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Ladies' Night at Tazio Birraria Pizzeria & Cucina

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Published April 15th 2015
Ladies, get your girlfriends together and head out for a different night out on the town!

Tazio Birraria Pizzeria and Cucina offers a lively yet sophisticated venue for after work drinks paired with Italian style tapas bar menu. Begin with a glass of bubbly, wine, spirit, or bottled beer; happy hour specials from 2-7pm daily, will set you back $5 for a glass. Match this with $4.50 bar menu items. Choose from marinated Italian olives, pistachios, or a light mixed leaves salad for the health conscious, or crispy thick cut chips, an antipasto platter, and mini croquettes for those who aren't afraid of carbs!

Ladies' Night at Tazio
Ladies' Night at Tazio #BED
Tazio bar menu
A selection from the Tazio bar menu #BED

Our recommendations - pork and veal meatballs with fresh young basil and parmesan, antipasto platter, and calamari dressed with chilli and red wine vinegar. The food is plentiful and perfect for sharing; and the venue atmosphere filled with laughter as girlfriends catch up with gossip, leaving their other half with the boys or at home to look after the kids!

Tazio mini meatballs
Tazio pork and veal meatballs #BED
Tazio antipasto
Tazio antipasto share platter #BED
Tazio calamari salad
Tazio calamari salad #BED

As you are enjoying the tasty delights, select a tempting cocktail from the extensive list of classic, creamy, fruity, fun, or mocktail - each for an easy all night price of $12.30. What other bar in the CBD offers such great prices? Try a "Nutty Irishman" - a variation of the "Toberlone", with a sprinkling of cinnamon on top, makes this drink too easy to go down. Of course, I had my usual Bombay Extra Dry with a lemon twist, made perfectly by the dark haired cute barman with a contagious smile.

Tazio is not just limited to ladies' night out. It is also an ideal spot for a pre-theatre light meal, a family dinner, as well as for corporate or private functions. A lower level area seats groups of two to four, being ideal for small families or couples. The main level hosts a lively vibe where walk ins are welcomed.

Upstairs you will find a rustic atmosphere with a long communal table that seats 40 or more people, as well as an elevated private space for exclusive reservations. These areas serve well for work functions, hen's nights, birthday and engagement parties, or any other celebratory function. Host a cocktail party with bar menu food choices or enjoy an a la carte meal selecting from pizze, and cucina menus. A balcony space provides a more intimate but casual environment.

Tazio upstairs
Tazio upstairs #BED
Tazio upstairs balcony
Tazio upstairs balcony #BED

The service from Tazio staff is outstanding. Friendly, attentive, and accommodating to all needs - just ask! Our ladies' night continued past happy hour to conversations over pizzas and many more cocktails. Pizzas received a unanimous nod of approval having a thin crispy crust and generous toppings, just like the ones in Italy, and as tasty as it looks!

Impressively, I was made a special dairy/fructose/gluten free pescartarian pizza! This complicated requirement certainly was not on the menu, but the staff were creative in thinking up suitable toppings, and the outcome, a deliciously satisfying topping of smoked salmon, rocket and crushed tomatoes on a gluten free crispy base. Fresh, quality products, and creative minds that makes any allergy prone patron feel welcomed without judgement, is the type of place I want to eat at!

Tazio pizze
Tazio pizze Ernesta #BED
Tazio special pizze
Tazio made to order pizze #BED

So ladies, head over after work on a Friday for a ladies' night out, and to everyone, book in early to organise your next work or party function. Tazio is located centrally at 66 Flinders Lane, and is open from midday until late Monday to Friday and Saturday from 5pm until late with their kitchen serving mains all day. Closed on Sunday and public holidays.

Thank you to Tazio restaurant manager Jessica Dunn and all the staff working there on Friday night - we ladies had a great night and will surely be back!

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Why? Ladies' night out!
When: Monday to Friday, noon-late; Saturday 5pm-late
Phone: 0401 501 900
Where: 66 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Cost: Bar menu items $4.50, happy hour drinks $5, cocktails $12.50
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