180 Restaurants in Melbourne: European

Melbourne's European restaurants

As befits a city widely hailed as Australia's cultural capital, Melbourne is home to a whole smorgasbord of wonderful restaurants, including lots that cater to lovers of European cuisine. From the classic dishes of France and Germany to more niche interests, Melbourne's European restaurants offer a gastronomic guide to an entire continent. Whether you're looking for lunch before hitting the city's galleries and museums or a pre-theatre dinner, Quandoo is ready with some great restaurants where every mouthful brims with Old World charm.

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Abruzzo Club - 377 on Lygon

Brunswick East
Italian$$$$
5.3/629
Abruzzo Club - 377 on Lygon

Tacco and Tosca

Middle Park
Italian$$$$
5.5/6128
Tacco and Tosca

Merchant Osteria Veneta

Melbourne CBD
Italian$$$$
5.5/64
Merchant Osteria Veneta
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Penny Young

Moonee Ponds
Italian$$$$
4.9/636
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Cornerstone Pizzeria

Coburg
Italian$$$$
5.3/6219
Cornerstone Pizzeria

Vibrante

Templestowe
Italian$$$$
5.2/6138
Vibrante

Errols

North Melbourne
European$$$$
5.2/631
Errols

ENA Greek Street Food

Southbank
Greek$$$$
5.2/6228
ENA Greek Street Food

Meat Me

Oakleigh
Greek$$$$
4.7/6142
Meat Me

Maccaroni Osteria Italiana

Fitzroy North
Italian$$$$
5.2/675
Maccaroni Osteria Italiana

Paesano Italian Restaurant - Knox

Wantirna South
Italian$$$$
4.1/662
Paesano Italian Restaurant - Knox

Caffe E Cucina

South Yarra
Italian$$$$
4.9/68
Caffe E Cucina

Railway Hotel

Fitzroy North
Drinks$$$$
4.5/64
Railway Hotel

Santoni Pizza Bar

Hawthorn East
Pizza$$$$
5.1/6238
Santoni Pizza Bar

Just Italy - Oakleigh East

Oakleigh
Italian$$$$
5.5/661
Just Italy - Oakleigh East

Red Hummingbird Rooftop Bar

Melbourne CBD
Drinks$$$$
5.5/611
Red Hummingbird Rooftop Bar

Shukah

Windsor
Middle Eastern$$$$
5.6/613
Shukah

Osteria 20

Hawthorn
Italian$$$$
5.5/68
Osteria 20

Queen of Spades

Fitzroy
Australian$$$$
6.0/63
Queen of Spades

Carlucci's Restaurant

Templestowe
Italian$$$$
5.3/6133
Carlucci's Restaurant
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    Try Spanish cuisine in Melbourne's European restaurants

    Among Melbourne's many European restaurants, there are a number of lively tapas bars and restaurants offering authentic Spanish cuisine. At MoVida on Hosier Lane you can kick off with some tapas plates to share of salty anchovy croutons and tangy beetroot croquettes with sheep’s milk yoghurt, before moving onto mains full of Spanish flavour. Seafood lovers will surely be tempted by the zarzuela, a spicy Catalan fish stew, while meat eaters might plump for the pork belly braised with cider or lamb cooked in Amontillado. These places usually have menus of Spanish wine and sherry that will impress even the most discerning aficionado.
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    European restaurants in Melbourne serving Italian cuisine

    In addition, Melbourne boasts plenty of European restaurants specialising in Italian cuisine. They range from popular pizzerias and long-standing family-run trattorias to award-winning fine dining restaurants like Cecconi's on Flinders Lane. Kick things off with a plate of seared scallops with black sesame seeds, cucumber, avocado, pickled shiso and ginger, before a main of open raviolo of wild mushroom and rabbit ragu topped with sage butter, or try the duck tortellini, seafood linguine or prawn risotto.
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    Try something out of the ordinary in Melbourne’s European restaurants

    Should you fancy something a little different, there's also no shortage of restaurants in Melbourne offering tasty North European cuisine. For example, at the Swiss Club on Flinders Lane you can tuck into hearty mains of venison goulash or chicken cordon bleu, while for dessert couples might opt for a rich cheese fondue, followed by meringues and strudels heaped with ice cream. Alternatively, the Highlander in the CBD rustles up traditional Scottish dishes with an irreverent modern twist, including pan-fried haggis, gourmet burgers topped with whisky sauce and deep-fried chocolate desserts. Whatever tickles your fancy, with Quandoo, we can guarantee you’ll find the perfect Melbourne European restaurant to suit any palate or occasion!