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Pomodoro Sardo

111 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 8006
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (95 reviews)
“sardo” (9 reviews)
“fish stew” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
111 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Pomodoro Sardo
1. Anniversary Dinner
"The food, wine and service were excellent"
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2. Best Sardinian food in town
"If you want to experience not only real Sardinian food but great wine"
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3. A genuine taste of Sardinia It
"Pomodoro Sardo is one that ticks all the boxes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking up Lonsdale street looking for somewhere to eat,and came across this restaurant. From the time we stepped in the door the service was fantastic, we where seated in a matter of 5 minutes. We ordered 2 different pasta meals both fantastic, the linguine was...More

Thank maton059
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 February 2018

My visit to Melbourne was focused on eating at this restaurant!! I booked the restaurant for my husband birthday and then the flights!! It did not disappoint!! Everything was fresh and authentic! We had entrees, main, dessert and many cocktails and wines all done beautifully...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the array of positive reviews, I was beyond disappointed with my experience. First, a very sterile and tacky environment. Second, extremely slow and patchy service. Third, the starters were just ok but the lobster main was ... without using an expletive I can't...More

Thank Anna K
PomodoroSardo, Manager at Pomodoro Sardo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience. This feedback is very surprising and disappointing. We serve hundreds of customers each week and as you can see from other reviews, the feedback is usually complimentary. However, thanks for bringing this to our attention,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could not fault either the food or the service. What a fabulous gem only 2 blocks from our motel. Will visit again soon. Highly recommended.

Thank Shelley R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a quick bite to eat before our theatre show, they were very accommodating and the food came out very quickly! The papadele paste dish was full of flavour and the pizza was delicious! Just perfect for dinner for two. Service was...More

Thank Gregory T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a bit pricey, but some of the best pasta I have outside of Italy! the food and menu is authentic and the restaurant is comfortable and welcoming

Thank Judith U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking past Pomodoro Sardo I smelled the kitchen-- a good sign when eating Italian! Upon entering it got better... the staff, (Alessandro, Mattia and Lara) were warm, pleasant and not too overbearing- a nice welcomed mix...and the food, lived up to what was wafting out...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This was the second time I have visited and it was just as good 4 months later. There is a really friendly vibe and everyone seems very relaxed. And the food is brilliant!

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Thank munathadesign
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Good pizza. I would characterize it as thin crust Neapolitan style. Decent, inexpensive red wines and local beer as well. Gets a bit crowded on weekend evenings, so consider a reservation. Also gets a bit loud, so maybe not a place for a business dinner...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Sardinia is a beautiful Island, but if it’s the food you want you will find it at Pomodoro Sardo (Sardinian Tomato). I was very surprised to find such authentic food. We were a party of 4 and a party we had. We shared several entree’s,...More

Thank Ron L
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$65
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 8006
  • E-mail
Pomodoro Sardo is a modern Italian Sardinian cooking with a focus on superb ingredients, impeccably sourced and handled with care and simplicity. Dining at Pomodoro Sardo is relaxed but smart, with welcoming, professional service. We only use fresh ingredients and old recipes.
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