Gradi Heart The Murray

For serious lovers of Neapolitan cuisine on the majestic Murray River

Discover the rich tastes and textures of Naples as Johnny Di Francesco takes you on a culinary adventure. Experience the best produce Italy has to offer as you become immersed in the history of the Port of Echuca.

A master of his craft, Melbourne based Johnny Di Francesco was recently named the best in the world at The 2014 World Pizza Championships in Parma on top of recently winning the crown for best pizza in Australia.

His ongoing accolades have earned himself the loving nickname of ‘Mr. Pizza’, and Johnny is well known amongst Australian food lovers for making one of the best in the pizzas business.

A truly unique experience combined with an exploration of authentic Italian cuisine. There is no better way to experience the Murray region.

Includes welcome drink upon arrival and a four course menu to share with friends.


For online purchases via, a credit card fee of up to 1.7% and booking fee of $2.50 per transaction may be applied. Purchases through other sites may incur different booking fees.

Further Information

Wet Weather Contingency

The M.V. Mary Ann is a sophisticated cruising vessel moored at Riverboat Dock in Echuca. With majestic views, this beautiful fully licensed vessel can cater for 120 guests. Experience the MV Mary Ann in air-conditioned comfort.

Dress Code

Smart Casual.

Accommodation Recommendations

5 Star Perricoota Vines Resort T: (03) 5482 6655 E: W: 4 Star QUEST Echuca T: (03) 5481 3900 E: W:

Venue Directions

The MV Mary Ann is moored at Riverboat Dock Echuca, directly behind the Port of Echuca and Discovery Centre.


The MV Mary Ann has its own 24 seat courtesy bus, available to transport guests to and from their dining experience on the majestic Murray River. The courtesy bus can be booked by phoning the MV Mary Ann team on (03) 5480 7000.

Allocated Seating

Shared Tables

Event Enquiries

For all event enquiries, please call: (03) 5480 7000

DateSat 24 Mar
Time6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
VenueMV Mary Ann, Echuca
  • Gift card redeemable
  • Vegetarian friendly event
  • Vegan friendly event
  • Gluten free friendly event
  • Nut allergy friendly event
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dairy free friendly event
(03) 5480 7000