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, 12-3PM)

$22 Any pizza with a schooner of tap beer, glass of house wine or a soft drink
$25 Any pizza with a pint, any other beer or wine by glass

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Margherita 17.5

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

Porco Carne 19.9

Spicy veal meatballs, mozzarella, asiago and caramelised onions

Treviso 19.5

Napoli, Meredith Goat’s cheese, Cherry tomatoes, basil, rocket & olive oil vg*

Sante 19.9

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

Ernesta 18.0

Tomato, mozzarella, smoked ham and mushroom g*

Zandon 20.5

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

Verdure 19.5

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

Angiolina 19.9

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

Veneto 19.9

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

Spagnolo 21.0

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

Formaggio 19.5

Mozzarella, fior di latte, Pecorino Romano, fresh rocket, mushrooms and truffle oil vg*

Della Mare 22.0

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

Marostica 19.9

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

Salmone 22.0

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

Pizza Special 25.0

Custom order made to request g*


Insalata Pollo 22.5

Chicken breast salad with cos, shaved parmesan, fried prosciutto, croutons and herb mayonnaise

Insalata Salmone 23.5

Smoked salmon salad with endives, snowpea tendrils, julienne tomatoes, fried capers, scallions and a honey mustard dressing g

Pasta Marinara 28.5

Linguine with prawns, mussels, calamari and fresh seasonal seafood g*

Pasta Agnello 26.5

Lamb ragu with pappardelle pasta & parmesan g*

Risotto 27.0

Italian pork sausage, Swiss brown mushrooms, fotina and wild rocket g

Piatto Vegetariano

Vegetarian pasta/risotto available upon request with daily selection mixed grilled vegetables (Please see waitstaff)

Pesce M.P.

Fresh fish of the day with seasonal sides (Please see wait staff) g*

Cotoletta 28.5

Crumbed veal with chat potatoes, salad of apple, rocket, caper berries with herb mayo

Bistecca 29.5

250g scotch fillet with roast rosemary potatoes, peperonata with balsamic glaze
and red wine jus


Olives 5.0

Olives – Italian Cerignola olives marinated in extra virgin olive oil with chilli, garlic and rosemary vg

Antipasto 19.9

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

Carpaccio 10.0

Fresh eye fillet thinly sliced with radicchio, radish and seeded mustard dressing

Croquettes 9.5

Potato, roast garlic and Pecorino Romano served with salsa verde v

Calamari fritti 13.5 | 26.5

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

Polpette 9.0

Spicy veal meatballs with fresh young basil & parmesan

Melanzane alla Parmigiana 10.0

Eggplant with Napoli, basil, fior de latte & Parmesan vg*

Pizza aglio e olio 16.0

Garlic pizza to share with fresh herbs & mozzarella v*


Patate fritte 5 | 10.0

Thick cut chips served with picked cucumber and caper mayo aioli v g

Spinaci saltati 8.5

Sautéed spinach with fresh lemon v g

Caprese 8.5

Fior di latte, tomato, basil, capers, chilli & extra virgin olive oil vg*
+ add Proscuitto 4.0

Mista 7.5

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

Rucola 7.5

Rocket, radicchio, parmesan & balsamic vinaigrette vg*


Mini banana pizza 9.5

With custard, praline & vanilla bean ice cream

Tiramisu 9.5

Tazio’s homemade Tiramisù with confit vanilla orange & raspberry tuli g*
With confit vanilla orange & raspberry tuli g*

Semifreddo 11.0

Belgian dark chocolate and roasted hazelnut semifreddo with hot fudge sauce g

Panacotta 10.5

Vanilla bean panacotta & PX Sherry and fresh seasonally berries g

Liqueur affogato 15.0

With liqueur of your choice – see menu for selection 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.