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Figs
Food served at Mezzalira
Mezzalira entrance at night
The inside of Mezzalira
Blue Eye
Figs
Food served at Mezzalira
Mezzalira entrance at night
The inside of Mezzalira
Blue Eye

Overview

Mezzalira is one of Canberra's best kept secrets, an intimate space, with an extraordinary wine list, including many locally produced wines.

Located in the landmark 1920s Melbourne Building on leafy West Row, Mezzalira brings classic Italian charisma to the heart of Canberra’s CBD
Since 1996, Mezzalira has established itself as Canberra’s iconic Italian restaurant. It’s a space for all seasons and reasons, from casual catch-ups at the bar to the ‘cognoscenti’ business lunch crowd.

At night it is an elegant dining stage framed by the art deco architecture overlooking the city streets. The menu, like the space, suits any occasion, from aperitivi and snacks to premium wood-fired meats and seafood.

Dine in the historic surrounds of the Melbourne Building in this converted 1921 bank.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
55 London Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 325 reviews

“Unprofessional Service”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3mos ago by gecko1968

Mezzalira is a Canberra gem. The food, the wine list, and the service are usually excellent. On this occasion, however, the service was unacceptable for a restaurant of this calibre. We were...

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“Mezzalira Magic! A must go to if in Canberra”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4mos ago by michaeltV6949ZS

Staying in Canberra for Birthday weekend and walked into this restaurant at 6 pm hoping for a table. The manager was amazing and gave us a table with the proviso we would leave by 7.30. I ordered...

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“Just above average. ”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4mos ago by WestyTweedValley

Good location, nice ambience, good menu, good service. Heavily Italian-weighted wine list; Australian wine choices were limited and not particularly good in my opinion. Food was quite good...

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  • Brasserie
  • Degustation
  • Italian
  • Modern Italian
  • Between $20 and $30
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Family Friendly
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Non Smoking
  • Private Dining Area
  • Fully licensed
  • Over $40