Italio Preston is an Italian restaurant making big waves in the restaurant scene in Melbourne. A relatively new kid on the block, the pizza and pasta coming out of the Italio kitchen is something you really ought to be trying. Located on High Street, you’ll also find plenty of specialty Italian cheeses, meats, mains and desserts, so your taste buds will always be satisfied no matter what they’re craving. Set within a stylish dining room complete with an open kitchen and traditional Italian bar, Italio Melbourne is the ultimate dining experience. So what are you waiting for? Book a table!
Excellent semolina crusted calamari entree. Very generous serving at $14+ Had planned to have Italian doughnuts for dessert but was too full. I dined alone last Sat night and found most aspects of the dining experience excellent. One quibble - I'd asked for extra ice with my gin and tonic but there was not much ice at all. Next night, myself and two family members dined at Italio. The pizzas we had were exceptional - very tasty with generous ingredients but I noticed the service was less than satisfactory with more diners. Waiter did not know menu well and tried to take plates, coffee & serviettes off table when we weren't finished. Overall, it was good but very quiet on Sunday night. Service while friendly could be more efficient. In saying that, I'd definitely dine at Italio again. It has two pizza competitors in this High St Preston strip (within 100 metres), so Italio needs to do its absolute best to impress. But the food is great 7/10