked from. The wait staff were excellent and attentive.

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Lachy
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was lucky enough to experience the new January menu on the second night it was running. The food was absolutely amazing. The staff were relaxed, friendly and well informed of every item. The wine selection is fantastic. The way the food comes out is incredibly well thought out and you leave feeling full and satisfied. If I could give 6 stars I would

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WayneC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Ragazonne delivered fantastic original dishes &wines in a relaxed professional manner.
Definitely one of Ballarat’s top restaurants.

MD
MichelleD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was beautiful as always. Will be back again next year.

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Nathan
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Contemporary Italian twisted uniquely like no other.

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JenniferM
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always magnificent - the stuffed zucchini flowers were an absolute highlight - and the staff are amazingly friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was nice. Service was good. But too rushed. Food was coming much too fast, the priority was definitely getting us finished ready for the next sitting. Not a relaxing ambience at all. Only 2 staff wearing masks correctly/ at all.
We had a nice night.

JB
JanelleB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and a lovely setting for a Christmas lunch

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BruceD
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a wedding anniversary in Ballarat and had read about Ragazzone. Wow …. how good it was, from the moment we were greeted on arrival and seated (at the bar)! The Chef’s Selection Menu was outstanding, the stand-out being the pasta with duck ragout. Sitting at the bar was terrific, giving us a view of the hive of kitchen activity and several opportunities to chat with the bar and wait staff, all of them great people and very engaging.
It was so good, wife wanted to do it all again the next day (Sunday) … but Ragazzone isn’t open Sundays at present. Never mind, now we have a reason to go the Ballarat again … soon!

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KateT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our meal. Best I’ve had in quite a while. Staff were great and everything about our meal was top standard. Well done team

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CarolynP
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful meal, fantastic service and my dietary requirements were catered too extremely well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute amazing food and service, can’t wait to go back

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Lethal57
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

an energetic place with marvelous staff.
food was elegant and Italian in nature and a feast!
Wine offerings were excellent

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SUSANC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service especially with 1 vegetarian and 2 pescatarians. They served up without any fuss about different diets and knew where everyone was sitting. The variation of food was great. The section at the back we had to ourselves. IT doesn't have the ambience of the main restaurant but is good for lively chatter in the group without disturbing others.

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IanH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Variety and quality of food was outstanding. Presentation on the plate was excellent and the service was prompt and efficient. As each course was delivered to the table a description of the plated food and ingredients was given which added to the pleasure.

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CMaster
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had the Chef's Menu and every course was brilliant. The Duck Ragout Pasta and the Kangaroo Carpaccio were highlights, but, it's so hard to choose favourites when dining at Ragazzone. Service was friendly, attentive and never intrusive. Will definitely visit again!

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cherieb
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place for lunch, with friendly attentive service, well executed tasty menu, interesting wine list and a great vibe.

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EllenB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Ragazzone!
Their food and drinks menu were faultless and the service was friendly to the point where we felt like old friends with the owner when we left.
We will be going back soon!

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was as usual lovely. Beautifully presented and tasty. Service brilliant. Whilst I understand that Covid has made the time schedule tight, it felt too rushed and went home with an uncomfortable stomach.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, set menu took the indecisiveness away and made me try different things and they were delicious!! Staff were lovely!

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StephenD
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and service. Love the set up as it is still intimate.

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JonathanT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stunning 5? Course meal. Very considered complete dishes, fantastic service. Would love to dine again and watching out for any menu change to book early

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KayeD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the chefs menu
food was amazing
Very attentive service from all the staff
Loved our food experience

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JoanneH
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and ambience - will recommend to others and return!

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we keep coming back once a month - when restrictions don't apply.

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Tammy
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service (thank you Anthony & Caitlin) and delicious food and drinks! A perfect night - highly recommend to others. We will be back!

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KrystalW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, incredible atmosphere and very friendly staff. We had a great experience and will definitely be back.

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RavinS
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always is fantastic.
Enjoyed the add ons to the menu.

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Highly recommend the morton bay potato wafer and zucchini flowers.

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VickiW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and every course brought a nice surprise. It was a great experience.

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Elena
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

After all the hype about this restaurant
I was greatly disappointed in the food .
The quality of the food was not in accordance with high cost.
It was served Luke warm and not tasty and not an example of high end Italian food
I would not recommend this restaurant

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MarcusP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant with food that really hits the spot as well as being presented exceptionally.
The service was spot on - friendly, available, and personable.

JB
JodieB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Will be back very soon!
Food was next level.

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EileenR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raggazone is just what Ballarat needs. The food is exciting - beautiful fresh ingredients prepared thoughtfully so that each element shines. Each course was thoroughly delicious.
Service was perfect in timing and staff interactions. Our wait staff were engaging and helpful but not too hovering or too chatty.
We’ll be back.

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AngeM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mazing food. Amazing service. One of the best in Ballarat

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peacy7
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine. Had the $90pp chefs choice menu which took the fuss out of making decisions. Service was excellent; friendly and helpful with great wine suggestions. The Musk Lane Sangiovese was delicious!

FAQs

Ragazzone is rated 4.8 stars by 274 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.