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)

$23 Any pizza with a schooner, glass of house wine or a soft drink
$23 Calzone / Parma / Bacon BBQ Cheeseburger / Open Lamb Souva/ Fish & Chips with a schooner, glass of house wine or a soft drink
+$2 Upgrade to a pint, any other bottled beer or wine by a glass

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Margherita 19.5

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

Porco Carne (2005) 21.5

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

Treviso 20.5

Meredith Goat’s cheese, cherry tomatoes, caramelised onions, basil v g*

Sante 21.5

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

Ernesta 19.9

Tomato, mozzarella, smoked ham and mushrooms g*

Zandon 23.0

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

Verdure 21.5

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

Angiolina 21.5

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

Veneto 22.0

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

Spagnolo 22.5

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

Romano 21.0

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

Della Mare 24.0

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

Marostica 21.5

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

Salmone 23.5

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

Pizza Special

Please ask any of our wait staff for this week’s pizza special g*

Pasta & Risotto

Pasta Bolognese 24.5

Five hour slow cooked beef bolognese with orecchiette g*

Pasta Marinara 32.5

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

Pasta Agnello 26.5

Lamb ragu with pappardelle pasta & parmesan g*

Pasta Salmone 27.5

Tasmanian smoked salmon, cream, tomato sugo, white wine, wild rocket and pappardelle g*

Gnocchi 26.5

Homemade potato gnocchi with creamy gorgonzola sauce v

Risotto All’Anatra 30.0

Confit duck leg and asparagus g

Risotto Alla Zucca 25.5

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


Angello 27.5

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

Pesce 31.5

Crispy skinned Atlantic salmon with celeriac puree and broccolini g

Pollo 28.5

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

Cotoletta 34.5

Crumbed veal cutlet on the bone with chat potatoes and apple slaw

Bistecca 35.0 (300g scotch) | 38.0 (250g eye fillet)

Scotch or eye fillet steak with roasted garlic mash potato, roasted herb mushrooms and butternut pumpkin with red wine sauce g


Bella Di Cerignola 8.0

Warm XL Italian marinated green olives v g

Antipasto 22.0

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

Bruschetta 12.5

Mushroom, tomato, buffalo mozzarella and truffle oil v

Pizza aglio e olio 17.5

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


Carpaccio 12.5

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

Arancini 9.5 (3) | 12.5 (4)

Porcini mushroom with parmesan and mozzarella v

Calamari fritti 15.5 | 29.5

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

Polpette Della Nonna 10.5 (3) | 13.5 (4)

Pork and veal meatballs with tomato sugo, herbs and spices

Melanzane alla Parmigiana 12.5| 25.0

Eggplant with Napoli, basil, fior de latte & Parmesan v g


Patate fritte 7.0 | 10.5

Fries with chilli mayo v g

Spinaci saltati 9.5

Sautéed spinach with fresh lemon v g

Caprese 9.5

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

Mista 8.5

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

Rucola 8.5

Rocket, radicchio, parmesan & balsamic vinaigrette v g


Calzone 13.5

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

Pannacotta 12.5

Cinnamon pannacotta with chocolate soil and candied rhubarb g

Parfait 14.0

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

Tiramisu 12.0

Tazio’s signature Tiramisu with freshly extracted espresso

Liqueur affogato 17.5

With liqueur with Baileys, Kahlua, or Frangelico 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.