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“Excellent food - wine list a bit pricey for the quality”
Review of Cafe Di Stasio

Cafe Di Stasio
Ranked #32 of 318 Restaurants in St Kilda
Price range: US$0 - US$88
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We go here quite often. The food is classic Italian, and very good.

Service can be a bit sloppy at times, although we haven't come across any of the problems in other reviews.

The wine list is very strange. Any number of super pricey Barolos and Barbarescos, with not enough age on them to be approachable, but nothing from the Veneto except for some overpriced Amarones. Also lots of grower champagnes, but nothing Italian except cheap Prosecco (eg no Franciacorte at all). Weird. Also there's no sommelier, so all the waitstaff act as experts, when they're actually not very knowledgeable at all.

The owner can be quite eccentric, and the tables are pretty close together, but that's okay as the food really is great.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Food options were interesting, but overpriced. Staff attentive. Wine list - good variety, but overpriced.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

A wonderful Sunday lunch with friends at Cafe du Stasio - cool, classy, perfect service and of course, wonderful food. A real Melbourne institution. Sharpen your appetite with a stroll along the Esplanade through the Sunday market stalls, then sit back and relax, enjoy perfect service - friendly, knowledgeable, professional - and excellent classic Italian food. The pasta is always perfect - this is one of the very few places out that I will eat pasta, as so often it is disappointing. Not here. Classic veal saltimbocca to follow. A long, leisurely and enjoyable Sunday lunch with friends.

2  Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely evening here. Service was good and most of our meals were good though my husband was unlucky with his main and dessert. One pre dinner drink, one glass of wine, entre main and shared dessert came to $175 per person. Quite a bit more than usual at same level restaurants in melbourne

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this wonderful Melbourne again and had a delicious lunch
Great Italian bread, tasty soft Calamari and wonderful tiramisu
Another visit soon!

Thank Marshall S
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