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58 Pinnacle Lane, Victoria 3775, Australia
+61 3 5965 2271
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Melbourne
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with my sister and partner. Had looked at the a la carte menu online but it had changed so had to decide all over again! Everything started well with delicious house made bread, oil and salt. We then moved on to share some arancini, baccala croquettes, Jason and beef carpaccio - all simple but delicious. For... More 

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Surrey Hills, Australia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great meal after the obligatory wine tasting (Note: go back after lunch and taste their dessert wines). The menu provides a very good choice of Italian dishes primo, secondi, pasta etc. and there are generally daily specials. It's easy to organize share plates for your starters with the staff happy to help in any way. The food... More 

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Thank EJBeck
St. Petersburg, Florida
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555 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Day two in Australia started with a bang, after a fantastic city tour of Melbourne, it was time to visit Victoria Wine County in the Yarra Valley. After some tastings at Yering Station and Sticks Wineries, it was time for lunch with a tasting at the De Bortali Estate and Restaurant Locale. I left with much needed food in my... More 

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Thank Sean O
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Once again we have come back here after a couple of years and the place is as good as the first time I reviewed it. The staff and food always excellent.The menu changes with the seasons and every time it is a great mix.Looking forward to next time and it won't be so long

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We made a return visit to this restaurant after 2 years and were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent as before and the views across the vines with their Autumn colours were just wonderful.

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Thank trickydicky2015
Melbourne
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253 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Visited New Years Day ( small surcharge but still A La Carte and not set menu) as part of a day trip to Yarra Valley. Did the wine tasting downstairs first and picked up a few bottles of De Bertoli to take home. Lunch was lovely. Small servings of quality ingredients...delicious. We had 2 glasses of wine, 2 entrees and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

We drove almost an hour from Melbourne to here but I think it's worthy. The journey was smooth & the scenery was amazing. We managed to book a table for 4 at 2 pm. We arrived right on time. It's full house! Since it's Saturday so it's a set menu, 2 courses at A$55 & 3 courses at A$65. However... More 

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Thank dinah_yow
Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

After sampling some of De Borteli's award winning wines in the downstairs cellar door we made our way upstairs to be warmly greeted by the staff who proved to be very friendly and attentive to our needs. Having previously eaten at this restaurant we had high expectations of the food and were definately not dissapointed. The restaurant certainly plays to... More 

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Thank Daryl R
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Last night my husband and I went to Locale for dinner and despite the rave reviews, it didn't meet our expectations. It wasn't bad, it was just ok. We had carpaccio, lamb, gnocchi with pork ragu and the chocolate orange tart. The carpaccio was lovely and a great start to the meal. The lamb was cooked rare and although this... More 

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Thank Dem11
Gisborne, Australia
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178 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Every time we go for lunch at "Locale" we leave with a big smile on our dial after eating the most fantastic food. I had the crab spaghetti for my entree and kingfish for my main, the dessert of ricotta doughnuts were excellent too. My husband had the whiting fish for entree and the slow cooked lamb shoulder for his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Pinnacle Lane, Victoria 3775, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5965 2271

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