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Tacco and Tosca

Middle ParkItalian
Excellent
5.4/6
77 Reviews

About Tacco and Tosca

This cosy Italian trattoria-style restaurant is tucked away down Richardson Street in the leafy seaside Melbourne suburb of Middle Park, and it’s a gem worth taking the time to get to know if you, like many in the city, are in love with good, homemade Italian food. One of the highlights at Tacco & Tosca has to be their claim to have introduced Melbourne to to la puccia, a kind of pizza pocket traditional to the southern Italian region of Puglia that is filled with a variety of Mediterranean ingredients and baked in the wood oven. You have to try it.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Address

Tacco and Tosca
251 Richardson St, Middle Park
Melbourne 3206

Menu Highlights

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Entrées

Bocconi Di Scamorza Affumicata in Pancetta Al Forno

Oven baked smoked mozzarella cheese wrapped with pancetta, served on rocket and cherry tomatoes (G.F)
A$14.00

Cozze Alla Marinara

Mussels sauteed in E.V.O. garlic, parsley, chilli & white wine (G.F)
A$18.00

Calamari Su Rucola E Pomodorini

Crispy calamari served on rocket salad and cherry tomatoes
A$20.00
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Mains

Zuppa Di Pesce

Mixed seafood sauteed in olive oil, garlic, chilli and Napoli sauce, served with toasted bread
A$28.00

Tagliata Di Manzo

Grilled grain feed beef scotch fillet, served on rocket salad, topped with shaved grana cheese and balsamic reduction
A$28.00

Scaloppine Di Polllo

Chicken breast scaloppini sauteed with white wine sauce, served with roasted potatoes
A$28.00
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Desserts

Tiramisu

A$9.00

Cannoli Siciliani with Ricotta, Dark Chocolate and Pistacchio

A$10.00

Pizza Alla Nutella with Strawberries and Vanilla Ice Cream

A$10.00
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More about Tacco and Tosca, Middle Park

Choose from a variety of puccia, from the cisternino (sausage, roasted capsicum, mixed mushrooms, smoked scamorza and mustard seed) to the vegetarian fasano (mixed grilled vegetables with mint, garlic oil and provolone), or go for Tacco & Tosca’s big range of traditional and wood-fired pizzas. It’s quick, simple comfort food like this that locals to Melbourne’s Middle Park love, but this Italian restaurant’s remit goes much further, with a range of Puglian and Tuscan dishes brought to table.

Classic Italian entrees like fresh mussels sauteed in extra virgin olive oil, white wine, parsley, garlic and chilli are a great way to start your meal at Tacco & Tosca’s intimate restaurant down Richardson Street. Further on, the menu is dotted with hints as to the premium ingredients that this Middle Park restaurant use to make each of their dishes rank among the best in Melbourne – this is true Italian dining, trattoria-style. The meat and cheese platter alone tempts with its selection of fine cured meats and cheeses served alongside truffle honey and tarallucci, but it’s the pasta dishes and generous main courses that will have you pinning Tacco & Tosca to your culinary map.

77 Tacco and Tosca Reviews

Excellent
5.4/6
77 Reviews
Food:Outstanding
Noise levels:Pleasant
Atmosphere:Excellent
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Service:Excellent
Value for money:Great value
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"Excellent"6/6
Stephen W.4 days ago · 1 review

Great Italian food. Garlic and cheese pizza for starters is to die for. Woodfire pizza for main, flavors together amazing. Nutella pizza to finish, dancing excitement in your mouth.

"Excellent"6/6
Livia C.25 days ago · 1 review

A great lively authentically Italian restaurant. Great service and you can speak Italian if you want to. Variety of Italian dishes - wood fired pizza and other authentically Italian food. Chef is directly from Florence Italy.

"Excellent"6/6
Guthrie B.a month ago · 2 reviews

Warm, friendly and consistently good, Tacco and Tosca is a local gem. It's also well worth straying from the pizza menu and exploring the pasta. A local gem.

"Excellent"6/6
Naomi Hart H.a month ago · 1 review

Great atmosphere , fantastic pizzas and wonderful service. We had the gnocchi with sage butter too and it was the best ! Thank you for making our family night special.

"Great"5/6
Leanne L.2 years ago · 1 review

I booked Tacco and Tosca through Quandoo, for the first time. What led me to this is was I called the restaurant to make a reservation and no one answered the phone. There was no option to leave a message as the machine was full. I jumped online to their website and it directed to make a reservation. It was very easy and straight forward. I received an email confirmation within 15 minutes. Our reservation was in the booking diary, however there was not table for us. There were a lot of reserved tables, it was 6pm and tbls were reserved for 7.30pm. I advised them we'll be out by then. We loved our meal, the pasta was delicious, the Bruschetta flavorsome and we had to fit in dessert - profiteroles - they were delicious, lucky we shared. We look forward to going back again soon.

"Great"5/6
Alan A.a year ago · 1 review

Dined with party of seven people. Tacco and Tosca was busy but service was still good. Menu is quite large and contains (regional?) Italian dishes I have not encountered before in Melbourne/Lygon Street Italian bistros. Choice was good, and dishes our party had were excellent. Service was efficient and timely. (We are fortunate to have a quality Italian restaurant in our neighborhood: previously we always went to Lygon Street for good Italian food - we are fortunate to have T & T at home!). Not cheap but not too expensive for the quality!)

"Good"4/6
Lynette K.a year ago · 2 reviews

Not as good as the experience I've had on previous occasions. The service was very slow even though they weren't that busy. We we there half a hour before anyone came near us to take our drinks order only after we kept asking. Apparently only the owner takes the orders! Overall the food was good we had the Zuppa de pesce, snapper (fish of the day) and lobster gnocchi but disappointed with the spinach and ricotta gnocchi which consisted of 4 large stodgy gnocchi, not what we expected. One of our guests told the waiter she couldn't eat it and sent more that half of it back but no one came to ask what the problem was! They also couldn't mix a drink of soda, lime & bitters. They tried 4 times but couldn't get it right!

"Great"5/6
Carmen S.10 months ago · 1 review

We had a great time last evening at Tacco and Tosca. The service is always excellent. The waiters are always attentive and courteous. The food is always of a high standard. A beautiful evening was shared by all. A great Pizza and Pasta restaurant with a few meals for those not into Carbs.

"Excellent"6/6
Dennis M.3 months ago · 8 reviews

We have regularly dined at Tacco and Tosca and the hospitality there is always genuinely welcoming and the food consistently good. Have not been able to work through the whole menu yest but will definitely be back to try new dishes.

"Excellent"6/6
Guthrie B.a year ago · 2 reviews

I've said it before...this place is a hidden gem, reminiscent of the family owned Italian restaurants I grew up eating at in Perth and Fremantle. Places like the Romany and The Capri, where there's as much a love for running a restaurant as there is for the food. Both of those things are on full display from the moment you walk through the door. If they have the slow cooked ragu on the menu, do yourself a favour...

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