Taste delicious dishes at the restaurants in East Melbourne, Melbourne. Many of the restaurants in East Melbourne, Melbourne are nestled in between the suburb's grand Victorian homes. This pretty area is home to a large expat community leading to a multicultural foodie scene, as well as plenty of luxury eateries that match East Melbourne's affluent feel. Italian food is particularly popular, with a range of tasty Italian menus that offer the best in home-cooked style food. Geppetto Trattoria is a big hit with locals thanks to its decadent gnocchi ragu, which is handmade and served with a slow-cooked beef, tomato and red wine sauce.