Rubicon Bar Restaurant

EssendonItalian
Excellent
5.3/6
41 Reviews

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 today - Opens at 5:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Address

Rubicon Bar Restaurant
Mount Alexander Road 861, Essendon
Melbourne 3040

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Homemade Meatballs

Italian beef and pork meatballs with Napoli sauce and side of homemade bread
A$15.50

Nonna’s Arancini

Home-made ricotta and parmesan arancini with Napoli dipping sauce (V) Home-made creamy chicken and mushroom arancini with herb aioli
A$16.50

Rubicon’s Scallops

½ doz seared scallops with a light sweet and citrus butter sauce
A$24.50

41 Rubicon Bar Restaurant Reviews

Excellent
5.3/6
41 Reviews
Service:Excellent
Noise levels:Average
Atmosphere:Excellent
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Food:Outstanding
New"Excellent"
6/6
Chantal S.9 days ago · 1 review

This is the second time I have dined at Rubicon and it was the same experience - excellent service, friendly and efficient staff and the food was superb! The restaurant also offers gluten free meals, which was much appreciated. It also offers great children's meals, which was convenient for our six and nine year-old. We'll definitely be dining here again.

"Excellent"
6/6
Trudy C.23 days ago · 1 review

We had a great night out with friends food amazing and very friendly helpful staff .A great experience and recommend to others very nice family atmosphere.

"Excellent"
6/6
megan o.2 months ago · 1 review

had A great night, the food was excellent, brilliiant fresh seafood, prompt service and a really nice friendly atmosphere. Definitely a place I would come to again