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Tippy Tay, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Tippy Tay

4.4
4.4
609 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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 (with a $65pp pre-payment required for 11+ guests). Our Feed Me menu will give you a taste of the best including antipasti, pasta, mains & sides. All designed to share.

What 609 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  1. JV

    JayVee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food & service. Bit too noisy for old codgers, in spite of early booking!
  2. KE

    KateE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, fantastic food & a beautiful venue! Thank you Tippy Tay team.
  3. C

    Caitlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service would definitely recommend
  4. T

    Topher

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food, friendly service
  5. SL

    SophL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing. Cocktails, exceptional. Service, efficient and polite to begin with, however basically ignored us for the last half of our dinner. Music was incredibly loud and made conversation really difficult. Our bill was delivered without us asking, and without being asked if we'd like dessert. When the staff member was informed she apologised profusely and comped our dessert, but it wasn't great to know we were just forgotten about entirely. Happy I didn't have to pay for the cannolis though...as I wouldn't have them again. Overall would highly recommend TippyTay to anyone, it was a great night out, but my throat hurt from yelling and my last impression didn't feel like it was worth $190+.
  6. G

    Grace

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely place to eat! The food was amazing and the staff were extremely helpful and accommodating! I would say being behind a very loud bar was a slight detriment as it meant the restaurant was incredibly loud and everyone had to talk over each other. Overall a great experience and would go again :)
  7. ST

    SarahT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Staff were personable and service was great. Music way too loud. The food was average, we had the feed me option.
  8. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The pizza was really good, unfortunately the lasagna was terrible and made the the eater sick. The rest of the food was good but overpriced for what we received. I wouldn’t return.
  9. G

    Grazie

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food in a funky setting with great beats and cocktails
  10. S

    Smoosh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food was great! The place was beautiful!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff!
  12. HW

    HW18

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had set menu and the dishes are all great and in good serve sizes.
  13. PD

    PenelopeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came to this restaurant for a date night with my boyfriend and we were both delighted by the scenery to this restaurant. We got the lasagne and spaghetti calamari and were extremely impressed. Staff were sweet and we were very impressed by the presentation of desserts instead of a dessert menu.
  14. RP

    RoseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our lunch at Tippy Tay so much. The food was amazing - couldn't fault what we ordered and our waiter (Lachie) was really nice - not pushy and attentive just enough!
  15. WR

    WendyR

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was amazing and very professional. The food was great and the timing of the courses was excellent and not rushed. Our group of four had a table in the corner of a side area from the main room which was great as it wasnt as noisy.
  16. T

    Tamk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I feel like I’m in Italy! Great food, great staff and great ambiance! Would highly recommend going here!
  17. BR

    BelindaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Have been before and it was great. Went for Father's Day and entrees were nice. Pasta was not. Overcooked and ordinary and tasteless. Cotaletta was great. Got to dessert and they had run out of everything by 9pm. Drinks took forever to come. The ambience is great so it was disappointing about the food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food + European summer vibes. Octopus Salami & Lamb Ragu were the stars of the show. Not sure if this was part of the European summer vibes but the heat in the venue was next level. Came in wearing Melbourne winter layers and absolutely sweltering in the restaurant. Aside from that, can’t wait to go again!
  19. T

    Tanhat

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favourite restaurant in the heart of the CBD. Tippy- Tay is an absolute gem that came highly recommended. I’m so glad we booked this divine establishment. It absolutely made my husband’s Father’s Day!!
  20. LL

    LaurenL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional and our server Mel was so lovely and friendly. The food was pretty good and the restaurant is absolutely beautiful and so pretty. It was a great lunch. Thank you
  21. MH

    MarionH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really loved the experience. I went with my family… three children in tow and on Friday night 8pm sitting. It was full of young people but we felt very comfortable. The staff were so lovely and just so accommodating. The food was exquisite. Cant wait till next time!
  22. L

    Lachlan

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pasta and nice ambiance with the brightly coloured tiles and Amalfi Coast feel. Recommend the spanner crab Pene and the Lamb Ragu.
  23. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it,definitely going back for another visit. Just thought there could have been more variety with dessert options. But overall the service was amazing and my pulled lamb pasta was delicious. My daughter wished you had a pizza with ham and pineapple. Well done
  24. O

    Olivia

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time! The table was lovely, in a nice quiet corner! The waitress looking after us was great! The lasagna was particularly divine
  25. J

    Jess

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Recommend a dessert menu. Overall was delicious! And staff were very friendly
  26. LF

    LesleyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Milly was amazing and we left a money tip for her.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The vibe was great, the service was AMAZING, we had the set menu, it was quite hot and miss. No dessert… The pork was really dry.
  28. LF

    LaurenF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My third time here and I absolutely love it. Like most busy venues it can be noisy but it’s still possible to have a conversation. I had the ricotta agnolotti and it was to die for. Dessert we shared a cannoli and the tramsu.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our team dinner and it was fantastic, food was delicious and it kept coming as part of the Feed Me menu. We were very full and happy customers !
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a pretty place, good vibe and good perfect for pre show meals!
  31. ME

    MarieE

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner: it was all I expected and more! THANKYOU.
  32. G

    Gerhard

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Really great venue. Food and service was excellent. noise level was a bit high resulting in difficulty of conversation
  33. T

    Taylor

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was awesome. Service was decent but very nice and helpful workers. I have already recommended this place to friends and I will be back!
  34. g

    girl

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Loved the set out and atmosphere. Unfortunately, the service was average. The waiters did not come to our table to check if we were ok, if we were ready to order food or drinks. Not once. Every time we had to ask the waiters to come to your table to order food or drinks. We didn't even get to order our drinks until just before our mains came out. Not sure if it was a busy night and that maybe explained it but I would definitely love to come again and hopefully it will be a better experience.
  35. h

    hio9

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was really lovely. the only challenge we had as a two was the we were seated under the air con which just became a little chilly as the time went on. I much remember to ask to be seated in a different section as this has been twice that I have had that area which is just a little cool with the air con flow. Regardless I love the venue - I love the feel of the place and the margaritas are amazing. thank you
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had in Melbourne. Everything we ate was delicious and a lot of great Gluten Free options as well. Can’t wait to come again!
  37. HJ

    HungryJaks

    Victoria

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an early booking to celebrate 3 birthdays before going to a show. Tippy Tay staff organised a booth (as requested) and made sure we had plenty of time to eat and relax within our 1.5 hr booking. Excellent service & excellent food.
  38. J

    Jess

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the dishes were great - especially loving the pasta! Highly recommend.
  39. R

    Reyn

    South Australia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and great service within a fabulously decorated environment. Only downside for us …… loud music made conversation tricky!
  40. EW

    EmmaW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the decor and general ambiance! And very tasty food - still dreaming about the agnolotti ;)

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 4.4 stars by 609 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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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