Trattoria Emilia

4.7
543 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.

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve Dinner

    A$160.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Celebrate Christmas at Emilia with our annual seafood feast. Only one sitting will be available, arrival at 6.30 pm with dinner set to start at 7 pm. Gluten-free or Dairy-free options are the only ones available. Visit our website for more information about the menu.
  • Dinner: Chef's choice, 5 courses for 90$

    A$90.00 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, finishing your meal with either dessert or cheese. All dinner reservations will be allocated a 2 hour seating time. By booking a table with us, you confirm all diners attending are fully vaccinated (double dose) and will be providing evidence on arrival. See the services Australia website to obtain your proof of vaccination. It is your responsibility to inform all guests attending with you of this requirement.
  • Dinner: choose from our menu 3 courses for $80.

    A$80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    $80 per person For dinner bookings we will be offering a compulsory $80 three-course menu, with your choice of entree, main and dessert. A la carte available at lunch or early dinner (5/5,30pm), please contact the restaurant for bookings. All dinner reservations will be allocated a 2 hour seating time. Please note that we will be opening in line with the state regulations and the mandates of the Chief Health Officer. By booking a table with us, you confirm all diners attending are fully vaccinated (double dose) and will be providing evidence on arrival. See the services Australia website to obtain your proof of vaccination. It is your responsibility to inform all guests attending with you of this requirement.
  • A la carte: Wednesday night and lunches

    Multiple dates available

    Only on Wednesday night and for lunch on Thursday and Friday, 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. Please note that we will be opening in line with the state regulations and the mandates of the Chief Health Officer. By booking a table with us, you confirm all diners attending are fully vaccinated (double dose) and will be providing evidence on arrival. See the services Australia website to obtain your proof of vaccination. It is your responsibility to inform all guests attending with you of this requirement.
  • A la Carte

    Multiple dates available

    Only on Wednesday and for lunch on Thursday and Friday, 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. Please note that we will be opening in line with the state regulations and the mandates of the Chief Health Officer. By booking a table with us, you confirm all diners attending are fully vaccinated (double dose) and will be providing evidence on arrival. See the services Australia website to obtain your proof of vaccination. It is your responsibility to inform all guests attending with you of this requirement.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
What 543 people are saying
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rodw
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply loved everything about this restaurant. Good for couple or groups.
Atmosphere akin to a European restaurant and food was outstanding.
I have a new favourite place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food and wine are very good but the hospitality is very rude. Restaurant advertising sign not clearly visible.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new favourite! Great food, great wine, great service and great atmosphere! 10/10

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YokoG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good and quick service

Staff were very intuitive and catered to your requests with patience and thoughtfulness.

Food was excellent quality !

Would definitely come back again!

CK
CateK
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful beautiful food, everyone’s dietary requirements were cared for without any fuss. Lovely and professional service, great place to catch up with friends or family.

LJ
LoreenJ
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Tortellini was superb, as always. So glad this restaurant survived the lockdowns. Always a special place to go when we're in Melbourne

RB
vipRachelB
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in Melbourne!

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NickiB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bravo. A delicious meal. The tortellini was amazing.

LR
LisaR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Emilia is always a great dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and always a pleasure

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and ambience! reminds me of europe. a very intimate setting lovely for a friend outing or even a romantic dinner. I will definitely be back for the prosciutto mortadella tortelloni, that was honestly mind blowing.

JT
JemmaT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience. Was totally catered to, had meals shared between us and was allowed to change courses. Will definitely be back!!!

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AliE
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very generous and definitely will be coming back!

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Paul
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once through the door of Trattoria Emilia you are transported to another time and place. The perfect food, wine and warmth of your hosts will have you coming back again, and again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless experience every time. Feels like a slice of Roma in a Melbourne back street. Can't beat it.

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TaylahL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always amazing! I will keep on going back

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AnthonyH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Incredibly generous and authentic.

