The City Wine Shop has your favourite Italian fare and is one the best places for a vino and good meal in Melbourne - hands down below zero.
The food is simple but cooked very well.
The chicken schnitzel with coleslaw is magnificent. Juicy, not overcooked, crumbed well and the salad crisp and fresh.
The risotto with moreton bay bugs is the best in town. Not too rich and the rice cooked to perfection.
The veal scallopine with mozzarella and basil - once again - nailed it.
$35 dollars each with a glass of wine.
Enough said. Just go and you won't be disappointed.
PS: Also good for a first date drink and then if things go well you can progress to a not so over the top dinner. If not so well, at least you have had a good glass of wine and the opportunity to look around and suss out your next potential date.