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#2,534 of 3,458 Restaurants in Melbourne}
££ - £££International, , Italian
568 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 3 9521 7774
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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International, Australian, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
568 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this Italian Restaurant purely by chance along St Kilda Road, Prahan. Service was very good, food was excellent even though a lot of the dishes were beyond our experiences. We left very happy with the food served up and was of a very high...More

Thank Frank J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat down at a table (as instructed) and had no contact with staff for a good 10 mins; no menu, water, acknowledgement or even eye contact. I seriously wonder if they even knew I walked out. Giving 2/5 instead of 1 because the last time...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a bad spot on St Kilda Road especially with good weather where you can sit outside and watch the world go by. The menu provided good variety but not too much which is always great so you can make a decision. Comfortable internal dining...More

Thank Kyle M
Ella T, Food and Beverage Supervisor at Bakini, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kyle, Thank you for taking the time to review. We are glad you enjoyed the variety of options on our menu, and that your table did also. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Ella Todd Food and Beverage Supervisor, Bakini

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a few meals at Bakini while staying at Mantra. The menu is lot huge, but the service is fast and the food is good.

Thank AnnieHeath12
Ella T, Food and Beverage Supervisor at Bakini, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Annie, Thanks for your review and kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Ella Todd Food and Beverage Supervisor, Bakini

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 5, we all ordered at the same time with one person ordering entree. Advised, we would like entree to come first and mains later. Entree did arrive first, however then 4 mains arrived and we had started to wait for...More

Thank lynettes455
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The food was like you would see of master chef and a meal for 2 cost around $100. Not the nicest food.

Thank Ralph C
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying at the Mantra I decided to try dinner at this restaurant. Although the service was a bit slow, the pasta dish I ordered was amazing. It was seriously the best pasta dish I have ever eaten. Luckily I did not read the more...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying at the Mantra we thought we’d try Bakini for its convenience. We really shouldn’t have! Food was cold, pasta over cooked and read much better than what was presented. From the time we had the tasting plate to when our main arrived it...More

1  Thank Amelia J
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Sat for 20 minutes with the waitress not once coming to get our drink or meal order. Just walked out with 2 other people. Went across the road to rosco's, was great.

Thank ncase23
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Thought we would try breakfast at Bakini, absolutely terrible, only buffet offered, all food cold and very little choice, would not recommend - do not go there for breakfast

1  Thank Elizabeth G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 568 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia (Formerly Bakini)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9521 7774
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Honouring traditional Italian values, Bakini is a celebration of life through food that is best shared among family and friends. Bakini offers rustic Italian classics and a lively Melbourne communal atmosphere. Our exposed kitchen allows guests to see how fresh our creations are, and experience the process of crafting a meal from scratch. Glass cabinets are stocked with strings of cured meats, fresh handmade pastas and cheese wheels, while a live pasta station showcases freshly made pasta during our service hours. Mouth-watering ingredients are sourced from local regions and imported from trusted Italian suppliers, giving a rounded taste of both traditional and contemporary Italian trends. Enjoy carefully selected popular Australian wines crafted from Italian grape varietals as well as Italian favourites that pair best with our menu of tasty dishes.
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