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Trattoria Emilia

4.7
4.7
771 reviews
$A41 to $A100
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

19:00


Booked 19 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.

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

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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

What 771 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • City Centre

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Innovative

  • City Centre

    Great for fine wines

  • City Centre

    Italian

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  1. TH

    TomH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No-one should visit Melbourne without a trip to Emilia‘s. No fussiness in this open, roomy space - just fantastic food, service and ambiance. We went for the 5 course tasting menu ($95pp). Every course was just excellent. Great skill showed through from the watermelon carpaccio right through to the panna cotta. Staff all friendly, genuine, helpful and observant. Cocktails also good (and fairly priced).
  2. CD

    CeliaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely family dinner at a round table, fun service and delicious food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful dining experience. The degustation dinner was perfect- a range of beautiful flavours. Service was excellent. A welcoming vibe.
  4. L

    Lissy

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food here is quite special - Italian done very well and with little kicks of individuality and creativity. It is always delicious! The staff are great too. The wine selection is lovely and the staff are very knowledgeable about it. Had the nicest ever organic Sangiovese on their recommendation. It's a quirky kind of place that both makes you feel relaxed and comfortable while still feeling special.
  5. KM

    KenM

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food choices that were delicious. Service was perfect; there when you needed it and invisible when you didn’t. Options to share plates were handled incredibly
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a find. Right in the heart of the city yet hidden away. Excellent food, wine list and service. We have been once before and I have just booked again!
  7. K

    Keithie

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was attentive and friendly; the food - all courses - were well matched and of a good size (not to big) and of a very high standard. We were particularly impressed.
  8. PM

    PamelaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our daughter recommended that we book here for Christmas Eve. We are so pleased that we did. The food and service was absolutely superb. We just loved it.
  9. SI

    SatoshiI

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed a good Food and good hospitality with my friends.
  10. P

    Peter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing, service was also excellent! Highly recommend and will return.
  11. BP

    BradleyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service from our waiter was amazing, much appreciated.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Best Italian restaurant I ever been!
  13. B

    Bill

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was authentic and delicious, some of the best pasta in Melbourne! Service was impeccable and the restaurant had a great feel - would highly recommend!
  14. P

    Paul

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, marvellous service, perfect. An Italian gem in the heat of the city.
  15. PT

    PeterT

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, interesting menu, quiet location. Highly recommended.
  16. MG

    MandyG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, made with love, fantastic people, great wine list and great service. A thoroughly enjoyable long lunch was had by all.
  17. KA

    KamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The team had a wonderful time and the food was outstanding.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian in venue quite different to your standard restaurant
  19. PW

    PaulW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The main courses were delicious but the tiramisu was really average, as it was not a tiramisu. When you are selling tiramisu, it must be a tiramisu. You should change it to reconstructed tiramisu or something so people know they are not getting a traditional one.
  20. MG

    MargaretG

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impeccable service, friendly and competent. Beautiful, seasonably driven food with interesting and appetising touches. Pleasant ambience with tables spaced well so you could speak without strain. We particularly enjoyed the peas, beans and asparagus with a beautiful dressing and the roast lamb fillet with the balsamic glaze and the delicate vitello tonnato. Easy to enjoy, difficult to fault.
  21. JM

    JohnM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and good wine list. Enjoyed the service
  22. F

    Francis

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant in Melbourne. If you grew up in Italy like me, then you know why this place is amazing. The food is authentic and delicious. Amazing service. Super wine list. 100% recommended.
  23. LR

    LisaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, amazing menu & beautiful ambiance. Always a brilliant experience. Never disappoints.
  24. FS

    FionaS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived without any expectation and found the food and service all to be absolutely brilliant we couldn’t recommend it more highly
  25. ZL

    ZLGN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful, a favourite we return to time and again.
  26. IW

    IanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding Italian food. Great menu, attentive staff. We will definitely be going back to try more dishes. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  27. M

    Marco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    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.
  28. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

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

    StephenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

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

    JuliaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    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
  31. WL

    WendyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

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

    BristiR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 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.
  33. G

    Grace

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 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.
  34. JH

    JudeH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 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.
  35. JR

    JoanneR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

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

    Emilia

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

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

    DennisD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

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

    JohnB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

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

    Forchetta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

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

    PaulJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 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!!

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
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

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 771 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 booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Trattoria Emilia

360 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Elizabeth St

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

  • 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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