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Southgate, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9696 3334
Today
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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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 6 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Allan P
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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 

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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 1 week 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 

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Thank HagiErik
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75 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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Thank Malvoleo
Toronto
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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!

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Thank Jan K
Chelsea
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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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 2 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 

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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 3 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.

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Thank PhredNerk
Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is indeed rare to find an Italian restaurant that does not serve spaghetti, penne, rigatoni or any of the dozens of other types of pasta. But here is one. It was cheerful, crowded (a Saturday night two weeks before Christmas) and noisy, and the house specialty, risotto, was excellent. Don't go there for traditional Italian food, other than risotto.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?