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Chapel Street
1.6 km from Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Sardinian, Southern-Italian, European
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 7 March 2021

We were warmly greeted upon arrival and shown to our upstairs table. We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday so it was a special evening. Unfortunately the restaurant seems to care more about income generation than clients levels of comfort and enjoyment.Let me explain....The waitrons placed at a table near ours a couple with a very small child , could not have been more than 18 months old who screamed at the top of it's lungs incessantly and the parents thought that was cute. Neither my wife nor I as well as another couple at the other upstairs table who kept covering their ears with their hands thought it was cute. It finally got to the point where we could tolerate it no longer and asked to be moved downstairs. The father of the child then took umbrage that I was upset that his kid was screaming and got into a verbal confrontation with me. My question to the restaurant is , this is dinner time, for adults, what were they thinking in encouraging small screaming children into their restaurant for, maybe for lunch , at a push but not dinner. My question to the parents is just how selfish are you, and inconsiderate. This is not a cheap restaurant, it has degustation menu's....this was not a Mc Donalds. The food was good, the evening was destroyed....we will not go back to a money grabbing establishment like this.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 14 December 2020

This was a first date, and a brilliant choice! I had read an article about Da Noi some time ago, promptly forgot the name, but was thrilled to come across a screen shot on my phone. The service was brilliant from the moment we walked...in the door. The wait staff were all so incredibly accommodating and attentive. I personally love that there is no food menu (I suffer from crippling food envy), so was more than happy to accept the invite to experience the degustation. The decor included pictures from the farm, of the family, and gave a great sense of what they have worked hard to achieve. All six courses were incredible (Sydney Oysters with Gin and tonic sorbet, marinated King Fish tartar in a cold pea soup, creamy spaghetti log with white truffle atop a dark chocolate crumble, Suckling pig with accompaniments - their signature dish, a passionfruit dessert which was made of pure magic, and a peach dish). I have already made plans to return with a friend!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 26 November 2020 via mobile

Very very tasty and beautifully presented food. Affordable and a lovely waitress serving us. Very knowledgeable and sweet ♥️. Will return again and again

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

Ate here last night with friends we had the degustation and it was great. The front of house staff are friendly and knowledgeable. It's genuine "elegant rustic " farm to the plate food.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

This was one of the truest incredible dining experiences. The food was outstanding, every course was amazing. Beautifully presented, fresh, interesting and exciting dishes. The service was first class, each dish described in detail. A truly fantastic experience. Highly recommend. Feel very luck to have...eaten at this super restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

This was my third time at Da Noi and when our family was in Melbourne for the weekend I thought I would introduce it to others. It was just as amazing third time around. Amazing food, fantastic service and gorgeous setting. While all parts of...the meal were delicious including the bread and sorbet, the duck pasta was extraordinary and stopped everyone at the table in their tracks as we savoured the flavours. Thank you so muchMore

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

Fabulous venue and meal! The space was unique and cosy, the wait staff attentive and friendly and the meal was wonderful. Couldn’t fault a thing. A very special evening. Thank you.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 19 December 2019 via mobile

Overall good food, not amazing everything was cooked well but nothing really stood out. We were told that there was only degustation and that was the thing to go for and only after prompting did we get to be told about the ala cart menu...but was really pushed to go for the deg. The service was fast but minimal, only interacting when absolutely necessary and hard to get their attention. The waiter looking after us was quite abrupt and a tad rude about dietary requirements eg. my family member is allergic to garlic but before she had a chance to explain that it was an allergy not just a preference the waitress shut her down with “ oh well not to sound snobby but here the chefs know how to balance food properly” . All in all disappointing, the food was pretty good , staff a bit dismissive and the interior is cute!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 26 November 2019 via mobile

Da Noi is still my favorite restaurant in Melbourne. Had a vegetarian degustation for the first time, so I was a bit unsure it will work, but they clearly can't cook anything ordinary. All the courses were fabulous and so was the wine. Will go...back next time I'm in town.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 4 November 2019

We love the whole dining experience, the restaurant is so quaint with the most beautiful food and great wine list. The service and knowledge of each dish is amazing. They make you feel so relaxed and not rushed so to truly enjoy your lunch or...dinner at this most wonderful restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from JV_01 | Reviewed this property |
Im from Sydney and was there earlier in the year the owner is Pietro Porcu and I am not aware if management has changed. Pietro is from Sardinia Italy and is a very good friend of Sydney Chef and Sardinian born Giovanni... More
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  • Da Noi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4