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Mister Bianco

9.1/10
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285 High St, 3101 Kew (VIC)See map

Average price A$80

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Dishes are inspired by Joe's Sicilian heritage and mother's home cooking. The Vargetto home in a Melbourne bayside suburb was like a small Sicilian farm with his father growing edible plants in the backyard with seeds bought back from Sicily, and mother using fresh seasonal produce in the kitchen to feed an extended family, Joe's love of food led him to some of the best kitchens in Italy and France and apprenticeships in Melbourne's finest restaurants. Now he expresses his authentic take on Sicilian cuisine every day in his own restaurants.

Restaurant menu

Chef Joseph Vargetto
  • Average price A$80
  • American express Welcome
Cured Kingfish
A$24
Avocado, leeks + yarra valley salmon pearls
Mushroom "tart"
A$19
Pickled celery + hazelnut
Poached Asparagus
A$25
Fermented truffle, lemon ricotta, pear + pomegranate

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  • Rob H.
    Rob H.

    August 27, 20224 reviews

    9.5/10

    Delicious Italian fare and good value for money

  • Wayne C.

    April 30, 202113 reviews

    10/10

    Delicious chef’s menu dinner can be enjoyed by a solo diner. The menu included an antipasti selection, signature pasta dish, main course, side accompaniment plus a delicious dessert selection. Well balanced, portioned and flavourful. Service was friendly, prompt and professional. Dishes came out well timed that allowed you to savour each individually. Advised to make reservations as several couples and groups were turned away as walk ins. The restaurant was busy for a Friday night but the staff managed service absolutely smoothly. Will definitely return soon.

  • Derrick B.

    March 31, 20211 review

    7/10

    The food was very good, much attention has been paid to the details. However, the evening for us was ruined by the noise level. I had asked for a quiet spot but conversation was all but impossible. The reasons are well-known - tables too close together, insufficient muffling of noise using soft furnishings and uneven surfaces. If the waiting staff can’t hear you, and you can’t hear them, then something is seriously wrong. We shan’t return unless this is fixed.

  • Daniel B.

    March 20, 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Great food and excellent service the entree of octopus highly recommended also the chips with the mains in garlic and parsley wow back soon alway a treat well done

  • Antonella B.

    March 20, 20217 reviews

    10/10

    Great food and service gluten free also

  • Rob P.

    February 27, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    The restaurant was fully booked and food and service were both outstanding. Nothing was ever an issue and the atmosphere was electric. Have been there many times and have never been disappointed. If you like great italian food you must put mr bianco on your list.

  • Stephen W.

    February 20, 20211 review

    10/10

    Great Food, had the tasting menu , absolutely super The selection of dishes was awesome Service was first class We had a fantastic dining experience We will definitely come back ❤️

  • Huy T.
    Huy T.

    February 20, 202119 reviews

    10/10

    Excellent food and service

  • Aurora C.
    Aurora C.

    February 11, 20214 reviews

    10/10

    A wonderful evening celebrating together with our loving family. Food: exceptional and well presented! Service: Great! Our new favourite restaurant!!! Highly recommend...????

  • Wayne C.

    February 10, 202113 reviews

    8/10

    Squisito, delizioso e perfetto. It was difficult for me to choose from the menu as there were so many dishes that was appealing to my senses. The choice of the Chef’s Sharing Menu was the best option for my first dining experience at Mister Bianco. I look forward to returning soon to sample more from the seasonal menu. Comfort Sicilian food finished off with a delicious and delightful cannoli by Chef Joe Vargetto.

  • Stefania C.

    February 6, 20211 review

    9/10

    If you love the "authentic Italian cuisine", Mister Bianco will not disappoint you. The menu change regularly and presents a very good choice of entrees, mains and desserts. The wine lists is good and you can definitely find a white or red up to the challenge. Can be a little crowded, I would advise to book a table on ground floor...The stairs up to the two dining rooms on the first floor is a real killer. Great restaurant for a romantic dinner out or for the most demanding foodies.

  • Mark M.

    January 29, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Fantastic service. An amazing food experience and the 4 course banquet was such good value for the dishes that arrived. Not over the top in size, just right. Would highly recommend and will definitely come back again.

  • Kym n.
    Kym n.

