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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 good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (348 reviews)
“pork balls” (9 reviews)
“potato mash” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
135 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on the late afternoon as needed a very early dinner & had a lovely meal, service was fast & friendly. We ordered pork & chicken meatballs & were both very happy with delicious sauce & meat balls with imaginative & complementary additives to...More

Thank YvonneWR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a wine bar with food but this isn't it. The wine is limited and the food was expensive. We had one drink and went looking elsewhere.More

Thank izitulez
MBWB_BALLS, Manager at The Meatball and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry you didn't get to try our food Izitulez as we (and our loyal customers) tend to love what we do. Our wine list is certainly limited to a focussed set of Italian varietals which we think are the absolute best and most interesting wines...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be put off by the Meatball in the name and give this place a try. A local friend took me here and i was dubious simply due to name...silly me! Nice warm but modern interior. Friendly efficient service. We had the pork meatballs that...More

Thank PaulR130
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The meatballs were really just so-so. We did not want pasta so we had the meatballs with three sauces. They were tiny meatballs with dipping sauces. Probably better to get the pasta with sauce and large meatballs.

Thank SteelerPSUfan
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We went in for a few drinks and dessert at around 10pm. Only a few customers, yet it took over 10 minutes for the staff to ask us for our order. We had to go up to the registers to ask for them to come...More

Thank PDennis25
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Came across this place after the AFL grand final parade and decided to try it for lunch. We were so glad we did, it's a bit of a dark looking place, not really that inviting but the food and the service were terrific. I had...More

Thank debbielU8428SQ
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday evening and got a seat at the bar. We ordered the sausages to start which were delicious followed by pork meat balls to share with polenta. I recommend adding an extra ball if sharing and going with the garlic bread...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Nice place to come for drinks beer especially if you are a carnivore. Good selection of sliders and of course meatballs. Not too pricy. Service is good. Toilets weren’t great - come on guys flush and put the seat down. Not really wheelchair friendly. Kid...More

Thank UrbanDrifter
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Have been before with a larger group and it was great food and atmosphere. Visited the other night solo and tried a different meatball and sauce and was still as good as trusted pork. Ended up visiting again the following night with colleagues and still...More

Thank justincash3
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Really big meat balls, I wasn’t able to finish the 3 pork balls, quite fatty, the pasta is good. Not expensive. Service is ok.

Thank CelloB
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 18
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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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