Fatto Bar & Cantina


Ph: 03 8698 8800

River Terrace, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, 3000 VIC
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Opening Hours

SUN 11:00am - late
MON 11:00am - late
TUE 11:00am - late
WED 11:00am - late
THU 11:00am - late
FRI 11:00am - late
SAT 11:00am - late

The Details

  • Italian
Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Coffee
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Take Away
Need to know
  • Full Food Menu

The verdict

Everyone's favourite spot for a pre-theatre nosh. Fatto's got one of the most infamous dinner rushes in the whole city. Its dinner tides ebb and flow, depending on what's showing at the Arts Centre and Hamer Hall, but the food is always top notch.

If you only try one dish, make it the spanner crab spaghettini with lemon, chilli and parsley. You'll see plates of this stuff flying off the pass, and with good reason. It's up there with the best signature dishes in the city.

Fatto sits perched above the Yarra, in the old spot that was once Hamer Hall's Trocadero. It's got a much cosier, more relaxed focus though. Fatto delivers simple Italian cuisine, hold the pretension. Pasta, risotto, fried zucchini flowers and hearty Sicilian lamb chops with twinkling Yarra views. That's what this place is about.

In more good news, the guys at Fatto just announced they've opened an in-store deli. What does this mean? It means catered Botanic Gardens picnic packs, stuffed with antipasti, sandwiches, Pollastrini sardines, plus a big selection of cheese and salumi, perfect for grazing in the summer sun. CBD workers will be happy too: there's going to be a rotating panini on offer as a lunch special. Think porchetta with apple, fennel, coleslaw, fontina and salsa verde, or a tuna melt with Ortiz tuna, mayonnaise, spring onion and provolone on seven-grains bread.

Keep an eye out for the daily pastries, baked fresh in the Fatto kitchen. Our fav is the tiramisu, but you can't go wrong with a sugar-dusted bombolone. 

Image credit: Simon Shiff