There are superb Italian restaurants to be found all over Melbourne and wider Victoria, starting off on Lygon Street in Carlton and moving out all over the state. If you’re heading along the coast to the Mornington Peninsula, you could do a lot worse than taking a trip to Volpino Pizzeria & Bar on Lochiel Avenue in Mount Martha, where they offer up sumptuous Italian cuisine to a loyal crowd of locals and day-trippers alike. They open from 12pm every day and they can get busy – but you can secure the best seat in the house by booking your table ahead of time.
Volpino Pizzeria & Bar may be a long way from the Italian-Australian hubs of Carlton and coastal Melbourne, but their location out on the Mornington Peninsula doesn’t deter them from offering Italian cuisine that is the equal of any found in the city. Their location on Lochiel Avenue in Mount Martha boasts views of the water, a family-friendly and welcoming atmosphere and a wood-fired oven, so you can be sure of your every wish coming true when you take your seat at Volpino.
A wood-fired oven is always a good barometer for an Italian restaurant, but without a great menu of pizza choices, it can often be wasted. Volpino serve both rosso, tomato-topped pizzas and bianco, with fior di latte mozzarella as a base. Add to this a huge range of small plates – meatballs, saganaki, croquettes – and an extensive wine list and you’re sorted for a great Italian meal on the Mornington Peninsula. Simply book yourself a table and make the trip out to Lochiel Avenue in Mount Martha for a feed that the whole family can enjoy at Volpino Pizzeria & Bar.
The service was excellent. The gnocchi was delicious and the pizza outstanding, with a thin base and not oily. An added extra were the delicious olives and bread in olive oil.
Great location food and service. Pizzas are the specialty and were great Good Italian wine at a reasonable price and an interesting blackboard menu and friend,y efficient service
Excellent food with outstanding service! Delicious, fresh and tasty. The staff paying attention to our every need and provided small but significant touches gratis, like olives, bread, chilli... definitely coming back!
Excellent dinner. Attentive service, always interesting "specials". Good and varied wine list. Vibrant ambiance. Great pizzas, although not tasted on this occasion. Good value for money.
We love this place! David and Simon are always welcoming, the staff are friendly and well trained, the food is excellent and the wines a cut above the normal fare (especially the ones out of Italy). Volpino is our favourite local restaraunt in lovely Mount Martha.
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and of course excellent food! The pizzas are delicious as is the rest of the menu. I have no hesitation in recommending Volpino's. It also helps that's it is in as beautiful a place as Mt Martha!
We had a great night at Volpino, the food and wine were excellent. All the staff were friendly . Service was really good also . We would highly recommend and we will most definitely go back again.
Beautiful night to sit outside and enjoy some great food and vino. Love the Mussels and Pork Belly. Volpino has a lovely holiday vibe even though it is our local restaurant.
Volpino Mt Martha had an excellent menu with a range of choices to suit all taste. Their food was delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful. Great place to eat.
We are regulars at Volpino, great food, terrific wine list promoting local Mornington Peninsula wine as well as an overseas selection. Specials Board changes regularly, Attentive friendly smiling staff.🤗🥂