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Mono-XO, fitzroy, AU-VIC
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Mono-XO

4.6
4.6
80 reviews
$A41 to $A100
Dining Bar
Located on Charles Street in Fitzroy, just off of Smith street, we're a small 20 seater neighbourhood restaurant and bar, with an incredible selections of share plates, wine, sake, cocktails and an intimate atmosphere.



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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Dining Bar, Wine Bar, Winery

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0401 170 520

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Melbourne

    Best Ambience

  • Melbourne

    Innovative

  • Inner City North

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City North

    Innovative

  • Inner City North

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City North

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Inner City North

    Lively

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  1. MH

    MelindaH

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time and certainly not our last. Beautiful food, small food & wine list but all excellent.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous, really sweet cosy setting. Staff were so personable. Highly recommend.
  3. P

    maryP

    Melbourne

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was absolutely wonderful, the service was terrific, very professional and friendly, and I love the space, small, stylish and a very Tokyo feel. The only small things that could be improved is the food timing, there was no control over when it came out of the kitchen and there were some very long waits, but a very pleasant wait with a glass of wine or two! and there's not enough menu choice if you're a vegetarian - like my friend who I would love to bring here. Overall I love this place.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cutest little hole in the wall restaurant. All the food was exceptional and the staff were really helpful. Will definitely be back!
  5. LL

    LucyL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous, intimate space with great food, wonderful friendly service, and an interesting wine & drinks list. Highly recommended for groups up to 4 people.
  6. R

    Rossi

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing little gem of a restaurant. Great service and a tasty selection on treats. Highlight and a must have is the Scollop Sanga. Mind blowing!!
  7. LM

    LukeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all round. Cucumber salad was a standout!!
  8. JA

    JacquelineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mono Xo is one of my favourite restaurants, food, service and atmosphere is always great. Love love love.
  9. LB

    LincolnB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AmazIng food and beautiful dining room
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food could have been tastier but the experience was lovely and menu was very intimate - love the small restaurant feel
  11. S

    jacquiS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I had to cancel the booking as my partner was unwell. I rang and left messages from 9 am on Saturday morning. there was no method to cancel the booking online. I was told by the huffy person at the end of the line that we would still be charged as we did not cancel within the time frame required. I was not offered an alternate night - just told that was policy and we would be charged.
  12. RW

    RuthW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and delicious food, service was great, super friendly and helpful. Will definitely be going back.
  13. Q

    Quincy

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always enjoyable - the food is consistently good, interesting menu and good wine - the wine by the glass reisling was delicious. We particularly enjoyed the cucumber dish and the zucchini dish. Very personable service.
  14. MM

    MarkM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, intimate, great food, service and value! Will be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, service and ambience! I’m crazy for the cucumber dish!!
  16. GO

    GuyO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous dining experience with great ambience, service and delicious food.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    First of all, I called and texted the restaurant to change my booking time in two consecutive days but they never pick up the phone or respond to text. We had the feed me menu $70 per person. That comes with sichuan cucumber, raw tuna tartare, curried spammer crab, snake beans and an earl grey brûlée to share, and we each have a pork jowl skewer and a scallop sando . The cucumber, scallop sando and tuna tartare were delicious but the rest was average. The pork jowl has a strong porky smell and taste which I found unpleasant to eat. The amount of food served for feed me menu for 2 was less than $140, therefore the feed me menu was not quite value for money. Service was minimal. Two persons were in the kitchen prep for food and only one person taking order, serving, making drinks and washing dishes.
  18. B

    Bibi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute little spot, intimate, tasteful and fantastic food and wine list.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Was so excited for this but quite disappointed as the sample menu showed lots of vegetarian options but we got there and there were only a few. My partners meal came out after I’d finished mine and his cauliflower was undercooked. It was also freezing. We ended up picking up takeout on the way home So much potential so it was a shame
  20. AM

    AngelaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our love for MonoXo continues and the new menu items were such a treat. As always the service was excellent. It's such a hidden gem
  21. SG

    SamanthaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I’ve been too, food is amazing and the service was wonderful! Would highly recommend
  22. J

    Jodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will be dreaming of the pork jowl skewers for years to come.
  23. VH

    VerityH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks very much Mono-XO for a lovely night out! The food, drinks, service, environment and ambience were all excellent. I'm a vegetarian and ate 3 absolutely delicious dishes and a gorgeous dessert. A perfect experience!
  24. SG

    SamanthaG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great but the music was really random and kind of loud. We loved the feed me menu and pbr + yuzu shot. Delightful!
  25. SS

    SophieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Some dishes are too salty even when having with alcohol. The sauce for some dish is too strong for me. Like the sour and sweet and salty ume sauce in the pork jowl skewers.
  26. KP

    KatrinaP

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible, great customer service with a really cool vibe
  27. JK

    JutarutK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drink. Great service and vibe. Definitely I will come back again. Thank you for a wonderful night.
  28. KM

    KennethM

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Second time in this restaurant and really enjoyed it again. Thank you so much.
  29. RC

    RalCraig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gorgeous place to have dinner. The feed me menu was not only delicious it was exceptional value matched with amazing service. Will be back
  30. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We arrived and ordered a bottle of wine and begun looking at the menu, which stated to advise staff of any dietary requirements. We asked if there were any additional vegetarian options aside from the two small plates, there weren’t but we were advised of the options that alternated for vegetarian guests, which sounded great. We were told changes wouldn’t be made to any dishes. If we’d given advanced warning of our dietaries alteration would’ve been made. This isn’t stated on the website or social media. It’s also particularly frustrating as the menu states to advise or any dietary requirements. I had also checked the website and social media ahead of time of sample menu but it wasn’t available. Other guests had uploaded pictures of menus, the most recent being a couple of months ago and roughly half the items on the menu were veggie. When we were leaving we had to pay for the entire bottle and not the glass each that we’d drank. We also had to pay the dine-in price for the bottle and were told a take-away price wasn’t an option even though it wasn’t possible to have food there. The food does look good, but after the inflexible service that we had I can’t recommend Mono XO to anyone, vegetarian or otherwise. I’m extremely disappointed and won’t be returning. I will say that the host/waitress was very apologetic to us and was visibly upset after returning to tell us alterations weren’t an option. I can only assume that the chef/owner wasn’t very nice when she advised their were guests with veggie requirements.
  31. MB

    MadelineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome, can't recommend more highly
  32. KM

    KennethM

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gorgeous food, friendly service and really good value. Love the look of the little restaurant with lovely lightning. Only snag was the music was a little too loud, but worth it for all the rest.
  33. CJ

    CarlyJane

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, amazing service!
  34. L

    Lozinthecity

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious! Best oysters, scollop sandwich, pork jowl skewers and tuna tartare (also the raw kingfish when its on the menu). Easily our fave place in melb
  35. JG

    JohnG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It was good and trendy but it was a hot night and no air con was really my main issue!
  36. D

    Diana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wanted to share this dining experience with a friend from work and she loved it! Thank you for being so accommodating for her dietary requirements - she said it was the best dessert she has ever had in Melbourne!! Thank you, Sam for your amazing hospitality
  37. SW

    SamiraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible night out at MonoXO. The service, food and experience were amazing. Our highlights were the oysters, katsu sando and curried spanner crab. We will definitely return and have highly recommended MonoXO to friends.
  38. JC

    JacquiC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUTSTANDING! Amazing food, amazing service, amazing atmosphere! Get there!
  39. AF

    AshleyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, good food and vibe! Highly recommended
  40. KD

    KDits

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is always a lovely dining experience. The staff are friendly and always helpful. The food is spectacular.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Mono-XO is rated 4.6 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Mono-XO

Rear 191A Smith Street Enter via, Charles St,, fitzroy, AU-VIC 3065

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Charles Street / Smith Street

  • Area

    Fitzroy

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Dining Bar, Wine Bar, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    86 Tram, Stop #17 - Charles St/Smith St.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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