The folks over at Spitiko are passionate about the joy of a home-cooked meal shared with family and friends, the feeling of which they wish to recreate at this Melbourne restaurant. Greeks are known for their amazing hospitality, and at Spitiko you’ll get to experience it for yourself. Located on Park Street over in South Melbourne, this standout restaurant offers an array of delicious charcoal-grilled meats, mezze and other traditional Greek cuisine.
Dining at Spitiko on Melbourne’s Park Street feels almost like dining in your own home with its cosy setting, hearty dishes and walls decorated with old family photographs. Aiming to create a friendly, communal dining experience, South Melbourne’s Spitiko offers small plates and dishes on the menu that are designed to be shared. Start off with some mezze like garides kataifi (shredded pastry-wrapped prawns), kolokithakia (fried zucchini) or chtapodi ksithato (pickled octopus) accompanied by a selection of Greek dips and some pitta bread.
In true Greek style, the chefs at Melbourne’s Spitiko are old pros when it comes to the art of charcoal grilling, and gracing the menu are numerous delicious meat options that have all been grilled to melt-in-your-mouth perfection. You could share a suckling pig or whole lamb, or tuck into the mix grill (a selection of charcoal cooked meats). The specials board is ever changing, so be sure to frequent this Greek restaurant on the regular! Book in advance though, because Spitiko is a popular choice for a good old Greek feast in the South Melbourne area.
Great atmosphere, amazing service, very convenient location and sensational food. Very enjoyable night we will definitely be adding this to our regular restaurant choices. Thank you.
Amazing food and lots of it! Music even better. The atmosphere was spot on and we were able to bring BYO Wine which was great too,
Food, service, and atmosphere were outstanding. The staff were attentive, friendly, 100% professional. Our group had a splendid Christmas Eve at SPITIKO. Highly recommended. Thanks. :-)
Wonderful table service and great atmosphere. Our local and consistently great experience. Authentic Greek food and excellent bang for ya buck :). Recommend you all experience a great night in wonderful South Melbourne
Service was very friendly and efficient. A great selection of beers and pleasant, if a little overpriced wines. No interesting wine varieties. Food was variable. Entrees of dips (what else at a Greek restaurant) were pleasant, the bread excellent. Saganaki was done to perfection and the barbecued octopus was brilliant, tender and moist. Unfortunately the chicken gyros was dry and not very tasty. I used to do better myself (but then I could stand next to the spit and baste it right through the cooking process; I guess you can't do that when you are paying staff public holiday rates). The lamb cutlets were the best I have ever had! I live nearby, but it took my family on holiday from Perth to get me to go there. I'll be back and not have the chicken.
I have had the pleasure of dining at Spitiko previously and returned, because of the service, selection of food and the friendly service. Have recommended it to many of my friends.
Really lovely laid out restaurant with friendly staff. We went for the set menu, perfect choice! Trying things you normally wouldn't pick and so much tasty food it's definitely worth the money. Highly recommend.
Poor service we were the first people in the door the a family we ordered and didn't get our food till 30 minutes after the family and our food came scattered first the salad then 10 minutes later anothe dish then ten minutes later another aboluteley ridiculous service will never ever go back to be the first person to Walk into a restaurant and still have such poor service whilst there is about half a dozen people in there I would hate to see what it's like when it's actually "busy"
exceptional food! everything is delicious! can't go past the banquet -so filling! staff are all lovely and make you feel at home! the decor is also so cute and quuirky!