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Tippy Tay, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Tippy Tay

4.5
4.5
443 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian

Tippy-Tay is Melbourne's love letter to the vivacious coastlines of Italy, bringing European summer to the heart of our city. With a nod to a classic, refined trattoria and unapologetic Italian indulgence, our menu is all about delicious, shareable experiences. Leave the rules at the door and give in to the theatre, the mess and the celebration of Italian dining.

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Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 8396 5777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Feed Me Menu

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    All bookings of 7 or more are required to dine off our Feed Me menu. Our Feed Me menu will give you a taste of the best including antipasti, pasta, mains & sides. All designed to share.

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 443 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • City Centre

    Most Booked

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  1. KR

    KimberleyR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was very friendly and we appreciated the facility for guests to pay separately for their drinks

  2. JD

    JennyD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The potatoes were hot but dry and kind of stale tasting. We had to ask for salt, that didn’t fix it so we asked for sauce to help with the dryness. The lamb ragu pasta was soggy it all stuck together into one piece. We had to keep asking for our water to be refilled especially with the dry potatoes and o was seated near the bar so I kept getting bumped by the waiters.

  3. P

    Pebbles

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Lasagne was great: Ricotta was lovely and rich, lam ragu was a bit too much, crab was super rich. Only set back was the portions were very large that we couldnt finish most of them so consider sharing a couple of dishes. Also if they are large consider a take-away option to limit the food waste...

  4. H

    Hope

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Had the best time, thank you :) Guiseppe served us and was just wonderful. Will definitely be back!

  5. DC

    DCreunion

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Limited wine list, meal selection great and taste was good however portion size inconsistent. Main course risotto barely entree size. Ended up having to order more so became an expensive night out. Always having to call for service. Very noisy so not the place to go if you’re wanting to have a catch-up with friends (unless you’re happy to talk loudly above the noise). Disappointing. Had high hopes but wont be racing back.

  6. TV

    TatijanaV

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    LOVED EVERYTHING! Would have liked the music to be more quiet but overall very good

  7. E

    Emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding! Loved it. Great vibe, delicious food. The Negronj Fontana an absolute highlight.

  8. KE

    KateE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing Friday lunch. The booth tables and feed me menu meant we could involve everyone in a great shared conversation. Great vibe yet easy to hear each other. The service was great. Very accommodating with vegan and gluten options. We'll be back again soon for sure.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service and ambience all exceptional! Had a fabulous lunch - would highly recommend.

  10. DM

    DeeM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great service and gorgeous atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Great place! Great service, antipasti was amazing! Just disappointed with the “Feed me” menu options. Lots of food, just not showcasing the best dishes!

  12. SJ

    SarahJane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely ambience and delicious food, a fabulous dinner venue - highly recommend! The feed me menu was bountiful with lots of options to sample, they catered to dietary requests as well.

  13. K

    Kate

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great food, good environment , however wait staff weren’t attentive, dirty plates, glasses etc kept piling up and lack of awareness when attempting to get their attention to order

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1 year anniversary experience that I rate very highly. Not one negative I could say about our evening. Adrian

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Well designed environment, friendly staff and nice food and drink

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is perfectly magical We dined here today for Mother’s Day and it was amazing. The setting, the food perfectly timed (not to mention DELICIOUS) friendly attentive service . It made my Mother’s Day just wonderful. Thankyou Tippy Tay!! We highly recommend and will be back !! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🙌

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing staff, all meals were delicious on the banquet, the wine was so snotty we drank the bottle

  18. KM

    KatieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awsome experience. Will definitely be back. It's like being in a different world.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and atmosphere. Only complaint is the music is way too loud!

  20. JB

    JB11

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5

    Food was disappointing. Lasagne was burnt which chef tried to cover with a lot of parmesan and was overpriced for size and quality of it. Drinks and restaurant asthetic were nice.

  21. VG

    VickiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great atmosphere. Colourful restaurant.

  22. JP

    JamieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We decided to get the share plates and we were not disappointed! A lot of food for your monies worth and very tasty food at that! My only complaint was the potatoes were really dry :( however that wouldn’t stop me from ordering again!

  23. VM

    VivianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My risotto was delicious & the service Hunter gave was superb. Highly recommended restaurant.

  24. s

    shirls

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing and living atmosphere! Great for celebrations or just a casual catch-up. Food was served promptly and was delicious! Drinks did not disappoint as well! Staff was friendly and attentive. Will definitely be coming back!

  25. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food with outstanding service. Very busy on a Friday night so expect noise (but not nearly as loud as the bar).

  26. C

    Clll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked a dinner for 5 people. We were late about 30mins, but they were very generous and there was no issue. Great food & atmosphere but it’s quite noisy. The lady who looked after our table was very lovely and professional. Thanks

  27. a

    anneb

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A restaurant that is a breathe of fresh air, unique, sensational .

  28. GB

    GerrardB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    We arrived at 12.30pm& felt very rushed from the start. Out main came out shortly after our entrees arrived, plates were cleared when one of the party was still eating. Our waiter Andy was very good however the other wait staff that came to our table including the Maitrade'needed more training.

  29. AO

    AdrianO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The interior of the venue was top notch and we were greeted and seated very quickly. Drinks came first and we were regularly asked if we needed anything which was great. The food was delicious (the meatballs are a must as well as the scallops) and was excellent value. Would highly recommend this venue and if you get there early, you can have a pre-meal drink at Garden State beforehand.

  30. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The panzanella wasn’t seasoned and cheese on the roast potatoes. Mousse was superb

  31. MJ

    MaddieJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    very cute restaurant but service was not great due to not having enough staff. Food was nice but overpriced and not the best Italian food I have eaten. Drinks were nice and fairly priced

  32. CT

    ChristinaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing decor so full of colour - the flags and bottles covering walls, lived the tiles and the lighting - felt like we were in a special place - perfect to celebrate my daughters birthday , the food was delicious and cocktails were dangerously amazing and staff so attentive ! Brilliant evening Thankyou and we will be back !!

  33. N

    Noname

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5

    food was extremely oily. All food options ordered were drizzles with way too much oil

  34. J

    Juli

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    Total confusion!!! The cocktails were very average. The food 'pleasant' although the service slow. The worst part is the noise, totally inappropriate dining music and a DJ, more suiting to a club or beer hall. Impossible to converse at the table without yelling and even louder in the toilets!!!. What a shame as its a really nice space otherwise just used badly.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food was absolutely outstanding - everything about the experience was so much more than expected. All the staff are incredible and the food is divine.

  36. KP

    KonstantinaP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My dad was so happy, he felt like he was back in Europe. The ambiance is amazing, music in the background spot on! The food, oh my gosh!!! Was fantastic. Ask for dessert. How they bring it is amazing.

  37. KM

    KathyM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We booked for lunch in the restaurant area. This is a lively welcoming venue with lovely decor and ambience. The service is excellent and very attentive staff. The food is simple and tasty.

  38. SM

    StuartM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue, and great service

  39. TN

    TrishN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    food and decor was great. staff looked unorganised.

  40. BP

    BriP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    As soon as you walk into the restaurant you are blown away with the ambience, taken straight to Santorini. It was absolutely stunning so much that catches your eye. We were sat in the middle of the restaurant close to the bar, it did feel a little crowded but it only added to the experience. The waitress we had was great, and offered some advice when we ordered our meals. We got a range of the starters which were very nice. It’s in the more expensive side, so if you are going be sure to be prepared so that you can enjoy all the unbelievable produce and cocktails.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Tippy Tay is rated 4.5 stars by 443 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Tippy Tay

101 Flinders Lane Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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