Ombra wine bar Melbourne
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MONDAY - SATURDAY: 11:30 A.M. - 'TIL | SUNDAY: 11:30 A.M. -10 P.M.
+61 3 9639 1927 | WEBSITE

This tiny salumi and wine bar is home to an excellent, quirky list of wines—so quirky, in fact, that they use a key to indicate wines that should be approached with an open mind, so you know to brace yourself if you’re heading for esoterica. Grab a seat on the leafy street and a glass or carafe of Lambrusco and make a dinner out of some lamb ribs and a pizza. And if wine’s not calling your name, the Negronis are as sharp as the chat.

Known For
  • bar food
  • Italian wine
  • natural wine
What to drink
A magnum of excellent local wine on tap—which will run you about $75-80—or pretty much anything else on the well-edited list of wines from France, Italy, Australia and beyond.
They make their own salumi, so get a plain pizza base and be sure to order a selection of cured meats to dress it.