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“Not that great for the price for a Christmas Lunch. Disappointed ”

Divino Ristorante at Mandala Wines
Price range: AU$40 - AU$100
Description: How Divino! When the hustle and bustle gets too much, Divino Ristorante is the perfect escape. An easy one-hour drive from Melbourne, you can find yourself at home in the glassdoor pavilion which boasts spectacular views of the Yarra Valley. Imagine eating seasonal produce from an on-site kitchen garden and sipping wine (try the "blanc de blancs" - it's our favourite sparkling!) from vineyards that flourish before your eyes. Divino Ristorante has made this a reality, and its Italian influenced menu will delight the entire family. If mouth-watering eye-fillet of beef doesn't tickle your fancy, try the house-made gnocchi. With breath-taking panoramic scenes, fresh, local produce and a neighbouring cellar door, this venue offers a truly unique experience.
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Description: How Divino! When the hustle and bustle gets too much, Divino Ristorante is the perfect escape. An easy one-hour drive from Melbourne, you can find yourself at home in the glassdoor pavilion which boasts spectacular views of the Yarra Valley. Imagine eating seasonal produce from an on-site kitchen garden and sipping wine (try the "blanc de blancs" - it's our favourite sparkling!) from vineyards that flourish before your eyes. Divino Ristorante has made this a reality, and its Italian influenced menu will delight the entire family. If mouth-watering eye-fillet of beef doesn't tickle your fancy, try the house-made gnocchi. With breath-taking panoramic scenes, fresh, local produce and a neighbouring cellar door, this venue offers a truly unique experience.
Reviewed 25 December 2023

Slightly disappointed with the value of this Christmas Lunch but appreciate the cost of staff on a public holiday. The food was okay, not as good as expected. Thought for $220 per person at least a glass of wine would be included given this is a winery as well. Coffee was sub-standard, not the Melbourne standard. Eye fillet steak was seared but still way too red. The limonchello was definitely not the Italian standard, couldn't taste any alcohol, it was creamy and not that nice. Desserts were average. Seating was pleasant, nice views but we probably won't go here again. The Shiraz was okay but for $60 per bottle it was not that good.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Thank Chris F
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

A very picturesque restaurant from the outside and then continues to deliver inside. We were all impressed with the service and attention to detail by the restaurant. It was an enjoyable experience, with high quality food and very good service. Thank you to the staff and owners of this restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Thank Janine M
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

Lovely views over lawns and vines make dining either inside or out absolutely perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed the lovely food (prosciutto wrapped Barramundi - yum!) and wine (Mandala Fume Blanc was particularly nice), all provided with excellent and attentive service. Will be back

Date of visit: October 2023
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Thank go2andfro
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

Enjoyed the food and the wine here. Went for lunch and was a bit early so called into the cellar door first. The wines were very nice. We tried the Patriarch Pinot Noir and the Shiraz. Both were lovely but the $70 Pinot Noir was outstanding.
We ended up going back to buy some of the Pinot after our lunch. We even offered a bottle with our lunch.
The chef was very accommodations for my fructose intolerance and the service was attentive. The cellar door manager was very informative without making us feel intimidated. All in all an outstanding experience! Thank you!

Date of visit: July 2023
Thank Oakie67
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

Great food once again ..... after our 1st experience, we came back confidently this time with friends.

Great service too from the charming Gulio - thank you

Date of visit: July 2023
Thank Steve N
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