Da Noi

"First-time visitors to Da Noi will often drive, walk, crawl past the door a few times before actually finding it. Worth the trek to Toorak Rd, this culinary version of Platform 9 3/4 hides in plain sight ... but when you find it, the magic is front and centre. Is this the most romantic restaurant in Melbourne? Probably.

That has as much to do with the candlelit surrounds as the bespoke 'eat as you're served' Sardinian menu. No-one wants to bother with a menu when you're flirting over a good Barolo.

You'll be served different meals to the table next to you, and that's the fun of it. Just like mama makes, this place is one-of-a-kind."

- BH