Nobody does Italian cuisine quite like Melbourne’s Bocconcini. Italian to the core, this excellent restaurant on Glen Huntly Road is known for its cosy setting and especially its soul-comforting Italian cuisine. Sticking to tradition, Bocconcini makes sure that diners enjoy Italian food as it should be – that’s simple, satisfying and incredibly flavourful. Open every day of the week except Monday, Elsternwick’s Bocconcino is a must-visit for fans of hearty, rustic cuisine.
From pizza to seafood, the offerings at Bocconcini on Elsternwick’s Glen Huntly Road are made with authenticity in mind – the pasta is fresh and made from scratch, and the desserts will put your local pastry shop to shame. The Melbourne restaurant’s atmosphere in the dining area is simple yet elegant, functioning both as a casual lunch spot for dining with friends, or the perfect date night destination. No matter what the occasion, Bocconcini is sure to impress with its fantastic cuisine and amicable service.
Pizzas at Melbourne’s Bocconcini are done both the Italian way, featuring a thin crust, or the way you’re probably used to eating it, with a slightly thicker base. We like ‘em either way – there simply isn’t a bad choice at this amazing Elsternwick restaurant. Go for the Aussie topped with tomato, cheese, egg, ham and bacon, or get traditional with the Quattro Formaggi. The pastas deserve an essay all on their own, and include options like the vegetarian pumpkin ravioli with burnt sage butter and pine nuts, gnocchi gorgonzola or linguini carbonara. End with pavlova or tiramisu, then go ahead and start preparing for the next visit (booking ahead is the smart way).
Friendly and helpful staff from Italy. Authentic atmosphere and experience. Down to earth...not pretentious at all. Great Italian food and wine. We loved everything we ordered.
Service was excellent and food was awesome! Good experience for our anniversary. Will definitely recommend to our friends and family. Great little restaurant on Carlisle street.
Great little restaurant with friendly and attentive service. Had the seafood sharing plate which was great value. Tiramisu was comparable to the best we have had in Italy
As a family of 5 - we thoroughly enjoyed our evening at BOCCONCINI. We requested a corner table & when we walked in at 6pm we were greeted by the staff & shown a corner table. Staff were courteous, & always checked our order from drinks to sweets - all in all - we were treated as "SPECIAL". THANK YOU & GOD BLESS THE WORK OF YOUR HANDS.
Unfortunately, my experience at Bocconcini was not an outstanding success. There were very few customers in the restaurant however a couple of people came to see their friend who was working that day. These people made a lot of noise, they were laughing very loudly and it was annoying. Our quiet dinner was an unpleasant affair. I had lasagne. I think it had been reheated, the edges of the lasagne were burnt and hard, I had to cut them off. My husband and I left as soon as we were finished. We will not go back there.
We're never disappointed with our food, service, friendliness and hospitality at Bocconcini. It is truly a neighborhood gem and we'll keep eating there again and again.
I loved everything about this small little dinner spot. The ambiance, the staff, and the food were amazing. The fresh pasta meal of the day was the best pasta I've had. This will become a new regular haunt for me, and I live in Richmond.
A great local restaurant. Staff very welcoming and helpful. Two of us had a special - beef cheeks on mash - and the other the always available gnocchi gorgonzola. Excellent - and always served with fresh rolls from the oven. Highly recommended.
Good authentic food, enjoyable and efficient customer service. Very comfortable atmosphere. Value in this industry , although very important is not just the food, it is the entire experience including a solid grounding and knowledge of both food and wine which is willingly shared. This restaurant has mastered it!
Service was excellent...if my partner leaves a tip ..then she must have been content..food was also excellent..only problem is and if their is one it only has a small range ..but thats ok i will go back again