Port Melbourne is a hub of activity in the Victorian capital, and understandably, the area is stocked with great places to eat. There’s Vietnamese and Chinese, curry houses and Thai temples, Mexican restaurants and sushi counters, Greek gyros and plenty more besides. The twin towers of Italian and Australian are always predominate in the Melbourne dining scene, however, and if you take a trip to Cafe Grumento on Beach Street, you can be confident of picking up the best of both worlds. They offer a chic Aussie cafe environment, with all the homely trappings, plus pizzas and pastas for those who like a taste of the bel paese, crepes and gnocchi – not to mention an extensive Italian wine list – and all you need to do is to make the journey to experience the lot. They’re perfectly placed for those arriving at Station Pier, for those at the beach or those taking the tram in from the CBD, so book a table and head on in for an Italian restaurant in Melbourne with a real personal touch.
Staff were wonderful. Offered to heat up our meals because we'd been talking too much! Delicious food. Comfy seats. Lovely atmosphere. Will go there again.
Friendly service, reasonably priced food. Menu fairly traditional but had run out of my preferred menu item at lunchtime on day of visiting. No outdoor heating which is disappointing on a cold day given the great location and large undercover area of which to take advantage. Shared council toilets with no soap.
Lovely evening. John and his staff looked after us very well. John is very attentive and caring and welcoming. We had a table of 16 and we were all comfortably seated. The French vanilla slice was delicious.