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The Meatball and Wine Bar

$$ - $$$Italian, ,
135 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 7545
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatballs” (325 reviews)
“fish balls” (7 reviews)
“pork” (38 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
135 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are reasons restaurants like customers sitting out in front of their premises and one of them is so passerby’s can view the food being displayed. And so it was for us, passing by and being attracted by the dishes of amazing sauce drenched meatballs...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here last week and we were all pleased with the meal. The pricing was great and the setting was lovely. Meatballs and more meatballs and with different sauces, different meats and different veggies or pasta. The service was great but the down...More

Thank Pauliqld
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Dropped in to "Meatballs" Smith st Collingwood stayed to have a meal of meat and a few drinks. Service was exceptional, food was "yum" and drinks at a reasonable price. An "old style" restaurant with a service and smile atmosphere. Menu is extensive, so if...More

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Simply good pasta and meatballs, nothing more, nothing less. Cooked properly, and tasty - best described as upbeat homemade pasta and meatballs. The addition of the two slices of garlic bread goes hand in hand with your selected dish. My Witch's Potion (a cocktail) was...More

Thank JanelleAM
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Gluten free beer was what we were looking for and we found that and much more. Staff were extremely helpful and so busy. Meal was awesome. Loved the giant pork meatball and gnocchi.

Thank Raceyt66
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across here before a fringe show. Great little place in Flinders Lane. Took a seat at the bar and were served quickly by friendly staff. I had the pork and veal meatball special with pasta - tender meatballs in a rich sauce. My wife...More

Thank arowell72
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Visited recently and was impressed with the staff and service. A good atmosphere in the venue. However the downside was the food. Below average meatballs. The best part of they dish was the polenta, the garlic bread was inedible. We tried an assortment off chicken...More

Thank vasula
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This place has a good reputation but essentially does reliable meat and pasta. This type of menu is never going to set my world on fire. The menu is fairly short. Wines v good. If you are a pasta and wine enthusiast then maybe worth...More

Thank sarah j
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went hear last weekend with my wife for a late lunch, it wasn't busy which was good we found the atmosphere to be very intimate for a Sunday afternoon late lunch we walked past a few nights in a row and the place was Jam...More

Thank Leon H
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Went here with an old friend as a place to eat, drink and catch-up. Great food, with nice flavour combinations at a good price. The wine list was possibly a bit on the short side for somewhere that sees itself as a specialty wine bar,...More

Thank Hop3fullyL0st
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 7545
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