To feel the spirit of Italy, one only has to travel as far as Geppetto Trattoria in East Melbourne. A Melbourne institution since 1981, this Italian restaurant serves some of the city’s finest traditional cuisine. Known for its atmosphere and friendly service, this lovely restaurant also offers delicious drinks and options for private dining. Found on Wellington Parade close to Fitzroy Gardens and Melbourne Cricket Ground, this fantastic restaurant is a must-visit for local Italian-food fanatics.
As one of the city’s most respected restaurant’s, Geppetto Trattoria in East Melbourne is an iconic place to indulge in the city’s best pasta and pizza delights. The space is cosy and inviting, yet sophisticated enough for a formal dinner or a romantic evening out. Geppetto Trattoria – on Melbourne’s Wellington Parade – also offers up private dining options suitable for corporate functions, birthday celebrations and wedding showers alike.
After ordering a glass of wine and indulging in some dottoli (roasted Wagyu beef and portobello mushroom dumplings) at Melbourne’s Geppetto Trattoria, the time will come to make a difficult decision – pasta or one of the grilled specialties? From the pastas, we recommend the cavatelli sannita, short hand-rolled pasta served with mushroom, slow-cooked pork shoulder, tomato, sage and chilli sauce. And as for the mains, you can’t go wrong with the capretto al forno , baby goat in a tomato sauce served with potato mash, or the filleto del giorno, fish grilled and served with lemon zest, capers and a zesty celery heart dressing. This famous Melbourne restaurant is known to get packed, so be sure to book in advance to secure a table!