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Olio Cucina

#154 of 3,150 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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30 Block Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 2190
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Tue 08:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This quaint little Italian cafe in Block Place is gorgeous. The food is delicious, and the service is fantastic. Unfortunately we were unable to book ahead, which would have improved our stay slightly, but we were able to secure a table for six for brunch without a hitch. The staff were great, and let us celebrate our friends' 21st birthday... More 

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Kurri Kurri, Australia
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Quaint restaurant in the bustling lane ways of Melbourne. The breakfast menu accommodated all dietary requirements and the chef was only to happy to make minor alterations to make the customer happy. The corn fritters and french toast were delicious. The staff were very friendly and obliging. We would definitely return.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was recently in Melbourne for a few days. During that time my cousin and I caught up to have lunch before going to a show. We were walking down Block Place in the city and stopped to look at Olio Cucina's menu. We both decided that Paella sounded great. The Paella was, in fact, delicious. This experience was made... More 

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Hay, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Top class friendly service and most enjoyable meal and experience for country people hitting Melbourne

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

If in Melbourne do yourself a favour and go to Olio for a meal or for coffee and cake. We had the most delicious dinner at Olio, the duck risotto was the best I have ever had, it was so fresh, light and delicious. The pizza's are amazing and the service unbelievable very polite and professional, the staff were so... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a place To eat in this area for a group of us to catch up and chose Olio because of the TripAdvisor reviews (Yay team!) It certainly lived up to the high praise given by others. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The table was central to the restaurant... More 

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Thank Alex C
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We've come here so many times now, my wife and I. We just adore the charming nature of the restaurant, with a concise and flavoursome menu, of an Italian theme. The way it's set back down and alley, with a wonderful expansive interior of nooks and crannies in which to sit and chat and eat and drink. Always great service,... More 

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Thank Toby M
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Olio is an Italian restaurant in a laneway of Melbourne, as we walked past it,on a Friday night, a waiter welcomed me and my friends in and we sat at a table, the menu had many options and there were also a few special dishes of the day. As I am vegan, there wasn't anything suitable for me on the... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We came here to have a late breakfast and we were so happy with our choice. Our waitress (Zoe) was really friendly and attentive. Thank you Zoe, we will be definitively coming back!

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Hobart, Australia
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We breakfasted here with our 6-year-old daughter on a Saturday morning while staying in central Melbourne. Olio is located among several other cafes in the Block Alley (across Little Collins Street from the famous Block Arcade). We normally breakfast in Degraves Street, but decided to give this area a go, as it was closer to our hotel on this occasion.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Block Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 2190
Description
Olio epitomises what Melbourne is all about: hidden laneways, seriously good coffee and people that are passionate about food. Come and experience what has made Olio a destination for tourists and a regular for Melbournians.Ci vediamo presto!

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

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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