Vibrante achieves something on which other Italian restaurants in Melbourne often miss the mark – it manages to be both rustic and contemporary, both refined and homely. The service is unobtrusive but attentive, and the setting is elegant but sociable. This rare balance means Vibrante can suit any occasion, from engagement dinners to social sport functions to business meetings. Traditional Italian techniques and dishes are taken as inspiration, but Vibrante’s menu is injected with a lot of contemporary creativity, often guided by the seasonal availability of fresh, local Australian products. The menu covers healthy, hearty meals (the braised lamb risotto is hard to resist), light, refreshing fare (we recommend the salad of pears, rucola, strawberries and parmesan), gourmet pizzas, antipasti, desserts and a great wine selection. Found at the corner of Anderson and James streets, Vibrante is very handily located for anybody in Templestowe.
Had a lovely lunch with friends. Good atmosphere & yummy food. Attentive staff without being annoying. We all had a main & a dessert. Will definitely be back.
Service was fantastic, staff were welcoming. Gluten free and vegetarian options available and clearly marked. Barramundi was delicious, creme brûlée beautiful. We will be back
Great food and great service. Went with my wife on a date night for the first time in a while and chose Vibrante as it was reasonable close to home. Have been there before but seems to get better with each visit.