Media Release - March 2018

Italian Wine + Food Festival presented by Mutti

Melbourne, your Italian adventure awaits!

Sunday 27th May 2018, 10.00am-6.30pm at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens


Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in May with the third Melbourne Italian Wine + Food Festival. Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the whole family to fresh-pasta finery for the connoisseur, the festival has food and drink, entertainment and information to suit everyone from spaghetti-loving kids to the most engaged Italian-speaking wine lover.


Melbourne’s top Italian chefs are turning out in force to make it a day to remember, with much-loved local Johnny di Francesco (400 Gradi) leading the charge. The teams from Melbourne’s favourite Italian restaurants (400 Gradi, Trattoria Emilia) will be cooking up a storm in our pop-up restaurants, and there’ll be cooking demonstrations with chefs and providores on the Main Stage. The Marketplace will feature Saluministi, Pane e Pizzico, Melbourne Arancini, Truffle Traders, 48h Gnocchi Bar, Cow and the Moon Gelato plus many more!


Guests can taste over 200 Italian wines by the region, explore Italian-centric Aussie wines, or take an Italian Wine Masterclass. Meet winemakers and importers, learn more about the grape varieties, the regions and best of all, how good they taste.


For something stronger, there’s coffee made to order by Espresso di Manfredi’s baristas, or Moretti Beer on tap, and don’t miss our Festival Bar will serve up Negroni and Spritz cocktails all day! Proudly presented by Mutti, the festival is all about celebrating wine, food and culture together in inimitable Italian style.


More wine, more food, more Italians, more fun!

Ticket prices from $20 plus kids enter free!

To arrange interviews, obtain images or discuss media opportunities please contact:

Tara Bishop 0422 003 549



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