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495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9614 7688
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Wine Bar, Italian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

You have a choice of sharing plates or individual meals - either way the food is delicious. Try a Bellini to start. The crab Bigoni is a personal favourite. Finally the west end of Melbourne CBD is looking up in terms of eating venues.

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank Angela S
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We had a section of tasting plates amongst a group of eight before our mains. This was a perfect way to enjoy everyone's company. The main meals were also great, but I left feeling a bit hungry after a fish main with a couple of...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 23 November 2011

A superb Italian restaurant nestled away off Collins Street, but look for the huge gondola outside and you'll find the entrance. Considering the centrality of the location, the food is very reasonably priced with entrees around $15 and mains between $25 and $35. The kitchen...More

Date of visit: November 2011
1  Thank TrevorHall
Reviewed 12 November 2011

Another success for great chef and restauranter, Guy Grossi. Wonderful Venetian style food with excellent Italian wine list. Don't expect the usual Italian dishes here! Best to share plates so you can try some unique dishes from this region. Service from our waiter, Davide was...More

Date of visit: November 2011
1  Thank sabinoz
Reviewed 19 August 2011

Fantastic atmosphere and delicious food. Simple and quirky menu and not the traditional italian but always tasty and fresh. I work nearby so look forward to having more meals there in future.

Date of visit: August 2011
1  Thank porgey
Reviewed 18 August 2011

This is a Venetian restaurant, not just a general Italian one so there is little pasta and more rice, seafood and meat. Everything was delicious - for example even the complimentary bread to dip in the olive oil and salt was of very high quality....More

Date of visit: August 2011
1  Thank lehill
Reviewed 6 August 2011

Being a big fan of the Veneto region of Italy we were positively anticipating a meal at Merchant and had banked it up for the last long, long lunch of our recent Australian trip. We were not disappointed. Food, wine and service combined to make...More

Date of visit: July 2011
3  Thank pavsmith
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9614 7688
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