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Bar Idda

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132 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
9380 5339
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great long standing little gem this one. Have been here on a romantic night, and enjoy taking out of town friends here. Simple easy read menu and good service. Simple decor home style just how you'd imagine it to be going to your Italian friends parents place for dinner.

Thank AHAyres
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must declare that I grew up in a Sicilian household, so I still have a pretty good handle of this cuisine. As per the title, the menu looks unreal. I was so excited. Started with the Egg plant starter which for me was the dish of the night. It was fantastic! School prawns were not bad, octopus was somewhat... More 

Thank coling324
Melbourne, Australia
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146 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had a magnificent time at Bar Idea. The service was professional but friendly. A couple of times I asked them to surprise us with cocktails and red wine selections and after taking some limited guidance they delivered brilliantly. We had the $75 tasting menus and we were warned with a "are you really hungry?". The serves were fantastic, large... More 

Thank RobCug67
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had a group dinner last week in the private dining room. The room was cute and private-like being in a living room in someones home! Food was fantastic and service was great. Highly recommend for work dinner or family catch up.

Thank Tabby1992
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This Sicilian themed restaurant makes a reasonable attempt at reproducing the homely flavours of Sicily. Some dishes are very good indeed, for example the caponata [capunata], the barramundi fillets and the the slow-cooked lamb shoulder. However my gnocchetti were a disappointment because although the pasta was perfectly cooked, the sauce with eggplant was bland and under-seasoned. The desserts were excellent.The... More 

Thank kdac001
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Dinning the traditional Sicilian way with shared plates. The decor between quirky and homely. The place was packed and noisy, this added to the experience. The staff attentive friendly and helpful. The food was the highlight, the flavours the textures, the best home made pasta. I visited with a family group of five adults and two small children. We tried... More 

Thank MoffoB
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful quirky restaurant with excellent food. Noisy and cramped, but who cares if you get a spread like this. The other night we had for entree the barbecued Sardines (exquisite), Aroncini (yum) and prawns. Don't know what to make of the prawns, extremely salty with touch of chilli, but tasted like whitebait! Main was the slow cooked lamb, delightful! Washed... More 

Thank Daniel T
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with 2 adult children. We had been recommended to this place. The service is casual but attentive. There is a sharing menu or $55pp for 4 courses. There is quite a good selection and vegetarians are well catered for. The dishes are fairly large. The food is excellent. But I can't say whether it's authentic as we've never visited... More 

Thank aurorasev
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I love the simple clean flavours, the balanced textures and the colours of the Mediterranean. Good olive oil lubricates each mouthful. Lots of little dishes shared and wiped clean with torn bread, I left warm and full.

Thank Lani S
Melbourne, Australia
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171 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We had wanted to come here for ages, just never found the time. Glad we did. We booked a table online as we had tried unsuccessfully to book via the phone. The food. The food is amazing. We had the Sicilian style salami (perfect), Ricotta and semolina gnochetti pasta, broccoli, shaved sprouts, chilli (salty and delicious), 5 hour red wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Moreland  >  Brunswick East
  • Phone Number: 9380 5339

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?