ABOUT THE ITALIAN
Our cuisine is inspired by the Northern Italian cuisine of our mother, Rosa, who still cooks the meals we love – polenta, gnocchi, and rich meaty ragus with basil from her garden. Homemade prosciutto, salami and sausages made by our parents each Easter; the wine our father fermented from grapes bought at the Queen Victoria Market; the plates of calamari fritti served up as a family dinnertime “treat”.
Located at 101 Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne, The Italian was first established in 2005. Since then we have built a reputation as one of Melbourne’s finest Italian restaurants.
Hidden in the heart of 101 Collins Street, the courtyard at The Italian is an elegant oasis, perfect for morning coffee, al fresco lunches, cocktails at sunset and dinner in the evening.
The courtyard is the perfect intimate space for your next private function. Surrounded by screens of Chinese night Jasmine and its own private green marble bar.
Our courtyard is also heated throughout autumn and winter.