La Pinta


791 High Street
Reservoir, VIC 3073
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Opening Hours

SUN 10:00am - 3:00pm
MON closed
TUE closed
WED 12:00pm - 8:00pm
THU 12:00pm - 8:00pm
FRI 12:00pm - 8:00pm
SAT 10:00am - 8:00pm

The Details

  • European
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
In the mood for
  • Wine

A charming restaurant lit up at night on a sloped street.

The Verdict

Once upon a time, one would be hard-pressed to find a restaurant worth travelling to past the north border of Fitzroy. Times be changing, though, with outer suburbs becoming their own culinary mecca; up next is Reservoir with the recently opened La Pinta. 

The loosely European diner and bar is leaning on the culinary heritage of the team, and currently offering a takeaway blackboard of bold dishes influenced by Italian, Spanish and French cuisine. 

There’s ready-to-eat and cook-at-home meals available. The blackboard is scrubbed down regularly and refreshed with new options, however, recent highlights include a very wholesome slow-roasted mutton with potatoes and bulbs, a pan-fried sea robin and several house-made pasta dishes that hero a delicate ricotta gnocchi.

There is usually a healthy grip of ‘pantry’ goods available, too. Several jarred pickle varietals join house-made cakes on the list, but it’s the La Pinta sourdough that truly can’t be missed.

Coming out of lockdown, La Pinta expects to open up to diners very soon before transitioning to a casual Euro-style bar once life returns to a sort of normal.

Image credit: La Pinta