Melbourne’s Merchant Osteria Veneta is dishing out some of the best Italian cooking in the city. Located down Collins Street in the CBD, this restaurant offers a taste of Italy right in the heart of all the action. Whether you’re looking for pasta, a glass of wine, a grilled steak or all of the above, the food at this restaurant does not disappoint. The menu here is short and sweet, with inventive options that you’ll love. And if you love the food, we know you’re going to love the wine – do yourself a favour and book ahead to experience the tasty food at Merchant Osteria Veneta.
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Great service, delicious food. Have been before last time being 4 years ago, great to see it still consistently good.
If you’ve been on the hunt for an Italian restaurant that ticks all the right boxes, then get yourself down to Merchant Osteria Veneta on Collins Street in Melbourne CBD. To begin with, the setting is stylish and sophisticated, featuring exposed brick walls, modern furnishings and a well-stocked bar. Merchant Osteria Veneta’s servers are friendly and knowledgeable, and it offers a wine list bound to impress anyone. And the food? Nothing short of magnificent.
Let’s get down to business, shall we? The food menu at Merchant Osteria Veneta features categories devoted to cicchetti, pasta, fish, meat, vegetables, dessert and cheese – dairy lovers, you’re in for a treat. Start your meal on the right foot with some salt-cured kingfish and smoked cauliflower, salumi or marinated olives. Next comes the difficult part: choosing a main course. The fettuccine with spiced veal ragu comes highly recommended, but you can’t go wrong with Merchant Osteria Veneta’s chargrilled hapuka fillet with lemon. Vegetarians are spoilt with options including farro salad with cauliflower and pine nuts or fried potatoes with garlic and rosemary. Convinced? Then make this Melbourne restaurant your next dining destination.