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Alvin
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went in blind and Ricardo recommended me an amazing wine to go with my chef's selection 5 course meal.

Absolutely worth it. I will be returning with or without friends.

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Paul
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, service and ambience. A gem in CBD dining.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended... will be going again, and again.

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vipNancyG
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly amazing, the fresh bread at the start, the service, and most importantly the food! The food was so delicious, i could have ordered another main. Wine selection was great. Overall, service was so good and very nice waiters. Will make this my new place to go - great spot for business lunches.

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EmilV
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Federica en eccellente cameriera. Plin e un piatto superiore. Limoncello e grappa ottimi, forse la porzione potrebbe essere piu grande.

Trattoria Emilia e uno dei miglliori ristorantai italiani in Melbourne.

Emil e Payricia

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EricE
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We very much enjoy Trattoria Emilia for the beautiful food without a pretentious attitude.
We look very much to returning as often as possible. Best of luck in these difficult times.

GS
GillianS
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time visit to Emilia. Great New York Italian restaurant style vibe. Ordered salt cod croquettes. Pleasant but found the sauce a little "claggy". Pulpo was small but nice however I was hoping for that real char-grilled blackened Octopus style and it wasn't that. Loved the special pasta of Tortollini with black truffle and ricotta. Yummo! wine was superb. Overall very enjoyable dining experience. Will be back.

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ClaireB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my second time dining at Trattoria Emilia and both times I have loved the dining experience. The chef's choice the first time was wonderful, although I wanted to try some of the menu mainstays so was keen to come back! All of the dishes did not disappoint. Good range of wines by the glass that were fairly priced, and the server was helpful in describing the lesser known Italian varietals. It is not a super buzzy or energetic restaurant, which some people may not prefer, but I like the cosy, laid-back trattoria atmosphere with the fantastic food.

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SuzanneC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Emilia Trattoria was outstanding and I am looking forward to dining there again. Hopefully very soon.

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AuroraS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We are Italian and we loved the food! Felt like being back home 😍😍

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AnneW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Italian food in a quirky location. What's not to love?

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RickyB
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately it did not live up to my previous experiences: the food was ok but the service was very poor. There was no sense of being welcomed, we waited a long time to order a glass of wine, the waiter was rather brusque and our food order was lost. Overall it was disappointing

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like I was back in Italy. Wonderful.

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lucac
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just an amazing culinary experience with matching wines. We did the 5 courses chef degustation and the dishes were all very tasty and full of flavour. Seasonal and fresh ingredients were used and the service was just on point with the wine matching and the attention to details. Highly reccommended for a group or a date dinner.

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CarolynP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal, good value at 3 courses for $75 per person. Friendly, efficient service in an atmospheric room.

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LibbyW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere Great place to eat

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BernadetteK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful food, terrific wine list, and great service.

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EstherH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We first visited this place 11 years ago when we first arrived as young professionals in Melbourne, went back as a family It was amazing, very accomodating for young family, great ambiance and food was to die for

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic night doing the $95 5 course degustation (with truffle!). Accommodated dietary requirements well ensuring no one felt left out.
Good service.

LJ
LauraJ
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Emilia was everything we hoped for and more - incredible, authentic northern italian food, sensational wine, service that was second to none (thanks Frederica - superb!)! I love the space and atmosphere and I will definitely be back again!

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MtjW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really wonderful experience for a very special occasion. The prearrangements some special plans were easy to make the the team was very accommodating. The food and wine matching was nothing short of spectacular and the service was second to none! My thanks to the Trattoria Emillia staff for making this such a memorable night!!

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Shona
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Trattoria Emilia! The food, the service and ambience of the restaurant were outstanding. A stand-out dish was the Salumi, Gnocco Fritto & Tigelle entree. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for those looking for a cosy authentic Italian restaurant in Melbourne.

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IlariaT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to experience authentic Italian cuisine from the Emilia Romagna region. Great food, lovely wine and friendly and accommodating staff. Would definitely go back!

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 543 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.