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)

$28 Any pizza or calzone with a schooner of beer, McPherson Cabernet Merlot, McPherson Sauvignon Blanc or a soft drink
+$2 Upgrade to a pint or any other wine on our list
$22 Chicken parmigiana / Grilled chicken breast burger
$24 Open lamb souvlaki / Beer battered fish & chips

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Pizza (Vegetarian)

Margherita 23.0

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

Treviso 2005 25.0

Persian fetta, oven dried tomatoes, caramelised onions, basil g*

Romano 24.0

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

Verdure 25.0

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

Pizza (Seafood)

Della Mare 27.0

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

Salmone 26.0

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


Parma 26.0

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

Porco Carne 24.0

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

Angiolina 24.0

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

Veneto 25.0

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

Messico 25.0

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

Marostica 25.0

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

Flavio 26.0

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


Pasta & Risotto

Pasta Bolognese 28.0

Five hour slow cooked beef bolognese with orecchiette g*

Pasta Marinara 35.0

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

Pasta Agnello 30.0

Lamb ragu with pappardelle pasta & parmesan g*

Pasta Spinaci 26.0

Orecchiette with a creamy spinach puree, broccolini, and pumpkin seeds g*

Gnocchi Gorgonzola 27.0

Homemade potato gnocchi with creamy gorgonzola sauce v

Risotto Ai Gamberi 32.0

Tiger prawns, garden peas & lemon zest g

Risotto Alla Zucca 28.0

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


Agnello 38.0

Grilled lamb cutlets [4x] with a salad of on fire roasted red peppers, red onions, Persian fetta, wild rocket, and balsamic vinaigrette g

Pesce 35.0

Crispy skinned Atlantic salmon with celeriac puree, and broccolini g

Pollo 30.0

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

Cotoletta 35.0

Crumbed & tenderised veal cutlet on the bone with a seeded mustard potato salad, mixed leaf with julienne tomatoes and red wine vinaigrette

Bistecca 42.0

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


Bella Di Cerignola 9.0

Italian marinated giant green olives served warm v g

Antipasto 25.0

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

Bruschetta  14.0

Tomato, buffalo mozzarella and truffle oil v g*

Pizza aglio e olio 14.0

9″ Garlic pizza with asiago, mozzarella & fresh herbs v g*


Carpaccio 14.0

Eye fillet carpaccio with caper berries, chives and seeded mustard dressing g

Arancini (4) 14.0

Porcini mushroom with parmesan, mozzarella and garlic mayo v

Calamari fritti 20.0

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 15.0

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


Patate fritte 9.0

Fries with chilli mayo v g

Caprese 11.0

Fior di latte, tomato, basil, capers, chilli & extra virgin olive oil v g
+ add Proscuitto 5.0

Mista 10.0

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

Rucola 10.0

Rocket, radicchio, parmesan & balsamic vinaigrette v g


Calzone 16.0

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

Pannacotta 15.0

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 14.0

Tazio’s signature Tiramisu with freshly extracted espresso

Liqueur affogato 21.0

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)
We can also replace dairy cheese with vegan biocheese (+$3.5). All pizzas are 11” and sliced into 6.

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