Refined Italian dining in a picturesque setting at Marnong Estate.
La Vetta by Marnong Estate is a contemporary Italian restaurant led by Executive Chef Salvatore Giorgio, opening its doors this October.
Translating to ‘The Summit’ in Italian, La Vetta is set against rolling hills and the scenic backdrop of the Macedon Ranges in the Sunbury wine region at Melbourne’s doorstep. Chef Giorgio (+39, A25, Scopri, Bar Bambi) presents an inventive take on old-world Italian cuisine at La Vetta, bringing to life traditional cooking techniques alongside modern flavours.
Recently returned from a sojourn in Italy spent travelling through small villages in the south and deepening his love for provenance and regional cuisine, Giorgio’s La Vetta menu is inspired by newfound knowledge of lesser known dishes and the stories behind them, passed down through generations like a prized heirloom.
The menu features dishes characterised by simple flavours, making the most of locally-sourced produce. Highlights include:
- Wagyu Bresaola, lemon, Parmigiano aged 36 months
- Burrata, Sicilian caponata
- Capretto, baby goat, new potato, peas, pecorino
- Spaghettini alla carbonara, guanciale, farmhouse yolk, pepper, parmigiano
- Arancino, coconut milk, nutella, raspberry, white chocolate
La Vetta hosts 120 in its dining room and 30 guests in its cocktail bar, in an earthen toned space walled by windows with vistas to the winery and nearby Macedon Ranges, allowing the views and the food to be the heroes of the dining experience. The accompanying wine list features Estate wines alongside a selection of Italian drinks and Italian varietals produced in Victoria.
La Vetta is open Wednesday - Sunday for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is the newest edition to the food and wine focused offering at Marnong Estate which also includes Caffe Vista and Cucina 3064.
Bookings are now available at marnongestate.com.au/la-vetta.
Address: Marnong Estate, 2335 Mickleham Road, Mickleham, VIC 3064
Phone: (03) 9216 3300
Instagram and Facebook: @marnongestate