South Yarra has no shortage of Italian restaurants, and Italian Chef on Chapel Street is certainly one of this area of Melbourne’s best. As its name suggests, the chefs here are all from Italy – a little clue that the cuisine on offer is going to be great. From breakfasts to pizzas, pastas, meat dishes and sharing plates, at Italian Chef you can enjoy a range of authentic Italian cuisine. Buon Appetito!
Don’t forget about Italian Chef’s daily aperitivo, Pizza Tuesday specials, and breakfast specials, and the three amazing spaces that can be booked for private events!
While the decor at Italian Chef may be sleek and modern, the dishes on offer at this Melbourne restaurant are as rustic as you can get. In true Italian style, begin with a selection of antipasti like the funghi croccanti (a flat mushroom stuffed with mozzarella and crispy pancetta on a bed of rocket with balsamic vinegar and olive oil) or some salmone affumicato (carpaccio of smoked salmon with fennel in lemon, orange and mandarin sauce with balsamic reduction).
With a separate menu dedicated entirely to pizza, you may struggle choosing from the lengthy list over at South Yarra’s Italian Chef. We recommend going for the salsiccia e chips topped with tomato, fior de latte mozzarella, sausage and potato chips, and the mezzaluna half of a traditional pizza loaded with mushrooms, mozzarella and salami, with the other half folded into a calzone. Or, you could indulge in a traditional pasta, meat or seafood dish. Take a trip over to Italian Chef’s Chapel Street location and find out why this restaurant is such a popular choice in Melbourne's South Yarra for yourself.
My favourite local restaurant!! Wonderful staff and beautiful food. I could not recommend more highly. So if you're anywhere near South Yarra you really must try it.
Amazing food. Great atmosphere. Very welcoming place. From the cocktails and authentic-Italian pizza, down to the variety of deserts, loved every bit of Italian Chef.
5 star food, great service, great atmosphere, we loved it and will definitely visit again. The chocolate pasta was a favourite, something special and surprising.