Everyone from couples to large functions are welcome at this casual Italian eatery
You don’t have to go far to get bellissimo Italian cuisine in Melbourne. But in the CBD where space is at a premium, finding an Italian restaurant large enough to comfortably accommodate parties bigger than four can be tricky. Enter Tazio Birraria Pizzeria and Cucina.
Tazio is the largest Italian restaurant in the CBD, with two floors, ten sections and 240 seats. On a sunny day, sit in Tazio’s outdoor area while enjoying a drink from one of the venue’s two bars. To accompany your aperitivo order a traditional thin Italian pizza, hot and crisp from Tazio’s kitchen. Go for one of their signature flavours: The Della Mare, Verdure, Veneto or Angiolina.
Pizza aside, at Tazio you’ll also find the sort of casual, comforting Italian food you’d expect at a long lunch in the Tuscan hills. From pasta and risotto to antipasti and seafood, Tazio plates up tasty cibo Italiano with a touch of Melbourne to it. If your group outings are often hindered by the dance of dietary requirements, you’ll appreciate how Tazio are able to make almost all their dishes gluten free, and are happy to alter dishes to suit dietary restrictions.
If nothing makes you happier than happy hour Tazio has got your back. From Monday to Thursday happy hour runs from 3-6pm and on Friday it goes from 2-7pm – five hours of $5 Coronas, pots of beer and house wine; $6 basic spirits; $9 pints; $10 top shelf spirits and Espresso Martinis for $12.50.
In addition to happy hour, Tazio run food and drink specials every day of the week. End your week with their $12.50 cocktails on Friday or ease your re-entry to work with Tazio’s $25 pasta and matching wine deal on Sundays. For the full list of Tazio’s daily specials visit their website.
Whether you’ve got a work function, or are looking for a cosy dinner for two, Tazio have what you need. They’re open weekdays from 6.30am and weekends from 5pm until late.
66 Flinders Ln
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 6.30am-late; Sat, Sun 5pm-late|