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Estivo Restuarant

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330 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
+61 3 9853 1727
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us visited for lunch recently. The service for drinks was attentive and friendly but not intrusive, which was a good start. It all started to go down hill from there. Wrong order for oysters, average risotto and over cooked pasta. Additional bread was a struggle (arrived after we had finished), as was the salad (no dressing) and... More 

1 Thank Cirton
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Estivo is a very nice establishment, pleasant surroundings and a comprehensive menu and wine list. We have been here a number of times in the past (one of our locals) and have always previously found it to be very good. We came on this occasion for a dual-birthday dinner with friends - unfortunately they did not live up to previous... More 

1 Thank Thehappyidiot
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Waiter was friendly, but the food ordinary. The antipasto was pretty ordinary, but the big disappointment was the beef cheek. Supposed to be served on mash as usual, but they "ran out of mash" and served it on chats. Totally the wrong combo and taste and just a lazy uncaring attitude from the kitchen.

1 Thank djcoomes
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner for 2 Saturday night, the food was excellent , but the service although friendly was not professional. The ambience was not improved by a crappy sound system with poor background music

Thank Brian M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Just found this place. What a bargain We had the pork belly with a side of roast beetroot which was delicious. The baramundi beautifully prepared and presented both with a glass of wine. The creme brulee was great and all reasonably priced. Looking forward to going back.

1 Thank Robert R
Melbourne, Australia
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230 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

For once I write a disappointing review based on the food rather than the service.This is a well presented restaurant that was comfortably warm on a cold wet night.Service was quite elegant in fact but the food somewhat disappointing.My Oysters Kilpatrick had too much sauce drowning out the bacon.My wife's scallops were chewy and her double cooked pork also somewhat... More 

1 Thank Brian B
Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

First time come to this restaurant for dinner. The best carpaccio ever had. The slices of beef were not too thin and all covered with cheese powder. It's yummy.

Thank Irismiao
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I visited this place with my friends over the weekend and really liked the ambience and service. Food was great specially soft shell crabs. Also liked their byo deal so visit again on a weekday next time to take that opportunity.

Thank gurpriya k
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I visited Estivo for the third time last night and had an equally wonderful meal. Since I was last there they have bought the most comfortable chairs I have ever sat on in a restaurant. As always the services was relaxed and friendly. I had a delicious prawn risotto and a sublime creme brûlée.

Thank SalDec11
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Have considered whether I post this review as I don't like posting negative reviews. Nor do I actually have many negative dining experiences. However some of the positive reviews led me to make the booking so in the interests of balance, here goes.Well maybe we were just unlucky but we were a party of 4 and had a shambolic dinner... More 

2 Thank mike t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 High St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9853 1727

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