CLOSED: Balsamic

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 2 reviews )



Level 3, Eastland Shopping Centre, 175 Maroondah Hwy (at near Hoyts), Ringwood, Victoria, 3134

Serves meat, vegan options available. Established restaurant with a small dedicated vegan menu including pasta, risotto, pizza, and salad. Reported closed March 2018.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Italian, European, Non-veg

2 Reviews

First Review by verbosity

Not quite there yet - Edit

I really wanted to like Balsamic's newly introduced Vegan menu, however both the food and the service could do with improvement. Hopefully with a bit of constructive feedback, they will persevere and become a reasonable choice for Vegans in the local area.

Pros: Something Vegan in Ringwood

Cons: Poor value for money

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A long way to go - Edit

Pricey, small menu and serves.
Balsamic has only had a vegan menu for a few weeks now, they clearly need some input to expand the menu and also need to put some more effort in.
We had a Bruschetta pizza ($15) which used Lebanese bread for a base (generally $1 or $2 for a pack at fruit & veg markets etc).
We also ordered Napoli Gnocchi ($20), which did not appear to be Napoli when it came out, we queried this and waited for the staff member to query the kitchen and get back to us. A few minutes later we saw her serving another table. We left our table and went to pay/leave (Gnocchi uneaten). The staff member then assured us that it was indeed Napoli and that it was brown due to the tomato paste that they use.
We were not charged for the Gnocchi, but the staff member did try to charge us more than the menu price for the (already well over-priced) Bruschetta pizza.
Updated from previous review on Monday December 28, 2015

Pros: Not much else in the area

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