Italian pizza & Italian food

Pre-theatre Dining In Melbourne CBD

Tazio Birraria, Pizzeria and Cucina is located in the incredible theatre district in Melbourne CBD. Strategically placed on the corner of Flinders Lane and Exhibition Street, Tazio is a short ten-minute walk to the Princess Theatre on Spring Street and within a 20-minute walk to all other theatres in the city. For your convenience, we offer $6 evening parking when pre-booked online with Secure Parking. Tazio is a well-known meeting point for pre-theatre dining and drinks and is the perfect place to begin the fun with friends and family.

Tazio – The Obvious Choice

Rated on TripAdvisor, Google and Zomato as among the best pre-theatre Italian restaurants, Tazio is the perfect destination to begin your evening’s entertainment. Our stylish venue has indoor and outdoor seating spanning over two floors and can accommodate up to 240 guests. We specialise in contemporary Italian-Australian cuisine and traditional Italian style pizza. Happy hour runs Monday through Friday, with $15 cocktails on Saturday, so come and join us.

Start Your Night Off With Pre-Theatre Dinner And Drinks At Tazio

We offer great pre-theatre meal deals and a fast, friendly service. Our staff understand that guests may be in a hurry and are always happy to work with any time constraints. Start your afternoon or evening off with something light to eat such as an antipasto platter with cured meats, marinated olives and Persian fetta, or maybe tender Calamari dressed with capers. If you prefer something more substantial why not try one of Tazio’s famous pizza’s or a delicious Cotoletta washed down with a celebratory cocktail, glass of wine or champagne, or an ice-cold beer. Pre-theatre dinner and drinks are a great way to start the entertainment, so if you are looking forward to a show at the Princess Theatre, The Regent Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre or even the State Theatre, Tazio is the perfect starting point. Bookings are not essential, but reservations are recommended for larger groups.

Express Lunch (Mon-Thu, 12-2PM)

$25 Any pizza with a schooner, glass of house wine or a soft drink
$25 Calzone / Chicken parmigiana / Open lamb souvlaki Grilled chicken breast burger / Beer battered fish & chips
with a schooner, house red/white/sparkling or soft drink
+$2 Upgrade to a pint, any other bottled beer or wine by a glass

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Margherita 22.5

Tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil & Murray River pink salt v g*

Porco Carne 23.5

Tomato, mozzarella, pork & veal meatballs and goat’s cheese

Treviso’19 23.5

Persian fetta, cherry tomatoes, caramelised onions, basil v g*

Sante 23.5

Tomato, mozzarella, sopressa salami & roast garlic cloves g*

Ernesta 22.5

Tomato, mozzarella, smoked ham and mushrooms g*

Zandon 25.5

Napoli, fior di latte, fresh prosciutto, shaved Grana Padano parmesan and rocket g*

Verdure 24.0

Tomato, mozzarella, roast pumpkin, artichoke, peppers, pine nut & ricotta v g*

Angiolina 23.5

Tomato, mozzarella, hot salami, anchovies & olives g*

Veneto 24.0

Tomato, mozzarella, crispy pancetta, roast peppers & goats cheese g*

Messico 24.5

Tomato, mozzarella, Chorizo sausage, jalapenos, cherry tomatoes and red onion g*

Romano 23.5

Mozzarella, fior di latte, Pecorino, fresh rocket, mushrooms & truffle oil v g*

Della Mare 26.0

Tomato, mozzarella, chilli, garlic, prawns & fresh spinach g*

Marostica 23.5

Tomato, mozzarella, olives, pork sausage, pesto & vine ripe cherry tomatoes g*

Salmone 25.5

Tasmanian smoked salmon, fior di latte, Napoli capers, red onion, rocket & dill aioli g*

Pasta & Risotto

Pasta Bolognese 25.0

Five hour slow cooked beef bolognese with orecchiette g*

Pasta Marinara 33.0

Linguine with king prawns, mussels, calamari & fresh seasonal seafood with extra virgin olive oil g*

Pasta Agnello 27.5

Lamb ragu with pappardelle pasta & parmesan g*

Pasta Chorizo 26.5

Spicy chorizo, fried eggplant & fresh ricotta with linguine in a rose sauce g*

Gnocchi Gorgonzola 27.0

Homemade potato gnocchi with creamy gorgonzola sauce v

Risotto Ai Gamberi 31.5

Tiger prawns, garden peas & lemon zest g

Risotto Alla Zucca 28.0

Butternut pumpkin, Meredith goat’s cheese and chives v g


Agnello 32.5

Grilled lamb cutlets [3x] with a salad of on fire roasted red peppers, red onions, Persian fetta, wild rocket and balsamic vinaigrette g

Pesce 34.5

Crispy skinned Atlantic salmon with celeriac puree and broccolini g

Pollo 29.5

Roast chicken breast with green beans, roast kiplfer potatoes with a sage and white wine sauce g

Cotoletta 35.0

Crumbed veal cutlet on the bone with a seeded mustard potato sala, mixed leaf with julienne tomatoes

Bistecca 39.5

350g rib eye steak with garlic mash potato, roasted herb mushrooms and butternut pumpkin with red wine sauce g


Bella Di Cerignola 8.5

Italian marinated giant green olives served warm v g

Antipasto 24.5

Cured meats, marinated olives, Persian fetta, hung yoghurt ball with mixed herbs, pickled cucumbers, marinated fire roasted peppers & artisan sourdough g*

Bruschetta con Funghi 14.0

Mushroom, tomato, buffalo mozzarella and truffle oil v

Pizza aglio e olio 19.5

Garlic pizza to share with asiago, mozzarella & fresh herbs v g*


Carpaccio 14.5

Yellow fin tuna, capers, dill, lemon and olive oil g

Arancini (4) 14.0

Porcini mushroom with parmesan, mozzarella and garlic mayo v

Calamari fritti 16.5 | 32.0

Dressed with capers, olives & micro herbs on a roast garlic aioli g

Polpette Della Nonna (4) 15.0

Pork and veal meatballs with tomato sugo, herbs and spices

Melanzane alla Parmigiana 14.5| 28.0

Baked eggplant with Napoli, basil, fior de latte & Parmesan v g


Patate fritte 9.5

Fries with chilli mayo v g

Spinaci saltati 12.0

Sautéed spinach with fresh lemon v g

Caprese 10.5

Fior di latte, tomato, basil, capers, chilli & extra virgin olive oil v g
+ add Proscuitto 4.5

Mista 9.5

Mixed leaf, cucumber, tomato, olives with red wine vinaigrette v g

Rucola 9.5

Rocket, radicchio, parmesan & balsamic vinaigrette v g


Calzone 15.5

Mini calzone filled with dark chocolate & ricotta served with vanilla bean ice cream

Pannacotta 14.5

Cinnamon pannacotta with chocolate soil and candied rhubarb g

Parfait 16.0

White chocolate parfait with pistachio cream and rose Persian fairy floss g

Tiramisu 13.5

Tazio’s signature Tiramisu with freshly extracted espresso

Liqueur affogato 19.5

With liqueur with Baileys, Kahlua, Frangelico or Amaretto g

v – vegetarian g – gluten free g* – gluten free optional (gluten free pasta | pizza bases $4 extra)
All pizzas are 11” and sliced into 6.

Alterations are welcome but please note surcharges apply. No half | half.