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35 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 0988
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  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyable Italian cuisine. Quite busy but not unduly noisy. Staff attentive and friendly. Food was of a very good standard. We shared a pizza for entree which was really nice.(Better than average.) And the both mains were tasty, well presented and substantial.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank parotravellers
Reviewed 3 days ago

Friendly day accommodating staff - essential in this large, busy, multi-function enterprise. Wife loved her small bite falafel appetizer - so did I.I had pumpkin-stuffed ravioli - it seems half of Australia offers pumpkin something. Filling, which I needed after a busy day sight seeing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Roadrunner32
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

In town and had an evening catch up with an old friend. His suggestion was Mezzo and it proved very good. I had the pork belly, served with mash potatoes and beans. The beans were very tasty and the pork belly had nice crackling on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 845grahaml
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We were happily surprised to find this amazing restaurant on the door step of our hotel! The owner made us feel so welcome on the first night, that we dined there for both our nights in Melbourne! The first night we walked in at 9pm...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Melle Z
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Dined here before theatre. It seemed busy so thought we would walk in and try it. Cafeteria style food, service impersonal and business like. More interested in turning over tables than quality of food. Just very uninspired dishes.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Janzdh3007
Flicsta, Manager at Mezzo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for your observations Josh. For over two months we were transformed into a cafe by all the ladies and their daughters attending the production of Mamma Mia. The service, unfortunately, did become impersonal and business like as interest was only shown in getting...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

I was wondering up Little Bourke, a bit tired after a morning getting things done in town. I came across Mezzo and decided on some Italian energy. I was politely escorted to my table and ordered a vino. After a short while Silvio came over...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tatec506
Flicsta, Owner at Mezzo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi tatec506, Thank you for your kind words. You often get back what you give. Thank you for being such a jolly fellow. It reminds me why I do what I do. It is always great chatting to people.

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic venue and lovely staff, great place for a work function. The food had all the right intentions but just didn't deliver on the things that I love about Italian food: freshness and flavour.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 464webm
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Service was amazing Food is to die for. Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. Great atmosphere...

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tania T
Flicsta, Manager at Mezzo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi TaniaT, Thank you for the positivity. It is great to see that there is still some left out there in the world. We aim to provide consistency for the diverse range of clientele that we receive in our part of the Melbourne CBD.

Reviewed 20 July 2018

What a great little find for pre-theatre dinner before going to Her Majesty's. Excellent service, accomodating pre-theatre menu, will go again.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Katherine M
Flicsta, Manager at Mezzo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi Katherine, I am glad you had a great experience before going to the show. It is fast and furious before theatre, a show before a show really. The pre theatre offering is great value and built for efficiency. Perhaps we will see you next...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

I ate the $15 lunch special on a weekday – three arancini, accompanied by a rather salty cabbage salad. The arancini were flavoursome and had a good texture, crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. The restaurant was toasty warm on a very...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MelbourneKaz
Flicsta, Manager at Mezzo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi MelbourneKaz, The lunch menu is great value for money, as where we are in Melbourne dictates we need to offer value at lunch times. The heating works really well as you found out and the arancini are always a favourite. See you again soon

Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 0988
  • E-mail
Mezzo is an Italian restaurant and bar at the 'Paris end' of Melbourne CBD, close to the iconic Princess Theatre in Spring Street and a short stroll from Her Majesty's Theatre and the Comedy Theatre in nearby Exhibition Street. The spacious and elegant dining room is ideal for group bookings and functions, corporate dining, an express pre-theatre meal or an intimate dinner for two. Grab a seat at the marble bar and enjoy drink specials during Happy Hour (5pm-6.30pm) or settle in the comfortable dining room and enjoy Mezzo's quality Italian cuisine and friendly service. Mezzo is gluten-free friendly.
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