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Ciao Cucina

Casual Dining

Thank you for taking the time to check out our opening menu for the gardens and all-weather marquee areas that is Ciao Cucina.

Due to heavy restrictions on patron numbers we are limited in capacity. We highly recommend bookings.

Terms and Conditions

You must agree to the terms provided below to proceed with your booking.

All customers are subject to 2 hours unless expressly organised otherwise beforehand. Or government restrictions ease.

Seating times are allocated for evenings starting from 5pm-6pm first seating with second seating starting at 7.30pm limits apply.

A Credit card will need to be provided to make a booking no exceptions. Bookings must be cancelled a minimum of 24 hours prior otherwise will be subject to $30pp charge.

Walk-ins are welcome and subject to availability. We reserve the right to change the menu at any time.

We look forward to serving all our familiar faces soon and bookings will be made available for a 27th October opening.

Please order at the bar with your table number.
No table service.

MENU

  • Marinated Mixed Olives

    8

  • White Anchovies

    10

  • Wood-fired Garlic and Cheese Focaccia

    14

  • Beef Meatballs

    14

    Topped w tomato sugo and melted mozzarella

  • Arancini

    15 for 2

    Choose two - - Saffron, Mint and Mozzarella Arancini [served with onion jam] - - and/or - - Slow Cooked Confit Duck Arancini [served with spiced orange aioli] - -

  • Salumi Board

    28

    Prosciutto, felino salami, calabrese salami, capocollo, pickled vegetables, rosemary focaccia bread and olive oil.

  • Caprese Salad

    14

    Fresh ripened tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil, balsamic.

  • Baccala Croquettes

    14

    Smoked barramundi and potato, served with aioli.

  • Beef Tartare

    20

    Diced raw eye fillet seasoned traditional accompanied on the side w truffled egg yolk, horseradish cream, pane carasau, micro herbs.

  • Lightly fried Calamari

    22

    Rocket, lemon, aioli.

  • Chicken Liver Parfait

    15

    Vincotto grapes, Crisps

  • House Made Organic Potato Gnocchi al Pomodoro

    Kids 16 / Main 25

    Gluten-free tagliatelle add $2

  • Ciao Cucina Beef Bolognese Ragu

    Kids 16 / Main 25

    Pasta choice is house-made -tagliatelle -gluten-free tagliatelle add $2 -spaghetti -gnocchi - penne

  • Chilli Spanner Crab Spaghetti

    30

    Confit tomato, white wine, garlic, chili. Gluten-free tagliatelle add $2

  • Northern style Oxtail Ragu

    28

    Salsa verde, pangrattato. Organic Potato Gnocchi. Gluten free tagliatelle add $2.

  • Vegetarian Tagliatelle

    25

    With zucchini, cherry tomato, garlic and basil. *Also available in vegan tagliatelle, please specify

  • Penne Alla Norma

    25

    With eggplant, tomato, capers, basil and ricotta salata * vegan tagliatelle / no cheese available or with organic potato gnocchi instead add $3

  • Sardinian Style Braised Goat Leg

    30

    Wild olives, lemon, fennel, chilli, marjoram, crumbed polenta dumplings. Gluten-free add $1.

  • Chicken cacciatore

    30

    With potato mash

  • Woodfired Cauliflower

    10

    Pancetta, sage, pine nuts, currants. Options: no nuts, no pancetta.

  • Broccolini

    12

    Steamed with olive oil, garlic, chili, ricotta salata. Options: no cheese, no chili, no garlic.

  • French Fries

    7

    Add a sauce: Aioli $2 / Tomato sauce $2.

  • Rocket and Parmesan

    8

    With olive oil and balsamic.

  • Mixed Leaves

    10

    Mayo tarragon dressing, pistachio, pear.

  • Caprese Salad

    14

    Ripened tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil and balsamic.

  • Classic Margherita

    20

    Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, olive oil.

  • Vegan Garden

    24

    Tomato, vegan cheese, grilled eggplant, roasted capsicum, basil, zucchini.

  • Original OG Prawns

    24

    Tomato, Mozzarella, tiger prawns, fresh chili, zucchini.

  • Pumpkin Delight

    24

    Creamy pumpkin base, mozzarella, house-made goat's curd, pancetta, crispy sage, pine nuts.

  • Old Fave

    25

    Classic Margherita base, hand-sliced prosciutto on top w rocket & olive oil.

  • SHhhhhh

    25

    Tomato, Mozzarella, caramelized pineapple, rosemary, smoked mozzarella scamorza hand cut prosciutto on top.

  • Big Boy Salami

    25

    Tomato, Mozzarella, Calabrese hot salami, feline mild salami, ink coloured pork salami, parmesan.

  • Capricciosa

    24

    Tomato, Mozzarella, shaved ham, mushrooms, artichoke, olives.

  • Carbonara

    24

    White base, mozzarella, pancetta, pecorino, caramelised onion, soft delightful egg.

  • Potato Patata

    24

    White base, mozzarella, Taleggio, caramelised onion, rosemary.

  • Forrest Mushroom

    25

    Truffled Mushies, Mozzarella, Pecorino *V

  • Mare Monti

    27

    White base, mozzarella, prosciutto, artichokes, mushroom, prawns.

  • Felino

    25

    Tomato, mozzarella, felino mild salami, fresh dolloped stracciatella mozzarella, rocket leaves.

  • Nonna's Tiramisu

    10

  • Vanilla Bean Pannacotta

    10

    Macerated berries.

  • Warm or Cold Dark Chocolate Brownie

    12

    With dark chocolate ganache, orange mascarpone cream

  • Cheese Selection

    20

    Taleggio, Pecorino, Gorgonzola. Served with fruit paste, grapes, toast, chocolate salami.

  • White chocolate cheese cake

    12

    fresh strawberry mousse, fresh strawberry gel, vanilla custard topping

  • Mount Franklin still water

    3

    500mL

  • San Pellegrino sparkling water

    6

    1 Litre

  • San Pellegrino

    5

    Can. Limonata, Pompelmo (Grapefruit), Chinotto, Orange

  • Soft Drink

    4

    Can. Coke, Coke Zero, Coke Diet, Sprite, Fanta.

  • Our extensive restaurant wine list is now 50% off, check with staff for selections.

  • 2017 The Coldstream Guard Shiraz

    50

    Yarra Valley by Leventine Hill Estate

  • $30 House Specials

    30

    Lost Bouy Shiraz, Airley Bank Pinot noir, Luccarelli Primitivo

  • Our extensive restaurant wine list is now 50% off, check with staff for selections.

  • 2019 Aquilani Pinot Grigio

    30

  • 2019 Aloft Pinot Gris

    30

  • 2018 Rock Gully Riesling

    30

  • 2019 Serene Sounds Sauvignon Blanc

    30

  • 2017 Four Chambers Chardonnay Thompson Estate

    30

  • Happy Bucket 6 Beers

    20

    We choose 6 random fun and boring beers for you to try!

  • Peroni Red

    5

  • Peroni Leggera

    5

  • Boat Rocker Pilsner

    5

  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro

    5

  • Boat Rocker Alpha Queen Pale

    5

  • Two Birds Pale Ale

    5

  • Castello Larger

    5.

  • Two Birds Apple Cider

    5