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Bar Idda

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132 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
9380 5339
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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South Morang, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My wife and I went on Friday night on a recommendation and were highly impressed and will be back with friends in the near future. Could not fault the service and atmosphere. The waitress was knowledgeable and very friendly and this has a large bearing on the overall experience. The place was a little noisy but we like a happening... More 

Thank George928
South Yarra
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First up the venue and décor, trendy Brunswick and a little noisy which I guess adds to the ambiance, however, one would doubt that the very cramped seating would pass as comfortable dining. Very friendly staff but not backward in touting for a tip when settling the bill, second negative! I am not against tipping but do not respond to... More 

Thank katherinel847
Seattle, Washington
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is our third visit here over the years and it is simply amazing. The food is so authentic and different to anything else that it needs to be tastes to be believed. The small semolina gnocchi was fantastic, the meatballs and the barramundi were fabulous, the sides were great and the most amazing desserts of cassata and soaked sponge... More 

Thank Camisace
Oxfordshire, England
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230 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Visited on a Saturday evening, lively popular place. Excellent service and food, great to choose a selection of dishes and share, recommended

Thank Tricky49
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is an exciting example of italian cuisine done differently in a way that provides you with genuine excitement on every plate. We had a table of 8 and ordered many items on the menu to share. Outstanding would be a 5 but the service wasnt quite at the excellent standard. But A++ for food quality.

Thank Tim M
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

After looking online for an true Italian restaurant I found Bar Idda and so many positive reviews. They were correct. The staff were so friendly and the menu was outstanding with a choice for everyone. Our timing was perfect as we had no reservations for a Sunday night and we got the last table. I recommend the short tram ride... More 

Thank DeanK66
Canberra, Australia
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302 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

With a heading like that, why not 5 stars? Just the noise. We sat upstairs and as we passed through the noisy downstairs, I was happy we were up there. Until it filled with a couple of very loud tables. When we left I noticed it was quieter downstairs and in particular, along the counter next to the entrance. That... More 

Thank Les_Landau
Melbourne, Australia
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412 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Fabulous and very original food from go to woe. Shareable with great guidance from the staff. Good and modestly priced Italian wines. There wasn't a dish that disappointed. Setting is so/so - ask for a table toward the front as the back is a bit gloomy. There is a garden but not on a chill summer's evening. Unreservedly recommended.

Thank HofH999
Brisbane, Australia
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648 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Excellent location in amongst the food strip of Lygon Street East Brunswick. Definitely buzzing for early in the week - we sat outside on a lovely warm Melbourne evening (a rare experience) but around the back in the little courtyard rather than on the street. Very pleasant atmosphere. There were three of us and we ordered to share - the... More 

Thank Pauline K
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

A great long standing little gem this one. Have been here on a romantic night, and enjoy taking out of town friends here. Simple easy read menu and good service. Simple decor home style just how you'd imagine it to be going to your Italian friends parents place for dinner.

Thank AHAyres

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Moreland  >  Brunswick East
  • Phone Number: 9380 5339

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