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

Santo Palato Melbourne

Presented by Singapore Airlines

15–24 March

Attention Italian food fans! Rome’s trattoria of the moment is coming to Melbourne.



(Includes GST, fees may apply)



Seven Seeds

114 Berkeley Street
Carlton, 3053

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti,” Sophia Loren once said. It might be going too far to say the same for Sarah Cicolini, but her carbonara certainly put her trattoria, Santo Palato, on the map in Rome. Making your name with a traditional dish in a town famous for tradition is quite the accomplishment, but staying on diners’ minds and staying a hit with young Roman creatives is a testament to Cicolini’s gift for finding room for invention and surprise within the bounds of the gutsiness and forthright quality that make cucina Romana so compelling in the first place.

For Melbourne Food & Wine Festival this March she has teamed up with her friends from Tipo 00 and wine ragazzo Giorgio De Maria to transport the Santo Palato experience to a pop-up at a landmark North Melbourne location for the entire 10 nights of the festival. If Italian food is something that speaks to your soul, this is one festival event that you’re going to want to be part of.

“I love Australia,” Cicolini says, “and I love the idea of bringing Santo Palato to the festival, and getting to pretend that I live in Melbourne for a couple of weeks.”

“Santo Palato is exactly what a Roman trattoria should be,” wrote the editors of Condé Nast Traveller. “Take a friend, take your boss, take your husband—this place is the whole package, and everyone will love it.”


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More information

  • Gift voucher redeemable
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Allocated Seating: Shared Tables
  • Dietary requirements: not available
  • For all event enquiries, please call 03 9823 6100 or email