We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Details

CUISINES
Italian, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
View all details
meals, features

Location and contact

Reviews (55)
Filter reviews
54 results
Traveller rating
42
10
2
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
42
10
2
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lunch minestrone soup prosciutto crusty bread biscotti cake pizza garden area great coffee italian style lovely food very friendly service luca piadinas rear patrons melbourne
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 54 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this charming restaurant. The staff are incredibly welcoming and helpful. The food is amazing and amongst the best Italian dishes I have had outside of Italy. I highly recommend Origini, a true asset to Castlemaine.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Travelsoulsister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this quaint cafe that specialises in Italian food for lunch with friends and family. Immediately felt like being in a little Italian cafe as we were shown to a great table in the window. The waiter was great and made us feel very welcome....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LynC475
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Great coffee. Not many good vegetarian options but when the frittata is on it’s fabulous. Friendly helpful service. A bit too cozy inside but the outside area is lovely.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Muppy1
Reviewed 15 November 2018

We had a delicious lunch at Origini 2 days ago. This was our second visit, the first being a dinner last year. We had lunch in the pretty courtyard at the rear of the cafe. We had the salmon bruscetta and the smoked chicken and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Phoebetwinkle
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We had a late lunch and wow - We loved this cafe. We had come up from Melbourne for a meeting and when we arrived at 2pm we were nervous if they would still be serving lunch but there was hardly a seat spare. It...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank olivepopeye
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Great Italian lunches, especially the minestrone soup. Friendly service. A quaint garden area behind the ristorante for a relaxed meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter James D
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Very good autantic Italian comfort food. The onwers were very attentive and friendly. Very personal and intermate dining experience. The food are very delicious. We will definitely coming back again.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 3109AJ
Reviewed 29 September 2018

I only review when impressed or disappointed. Origini impresses - for a start it gets the basics right. Good bread, great coffee, small but quality drinks list and friendly service. Having got all those things right, you expect good food - and we weren't disappointed....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dazdav
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Heading back to Melbourne after spending the day in Bendigo we happened across this lovely little cafe in Castlemaine. Even though everyone was busily setting up for dinner, we were welcomed inside and looked after straightaway. The coffee was perfect and the accompanying torte we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 999fridad
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Love the atmosphere, like a little piece of Italy but in Castlemaine, coffee is best in town and you are always greeted like an old friend

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sallad-Days
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Origini Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing