Modern Italian Restaurants in Melbourne

“One of Melbourne’s Best Modern Australian Restaurants”

modern australian restaurants melbourne We are an Italian/Modern Australian Restaurant with a selection of fine Starters and Main Meals which are designed to tempt your eyes and excite your taste buds.

At Rick’s Place, traditional Italian hospitality is at the heart of what we do. It’s what brings our customers back again and again. We have created a dining experience that combines outstanding quality food with a welcoming and comfortable environment that suits families, couples and groups large and small.

Our new menu has been crafted with care and creativity to offer comfort to traditionalists, choice to vegetarians and hearty plates to the hungry hordes. Everyone will be satisfied and contented at Rick’s Place.

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Rick's Place
4.9
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Brugh Mcdonald
Brugh Mcdonald
04:20 15 Mar 20
It has been so long since I have experienced such sincere and fantastic service. Rick and his staff go well over and... above. We stopped for cocktails and both decided this is definitely our new local. The decore is absolutely fantastic, very ambient and clean. Cocktails are spot on and very well priced. Highly recommendread more
Susan Schnadhorst
Susan Schnadhorst
07:15 14 Mar 20
Not a very innovative menu and average cooking from the kitchen. Good customer service although they should have... offered a free drink or something when they forgot the main course from one of our party of nine.Lovely views from the rooftop!read more
Ella Sian
Ella Sian
08:07 11 Mar 20
Come in sit back and relax with your group of friends. Rick's place offers a very extensive menu with something truly... for everyone.We shared a wide variety of alletizers like bruchetta, buffalo wings and a cheesy garlic bread.lunch included dishes from the menu ranging from seafood paella, rissoto to kangaroo. I could eat the paella all the time I truly loved it.Pair it all with some of the best drinks and soak in the sun on the rooftop.Dessert was the perfect variety of sweets with a blood orange icecream, brownie and the brulee having the perfect crack.read more
Hello. imnikki
Hello. imnikki
11:17 05 Mar 20
Italian food but not as you know it. Rick’s Place not only serves up the Italian staples, but also plays around with... dishes and ingredients from other cuisines. Think Kangaroo Salad, Seafood Paella, and you’ll even find brunch dishes such as Acai Bowl and Pulled Pork Benedict on the breakfast menu. Without a doubt, a place suited for all ages and all occasions.I was treated to a huge feast on the rooftop courtyard with beautiful city views. Garlic, Herb and Cheese Bread, Salt & Pepper Calamari, Risotto Funghi, Calamari Salad, Veal Involtini, Seafood Paella, these were just some of the dishes that I got to try, amongst others. With a focus on fresh and quality ingredients, each dish was executed beautifully and radiates bold and piquant flavours. The Dessert Platter was a hit with everyone. The lovely cracking sound given out when tapping the caramelised sugar provide us with pure satisfaction. Digging in, we were rewarded with smooth and creamy custard. Rich and chocolatey brownies, a tart blood orange sorbet and a refreshing mango mousse rounded up this amazing platter.A very enjoyable and well-spent afternoon eating and drinking, and the extensive menu means that I must make a return visit to try out the rest of the dishes.read more
Adrian van wichen
Adrian van wichen
03:31 16 Feb 20
Fantastic restaurant for lunch or dinner. Anything you order will be freshly cooked, great size and will taste awesome.... Great food and desserts to die for. My new favourite place to order lunch and go for dinner.Great value and great food. Thank you for the great service..read more
Harry Pink
Harry Pink
08:40 23 Jan 20
I love this place, My favorite Modern Italian Restaurant in Melbourne. The Taste that you can remember, Happy that it... was near in my place. Thanks guys. Love your food.read more
Peter Cassidy
Peter Cassidy
23:08 13 Jan 20
We had the pleasure of dining at Rick's Place a couple of weeks ago and we're still talking about how great it... was!It's a fine addition to the Kensington food scene - from the value of the delicious menu, to the well-stocked bar, and the stunning rooftop.We're very much looking forward to our next eating adventure there.Maree and Peteread more
John Watson
John Watson
00:44 13 Jan 20
I went there with family and friends,food was prepared magnificently and looked to good to eat.Rick.......I must say... that you should be proud of yourself and the staff you have because everything we ordered was fantastic and reasonably priced. We will be back again !!!read more
Catherine de Burgh-Day
Catherine de Burgh-Day
23:29 10 Jan 20
First time here and it was lovely - Rick welcomed us and checked on us after the meal to make sure we were happy with... everything. Very reasonably priced for the kind of ingredients used and the quality of the food. A great family run place well worth a visit!read more
Matt Russell
Matt Russell
01:11 22 Dec 19
What an amazing place! The modern Italian food is like no other and every dish was delicious. From the tapas starters... to the mains everything was fresh and our party of 9 were all impressed. Staff were great and Rick made us feel like family as soon as we arrived. Thank you so much for your hospitality and we will be back soon. Matt , Jen and familyread more
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We had the garlic bread with a GF option 👌 seafood risotto, seafood pasta, calamari and burnt butter gnocchi. All were great quality! You could tell the seafood was fresh and cooked to Perfection. Service was quick and So very accommodating. Will come back again
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Amazing customer service. The food was amazing. Loved the penne funghi; great flavours. Also ordered the eggplant parma which was so juicy. The pesto bread and the garlic bread were definitely the highlights. So much flavours and crunch. Just wanted more of it. Loved the italian donuts to finish off the lovely mains and entres.…
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How can you not love the whole concept of mod Oz?🇦🇺👌 The Italo roots are still there but if nonna heard you call it ‘Italian’ don’t be surprised to get a nice tight slap🙊 —————————— Recently I stepped into Rick's Place a place run by a Maltese family and they have quite a bit to…
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Come in sit back and relax with your group of friends. Rick's place offers a very extensive menu with something truly for everyone. We shared a wide variety of alletizers like bruchetta, buffalo wings and a cheesy garlic bread. lunch included dishes from the menu ranging from seafood paella, rissoto to kangaroo. I could eat…
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Sweetoothbrunches on Zomato
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Italian food but not as you know it. Rick’s Place not only serves up the Italian staples, but also plays around with dishes and ingredients from other cuisines. Think Kangaroo Salad, Seafood Paella, and you’ll even find brunch dishes such as Acai Bowl and Pulled Pork Benedict on the breakfast menu. Without a doubt, a…
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Hello. Imnikki on Zomato
Rating: 
Italian food but not as you know it. Rick’s Place not only serves up the Italian staples, but also plays around with dishes and ingredients from other cuisines. Think Kangaroo Salad, Seafood Paella, and you’ll even find brunch dishes such as Acai Bowl and Pulled Pork Benedict on the breakfast menu. Without a doubt, a…
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Hello.imnikki on Zomato
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Really enjoyed the menu variety here at Ricks Place. A short walk from Kensington Station, it’s a nice edition to the area. Whether you are going for drinks, brekky or dinner, I think you’ll be impressed. The nibbles perfect for appetisers/functions, the bruschetta, calamari, buffalo chicken and garlic bread were well received - fresh, bite…
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Abbey V on Zomato
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My sister and I ate here recently, we sat by the window which was nice and cosy. The restaurant and a lovely feel, the staff very attentive and friendly. We were fortunate enough to view the new menu and it looked great! So many good options, we were very pleased with our choices. We had…
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Have been to Rick's twice now for dinner and drinks. It has excellent, authentic Italian food and great service, with a relaxed atmosphere. Great addition to the Kensington area!
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Our Story

