Australia’s biggest and best festival of food and drink is back from 15 – 24 March – and you’re invited.

Little Italy

Presented by Square

23–24 March

Take a gastronomic journey to Italy. Delight in traditional pasta, wood-fired pizza, artisanal gelato and more. Immerse yourself in the art of Italian cuisine and culture at the Queen Victoria Market, offering an unforgettable taste of Italy.



(Includes GST, fees may apply)


Queen Victoria Market

Queen St
Melbourne, 3000

Indulge your senses in a celebration of all things Italian at the heart of the Queen Victoria Market. Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere where the aromas of Italy mingle with the melodies of traditional Italian music. Discover a cornucopia of flavours as local vendors showcase their finest foods alongside food-truck pop-ups and a bar.

From captivating street performances to talks and theatrical food making, the Italian Festival at the market promises an enchanting experience for all ages. Join us for a weekend filled with gastronomic delights, cultural treasures, and the warmth of Italian hospitality. And, best of all, entry is free.

Benvenuti al Festival Italiano!

This event will take place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March, 9am - 4pm both days. Entry is free, with food and drinks available to purchase.

More information

  • Gift voucher redeemable
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Allocated Seating: No
  • Child-friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor Event: Yes
  • Venue Directions: C & D Sheds entry via Queen or Peel Streets.
  • Vegetarian
  • For all event enquiries, please call 03 9320 5822 or email