La Sala Restaurant opens in Warrandyte

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10 years in the making, Anna and John, the owners of La Sala Restaurant have built the beautiful Olivigna Estate, literally from the ground up with their hand planted olive and lemon grove and winery.

“It was a true labour of love” says Anna, as she told me the lovely story of their family’s vision of the restaurant and winery. It was always their dream to open a restaurant and integrate the roots of their families together. From family photos on the wall, to wine barrels dated back 100 years, along with their secret family recipes on the menu, La Sala is literally a museum of their lives.

Their flavoursome Italian menu served by Head Chef Colin Swalwell, included rich and savoury pizza scrolls, an antipasta tasting plate, fresh seafood pasta, pizza Campania and finished off with a light and creamy citrus cannoli.

Some of my personal favourites included their marinated olives made by Anna herself, the shallow-fried zucchini flowers filled with fresh ricotta and mint and their daily fresh handmade herb infused pasta.

The delicious hand-crafted Italian flavours, Olivigna estate wines, daily fresh handmade pasta, artistic plate presentations, and a one of a kind pizza oven personalized by John himself, highlight the unique and hand-crafted tastes and touches of La Sala.

Located just outside the city, La Sala is the perfect place to experience delicious hand-crafted Italian flavours and wines.

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