ANNE-MAREE dined on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 (10)
Beautiful food, beautiful ambiance, beautiful views and good service.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 (10)
Beautiful food, beautiful ambiance, beautiful views and good service.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Wed, 4th Apr 2018 (9)
Tucked away in Business Precint but therefore easy to park after 5pm. Decor a little tired but menu is very varied and my steak was perfect My husband said his seafood mornay was a little too creamy but full of seafood. One friend had Tiramisu for dessert and said it was the best she's had and certainly the Apple and pear crepe which several of us had was delicious. Not the first time we've eaten here and definitely not the last.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sat, 3rd Mar 2018 (9)
Not the first time here and definitely not the last. Menu choices are quite wide and varied---pizzas look great and my steak was done perfectly. Drinks iist is quite extensive although I was disappointed that they didn't have Tia Maria---I settled for Frangelico which is not a bad second choice. The best thing last night was the way in which the management handled a large group of girls who were celebrating a birthday and becoming quite boisterous for the other patrons. Well done guys----classy and effective effort where no-one was embarrassed.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Fri, 16th Feb 2018 (9)
Love this place. Have brought a company group here for Christmas, had Valentine's Day here and just introduced my sister here for lunch. Her mussels were as I had recommended...yummy...and my chilli infused calamari was excellent. Will be back with others and can't wait for an excuse.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Wed, 10th Jan 2018 (9)
Pre-theatre menu was a limited a la carte menu but with enough choices to please most. My crostini entree was a delight and my husband loved his grissini entree. The barramundi main course was excellent and so was the coffee to follow. Have been to this restaurant before and was happy to return. Ideal for pre-theatre dinner, but am trying to organise a family group for a longer stay and a different menu. Little noisy but a great vibe overall.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Wed, 3rd Jan 2018 (9)
Not my first time here and not my last either. Introduced a couple of friends to this place and they were very impressed by both the food and the service , all at a reasonable price. Risotto was just to my liking and the Calamari that one of my friends had was perfectly tender too. A very pleasant catch-up---thanks QPO.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Fri, 8th Dec 2017 (9)
Not the first time we have been here so we had our office Christmas break up there. Our guests all said they would come back, even though some would have to travel from Mordialloc! Food was great as usual, service was good but waiter seemed a little stressed as the place was very busy. Always nervous about recommending a restaurant as we have had a recent let-down with another place but Estivo is simply reliable and has good food choices. We will return in the New Year.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Mon, 6th Nov 2017 (7)
A good reliable cafe with a wide variety on the menu. Go here often and will return yet again.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Wed, 11th Oct 2017 (9)
A well-presented calamari salad for lunch was really enjoyable and the sweets were deccadent. Service always seems hit and miss at this establishment, but yesterday the service was spot-on.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sat, 9th Sep 2017 (9)
Very pleasing improvement since the new owners have taken over and we have already recommended this to friends today. Restaurant was quite busy but there was a feeling of calm there. The waiters were all calm, service was prompt and food was well presented although we both thought the serves were too big. Overall, a successful return to this restaurant and we will go again with friends.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Wed, 2nd Aug 2017 (9)
Beautiful view of Melbourne sitting beside a window. Good choice of food at reasonable prices, although my husband thought the cos lettuce side salad at $11 was a bit steep for what it was. My harpuka was excellent and his cannelonni was too. The piece-de resisitance was the lemon tart---not the usual wedge with thick pastry! This was a small, round tart with very fine flaky pastry and it was YUMMEEEEE! We shared this. One disappointment though, although rectified when I mentioned it, was the flat Prosecco served to me. Why do that? They must have known when it was poured. However, it was quickly replaced when I complained. We would definitely return next time we're going to Hamer Hall. Service was excellent too.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sun, 21st May 2017 (8)
Food is great, service a little slow last night but has been better on other occasions. Staying in the hotel so have had the chance to really see this restaurant and have also seen some poor reviews but we will be back.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sat, 20th May 2017 (10)
great food, good prices, good service, great vibe....BUT a bit noisy
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sun, 14th May 2017 (10)
Mothers Day but good food and service excellent. Had 15 month old with us but not a problem. Thanks Estivo.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Mon, 3rd Apr 2017 (8)
Service is usually quick,.food is good but cakes in display fridge suffer from being there too long before service
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sat, 25th Mar 2017 (9)
Welcomed warmly at the door and shown to a lovely table by the window--just what we wanted but had not requested. Menu was just as exciting as the previous time we had visited so difficult to choose. Entrees are many and varied but I chose what I had last time---crabmeat arancini---yum! For mains, my husband had the veal scallopine and I eventually chose the fillet mignon. Both were excellent. Will return.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Fri, 17th Mar 2017 (9)
great vibe although a little noisy from one table. Busy so waited a while for order to be taken but then food arrived quickly. Pizza was sensational and that sauce was so tasty. Did not feel bloated after pizza as is often the case. Loved the whole experience.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Tue, 24th Jan 2017 (9)
Had lunch with a long-time friend. Always have the same table near the window witha glass of sparkling to start. Used the lunch special menu---2 courses for $25----small but reasonable choices. My steak was just exactly how I like it cooked. Stayed quite a long tme but was never hassled to leave. Vibrante is on my list of regular and reliable restaurants.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sun, 15th Jan 2017 (9)
