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Geppetto Trattoria

78A Wellington Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9417 4691
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • 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

Geppetto Trattoria is an inexpensive Italian restaurant with good food and a very warm welcome to guests. We had a party of 8 and were served politely and efficiently throughout the evening. We started with antipasto plates to share and then each person ordered from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jennyw3922016
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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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank I6479TWmarks
Geppettotrattoria81, Owner at Geppetto Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service were both fantastic. The best chicken liver pate I’ve ever had, fresh top quality ingredients made for one of the most memorable meals I’ve had in a long time. Not a single negative thing I could say about the entire evening...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GbuGC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with the antipasto plate for 2 and it was certainly a great way to start off our meal. It had a little sample of most of the starters. Our main meals - goat, extremely tender, sensational, and the gnocchi ragu was soft and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Canberra364
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived early & was told they were fully booked but as I only wanted one course & was tired they managed to squeeze me in. I had the pasta of the day which was tasty but I was disappointed there wasn't more meat in it....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank IslandMichele007
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent. Suggest that you try the goat... All meals were consumed with gusto and fully enjoyed.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tony A
Reviewed 20 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Ralph F
Reviewed 7 October 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Champagne4everyone
Reviewed 1 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Experience821265
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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, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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