About Rubicon Bar Restaurant

Rubicon Bar & Restaurant is surely the best place in Essendon to realise what Italian cuisine can be like at its best. A lot of places around Melbourne get by just by putting out the expected Italian cliches, but Rubicon Bar & Restaurant on Mt Alexander Road seem determined to delve much further into the Italian culinary canon and pull out some real gems, from homemade pastas to seafood specialties. They also offer some delicious internationally inspired options, like American pork ribs and Moroccan chicken salad, so there’s sure to be something to please everybody, and all beautifully presented. Rubicon Bar & Restaurant is great for groups, because their elegant contemporary venue on Mt Alexander Road is spacious but refined, with a lounge area and fully stocked bar at hand with all the appropriate liquid accompaniments to complement an Italian meal of this quality.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Rubicon Bar Restaurant
Mount Alexander Road 861, Essendon
Melbourne 3040

Menu Highlights



Homemade Meatballs

Italian beef and pork meatballs with Napoli sauce and side of homemade bread

Nonna’s Arancini

Home-made ricotta and parmesan arancini with Napoli dipping sauce (V) Home-made creamy chicken and mushroom arancini with herb aioli

Rubicon’s Scallops

½ doz seared scallops with a light sweet and citrus butter sauce

37 Rubicon Bar Restaurant Reviews

37 Reviews
Noise levels:Average
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Shirley T.8 days ago · 1 review

We had dinner here tonight, from the moment we walked in the service was exceptional. Ordered arancini for entree, hubby had eye fillet and i had risotto, sorbet and brandy snap for dessert, all very nice but what stood out for us was the service.

Joy P.11 days ago · 1 review

Within the last two months I have had dinner with friends at rubicon and highly recommend this restaurant , delicious food, friendly staff, will definatley return.

Benjamin M.a month ago · 1 review

The staff were extremely friendly and offered great service. All of the food was great. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and will be returning.