TUSCAN BAR (CLOSED)
Melbourne, Victoria

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Tuscan Bar is a trendy upstairs Melbourne restaurant that boasts one of the city's largest and liveliest rooftop terraces. The indoor dining room is heavily Florentine in its decor, with lots of sitting, drinking and snacking space beneath embossed ceilings and crystal chandeliers. The menu is straightforwardly Italian, and you can choose your dining style; cocktails and tapas or full hearty meals.
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General info

Address:

79 Bourke Street,
Level 1 & Rooftop
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000

Suburb:

Melbourne CBD

Contact:

Cuisine:

Italian, Shared Plates, Tapas

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

More info

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The Tuscan Bar used to be a ballroom years ago, and the owners have been at pains to restore the space, and to add lots of Florentine influences. The upstairs restaurant is a big space, painted in dark red and a rich green-blue, with leather couches and groups of armchairs forming the sitting and supper areas. The room is dominated by a marble-topped timber bar, and by its ceiling and cornice decorations, all heavily gilded. It all looks a bit operatic.

The menu is straightforwardly Italian, and we liked the Tuscan meatballs in a rich tomato sugo, served with a rocket salad and some crusty bread. The pasta tends to come in generous servings – we couldn't eat all our ricotta-filled agnolotti, again in a rich tomato sugo. Things to note here – a rooftop terrace with its own bar and a fantastic imported & local cheese list. This seems to work better as a bar rather a restaurant, a place where you can sit around drinking something from the wine list – a very fine selection of Italian wines – and eating cheese, or having a dessert. Tuscan Bar is a great spot to visit either before or after an evening at the theatre.

Specials & Events

This restaurant has not scheduled any event.

Functions

FUNCTION MENU
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
MAX SEATING
55 pax

Features

Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 50-100
Live Music / Entertainment
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Pre Theatre
AWARDS
This restaurant does not have any awards.

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Karla - 14/06/2014
Whether you're popping up to the rooftop for a drink or putting a group together for a function, the staff here are fabulous, the tapas platters are delicious and the atmosphere is fun. One of the easier rooftops to access in Melbourne CBD as its only 2 floors up.
Bill Kirk - 16/11/2012
Loved the layout of the interior [lower level, where we ate], food was divine, and the service, very accommodating and efficient. My partner was extremely impressed. Visited on 13 November 2012