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Mister Bianco
  • 285 High St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9853 6929,
  • Lunch Thu-Fri noon-2.30pm;

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm


Mister Bianco

This is the Sicilian neighbourhood trattoria you wish your neighbourhood had. Joseph Vargetto brings his fine-dining skills, honed at Grossi Florentino, Langton's and Number 8 among others, to bear on the traditionally more rustic food of his southern Italian heritage. Elegant entrées range from simple ideas executed keenly - oysters with a blood-orange granita - to more elaborate tuna carpaccio, presented as gleaming red discs decorated with black and white sesame seeds on a tableau of diced avocado and tomatoes, fennel bread and avocado purée. Main courses are comforting and generous: springy hand-cut linguine with a veritable mountain of mussels, clams, prawns and scallops punctuated with chilli and garlic, or an autumnal veal cotoletta, earthy with fried shiitake and a deep porcini sauce. Desserts can get cluttered - caramel parfait doesn't benefit from its tropical mango accompaniment - but that misstep is an exception to the feel-good rule.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $12-$22

    M $29-$43

    D $14-$17

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Joseph Vargetto


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