Criniti's Southbank on Freshwater Place is the perfect spot for some modern Italian eats and drinks. Known all over Melbourne for its authenticity and spectacular food offering, Criniti's Southbank fits the bill for everything from family dinners to work nights out, with a few date nights thrown in for good measure. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we love everything about this popular eatery. Expect dishes that combine contemporary Australian cuisine with Southern Italian recipes and ingredients, as well as halal-certified produce and plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes options in the mix, too. Advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
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It was really loud so hard for the staff to hear us properly and because it was so busy it was quite hard to get their attention BUT the food was incredible and overall it was a really nice night
Great food, extremely busy night but still got our food very quickly.
The last two times I’ve been to crinitis I’ve been disappointed by their gnocchi. I go there especially for their gnocchis specifically their Napoli gnocchi, however the last two times it’s been bland, cold and not properly cooked. I understand it was Valentine’s Day but as this has been the last two times I don’t think I’ll be returning again.
A meal at Criniti's Southbank is always a delicious time, no matter if it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. Centrally situated right on Freshwater Place by the Yarra, you’re going to love this Italian and modern Australian joint. The original Criniti's opened in Parramatta, Sydney back in 2003 and this Melbourne restaurant is now the proud sister of ten other restaurants spread across Australia. A meal at Criniti's Southbank is a sociable affair in a relaxed atmosphere, so we highly advise heading to this Melbourne eatery with some of your nearest and dearest so you can share lots of Italian dishes.
Now, let’s dive into Criniti's Southbank and take a look at some of our favourite menu items. You’ll be spoilt for choice when you see the extensive range of dishes on offer, and let’s just say that deciding what to order will be a tough time. No matter if you fancy seafood, burgers, BBQ, pasta, pizza, risotto, steak, salad or anything else in between. We absolutely love the Zuppa di Pesce with blue swimmer crab, octopus, prawns, calamari, scallops, mussels, vongole and confit cherry tomatoes in a pot of Napoli sauce served with garlic bread. You’re going to want to check out Criniti's Southbank very, very soon.