Enjoy some of Melbourne’s best Italian food at Via Campanella Cucina & Bar. Specialising in a combination of traditional Italian cuisine and modern European cooking, Chef Salvatore Gargiulo and his team invite you in for a full sensory experience at their restaurant on Melbourne’s Glenhuntly Road. The focus here is on fresh, high-quality produce, homemade specialities and fine wines. Reservations are highly recommended for this busy Italian restaurant in Elsternwick.
The folks behind Via Campanella Cucina & Bar have been dishing out fresh and delicious Italian specialities for some time now, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down at their new restaurant in Elsternwick. Born on the Azure Coast in Sorrento, Executive Chef Salvatore began learning how to cook from a young age with his family. Now, he and his team aim to bring the flavours he grew up loving to foodies and locals curious about real Italian cooking from the restaurant’s premises on Glenhuntly Road.
Open six days a week (every day except Monday), Via Campanella Cucina & Bar in Melbourne is the perfect place to impress that special someone or enjoy a celebratory dinner with the family. Amazing pizzas, homemade pastas, grilled seafood and decadent desserts can be found here, and they’re all made using the best ingredients around. Via Campanella is also perfect for big celebrations including corporate functions, wedding receptions, birthday parties and more. Do yourself a favour and head to this restaurant in Elsternwick as soon as you can!
Fantastic food and service!!. We have been several times and always enjoy our meals. We have taken different friends and family when we’ve dined. A place everyone should tr.
Pleasant civilized ambience. The staff is friendly, helpful and attentive. The food is excellent, tasty and well presented. I particularly loved thr Italian Disaster Cake.
The whole evening was just great. Food, decor, service and general ambience. We are already talking about a return visit. The place was buzzing and everyone was thoroughly enjoying themselves.
Great Italian place in Elsternwick. Will go back. Service is one of the best I have experienced for some time. Good and varied wine selection.
What a fantastic neighbourhood gem! Lovely ambience, great authentic Italian food. Will definitely be returning. My only suggestion, which would probably attract even more customers, is for the restaurant to introduce BYO wine in addition to being fully licenced. Many customers would prefer to pay a corkage rather than spend too much on alcohol. I would most certainly spent more on food there if this was the case.
We got seated at a little table in the annexe where there was no room at all between the chairs and neither the staff nor other customers could fit past so my husband was constantly knocked. There was no room for a table in that spot! We complained but they did nothing. I had overheard the next table being surprised that the 4 of them were seated at a large table for 6 so we suggested we sit at the end of that table. The table was better but the annexe was cold with only one heater and live music was advertised but we couldn't hear it from the annexe. The food was ok but they were pretty disorganised. Won't go back.
We strolled past this restaurant on Christmas Eve and were drawn by the ambience, smells wafting from the kitchen and the warm greeting by staff when enquiring about their opening hours over the Christmas holidays. We visited on 4 January for a family celebration and were not disappointed. We enjoyed the most divine food and attentive service. Highly recommend Via Campenella.
Went with freinds on a sunday night . Restaurant was full ... The locals are loving it Its easy to see why . The restaurant has been decorated beautifully . The staff are freindly and helpful. The menu is pages long .. Thats is my only comment , i think that should be pared down and chef can concentrate more on getting the quality consistent. Having said that, we will be back. Its great to have a nice italian, thats not a pizza place . Theres not many round here .
The food was very nice and the service was great. The only issue was the noise. It has all hard surfaces and when it got half full it was very hard to hear. Hopefully they will do something to fix this being only the second night open. Maybe they could carpet it out but it would be a shame to loose the polished concrete floor but the noise is an issue
Authentic Italian with friendly staff in a tasteful setting. My wife had the barramundi. It was very generously proportioned and beautifully cooked. I went for the veal ragu which should be the benchmark of any Italian restaurant worth its salt and this one did not disappoint. Velvety pasta and a mouth watering sauce with a well developed flavour.