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Tippy Tay, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Tippy Tay

4.5
4.5
512 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


Booked 31 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 (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 512 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. JP

    JulianP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    My wife and I enjoyed our Wednesday date night at Tippy Tay. The food was delicious and definitely brought back memories of eating in Italy. Unfortunately, the only downside to a great night was the service, or lack thereof. Had to ask multiple times to order drinks etc and the staff were just not attentive at all. Would go back for the food and try on the weekend where hopefully the service is better.
  2. MZ

    MartinZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Will definitely return for another business lunch. Negroni fountain is a must.
  3. ER

    ElaineR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a lovely lunch a slice of Italy in Melbourne!
  4. m

    miag

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    the staff were really nice and the place was very aesthetic.
  5. KC

    KateC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Feed me selection was okay. I’ll definitely go back because the food and drinks were amazing but I’ll order off the menu
  6. JK

    JulieK

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is sublime full of flavour beautifully presented. Service impeccable Highly recommend
  7. MD

    MariaD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Nice atmosphere and good quality cocktails
  8. VT

    VickyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A great atmosphere with lovely staff. Delicious food.
  9. L

    Lbear

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good location. Great food. Service from Lochie was top notch.
  10. AB

    AnnB

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in we loved every minute of Tippy Tay. Staff who greeted us when we arrived were so friendly and helpful. We shared small dishes which gave us a taste of a few things - food was amazing. Loved the atmosphere and the vibe. Definitely recommending Tippy Tay as a great place to go.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and beautiful aesthetics
  12. AM

    AngelaMc

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great decor, attentive and very courteous staff. Good Italian style food and extensive drinks list
  13. B

    Beep

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    DJ Thursday and Friday nights is ridiculously loud and not enjoyable
  14. KL

    KarlaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere is great and they have a DJ playing music all night. The food and drinks are so delicious and we are loving every single dish. Most importantly, the food comes out so quick, which perfectly fit for us coming with little children.
  15. LG

    LucyG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The service was great the food overpriced for what it was .
  16. IL

    IreneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Tenae (hope that spelling is correct) was awesome. So friendly and accommodating . The food was outstanding and the atmosphere in the restaurant was very inviting
  17. SN

    SamN

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Great service & delicious food! I look forward to my next visit!
  18. GR

    GinaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time going to Tippy Tay was wonderful!! We celebrated my daughter's 24th birthday & they gave her a free tiramisu, she was thrilled. The food was really delicious & of high quality. We felt like we were in Italy the restaurant has Italy vibes,the bar looks amazing & the people who served us were so nice & friendly & sooo welcoming. We can't wait to go back & have told friends that they should check it out. Keep up the good work Tippy Tay 🙂
  19. JN

    JohnN

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Such a disappointing experience. As an older demographic we felt ignored. Ordered 2 negronis as we sat down, then ordered appetisers, everyone around us ( younger patrons) were being attended to received their drinks and whilst we waited for ours. After 15 minutes our appetitisers arrived, still no drinks. We canceled the drinks ordered champagne instead. Easy to cancel them, they hadn’t started making them!!! Totally forgot about us!! The wait staff were so inexperienced, spoke to us as of we were teenagers. Food underwhelming, restaurant loud, not suited for the over 50 yo age group. Will never go again!
  20. W

    Willard

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Unfortunately this dining experience was average at best. Had a reservation yet had to wait outside the venue like at a night club. Venue was extremely loud and music wasn't consistent with the overall theme of the restaurant. Food was average and did not feel like authentic Italian when restaurant was trying to emulate this. Waiters were friendly. Would recommend if you are after a quick social media post (as it was evident most people were here for a photo rather than a dining experience)
  21. MB

    MattB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    must go restaurant, awesome food and service. the perfect place for a birthday.
  22. LP

    LydiaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was well-presented and tasteful, and the portions good for their value.
  23. SC

    SkyeC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good food good servers, music was a touch too loud though.
  24. MO

    MehmetO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Transported to Italy for a few hours. Arancini were the best ever had with a great crunch. Lasagne was a decent meal size, one that Nonna would dish up. And the dessert trolly was a great way to finish. DJ playing music slighly on the too loud side to hear conversations across the table. Staff very attentative.
  25. CT

    CassidyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for my friends birthday dinner, can’t recommend it more!! From the waiters saying Happy Birthday, to the delicious food, would 100% recommend for everyone!
  26. WS

    WhitneyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tanaya was such a great waitress! Beautiful vibe and excellent scenery.
  27. P

    Paddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where to begin? Upon walking into Tippy Tay, minds were blown on entrance. The absolute theatre of the venue was unreal. Immediately you could imagine yourself in Italy with the soft lighting illuminating all the decorations creating such a warm environment. Our table was still being set up in the booth, so we headed to the bar for a round of pre-dinner drinks. Everything we had was immaculate, credit to the bartenders who we watched make all the drinks firsthand. Then the food, AMAZING! All the seafood was cooked perfectly and the pasta was to die for. Our pick of the night would be the swordfish, absolutely melting in your mouth. The desserts were also well made, the tiramisu being the pick of our table. The service was incredible, from Roxy welcoming us with a wonderful smile, to Bianka, Lily and Tanaya's quality service throughout the night. All knew their product perfectly and wines were matched wonderfully by Lewis, who should have a special mention for his incredible eye for perfection.
  28. TB

    TerriB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was amazing! Was a little too loud with music but didn’t detract from the overall enjoyment. The decor is beautiful. Would definitely come again.
  29. SJ

    SamanthaJ

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great atmosphere. Thank you The staff were very lovely
  30. HR

    HaylieR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything AMAZING 👏. Staff FANTABULOUS. Our 2nd time there and took friends with us, will still definitely be coming again 🇲🇽 💙💜
  31. TG

    ToriG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were fantastic. Loved the atmosphere. Honestly cannot wait to come back!
  32. J

    Jess

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant Good service very friendly Maybe more pasta and pizza options. More detail on what is included in them
  33. LW

    LeeW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our server Lochy was great
  34. MS

    MichSos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in I escaped to a little village in Italy. Attentive service, plentiful and delicious food, and the Negroni Fountain was a treat and on point. Can’t wait to bring friends back.
  35. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Food, staff, decor & great value. Everyone should experience this great venue.
  36. HW

    HanW

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Customer service was a little slow, we were left without menus for quite a while. Then decided to do the feed me menu - most dishes were nice but the pasta was pretty average. Disappointing to be tucked away in a back corner (with no ‘press for negroni’ button) as we were there to celebrate my birthday. Overall it was nice but nothing special.
  37. CL

    CLAREC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gorgeous, quiet space you have created within the often very noisy Garden State Hotel. The food was absolutely delicious, all four of us agreed, and the attention and care from our waitress was exceptional. We will definitely be back!
  38. JU

    JeniU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was a great night with friends sharing the feed me menu. The evening was perfect except for noisy music & when we were leaving we couldn’t spilt the bill!!! You must allow spilt bills! It is extremely annoying when someone has to pay the entire bill then we all have to repay. Please introduce spilt bills or we won’t be coming back. There are so many other restaurants & competition out there! Ciao x
  39. F

    Foodlover

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and drinks were incredible and the waitstaff were great! We had the Feed me menu which we highly recommend and the servings were generous, only downside was that we were unable to bring home our leftovers which was disappointing as the food would have gone to waste!
  40. LB

    LaurenB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Highly recommend!!

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 512 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


Booked 31 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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