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The Meatball and Wine Bar

) #92 of 3,376 Restaurants in Melbourne ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, ,
135 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 7545
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (314 reviews)
“fish balls” (7 reviews)
“pork” (37 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
135 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 562 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The menu is unique with a variety of meatballs to choose from. The meatballs with polenta is delicious as well as the chicken wings. Beautiful atmosphere that sets a true Melbourne vibe.

Thank KizB1234
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have had late night meal after Bruce Springsteen previously and it was greatly appreciated. This time was a beer before restaurant meal. Sitting in the window watching the world going by. After Chin Chin said "no sir we won't give you a table till...More

Thank islanddr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Funky little wine bar that has a short menu with a good selection of flavoursome meatballs. Great wine selection & a concise craft beer list has this hole in the wall establishment packing them in on weekends. Another classy Flinders street location.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious food and wine in a very nice ambience! I recommend the meatballs spaghetti, served with garlic bread. The restaurant is in a walking distance from the federation square.

Thank Camila U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really warm and welcoming front of house staff ...made sure we were given a table within 10min shared table was perfect large enough to give you space ..food service was quick served hot with a smile and tasted great

Thank carolynmucks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meatball dishes that you can build. You can choose the meatball you want and then add sauce and what you want them on top off. Generous servings too. Was really delicious.

Thank daniib84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here after the football on a very cold winters afternoon. The place was warm and inviting, we did book as we have tried to get a table here prior without a booking and no success. The menu is basic but really good food...More

Thank LeesaAO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable meal, simple but tasty . Stopped by on our way to a concert, service good and staff knowledgable with wine matches. Atmosphere pleasant.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We went on a Sunday lunch time so had no problem getting a table. The restaurant has a lovely ambiance. It was our first visit and found it exactly what we expected, everything was about the 'meatball'. We shared a couple of entrées, a burrata,...More

Thank JannineYost
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Flinders lane lovely cozy restaurant, offering choices of meatballs and what to go with, and great salads.

Thank Roy A
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 7545
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