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Geppetto Trattoria

78A Wellington Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9417 4691
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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78A Wellington Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Italian Neighborhood Gem
"A favourite of East Melbourne residents for over thirty years."
Graeme W
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2. Beautiful traditional food
"Sensational food and attentive service."
Julie M
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3. Authentic Italian Staff
"The service was excellent and the food beyond amazing."
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My mum, sister and I were in Melbourne for a family catchup and had dinner here.... was the perfect choice.... great food, friendly family service... and a great setting to enjoy a long dinner. Thanks to all the staff for making this a memorable dinner....More

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

First time here and a real treat. The staff are excellent and friendly this is accompanied by the arrival of the food. Bruschetta was so fresh and full of flavour. The mains of the whole grilled fish, being snapper, was excellent and flavoursome and the...More

Thank Mark S
Geppettotrattoria81, Owner at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very glad that you enjoyed your first of hopefully many dinners here at Geppetto's!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We dined here a few weeks back and I have been meeting to write a review. Warm, friendly welcome into an establishment where there is good ambience, good intervals between tables and as it turned out patronised by quite a few regulars. We took our...More

Thank Ralph F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! The food here is awesome ! Traditional Italian, the lamb meat balls are to absolutely die for! The service is excellent, we went here after the Grand Final and sat upstairs, it’s intimate, fantastic menu with so many amazing choices. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Champagne4everyone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very fortunate to find this place as I am not tech savvy and have not used TripAdvisor until now. My granddaughter told me to download it and it just so happened that I searched restaurants nearby and came up with Geppetto Trattoria. I'm...More

Thank Experience821265
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our accommodations nearby recommended this place. Great food, probably our best meal in Australia. Everyone in our group loved their food, be aware, a pork ribeye is a ........porkchop. Service was good, server had a heavy Italian accent.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is said that Melburnians are spoilt for choice when it comes to great food and wine. Well there is no shortage of restaurants, but few are great. What makes great for me starts with the sense of "special" I get from crossing the threshold,...More

Thank Michael S
Geppettotrattoria81, Manager at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so Much Michael for your wonderful review on your first visit with us last night. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us all that great feedback and from all the team here at Geppetto's we are very grateful of your...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Wedding anniversary dinner- arrived late and the kitchen stayed open to accomodate us. Food was everything you have read here and we were so happy to have made the effort. Next trip to Melbourne won’t come quick enough...

Thank S B
Geppettotrattoria81, Manager at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave your fantastic review! We will be sure to accommodate for your next visit with us!

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Every visit to Melbourne would not be complete without enjoying the wonderful hospitality and food at Geppetto's Trattoria in East Melbourne. This restaurant is situated a short tram trip to East Melbourne on Wellington Parade and is also a very easy walking distance from the...More

Thank Craig H
Geppettotrattoria81, Owner at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Craig I am not too sure on what else to respond to this except for simply saying - Thank you so much!! I am super proud of my wonderful team and I am even more grateful that they get the acknowledgement that they deserve....More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

A large group booking had been made very early in the new year and when we arrived, the booking had not been recorded. Knowing the person who made the booking, I doubt that she did not make the booking but perhaps it was ‘lost in...More

Thank Tistru
Geppettotrattoria81, Manager at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are saddened to hear that your evening with us was not up to our standard as we try our best to make sure everyone who walks through these doors is treated in the best way we know best. The event earlier in the year...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78A Wellington Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9417 4691
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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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