Melbourne has so much to offer. I love experiencing new places and events and sharing them with you.
I have an interest in gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets so I will let you know if you these can be catered for in my reviews.
Cheers to you Zonzo! A beautiful view with rolling hills outside, warmth, hospitality and service inside.
When we entered the spacious hall-like space, adorned with wooden tables, chandeliers and pendant lights the smell of a wood fired oven greeted us. Feeling immediately warm and welcome, we were seated by a friendly waitress.
Of course wines were on the menu, Zonzo is a restaurant within the 45 hectare winery of Train Trak in the Yarra Valley. But there is so much more.
As well as more traditional pizza, there are plenty of gourmet options, there is a also a sharing menu which features such items as antipasto or crumbed artichoke hearts, tiger prawns or something lighter such as miixed Sicilian green, kalamata and bella di cerignola olives. There are also a selection of salads and children's meals. Kids ice cream and jelly is on the menu.This restaurant is child friendly with lots of running around space outside too.
Vegetarian items are marked on the menu, but vegan and gluten free items are not. However they do take adaptations, so I was able to have a vegetarian calzone with no cheese, making it vegan. Pizzas are generally around $23 and salads around $24, starters start at around $8.
Imagine spending the afternoon sampling the wine menu while grazing and looking out to the view. In winter it is warm inside, and in summer there are tables to sit outside.
Pizza was authentic Italian thin crust pizza with tasty toppings sparingly placed on top. The calzone was tasty with lots of vegies served with a side salad. After a hard time choosing a salad, our rocket salad with pinenuts was light and fresh, a good accompaniment to the pizza and calzone.
The awards are on the wall - they were winners in the 2011, 2012 & 2013 restaurant reception category for the Australian Bridal Industry Awards (ABIA).They are also in The Age "Good Food Guide" and has been recognised in the "OUTthere Food & Wine Awards" as one of the "Hottest Winery Restaurants" in Australia.