Very welcoming. Discovered by surprise that our waiter was known to the whole group of us as he used to have another restaurant that we all frequented. Food was well-presented and generous serves. The grilled Calamari was particularly good and some of the others liked the Lunch option menu. A very pleasant Sunday lunch.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Fri, 30th Dec 2016 (9)
A regular turn-to place for us because of its reliablity. Good food, good service, although the girl we had on this occasion was just learning and made several mistakes and good variety of both food and drinks. Always made welcome when we arrive. Thanks Guys.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Tue, 22nd Nov 2016 (8)
useful before an overseas flight. Limited menu.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sat, 8th Oct 2016 (9)
Really great ambience and if you can speak French-- a great opportunity to practise. Food presentation was great but our veal was a little tough. One of our party chose the lamb shanks but they were finished and then another chose the Cabernet Sauvignon and there was none of that either. Although frustrating, it could also be viewed as the produce is always fresh becaause it is only bought in small quantites. Service was excellent.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sat, 20th Aug 2016 (9)
beautiful views to go with beautiful food served well. Not my first time, will not be my last time. Lunches get the best views, although day light saving dinners will still have the view.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sun, 19th Jun 2016 (9)
Quick reception, prompt table service with water, good variety of meals for pre-theatre, good sized tablesand--------a place to actually hang one's coat!!!! Barramundi was excellent last night. A little noisy but fine for pre-theatre and so close to Hamer Hall. Will return in the future and have laready recommende to friends.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sat, 18th Jun 2016 (9)
Not the first time at Society and love it. Brought my daughter who had been some time ago and she too loved it. A special ambiance, friendly, attentive staff without being intrusive. Whilst the food and presentation are excellent, I find the main courses a little too meat heavy but the one fish was excellent. Good variety of drinks to suit all tastes I would imagine. Sat near the window and watched the world go by. Can't wait to go again, especially for pre-theatre.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sat, 9th Apr 2016 (9)
Very welcoming. Pleasant ambience. Great selection of entrees, pastas and risottos, but main courses a bit limited---husband had pork belly which he said was delicious. I had 2 entrees and loved both---crab meat arancini followed by mussels----both to die for, especially the sauce on the mussels, but then I do like spicey. Drinks--received my sparkling but had to wait probably 10 minutes for my husband's scotch to arrive---found that a little frustrating. Overall though, first time at this restaurant and will return.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sun, 3rd Apr 2016 (10)
it's just the little things that make us keep coming back---Today we went there to celebrate my birthday and at some point we were asked by our waitress if we were celebrating anything special. We just laughed and said it was my birthday. Later in the service---a beautiful buffet lunch where the oysters are soooo fresh----she turned up with a selection of sweets witha candle on top. A lovely surprise---so unexpected. We were also there with a 7 week old baby in pram----the table beside us was left free so that my daughter could pull the pram in. Like I said---it's just the little things that keep us coming back. Thank you to the staff--my day was beautiful,
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sat, 12th Mar 2016 (9)
Have used this restaurant on many occasions before a theatre show and always keep coming back. The pre-theatre menu has several options---2 courses or three---and a glass of wine or beer is included, The Barramundi last night was excellent---cooked to my liking and the vegetables surrounding were a plethora of flavours---just gorgeous. Service was prompt but not intrusive. Will be back yet again in the near future.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sun, 21st Feb 2016 (10)
Beautiful day weather-wise.Had asked for table by window because we had a friend from France visitng. Had the BEST table overlooking the bay, etc--really impressive for a tourist. Buffet is beautifully laid out and has an enormous assortment of hot and cold foods PLUS the sweets are to die for. One downer----if you want espresso coffee---short black---it's in addition, not included. Filter coffee is included. Everyone should do a Sunday brunch here at least once a year--it's great.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Thu, 14th Jan 2016 (9)
Great ambiance and not the first time Ihave been there, so that in itself is ar ecommendation. Good food at a reasonable price with the availability of alcohol, also at reasonable prices. Had the chicken risotto and my friend had the calamari and chorizo salad. Both were good serves without being too much or too little. The risotto was excellent and so too my frined's salad. Only drawback---had mini cheesecakes from the display fridge and mine in particular, lemon cheesecake, was very dry and my friend said her's, the New York, was not much better. The coffee however was actually to die for---a perfect short black.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Wed, 13th Jan 2016 (10)
Had the pre-theatre menu---excellent choices, quality food and beautiful presentation. I had the sea-bream---to die for My husband had a pork scotch fillet---awesome! Wine was included in the deal---quite adequate. Checked the a la carte menu for another day----higher prices of course, but we'll be back for a longer dinner. Waiters are friendly, very caring, not intrusive. A fabulous night on a 40 degree day outside.
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sun, 6th Sep 2015 (10)
Just a beautiful lunch in a beautiful venue
ANNE-MAREE dined on Sat, 23rd May 2015 (9)
Very happy with our choice of both restaurant and the food served. Cocktails @ $12 was a pleasant surprise and there was no skimping on anything. Service was excellent---quick without being rough, attentive without being intrusive. It was a pre-theatre booking and we had no problems in getting out on time. Good location for city theatres Will definitely use this again when in the city.
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