La Madonna Restaurant and Bar, perched on level 3 at Next Hotel Melbourne. Share a plate at the bar, lounge over cocktails, graze in a quiet corner, sink into a booth for intimate dinners, feast at larger tables – or linger across all of the above.
From powerhouse duo by Danny Natoli (Zia Rina’s Cucina co-owner and ex-Neptune Food and Wine head chef) and Adrian Li (also of Rina’s, Tokyo Tina and the now-closed Saigon Sally).
The unlikely duo unite their culinary influences and passion for artisan produce with food and drink that’s both challenging and comforting – just like a mother’s love, the ultimate La Madonna.
Enjoy menu highlights like, smoky ox-tongue skewers with salsa verde; crisp chicken-wing parmigiana; and pappardelle with slow-cooked beef, pork and fennel ragu. Or try the figs with pine nuts, spiced leatherwood honey and gorgonzola, smashed like carpaccio.
Discover the in-house wood-ageing program for spirits, cocktails and herbal liqueurs on show in The Barrel Room – watch selections be decanted, request something be barrel-aged or arrange one of eight sought-after seats for an immersive encounter.