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Geppetto Trattoria

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78A Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9417 4691
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Varenna, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From the time my friends and i arrived at 7.45pm, the place was packed but we were welcomed so warmly by Adriano, his father Nino and all of his staff who looked after us all night with their wonderful authentic Italian food and service. No wonder it has been there for over 35 years! Highly recommended for a catch up... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love that place , we went there every year. High quality Italian food and the staff is very friendly. It is one of the best restaurants in Melbourne

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Thank Meko0728
Alex C, Manager at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review! We greatly appreciate the positive feedback & look forward to hosting you again in future - Thanks! More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A total surprise finding this restaurant. Wonderful southern Italian cuisine. Friendly staff with great service. This place has been in the same family for 36 years. Small and cosy place. Really had a great experience. Melbourne has some of the best Italian cuisine restaurants in the world. This place is worth a visit. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Terry C
Alex C, Manager at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this review

Thanks Terry for the kind words & support! We're very proud of our restaurants offering & as such appreciate hearing that we're doing some well! Thanks again! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An all time favourite, always reliable, authentic Italian food. Staff are very friendly and professional staff, make sure you book as it is very popular.

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Thank Canterbury54
Alex C, Manager at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for the positive support! We appreciate the review & hope we host you again in future - Thanks! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful family meal on a Friday night. Sensational food and attentive service. Bread with Olive Tapenade was to die for as a starter. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Julie M
Alex C, Manager at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this review

Thanks Julie for taking the time to review! We greatly appreciate the support, thanks again! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full house on Monday but still quiet conversation possible. Several pages of menu plus routinely changed specials board and a good glass sir bottle wine list. Approachable and attentive staff.

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Thank GrahamS647
Alex C, Manager at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this review

Thanks Graham for taking the time to review! You've detailed the exact feel that we want for Geppetto Trattoria to which I am very grateful, thank you & I hope we host you again in future! More 

Eltham, Australia
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197 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a friend's birthday dinner at this small and inconspicuous restaurant. Lucky to find a nearby parking spot. Only appeared to seat about 30, although there may be an upstairs function room. Service was very attentive and knowledgable. With tasting platters for starters and again for dessert we got to try a big part of the menu. All excellent. Only... More 

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Thank Paul D
Alex C, Manager at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this review

Thanks Paul for your feedback & honest opinion of our sauvignon blanc - we will take that one into consideration. Glad you enjoyed your overall experience & thank you for your review! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We went as a family for dinner on Wednesday night. It was very busy but the service was first class. The food was exceptional, very fresh. Would recommend the pork steak and the fish fillet served with vegetables and salad. For dessert we had nonno Gelato, 3 scopes was plenty as we shared. It was abit noisy but with a... More 

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Thank Penny S
Alex C, Manager at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this review

Thanks Penny for taking the time to review! Very glad to hear that your meal was a memorable one & I do hope you dine with us again - hopefully with less big parties on the night ;) Thanks again! More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great family run restaurant with regional based menu (from Puglia region of Italy). Being Italian myself I usually am critical of most Italian restaurants. This one served great tasting food and had warm friendly family run service. I had the hand made Gnocchi Ragu and was absolutely happy with it. The Gnocchi had great texture and consistency and the sauce... More 

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Thank Sombolis
Alex C, Manager at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review. If our Gnocchi Ragu was reminiscent of Nonna's then I feel we are a success! Very grateful for the positive words & support, I hope we'll see you again in future to taste our desserts (the tiramisu is a winner) Thanks again! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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683 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Eating at Geppetto is a joy. There is nothing at all pretentious about this family owned and run restaurant. The menu isn't fancy or super inventive, it just offers sound delicious food, good veal, great rabbit, super pasta dishes with friendly jovial staff. It is always a winner!

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Thank John P
Alex C, Manager at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this review

Thanks John for the review & support! We aim to offer ideally the most traditional meals to what we know - so we greatly appreciate the positive feedback - Thanks again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78A Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9417 4691
Description
Established in 1981, Geppetto Trattoria is a family run restaurant that has been providing locals, regulars and new customers with passionate home-style Italian food ranging from fresh pasta, offal, seafood and slow cooked dishes such as Osso buco, Goat, Rabbit and pork belly, along with many options for those with a sweet tooth such as Pannacotta, tiramisu' and gelati. Our friendly staff will be able to assist you for whatever requirements you may need whether it be for our private dining room (up to 40 people), dietary requirements or specialised menu's for any occasion such as birthdays, engagements, reunions or wine groups. Located across the street from the MCG(Melbourne Cricket ground), Rod laver arena, AAMI park and all the other wonderful arena's which Melbourne has to offer, Geppetto's has specialised ala carte menu's which let's you have a quick early dinner before heading to any local event in a semi-formal environment, with casual and attentive service with a smile.

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