Ciao Cucina to host a canine beer and pizza party

Melbourne's Ciao Cucina will welcome furry friends for a canine beer and pizza party with dog outfitters label, Sebastian Says, on Sunday 14 April. The event will also celebrate the launch of the brand’s latest ‘2019 Liberty London Collection’.

From 10 am – 12 pm, doggy-friendly restaurant Ciao Cucina will open its doors to canines and their human companions for a unique doggy-degustation event. Guests will be able to revel in all festivities, including a professional portrait by Pet Photographer DogFolk, with posers to be dressed up wearing Sebastian Says.

Guests will enjoy unlimited pizza, spritzes and entertainment in the Ciao Cucina courtyard. Expect plenty more than an Aperol Spritz, with lots of spritz variations to choose from: English Garden: Tanqueray gin, elderflower liquor, apple, mint, soda; Summer Spritz: Pimm’s, cucumber, strawberries, citrus, lemonade, mint; Limoncello Spritz: limoncello liquor, prosecco, soda, candy lemon and more.




As well as the venue’s classic margherita and the pizza of the day created by Head Pizzaiolo Carlo Notarnicola and Chef Bryan Nelson, guests will be able to indulge with a special bottomless option for two hours for $50 pp. The Canine Wellness Kitchen will be serving up dog-friendly beer while the Ciao kitchen will be making dog-friendly, gluten-free pizzas for the pooches.

Prizes will be awarded to the ‘Most Human Like Dog’, with the winner enjoying an in-home photo session by DogFolk and feature story on the Sebastian Says website to the value of $400, which includes a 7”x5” mounted fine art print and $100 photo package credit. 

The ‘Best Dog Hair-Do’ winner will receive the deluxe pamper pack by Murphy’s Paw Dog Grooming, Port Melbourne to the value of $100, which includes a full body wash, groom, nail clip and take-home Sebastian Says Animal Spritz to help maintain a furbulous coat.

Kate Dickins, owner of Ciao Cucina said: “We’ve always been a pet-friendly venue and love seeing people bring along their pooches to enjoy our courtyard. We’re very excited to help Sebastian Says launch their new collection at this fun event.”

Sebastian Says founder and designer Suz Strampic said: “We wanted to create a fun-filled event to celebrate the launch of our new Sebastian Says Liberty London collection, using fabrics from the iconic British Print House. It’ll be a great way to meet our furry-friends and at the same time, they will able to try on the new Sebastian Says dog shirts, bandanas and colourful collection of leather and macramé collars and leads.”

The full Sebastian Says collection will be available to purchase on the day, with free live monogramming offered on all leather collars purchased at the event. Attendees will be able to purchase and download high-res unwatermarked photos at $15 each or three for $40.


Ciao Cucina & Sebastian Says - Canine beer and pizza party

Date: Sunday 14 April, 10am - 12pm

Cost: $50 pp

Bookings:  info@ciaocielo.com.au or 03 9646 7697

Address: 115 Bay Street, Port Melbourne