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About Us

More Than 30 Years of Rich Tradition

John Di Palma first established the restaurant in 1988 with his wife and a small team of dedicated staff. Since then, Di Palma’s has evolved into a local icon, providing a first-class Italian restaurant experience in Melbourne’s east.
Whilst we know our regular customers love our renowned classics and signature dishes, we are also passionate about offering a modern and evolving menu.

”Our success comes from the fact that our ever-changing menu caters for guests of all ages, from family get-togethers to corporate events. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with a true taste of Italy with a chic Melbourne twist.”
– John Di Palma

Enjoy our long-standing classic dishes such as our semolina dusted calamari, spaghetti marinara, and wood-fired pizzas, or a seasonal specialty, like our braised meats in winter, or seafood and salads in summer. And don’t forget our age-old favourite – Mama Di Palmas’ gnocchi recipe, which has been on our menu since we first opened our doors.  We believe in staying true to the genuine Italian dining experience, where people celebrate life around a lively table sharing not only good food but also stories and laughter.

What We Offer:

  • An extensive and everchanging wine list, with many wines by the glass and a cellarmaster list featuring a great array of back-vintages. (BYO wine only in our main dining area, corkage charge is $10 per bottle)
  • The perfect atmosphere to have a meal with friends or a romantic dinner with a loved one.
  • Exceptional private dining rooms and function packages that can be tailored to all tastes and budgets.
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We combine our fresh and innovative menu with an experience to match as we believe in staying true to the genuine Italian dining experience where people celebrate life around a lively table sharing not only good food but stories and laughter.

This is Di Palmas.

Simple ingredients enriched by regional influences combined with an unforgettable Melbourne Italian Restaurant experience