Teatro - Southbank

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$41 to $100
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Mediterranean

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The theatre of food at Teatro is synonymous with a Mediterranean marketplace. From Spanish tapas & paella to Italian wood-fired pizza, Teatro caters for all guests. Whether a quick dinner before a show at the arts centre, a wine or cocktail by the river or a lunch before heading to the art gallery or the gardens of our beautiful city.
A fresh seasonal produce driven menu inspires our ever-changing Mediterranean cuisine with plenty of gluten free options. The theatre itself remains constant, but the food and the menu are constantly evolving. Why not enjoy the stunning views of the Yarra river whilst indulging in some cheese & dessert on Southbank Promenade.
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RB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was quite good except the paella was a bit watery. There wasn't a crust like there should be but there was plenty of seafood in it.

JV
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Good quick pre theatre meal, very loud, very crowded, very close tables

C
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service. We were there on a very busy night so a little noisy, but can’t fault anything else. Worth a visit!!

D
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

They had too much salt in the paella, so unfortunately I didn't enjoy my meal.

BM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

NEVER GO AGAIN. Booked pre theatre. Table was in queue of close seating noisy and not comfortably spaced. Cafeteria style.. Orders were slow to be taken but when our main course was on the table the Front of House came and pre-emptably moved us to an adjoining vacant table. Just moved the placing of my companion. Server completed changeover and apologetic.... comped the coffee! To top it off we had ordered the Signature Paella which was drowned in sauce and left no taste in the ingredients.
TOTALLY BAD EXPERIENCE which we paid for...not a good result.
Would have left before eating but CAPTIVE as we did not have time to eat elsewhere before the show.

RS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Ambience and noise level were poor. Service was only fair

RS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat outside on a balmy afternoon and had an early pre theatre dinner. All the dishes were great ....both taste and presentation. The jamon was a generous portion served with a ring of warm homemade crusty bread....heaven.
The waitress was friendly, prompt and very helpful.
I will definitely go back!!

EL
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent prompt service.

s
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there for a pre-theatre meal and were a bit worried we might have to wait but didn't have to wait long at all. There is a 'happy hour' $7 drink offer and the house wines offered were fine. Friendly and responsive staff. A bit pricey but the location is very central (great for the art centre) and you can have views over the river if you sit outside.

TR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, attentive but bot intrusive service, a great place for a business lunch, we dined inside and had a peaceful friendly experience. Highly re c commend their lunch special. They are ample portion sizes, well cooked and be beautifully prepared.

CA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Impossible to find. Once we found it, we sat, we read, we left. It's a loud, upscale pizza place. Check the menu before booking.

GB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved the great pizzas and informal, friendly and efficient service. Well done guys & gals.

JW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Terrific service, excellent meals. We weren’t told we needed to order sides with the meat dishes. Brilliant Paella 🥘

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service, ambiance and food was generally very good. Barramundi dish was the let down, as it was very salty.

G
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff were very friendly. Didn't keep us waiting and was very prompt with service. Definitely will be going back.

MM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined at Teatro several times. I’m a regular visitor to Spain & love the Spanish style of food. Teatro is right up there with the best restaurants I’ve dined at Spain

LM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoy our ladies lunch before attending The Australian Ballet, it's become a bit of a tradition. Whilst we liked the new menu we were disappointed to see that the "Potato" Pizza had been removed from it. That was one of our favourite menu items, please consider bringing it back.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

すごく混んでいて なかなか席に案内して貰えなかった。 注文も時間が掛かりました。20:00には空いたけど 早く出て行って欲しいようで 不快でした。

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l
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining here, so much so this was the second visit this week. This visit was to bring some interstate corporate clients to dine with us. They loved it! the food was delicious and allowed everyone to eat according to their preference, while experiencing something new. The music was turned up louder as the place filled up, making it harder to hear, but I suppose that is the atmosphere that they are trying to create. But the food was still amazing.

B
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We felt the food was of nice quality but service we received could have been better as we hailed a few wait staff several times and ate dessert with plates and boards from mains not cleared.

a
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have gone to Teatro for years and it was a Spanish tapas restaurant but it appears it has been bought by Chinese and the menu has changed since we were here - which was only a couple of months ago. It bears no resemblance to what it once was and we won't be returning. I had lamb shoulder which was as tough as 2 tooth (old sheep) and a friend asked for gluten free and we were given a menu for this but it didn't seem to be exact. Our dips were to come with normal and gf bread but she got some wilted celery which had to be returned to have their ends chopped off. as they were dirty and wilting! they had no gf bread. Tapas seems to have gone except for a few offerings at the beginning of each main meat dish on the menu. We felt beans as a side at $17 was vastly overpriced.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We ate at Teatro early before thw opera. The food was very good. The service was a little slower than it usually is - we go there often pre-concert, and had allowed plenty of time for tapas and wine. Obviously we don’t like it if we have a long wait or have to rush eating. All good in the end so will go back.

JF
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The paella was delicious and the waitress was so friendly and even lent her sunnies to my friend because it was really sunny and glaring outside. Definitely recommend to anyone.

S
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Will definitely be returning!

MU
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

i love eating here, the location is great, staff professional and friendly, food selection is good. however it is noisy! perhaps choosing a different table location might help and avoiding Friday nights just after work. $14 too for a glass of Prosecco (it was very enjoyable) is a bit steep.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, tasty, well prepared food, friendly staff. We will return.

DH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service always. Love the options available. Staff were lovely and we were provided high quality food quickly. The only negative thing I would say is that the young man who seemed to be managing the restaurant (from England?) was overly micromanaging his staff and it was obvious that he was. They were all doing the right thing but he was on to anything he thought might not have been done or not done properly. The staff were excellent even with his overmanagement of their work.

d
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

worst meal experience in melbourne. ever. worst meal experience in melbourne. ever.

NM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place for a quick dinner before a show, service staff were friendly too.

SH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have taken many friends to this venue and everyone has always been impressed with the quality and taste of the food. Easy to share and if pre theatre dining it is surprisingly quick.

CK
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

If you're looking for a quick/convenient meal before catching a show at Hamer Hall, Teatro, located underneath the venue, will deliver a satisfying Italian feed with ample time for you to see the curtain go up.

BD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A guest was unable to eat onion and garlic so the chef produced two tasty variations on menu pizzas for us. Very impressed!

MW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Lovely staff, enjoyable location, soggy tasteless pizza, sloppy arancinis. Other tables' food looked as bad.

KD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience! Soft music so you’re able to talk. Attentive staff and great food and drinks.

JM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to pop in pre theatre and have fantastic paella!

m
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Reserved a standard table for two well in advance. Seated us at the bar without asking if that was okay. It wasn't. They ignored us repeatedly when trying to order. Finally ordered and the food came out fast enough, but $28 for a pizza with a sprinkling of lamb is laughable. The kale and beans were crisp and fresh and flavourful and slathered in oil for no good reason. The highlight of the meal was the wine, which was simply adequate. Add to that a very noisy room and a constant parade of people walking behind us heading to the bathroom, results in no good reason to go back.

KH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Teatro 3 other times and enjoyed it but this was my best experience - great food even though one of my faves (zucchini flowers) was not on the menu. Staff were great, friendly and good service.

Can't wait to go again!

j
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Brilliant food although menu is smaller than it used to be. Plenty of choice for the shared plates though

EM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Beer on tap was not available. Desert Chirros were not available. Selected wine took ages to get to the table. service was fair to poor with a few poor staff running around.

M
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant decor but noisy due to the size and closeness of tables. Good service relatively unobtrusive. I would go again but not on a Saturday evening.