Bank of Melbourne Insider Series: dinner at Connie's Italian Diner & Pizza

Tasting the latest and the greatest

It's rare that a hole-in-the-wall pizza joint generates enough goodwill to spin off into a 100-seat trattoria. But that, folks, is the power of a perfect red sauce: a discipline that has consumed nonnas from Bologna to Brooklyn since the trussing of the nightshade – a discipline that met its match in Connie.

Smack bang in the beating heart of Melbourne's Greek Quarter, Connie's is the brand-new Italy-via-New York, tropical fish tank-equipped concept from the Made in the Shade Group (Bar Margaux, The Everleigh, Heartbreaker). It's the setting for our second Bank of Melbourne Insider Series dinner, and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you.

"The Connie’s concept is grounded in a love of traditional home cooking and a feel-good, warm and welcoming atmosphere," says owner, Michael Madrusan – grandson of Connie – "an inspiration of mine from growing up in an Italian family where generosity and food is what brings everyone together."

Hitting the red and white checkered tablecloths at this exclusive one-off, you'll be eating tiger prawns and carpaccio, arancini and spaghetti meatballs, and, importantly, you'll witness two of the Western world's best-loved desserts become one in the "Tirami-Sundae".

Your reservation also includes two sparkling cocktails of your choice and lambrusco or prosecco on arrival.

The culinary intersection of Italy and New York, where age-old traditions and flavours play in the big, brash key of NYC, is always an exceedingly fun place to dine. Connie's has hit the bullseye, and Melbourne – we've hit the jackpot; find out for yourself at this exclusive one-off event.

Bank of Melbourne customers: enter the first six digits of your Bank of Melbourne-issued card in the promo-code field to access tickets.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival subscribers: you'll receive a one-word booking code in our Friday 13 May newsletter.

Served to share

(served with a welcome glass of prosecco or lambrusco)
- Tiger prawns
- Carpaccio
- Arancini

(served with two sparkling cocktails of your choice)
- Spaghetti meatballs
- Garlic Parker House rolls
- Rocket salad

- Tirami-Sundae


For online purchases via, a credit card fee of up to 1.52% and booking fee of up to $4.00 per transaction may be applied. Purchases through other sites may incur different booking fees.

Further Information

Allocated Seating

Shared Tables

Further Event Details

Please note, dietary requirement must be advised prior to the event and may not be able to be catered for if advised on the night.

Event Enquiries

For all event enquiries, please call: (03) 9486 0864

Price $99
VenueConnie's Italian Diner & Pizza, Melbourne
  • Vegetarian friendly event
(03) 9486 0864