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Trattoria Emilia

4.7
4.7
745 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Trattoria Emilia is an authentic Italian restaurant focusing on seasonal produce and fresh pasta. Head chefs Francesco Rota and Luca Flammia hail from Modena in Emilia Romagna.

At Trattoria Emilia we seasonally change the menu and source a large majority of our produce from regional Victoria, our meat is organic and sustainably grown in Tasmania and Victoria and we import some of the best Italian DOC products. Some dishes that are not to be missed are our Tortelloni Emiliani and the crowd favourite salumi misti with gnocco fritto and tigelle served with mortadella mousse.

Rustic, yet refined, Trattoria Emilia boasts fantastic ambience, attentive and professional service whilst all the while remaining a great casual dining spot perfect for a quick lunch, a long relaxing dinner with friends and has always been a romantic date spot.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9670 7214

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Francesco Rota & Luca Flammia

  • Catering

    We do offer Private Chef at home and Catering Services, please contact us for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer full use of the restaurant for weddings and private events, please contact us for more details.

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Elizabeth St

  • Parking details

    Parking available at Wilson Street car on Little Collins Street until 10pm and 24 hours on Queen Street.

  • Public transit

    By Tram: We are close to Collins Street (Elizabeth Street Stop 5) and Elizabeth street (Collins Street/Elizabeth Street stop), they both are one-minute walking distance from the restaurant.By Train: Flinders Street Station and Melbourne Central Station are both are located within walking distance from Trattoria Emilia.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • A la Carte

    Multiple dates available
    For lunch and all day and on Wednesday and Thursday night, you can enjoy our a la carte menu. Order as much as you like, great selection of antipasti, homemade pasta, locally sourced meat, and fish and desserts for every taste.
  • Dinner: Chef's choice, 5 courses for $95

    A$95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Instead of the $80 menu, you can let the experienced hands of our head chefs guide you through a 5-course degustation menu. You will be starting with a selection of antipasti inspired by Emilia's tradition, followed by homemade pasta and locally sourced meats, and finishing your meal with either dessert or cheese. All dinner reservations will be allocated a 2-hour seating time.
  • $95 ~ Five-Course degustation

    A$40.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    If you would like to leave your dining experience up to our chefs, we offer a 5-course tasting menu. You will be starting with a selection of antipasti inspired by Emilia's tradition, followed by homemade pasta and locally sourced meats, and finishing with either dessert or cheese. The $40 deposit will be discounted from the total of your bill at the end. Please inform us of any dietary requirements so we can cater to all guests. PAYMENT: We require a final number of confirmed guests up to 24 hours prior to the booking. This will be the minimum number catered and charged for. A balance of payment is required by the conclusion of your event with one payment. We do not split bills. For any info: functions@emiliamelbourne.com.au

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What 745 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Notable Wine List

  • City Centre

    Italian

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  1. M

    Marco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    WOW!! The food is superb - the best of authentic Italian cooking. The service is impeccable- knowledgeable, helpful and charming. I will keep on coming back to this restaurant forever.
  2. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the most wonderful foodie experience!! Modern Italian cuisine with a Melbourne twist.
  3. SM

    StephenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and found the food very tasty. Good wines by the glass.
  4. JH

    JuliaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great staff, great food and great ambience. I am not in the CBD that often but have been going to this restaurant 3-4 time per year for the past 5 years and have never been disappointed. It is consistently a great place to have a really nice meal and drop of vino or two! Thankyou Team TE
  5. WL

    WendyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fabulously tasty dishes and naturally attentive, super charming crew. I will absolutely be back.
  6. BR

    BristiR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Lovely place but the service was heavily lacking. We were ignored upon arrival and weren’t served for the first half an hour. The food was very basic but the drink was good. Overall unmemorable.
  7. G

    Grace

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Recommend doing the set courses and you’ll have an option to choose either dessert or cheese to finish with.
  8. JH

    JudeH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Trattoria Emilia has been, since moving to Melbourne, our favourite place to take visiting friends and family and also for a special treat for ourselves. The staff are professional, knowledgeable and as warm as toast. Never ever hesitate in recommending it with confidence.
  9. JR

    JoanneR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, great wine list. Attentive service. Loved the whole experience!
  10. E

    Emilia

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this is a favourite of ours and with good reason. We will keep coming back. The tortelloni was outstanding.
  11. DD

    DennisD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine and service. 5 course set menu a winner
  12. JB

    JohnB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for the amazing Sicilian lunch promotion and the food and service were as wonderful as ever 😋
  13. F

