Cucina Povera is a term that derives much of its essential meaning from the Italian art movement of the 1960’s titled arte povera.
This term refers to the use of simple everyday objects from a working life to make compelling art; using fresh ingredients in season to prepare simple
but flavoursome dishes is also a thousand-year old, quintessentially Italian art.
I stumbled into cooking perchance relying on memory and instinct to create the food I serve.
The conventional belief is that the use of ‘poor’ ingredients to prepare delicious dishes can constitute a money-saving exercise.
On the contrary the practice of ‘cucina povera’ is essentially an intense labour of love requiring time, patience, creativity and commitment to the freshness and integrity of the produce.
I am not interested in excess or in the use of any ingredient superfluous to achieving full flavor through the simplest means.
Italian style set menu
5 courses $97 per person*
3 courses $67 per person*
*subject in increase on public holidays
Wines available by the glass including Stefano’s range and other locals from $35 per bottle
Verbal confirmation required or booking will not be valid.
24 hour cancellation appreciated.
For bookings of 4 or more, credit card details will be required.
Tuesday to Saturday from 7pm
Sunday and Monday for group booking by appointment
Contact us during office hours (Tuesday – Friday 10am to 4pm)
on 03 5022 0881 or at email@example.com
Wheelchairs can only access the restaurant via the goods lift. Prior arrangements must be made at the time of reservation. Lift has a 60cm wide opening. Anything wider cannot be accommodated.