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Bar Idda

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132 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
9380 5339
18:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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206 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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300 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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400 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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638 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I must declare that I grew up in a Sicilian household, so I still have a pretty good handle of this cuisine. As per the title, the menu looks unreal. I was so excited. Started with the Egg plant starter which for me was the dish of the night. It was fantastic! School prawns were not bad, octopus was somewhat... More 

Thank coling324
Melbourne, Australia
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150 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had a magnificent time at Bar Idea. The service was professional but friendly. A couple of times I asked them to surprise us with cocktails and red wine selections and after taking some limited guidance they delivered brilliantly. We had the $75 tasting menus and we were warned with a "are you really hungry?". The serves were fantastic, large... More 

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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
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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?