Serves meat, vegan options available. Contemporary fine dining place. Has a 5-course vegetarian degustation menu, with or without wine - call ahead to book. Open Mon-Fri 12:00pm-10:00pm, Sat 6:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm.

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8 Reviews

First Review by BrianDavey


Points +344

05 Nov 2023

Disappointing fine dining

After hearing mostly good things about Matteo’s we decided to give it a try for a special occasion. Unfortunately, it did not compare to other fine dining places we’ve been to. None of the courses were outstanding, just ok. The final main course was a cauliflower steak, something I’d expect to find on a pub menu, not a fine dining restaurant. The presentation of the dishes was great though. Overall, if you’re looking for a fine dining place in Melbourne, give this one a miss, it certainly wasn’t worth the $160 pp price tag.

Pros: Presentation , Location

Cons: Average food, Not value for money



Points +59

Mostly Veg
09 Jun 2023

Fine dinning with fantastic vegetarian options

We went for a family celebration and we’re delighted with the food. The vegetarian options were unusual and creative, and not at all just token efforts to satisfy the vegetarian/ vegan crowd. This is a fine dining experience in Melbourne and priced accordingly, but worth it for a special occasion, particularly if you want to cater to a mixed crowd of vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters.

Also, good portion sizes, and we were happily stuffed at the end of the set menu. That doesn’t always happen with fine dining l!

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-09

Pros: Very creative vegetarian and vegan set menu, Terrific service, Very large portions for fine dining

Cons: Fine dining, so priced accordingly


Points +543

22 Dec 2022

Great pizza

Great pizza options with gf bases!


Points +521

27 Jan 2020

Beautiful Vegan Degustation

Would give it 5 stars if I could.

Went on a special occasion, and Matteo’s didn’t disappoint. The service was on point, very personable and yet professional. The food was amazing, lots of satisfied grunting sounds were coming from each mouthful😄

Happily return for another special occasion.

Pros: Sensational vegan degustation, Great service

Cons: Not the cheapest, but it’s worth it in my eyes


Points +114

14 Oct 2019

Great for Special Occasion

I took my partner here for his birthday. The Vegan and Vegetarian degustations menus were wonderful. There wasn't much difference between the two except the addition of cheese to the vegetarian menu. There were 5 courses at $115 for the degustation menu - 4 savoury and 1 sweet. There is the option of having a matching wine list but we just opted for an excellent bottle of wine to go with the meal. The wait staff were brilliant and very attentive. Overall a wonderful experience.

Pros: Excellent food, Wonderful wait staff, Great ambience


Points +870

29 Jun 2018

The (vegan) Bee's Knees !

Wow ! What a meal ! Four of us sat down to the five course degustation as follows:

Tempura zucchini flowers
with cashew ‘cheese’
tomato | cucumber | river mint dressing
Butternut pumpkin
wonton ravioli
sweetcorn | leeks |
extra virgin olive oil
Autumn mushrooms
Jerusalem artichoke
stinging nettle farro ‘risotto’
Miso eggplant
pan-fried rice noodle | black garlic | purple daikon
Pina colada
Roasted & rum glazed pineapple
coconut milk mousse | mango sorbet

along with matching vegan wines in a first class setting. Very Highly recommended ! (Just save for several months before you go...)

Pros: The best food, Great wines


Points +17

29 Sep 2017

Vegetarian or vegan fine dining

Excellent vegetarian choices on the menu. The five-course vegetarian tasting menu is expensive but worth every cent. They now also have a five-course vegan tasting menu. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

Updated from previous review on 2015-02-06

Pros: One of Melbourne's best vegetarian tasting menus, Very high standard of service, Friendly staff

Cons: I have none


Points +168

23 Jul 2017


Has a specific vegan tasting menu which was absolutely divine. Unlike a lot of upscale restaurants who just make a token effort, these guys genuinely care about providing an amazing vegan menu. Will definitely be back!

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