Italy, the birthplace of the mighty Roman civilisation and home to the Pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, is also known world wide for its cuisine (or ‘cucina’ as the Italians would say). Italian cuisine is popular all over the world because of the subtle flavours and universally likable tastes that constitute it. It has captured the imagination – and more importantly the taste buds – of people all over the world and it is impossible not to find an Italian restaurant in any of the major cities of the world.
Located close to the city in Richmond, Church Street Enoteca is an award winning restaurant offering modern Italian cuisine and a comprehensive range of wines from Australia and around the world. They were recently awarded their first “chef’s hat” at the 2009 Age Good Food Guide Awards, and two “wine goblets” from the Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year.
Church Street Enoteca is also well-known for it’s versatility as a venue for corporate dining and social events. Two function rooms are available and can cater for up to 12 guests in the Private Dining Room, and up to 60 guests in the Gallery. The art deco elements of the building and original floor boards dating back to the 1800’s make it a stunning venue for functions accommodating up to 140 guests. Church St Enoteca also welcomes group bookings of 10 to 20 guests in the restaurant matched with a limited a la carte menu and bookings are essential.
Two course lunches are also available from late January to November and change on a weekly basis. If you want to have an unforgettable dining experience with the best of Italian cuisine and Australian and other wines, come to Church St Enoteca; the restaurant about which ‘The Age’ wrote “The food is unpretentiously modern, mostly Italian, and generous. The wine list suggests a serious interest in the subject. And the experience is reinforced by attention to detail and attentive service.”