    Forchetta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great authentic Italian food, efficient staff and delightful ambience.
  14. PJ

    PaulJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We attended on the 17th for a Business Dinner and are so overwhelmed that we are coming back on the 22nd and the 29th, a 6 out of 5 for everything!!
  15. DW

    DorothyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Emilia, first time back since Covid, still the same high quality food and service
  16. SM

    ShaneM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic Italian food with very knowledge helpful staff. Was a good quality restaurant to enjoy beautifully presented meals. I will be back next visit to Melbourne.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food is fantastic!
  18. CM

    ChristinaM

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ticked all the boxes. Great food and drinks as well a wonderful unobtrusive service. Lovely ambience as well, perfect for couples.
  19. RW

    RaymondW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my American visitor who likes and knows his food. He loved every dish of ther Chef's Menu
  20. BB

    BruceB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Noisy Quality food Good attentive courteous service Mains poor in quantity Desserts exceptionally good
  21. V

    Vito

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Was expecting more by the pasta I tried. but food was good overall 😋
  22. NP

    NarelleP

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been here 3 times now on our trips to Melbourne. It never dissapoints. The tadting menu delish!
  23. LS

    LucyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous setting and the food was absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend!
  24. OT

    OliviaT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All the food was incredible- we will be back very soon
  25. D

    Dominic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delayed flight and decided to come into the city for lunch, stumbled by this joint and were delightfully impressed. Not the cheapest, but we’ll worth the cost. The kitchen run 5 course meal was absolutely unreal. Would highly recommend for anyone else with an extended delay/anyone needing a place for lunch in the CBD.
  26. M

    Margaret

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was great to have authentic Italian food, it was delicious!
  27. JB

    JohnB

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful as always , food staff all superb
  28. AB

    AllysonB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Took clients for dinner. Set menu food was tasty and no complaints.
  29. E

    Emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole evening was perfect. Excellent customer service and sublime food. The cherry and pistachio semifreddo was exquisite.
  30. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, wonderful wine and very nice people! Trattoria Emilia è il top!
  31. WH

    WayneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful food and extensive wine list, lovely authentic Italian waiters/waitresses in a tucked away, unassuming spot. Would 100% recommend (and have) to anyone!!!
  32. S

    Serenana

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was hundreds of dollars worth spending!! The food was so nicely prepared and presented, I wish I could lick the plates! Sophia was brilliant. Very friendly, helpful and attentive. Please make sure she gets a good pay!! The bartender, sorry I forgot his name, he made the prettiest and best mocktail in town! Their tiramisu was so damn good!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place to enjoy your special day , great food and service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for any occasion. Love the tiramisu
  35. HR

    HRLV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Generally the meals that came to the table were good.
  36. RJ

    RamiJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and reasonable price. Higher than my expectations.
  37. SG

    SebastianG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, a delicious meal. Lunchtime. Always great to eat here because of the specialties from Emilia Romagna. We were perhaps tending to be a little bit ambitious, but our waiter was careful to make sure we did not order too much food. Good value Italian reds on the wine list. It has to be one of the best Italian restaurants in Melbourne.
  38. AD

    AndrewD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary and we’re absolutely spoilt. The staff were utterly professional. We highly recommend you visit and enjoy the atmosphere, fine food and wonderful wine selection. Can’t wait to visit again and bring some friends to experience the quality dinning.
  39. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had lunch with my two daughters and their young babies and the staff were very accommodating with pram and highchair etc... All the staff were so interactive with my grandson and made us all feel very welcome. Will definitely be back.
  40. ST

    STEPHENH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The menu could have more choices, it was quite limited.

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
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Trattoria Emilia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9670 7214.

Trattoria Emilia is rated 4.7 stars by 745 OpenTable diners.

Trattoria Emilia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Trattoria Emilia

360 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Elizabeth St

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available at Wilson Street car on Little Collins Street until 10pm and 24 hours on Queen Street.

  • Public transit

    By Tram: We are close to Collins Street (Elizabeth Street Stop 5) and Elizabeth street (Collins Street/Elizabeth Street stop), they both are one-minute walking distance from the restaurant.By Train: Flinders Street Station and Melbourne Central Station are both are located within walking distance from Trattoria Emilia.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francesco Rota & Luca Flammia

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9670 7214

  • Catering

    We do offer Private Chef at home and Catering Services, please contact us for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer full use of the restaurant for weddings and private events, please contact us for more details.

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