Alphington Social

4.3
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$40 and under
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Italian

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The Alphington Social is a eclectic wood fire pizza, cheese and wine bar in the heart of Alphington.
The social offers a cosy environment with friendly staff whom put a emphasis on fresh food sourced both locally and internationally, some great Australian wine and cocktails, with a substantial offering of cheese and charcuterie.
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4.3
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4.3
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful vibe, great selection of cocktails & drinks and beautiful food to match.
A nice relaxing place with a lovely beer garden for casual drinks and catch up.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just getting to know the venue, pizza and flat bread was amazing. Great service and food and drink selection.

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening- great staff

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yum food.!

FO
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were greeted by one owner making Pizza who was professional welcoming and genuine.
We thought how lovely this will be good being old patrons of the rest prior. We sat down asked the waitress to put down the music please a little loud we couldn't hear each the speak - her response was she will ask but the owner won't as she never does - REALLY !!!! The gentleman's partner his sister as we were told should not work in hospitality not obliging nor friendly at all. People are your business maybe should look at your attitude

SA
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table of 6 loved Alphington Social. So lucky that we live close - we’ll be regulars for sure!!
Great food, drinks, staff in a funky environment.
Highly recommended👍

DO
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food & excellent service. Small round tables are not practical for a group. Noise level doesn’t make conversation easy.

KE
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

4 stars overall - cannot fault the service, everyone was exceptionally lovely and the venue is fantastic.

Food was really good with the exception of one item - The Caprese pizza - cannot recommend, it came out with cold cheese and tomato on it, I'm sure this was the chef's intent but it was just really odd and not enjoyable. A poor choice on my behalf but this certainly won't stop us going back. The arancini were to die for and the cocktails were delicious.

EP
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really tasty food, good service, reasonable price. The fit-out was nice, especially the beautifully presented cheese fridge

CC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Alphington Social. Great sharing plates and pizza combined with some great coctail and wine selections. Will be back

JM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

From the moment of booking to being greeted on arrival my experience was very good. The venue didn't have many patrons so service was also very good. One of my guests meals was not cooked and the staff responded appropriately. A new meal was presented, with apologies, and to her satisfaction.
Will visit again.

GB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great addition to the local scene. Great drinks, fabulous pizza and friendly staff.

VB
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Sunday lunch and had a wonderful time. Food was fabulous.
Ambience is fun and I love the decor.
Service is spot on...as one would expect from the brilliant folk from Mr. Wednesday.
will definitely be back many times <3

PR
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and excellent food.

All of our entrees and meals were very tasty. A word of warning to anyway ordering the lamb shoulder to share (for 2), make sure you are very, very hungry or make sure you take the incredible lamb home for sandwiches the next day.
Really friendly and attentive service. The place is buzzing and is ideal for groups
We will be back

A
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very limited serving of actual gnocchi in the main, it's disappointing for almost $30 per serve for pasta.
The taste was lovely but it would be been better welcomed with a serving that reflected value for money.
The tomato sauce on the pizza was a bit bland too, it was ok but not as fresh and fragrant as some neighboring competitors like Pizza Farro, Woodfire Ivanhoe and Il Borgho

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Did not appreciate being told that the table was required at 7pm- we booked for 5.30pm. Also if we had booked for 6pm that the table was still required at 7pm for a further booking. Would need to think twice before rebooking

SV
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and drinks at dinner on Sunday night. The share plates were huge! I was surprised at how few people were there. We were served well by the staff members. Everyone was calm and happy. The open fireplace was great for added warmth. We were very sorry to find out they weren't making the fantastic "Burning Benjamin" drink anymore!! All together, a very enjoyable night.

RM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place. Better than expected. Lots of choices at reasonable prices

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, hand made, authentic Italian style food. Beautifully styled venue with peasant and attentive staff. Bravo.

SF
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, yummy food. Great service super friendly. Love that they have a bar you can have a drink before dinner. Food is really good, great place for a special occasion dinner or just a catch up with friends. Love that they've opened up in our area. We'll be back.

SV
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable place for interesting food and drinks. A noisy place with lots of staff members who are all very friendly, even when they might muck things up a little!! We really enjoyed our first visit here.

p
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pizzas and great Gin and Tonics! Will be back for more!

JS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to finally have a local that makes us want to come back. Twice now and we'll be regulars!

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great place, awesome food. Nice atmosphere, but so noisy, can I suggest some sound proofing bats on the ceiling? I’ll be back.

SM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal. Great variety to choose from and creative pizza toppings. Charcuterie boards delicious and the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. Great surroundings. Highly recommended.

R
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved every experience visiting our new local. Great food, drinks and services couldn't fault it

FD
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The small print on Open Table stated our booking for 10 was for a $50 set menu on a Wednesday night. We didn't want it but were forced to go ahead as the kitchen 'had prepared it'. I would understand this policy if venue was full and/or it was a Friday or Saturday night. We wanted to create a monthly Wednesday catch-up for friends to eat or drink what they wanted. When the food came out it was all deep fried, charcuterie or pizza - hardly pre-prepared! In addition, walk-ins that came after us received their first course before us! Our booking was for 7.45 we received food at 8.40. Overall, a disappointing experience that did not match the name of the venue.

FM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We requested a table for 8 for a special family occasion. We expressed disappointment that we had been allocated 4 small round tables pushed together in the cheese room area, and asked to be seated elsewhere.
Our requests were not met nor was there any apology or other attempts to redress our disappointments.
Regards Fran MCCabe Mob: 0421056556

JS
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cocktails and pizzas were amazing!

KM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very impressive restaurant experience for a venue so young. The fit out, staffing and menu all lend to give it a really appealing vibe. We had a terrific meal and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Certainly a place we will be returning to...and recommending to our friends.

JB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the food, the gnocchi was delicious

K
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Alphington social is a fantastic place to eat with a good atmosphere. It has a great location, just next to the Alphington train station.

I booked a table ahead of time as I had a group of five. When we arrived we were told that we were placed on a shared table with another group also dining in. While I was not bothered by this, I can understand how some customers may not like this surprise. It would have been fantastic if we were notified prior to arriving (preferably while booking) that we would be seated on a communal table along side other groups.

My friends and I had an excellent experience at the alphington social and will definitely be returning!

MG
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and incredible atmosphere ,loved everything!absolutely recommend this place!

SH
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Just missing some seasoning and needed to be hotter otherwise great concept and menu.

JU
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favourite local - can’t wait until warmer weather to sit outside x

M
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It is a great space and will do well when it fixes a few things.
The food from the kitchen was just warm so we were disappointed. It needs to come to the table straight from the oven or cooktop. I can only assume the two meals sat around for a while.
Margaret from Alphington

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

16 of us shared a mix of cheeses, charcuterie, entrees, several serves of gnocchi and a delicious selection of pizzas.
-We loved every bite!
Will definitely be back to try more dishes.

AD
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful new addition to Alphington, we will definitely be back. Lovely vibe and great service, food was incredible and the staff were so accommodating!

m
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Waiter was incredibly kind and really helpful; it did try really hard to be child friendly with high chairs and menus etc but it is set up in a way that really does attract the childfree set more.
Had we not had kids with us, or just the baby, I would have been more comfortable.
Kids food was great; our adult pizzas were burnt and a bit tasteless. The gnocchi our guests had looked and smelt amazing and given a second run I’d go for that more.
The fit out is lovely and warm and cosy; I did feel a bit unwelcome with the children so would go back childfree on a date night rather than a family evening.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Lovely staff.