Ten years on, Chef Joseph Vargetto’s menu continues to evolve. Influenced by his southern Italian heritage but exposed to the multicultural food scene in Melbourne, he creates modern Italian dishes using the best local ingredients, presented in his own appealing style.
Black and white photographs adorn the white walls of this warm and comfortable local venue, dressed with white tablecloths and perfectly starched linen serviettes. A professional and welcoming team takes attentive care of guests.
The menu changes with the seasons, focusing on the best available produce. Crudo of fresh local tuna and blood orange in its juice spiced with chilli is beautifully presented with avruga caviar, radish and cucumber. Colourful and very well balanced, the tender duck breast – pan-fried to a perfect medium–rare – sits on a bright carrot puree, topped with a delicious duck spring roll, all highlighted by chocolaty dolce forte sauce. The presentation, texture and flavour of this dish is a delight.
PSST! There are three private dining rooms available, perfect for functions.