We dined at Thirty-Eight chairs, four times on a recent visit to Melbourne. We took two different groups of friends and the food and the service was outstanding every time.
Congratulations to Matteo and Gino for assembling such a great team and a wonderful Italian menu. It was hard to pick a standout dish because everything we ate was of such high quality, but the duck ragout parpadella does deserve a special mention.The fettucine with crab was very good as were the seared scallops for entree. Olives, bread and oil are complimentary on arrival. We shared a dessert plate for a friends birthday and everything on it was delicious, but it was upstaged by the delivery and the staff singing happy birthday in their own unique way.
As the name suggests, the place is small and sometimes noisy when busy, but this only adds to the ambiance.You will need to book, especially on a Friday or Saturday night.
All the staff are friendly and helpful and we are always treated like family when we visit here.
This is the first place we visit when in Melbourne and can't wait for our next trip.
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