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Southgate, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9696 3334
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Thames, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant was close to the river with a fine view of the city and the river traffic. The service was great and the wait staff were friendly and helpful. The food was so good that I went there twice during a short visit to Melbourne.

Thank Heather S
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Tutto Bene for lunch last weekend and had the most beautiful tasting risotto ever. A chicken ragu with cheese and chilli, so full of flavour and with lots of spice. The staff were really nice and took the time to explain the menu in full which then made it hard to make a choice! Great location looking over... More 

Thank Lynette21
Newcastle, Australia
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Southbank you need to go to Tuto Bene for gelato. It is superb. No commercial crap here.

Thank Allan P
Level Contributor
57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit concerned as this restaurant had several very ordinary reviews and it had been some years since I had been there. Just ignore the reviews, our meal was quite delicious and the service was efficient and friendly. Our table had the shared "degustation" type meal which was meant to comprise 4 courses. On that night, the 4... More 

Thank Denise & Paul D
Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a light lunch with friends. Positively surprised by the Risotto, which was fabulous. Creamy, tasty and well spiced. Our friends recommended the ice cream to be the best in Melbourne, it was really very good. Friendly and responsive service. Nice location on the bank of the yara river. We sat on the terrace 1 floor above... More 

Thank HagiErik
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78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant can be a good place for a quick meal of well prepared pasta or risotto. It can also fail to satisfy in a big way, as was the case this time. While my risotto was fine, with just the right amount of chilli, my companions gnocchi was awful. Resting on a thick pumpkin purée sludge and topped with... More 

Thank Malvoleo
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exploring Southgate on the Yarra River found Tutto Bene for lunch. Both of us had Risotto which was delicious. Loved the colourful glasses on the tables, the view of the river, the sheltered patio and attentive service. Our first meal in Melbourne was a definite success!

Thank Jan K
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great position for a restaurant, but that's all I can say. Drinks took too long to order and arrive. Spider webs in corner or outside area with flies in them. Tables were so sticky my arm was getting stuck to the table. Very unusual food and presentation of food wasn't great either. Staff were pleasant, but I wouldn't rush back... More 

Thank Hoffin
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food and great service. The waiting staff were exceptional. We ordered the house wine as I was only having the one glass as my husband was having a cold beer; 37 degree heat! When I asked if the white was a dry wine the waiter offered to bring me a tasting glass. The wine was a little sweet for... More 

Thank SandJ3850
Newcastle, Australia
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was beautiful, the view was marvellous, the service was spectacular. Our young waiter went over and above to provide an "experience". Returned the following day for coffee.

Thank PhredNerk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southgate, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9696 3334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?