Welcome To Rick’s Place

When I embarked on my mission to open a restaurant, my mindset was to deliver high quality, beautifully prepared food that didn’t break the bank. I wanted a family-friendly place with a casual ambience.  

I strongly believe I have achieved my objective with Rick’s Place.  

From the day I opened this Italian restaurant in Melbourne, I have been delighted to meet many local customers and tourists experiencing our hospitality.  

With the help and expertise of my team, we have since served great food that is cooked with passion.  

I encourage you to share our great food with family and friends. My invitation extends to all Melbournians, who would like to experience dining with a twist, to visit my restaurant.  

Only the Best

Fresh Ingredients, Tasty Meals

All our meals are beautifully presented and will excite your inner desires. We, at Rick’s Place, believe exceptionally good food is an art form, we have sought after and obtained the services of some of Melbourne’s most renowned chefs to execute our well-balanced menu.

Whether it’s a celebration for a promotion, a typical Sunday lunch session, a special birthday celebration, we have your meals covered. Our chefs prepare scrumptious dishes and our waiters serve them directly from the kitchen.

Don’t miss a single bite. Our restaurant uses only the best and freshest ingredients, as well as quality of poultry, seafood, and meat.

Now, we know that you’re in the mood to try good food that is different – something that is new. So, check out our latest food offerings and explore our menu that is bursting with flavour sensations. You might just find your newest favourite!

Garlic Prawns

A generous serve of prawns seasoned with thyme, garlic & onion served with saffron rice and salad.

Burnt Butter Gnocchi

House made burnt butter gnocchi with roasted pumpkin, green beans, fried sage, cracked black pepper and parmesan.

All American Burger

Our all new burger menu features the All American Burger with spicy buffalo chicken, American cheese, onion rings, buffalo coleslaw, blue cheese sauce and chips.

Pan Fried Barramundi

Cooked to perfection, our pan fried Barramundi fillet is finished with a lemon butter sauce, chips and salad.

Zeppole Italian Doughnuts

Hot, sweet, crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. At Rick’s Place we know how to make a great doughnut.

Blue Lagoon

Work your way through our new summer cocktail menu starting with a refreshing Blue Lagoon, best enjoyed on the rooftop!

Hours of Operation

MON & TUES – Closed

WED & THUR  12pm – 3pm & 5pm – until late

FRI & SAT   11m – 3pm & 5pm – until late

SUN – 11am – 3pm Closed for Dinner