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Enoteca Boccaccio, Balwyn

Enoteca Boccaccio, Balwyn

Architect: Mim Design

Completed: In Progress

The family behind an Italian deli with a cult following in Melbourne’s inner east will soon add a wine bar to their portfolio.

Boccaccio Cellars owner Anthony D’Anna and his family will launch Enoteca Boccaccio above their Balwyn shop, which opened in 1973.

The 55-seater will serve aged cheese, Italian-imported cured meats and small plates, with D’Anna open to hosting pop-up kitchen takeovers in the future.

“Over the years, Boccaccio has become a great community. We want our customers to come to a place, relax, and eat some delicious food with family and friends,” he said.

“There are so many great restaurants around us, I didn’t want to create another one, I wanted to do something different.”

Enoteca will offer BYO wine nights twice weekly to allow wine lovers to crack open a bottle they’ve been saving for a special occasion.

D’Anna says Enoteca was inspired by his favourite Italian venues, including popular Florence wine bar Il Santino.

Most smallgoods and wine will be imported from Italy, including top drops from the D’Anna family cellars in Tuscany and Barolo.

Source: Herald Sun

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