Restaurant Guide

Di Stasio Città

An utterly familiar menu of Italian perfection right in Melbourne's CBD.
Josh Robenstone
45 Spring St, Melbourne, Vic


A triangulation of food, art and X-factor, Di Stasio Città hit Melbourne with the energy of nuclear fission. Cementing Rinaldo Di Stasio’s reputation as the Medici of Melbourne’s hospitality scene, the top end of town address means the glitterati, politerati and literati accustomed to trekking to the St Kilda mothership can now enjoy an utterly familiar menu of Italian perfection right in their spiritual heartland. The maltagliati with calamari and radicchio has made the trip to Spring Street; so too the saltimbocca alla Romana and the ricotta gnudi. The chase of the new isn’t Città’s speed – not unless you count the avant-garde video installations playing on loop – but park yourself in the brutalist dining room with the certainty your Negroni will be mixed expertly and the anchovy and sage leaf fritters are the perfect aperitivo to accompany it. The opening of nearby Bar Democratico in 2022 promises to further split the local restaurant scene’s atom in the most captivating way.


Di Stasio Città

45 Spring St, Melbourne, Vic

(03) 9070 1177

Chef Rinaldo Di Stasio

Price guide $$$

Bookings Recommended

Wheelchair access Yes

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide’s reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2022

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Di Stasio Città
45 Spring St, Melbourne, Vic
Rinaldo Di Stasio
Price Guide
Wheelchair Access

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