Established in 1996, Italy 1 has maintained a firm focus on serving high quality Italian food that takes advantage of the freshest and seasonal produce available.
Darren Venn completed his chef apprenticeship at Italy 1 in the late 1990s, then in 2006, he took on the role of Executive Chef at the Camberwell venue.
The Italy 1 menu is produce driven and Darren’s passion for Italian cuisine is one that has endured. “I fell in love with Italian food when I began cooking at Italy 1 all those years ago.” We are big believers in using local produce and high quality Italian ingredients. Inspiration comes from what is seasonally available – that is quintessentially what Italian food is all about. I regularly visit the markets and that’s how I create the menu,” says Darren, who remains very much hands on, continuing to man the stoves in the kitchen as Executive Chef.
Menu changes occur seasonally, but several staple dishes always remain, like the very popular linguine marinara. Italy 1 also has an extensive Italian wine list which showcases some of the best Italian varieties.
Italy 1 is open all day from 12pm through to 10pm Monday to Sunday for any style of dining whether it be a long and lazy lunch, early dinner with the family or a more intimate dinner in the evening for that special occasion.
Italy 1 Camberwell has established a humble philosophy: To create a simple menu that has an honest approach to rustic Italian food. With our dedicated team sourcing the finest local, imported produce & wine. For your next dining experience, join us at our warm, intimate and inviting restaurant.
Please see below our A' la carte Menu and a copy of a Lunch Set Menu which changes weekly with a glass of
Italian Red or White Varietal.
Join us on a Monday or Tuesday for lunch or dinner as we are now offering free corkage for any bottles of wine that are over 10 years old or any Magnums.
Any other wines will incur a $15 per bottle charge.
Join us on Wednesday Night's for Gnocchi Night! Come in and enjoy a bowl
of House made Gnocchi with a glass of wine for $35
Join Us on a Thursday Night for the Biggest bowl of Mussels, a side of our Roasted Potatoes and a Pot of Beer for $35.
Here at Italy 1 Camberwell we can tailor a large booking to your needs, as we can cater for up to 60 people. We have a selection of set menus for you to choose ranging from $40 - $85pp. We can cater to dietary requirements or tailor a menu with a selection of your favourite dishes. Beverages can be preselected for functions of 20+ guests or choose a drinks package or create a customised selection to be charged on a consumption basis. Just give management a call to discuss your needs.
Please view our functions packages below or fill in the below form to make a functions enquiry.
Please feel free to email us a booking leaving all your contact details or simply call the restaurant to speak to one of our staff.
Every effort shall be made to fulfil your booking request, however this may not always be possible (i.e. we are already fully booked).
A courtesy email will be sent to confirm your booking.
If you would like to make a reservation for today, please call the restaurant directly, ensuring availability.
For bookings of 8 or more to contact the restaurant.