    January 26, 202125 reviews

    9.5/10

    The staff were very friendly and provided a great customer service. Food was delicious, ordered the duck breast and beef rib pomedelle, both flavoursome dishes. Tiramisu was freshly baked and just like home made. A side of vanilla ice cream would have top it off! Definitely will return.

  • Monique R.
    Monique R.

    January 22, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    We felt so welcomed from the minute we arrived, the team wearing summery bright citrus aprons and cute black caps, we put our faith in Joe and his kitchen brigade to feed us their chefs choice, we did ask if the eggplant dish we enjoyed on our last visit was still available, it was not as it was a winter dish. We started with burratta and basil and tomato, beautiful sereano ham and grtissini and arrancini, then truffle pasta shapes with butter and sage sauce, they had a special shape name but i forgot! And a sweet potato ravioli, then out came barramundi, a delicious roasted dick breadt and to our surprise, a summer special arrangement of eggplant parmgiana made just for us! We received a lovely wine reccomendation to go with dinner! We finished off with cannoli, a specialty of Mr Bianco, a delicious lemon dish and a cake filled with icecream! What a feast. We loved it, our friends loved it, what a lovely taste of Sicily

  • Judith P.
    Judith P.

    January 22, 20214 reviews

    10/10

    Everything about this restaurant is good,and the food is delicious. Our wait staff were efficient,friendly and obliging. One of our group had food allergies,and they checked on menu items and made some suggestions. Nothing was too much trouble.Our group,who meet every month,booked for next month before leaving!

  • Barry D.

    January 18, 20211 review

    10/10

    Lockdown hasn't dulled the edge of Mr Bianco. Service remains sharp (even as a new staff member was being trained). Food was as good as ever - great flavours and textures. Wine by the glass selection was a bit limited, but was very good. All in all a very good meal.

  • Jo R.
    Jo R.

    January 14, 20216 reviews

    9.5/10

    Our first visit to Mister Bianco, will definitely go again! Each course was presented beautifully & couldn't be faulted. The other outstanding feature was the excellent service, every detail was attended to & we didn't wait a moment longer than necessary for anything. A fantastic restaurant, slightly expensive but well worth it.

  • Nancy B.
    Nancy B.

    January 14, 20214 reviews

    9/10

    Lovely modern Italian food. Beautiful atmosphere and attentive staff. Will definitely be back.

  • Sam Y.

    December 30, 20201 review

    5/10

    The entrees were great. The octopus was well seasoned and the arancini had good flavour. However, the mains had a lot to be desired. The risotto had a massive amount of lemon juice squeezed in, making it inedible (was it to mask the taste of the prawns?). The pork pie was tasty, but had way too much oregano and thyme. The barramundi was served warm, but the rest of the dish was cold. The tortellini was excellent, but the dish was overpowered by the truffles. The desserts were disappointing. The ice cream was served melted. The mango carpaccio was too thin and served on a black plate, which meant we couldn’t see the mango. The cannoli had too much chocolate on it, killing the rest of the cream filling. The ambience was good. And the place was quiet enough to talk. However. We had two older gentlemen with us, and to make them climb up the rickety stairs was a bit disappointing. We saw empty tables on the ground floor. Could they not have seated us there safely and helped to preserve some hips and knees from surgery?

  • Melissa C.
    Melissa C.

    December 29, 202010 reviews

    10/10

    Quality food, wonderful romantic atmosphere. Our table was a little squeezy being so close to the front door but a lovely dining experience nonetheless! Delicious meal highly recommended

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Opening time
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Monday
Closed
Tuesday
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

How to get to the restaurant

285 High St, 3101, Kew (VIC), Australia

Public transport

48 Tram

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About the restaurant

An amazing blend of modern european and traditional Italian influences, all spanning from owner and chef Joseph Vargetto’s heritage, style and vision. Mister Bianco's menu continues to evolve with the Melbourne’s eclectic seasonal food trends.

The cosy, bistro-style dining room is warm and nostalgic and the menu is brimming with Southern Italian flavours that are as comforting as your Nonna's blankets. Start with arancini, meatballs and burrata mozzarella, before sampling a handmade pasta dish or main of the likes of slow braised organic beef cheek.

Best dish: Slow braised organic beef cheek in red wine, creamed spätzle and pickled radicchio

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