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Vons Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$Italian, European,
78 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good31%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“garlic bread” (17 reviews)
“surf turf” (3 reviews)
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Italian, European, Australian, International, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
78 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

They coaxed us in with a menu that looked ok and "FREE first drinks" that was the last drink we had offered, which in our case is stupid as we like a drink or 3 and there is money to be made. I had a...More

Thank grassrootsman
Reviewed 6 days ago

Reasonably priced Italian with good service. We visited on Valentine’s Day and had no problem getting a table. Warmly greeted and free drink to start with.

Thank M6452ZBalanb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many others we were hooked in by the owner's promise of the best prices in the alley and complimentary garlic bread glasses of wine. The garlic bread was four small pieces that were warm but not toasted and not particularly good. The wine was...More

Thank djax0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled into this restaurant in a myriad of italian restaurants in hardware lane. The boss seemed friendly and definitely pushy to get customers like any italian restauranteur in Italy. Got a free glass of wine and $7 entre. I got the fettuccine marinara. It was...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was cheap and small serves. The prices were very expensive for the quality. The worst thing is the waiters did not have sufficient English to explain the menu. They also handled the cutlery by the tynes (bit you put in your mouth )....More

Thank David F
Nina F, Manager at Vons Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry for your experience. We would like to know more details. If you like to contact us, please send to this email info@vonsrestaurant.com.au which would be helpful. We would like to improve and fix the situation. Thanks!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We each had pasta for dinner, the pasta was under cooked and the sauces runny and tasteless. The free drinks and cheap entreè and desert kind of helped lessen the disappointment. The Egiptian spruiker micro-managing the waitresses was awkward. We actually asked if he was...More

1  Thank jedimullet2002
Nina F, Manager at Vons Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback, we are sorry for your experience. Could you please contact us via this email info@vonsrestaurant.com.au? so we can discuss your experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In a city of fantastic restaurants, don’t be tempted to dine because you are offered free drinks & dips. Even though this was the best part of our dining experience at Vons, the meals were very below average & not cooked to order. Of our...More

1  Thank Drifffting
Nina F, Manager at Vons Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, We really appreciate your feedback. Could you please contact us via this email info@vonsrestaurant.com.au, so we can discuss your experience.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My friends, wife and I were staying close to Hardware Lane and chose Vons because my friend was keen on the free garlic bread, free drink and $7 dessert (with any main meal). The bread was one slice each with only a hint of garlic,...More

Thank Pennie00
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We were looking for lunch and wandered in here. The lunch deals looked good. The carbonara was nice as was the chicken risotto. There wasnt a great amout of flavour but was a nice quick lunch.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Went for breakfast. What a joke. Ordered coffee, it didn’t arrive. Was asked what we ordered again it didn’t arrive. 20 minutes later we finally had a waitress take our food order and we complain about no coffee. 10 minutes later we complain again and...More

Thank Eugenia W
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throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 32
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 6196001042
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