About Us

After nearly eight years Gills Diner will be closing on the 8th of August and we are excited to announce that on the 24th of August we will be reopening as Emilia Trattoria.


Secreted on Gills Lane just off Little Collins Street Melbourne, in an atmospheric old bluestone building, Gills Diner and Café pays homage to locavore. With a menu derived from local producers, local wines, local boutique brews and authentic sourdough bread fresh from the bakery - all open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Gills just is…

Surrounded by the kitchen, bakery and café, the restaurant is the heart of our business, starting the day at 7.00am for breakfast with a generous early morning menu and fresh breads from the bakery. Romcaffe made in the classic Italian style with lever machines, is only a minute away with a delicious assortment of pastries if a light breakfast is the order of the day.

Our chefs and restaurant managers source the freshest produce and best wines from artisan producers who have a respect for sustainability and the environment.

We continue this philosophy in every step of the food we produce, complimented by the beverages we sell.

Gills Diner building