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5.3 /6 Excellent 18 Reviews


Templestowe Italian $$$$ +100
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About Vibrante

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 10:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 10:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 10:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday 10:00 - 22:30
Vibrante, James Street 133, 3106 Melbourne


18 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 18 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
05.08.2017 13:03

Great restaurant in a really nice building.. Tremendous food and great service. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Perfect for couples, families, romantic nights and groups

1 review so far 6
09.07.2017 08:12

Nice restaurant. Food always lovely and consistent. The only criticism would be sitting near the door entrance, which was opened regularly. Not pleasant on a cold night.

1 review so far 6
17.06.2017 08:38

The staff at Vibrante were friendly and attentive. When we asked to be moved from close to the entrance, they were very obliging and understanding. Our party of 5 enjoyed the main courses we had ordered, especially the Pork ribs which were tasty and delicious, the Potted Pie's pastry was flaky and the vegetables were cooked just right. The sticky date pudding was enjoyed by all. Will definitely return soon.

2 reviews so far 6
12.06.2017 06:47

Great atmosphere and fabulous location. The service was efficient and all the staff were friendly. The food was excellent. Overall this was a very satisfying experience and good value for money

1 review so far 5
22.12.2016 07:41

Arranged a lunch for 6 for a pre Christmas "break up" and from the easy online booking service to the delicious main course and desserts, a great time was had by all. Highly recommended, Vibrante is great value in all aspects.

1 review so far 4
20.07.2017 12:26

Mostly a pleasant experience apart from being seated near an opening and closing door with a chilly blast blowing straight onto us . Being of the older generation it wasn't very pleasant. We also had a frozen chip in amongst our cooked chips so kitchen staff may need to take more care with plating up.

2 reviews so far 6
16.02.2017 20:56

We had ordered barramundi and gnocchi. The food was delicious and the service was great. We didnt have to wait long time from starter to main dish. We will come back again for sure.

1 review so far 5
07.08.2017 12:38

it is a very good restaurant and the food is excellent and well presented. We were a table of 10 with 5 children and had to ask if there was a children's menu. It was given to us straight away.

1 review so far 6
02.12.2016 15:51

The service by the staff was excellent ,surroundings and table placement which we had asked for was great . The food and preparation was beyond excellent , just a great day and experience.

1 review so far 6
06.06.2017 13:42

Excellent value for money very courteous staff would recommend to anyone have been for lunch and dinner can not fault it very central and parking is ok

2 reviews so far 6
28.05.2017 14:24

Great food and atmosphere. Staff were all lovely and helpful. We were the last ones there and they didn't pressure us to leave. Nice night out.

1 review so far 5
10.06.2017 12:27

Consistently good service and generous,well presented meals.Enough variety to please everyone with the addition of weekly specials .BYO is always a plus particularly for regular patrons.A great local addition.

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 07:42

the service and the food was very good. a little noisy at times. we would look forward to dining there again. we have encouraged other to try this restaurant.

1 review so far 5
02.09.2017 07:11

food was lovely, lots to choose from on the menu. Service was good. Was a little noisy & hard to hear at times but overall a lovely night

1 review so far 5
01.04.2017 07:20

The food was tasty and the waiter very attentive and pleasant. Not too noisy so a pleasant chat was possible. Will come back at late date.

1 review so far 5
04.09.2017 11:31

Had a lovely Father's Day lunch with family. Good menu variety. Attentive staff. Would definitely go back again. Recommend to others who haven't yet tried it

1 review so far 4
17.09.2016 07:29

good service,only fault 2 medium rare steaks came out as medium otherwise a nice lunch was had by all 6 of us. we will come again

1 review so far 4
21.08.2017 08:36

One order came out wrong. Asked for salad and got steamed veggies And steak was chewie. Salmon, and oysters were good.overall good.would go again soon