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Da Noi
  • 95 Toorak Rd,
    South Yarra,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9866 5975,
  • Lunch Mon-Sat noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm

Da Noi

While many chefs bang on about provenance, few can top Pietro Porcu for commitment to the cause. At his narrow, art-filled restaurant, the Sardinian and broader Italian dishes are largely informed by ingredients from his Yarck farm. Browse the hand-scrawled à la carte list, if you must, but for the full Da Noi experience skip straight to the tasting menu. Rustic antipasti come out thick and fast, perhaps kingfish crudo with fennel and cucumber purée, lusty peperonata, eggplant parmigiana, and sturdy pork sausage with radicchio. Next, a knockout pasta dish, such as fresh tagliarini with the salty kick of bottarga, mussels and zucchini velouté, followed by farm-fresh capretto in an egg and lemon salsa bianco, made to Porcu's grandmother's recipe. The generosity continues into dessert, with a trio of sorbet, honey panna cotta and choc-hazelnut cake. A benchmark wine list and smooth service add to the enduring appeal.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $23-$28

    M $32-$37

    D $16

    Dégustation $95

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Pietro Porcu, Mathew Angelucci & Shoichi Ueda



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