top of page

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. 


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 our 3 Course Set Menu for $110pp. We can cater to dietary requirements with a selection of your favorite dishes. Beverages can be preselected for functions of 20+ guests or choose a drinks package or create a customized selection to be charged on a consumption basis. Just give management a call to discuss your needs.

Please view our functions package below or fill in the below form to make a functions enquiry.

Thanks! Message sent.


823 Burke Road,

Camberwell VIC 3124

(03) 9804 0944


Monday 12pm - 10pm

Tuesday 12pm - 10pm

Wednesday 12pm - 10pm

Thursday 12pm - 10pm

Friday 12pm - 10pm

Saturday 12pm - 10pm

Sunday 12pm - 10pm

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon

Thanks! Message sent.

bottom of page