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Dinner @ The Rise

Welcome to our charming Melbourne cafe and Italian restaurant, serving the freshest woodfire pizza and homemade pasta. Our warm ambiance and friendly staff guarantee a delightful dining experience, where every dish bursts with flavor and authenticity. Join us for a taste of Italy in the heart of Melbourne!

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Dinner Menu


Fried Sicilian Olives

parmesan, aioli (v)


Oritz Riserva Anchovy (1)

smoked tomato sorbet, house sourdough crisp


Crocchette (2)

cacio e pepe, basil aioli (v)


Arancini (2)

pumpkin, goats cheese, sun-dried tomato (v)


Half Shell Tasmanian Scallop (1)

roasted cauliflower purée, apple jam,
cotechino, red wine jus (gf)


Focaccia, Mozzarella & Salumi

House-Made Rosemary Focaccia


Prosciutto di Parma

aged 30 months, burrata, rock melon,
vino cotto, basil, grissini (gfo)


Salumi Plate

chef’s daily selection, parmesan custard,
house pickles, gnocco fritto (gfo)


Buffalo Mozzarella

confit heirloom tomatoes, basil sorbet, balsamic pearls, olive oil foam (v, gf)


Share Plates

Corn Ribs (4)

‘nduja butter, pecorino romano, oregano (gf)


Crispy Fried Polenta (4)

rosemary salt, truffle parmesan, confit garlic aioli (v, gf)


Calamari Fritti

lightly fried local calamari, romesco,
green basil aioli


12 Hour Fatty Lamb Ribs (6)

smoked salt, salsa verde (gf)


Slow-Cooked Beef Meatballs (3)

calabrian chilli tomato sugo, salmoriglio, rosemary pangrattato


Pasta & Risotto

House-Made Potato Gnocchi

basil & zucchini pesto, buffalo milk ricotta,
italian cured tomato, parmigiano (v)


Spaghetti Vongole

house-made spaghetti, vongole clams, garlic, pepperoncino, parsley, vino bianco, tomato (gfo)


Tagliatelle Lamb Ragu

house-made tagliatelle, slow-cooked lamb ragu, garden peas, lemon ricotta, mint pesto, pagratatto (gfo)


Rigatoni Truffle & Sausage

house-made rigatoni, pork & fennel sausage,
vino bianco, black truffle, cream, pecorino (gfo)


Risotto Frutti di Mare

carnaroli rice, australian prawns, squid, mussels, scallops, clams, crustacean stock, saffron, tomato, fresh herbs (gf)


Crab Linguine

house-made linguine, fraser island spanner crab, lobster bisque, garlic, chilli, basil, napoli (gfo)


Risotto Ai Funghi

carnaroli rice, wild mushroom, porcini mushroom stock, black truffle mascarpone, parmigiano, chervil, parsley (v, vgo, gf)



All include one side of choice

Fish of the Day

see special’s board for today’s creation


Steak of the Day

see special’s board for today’s creation


Chicken Saltimbocca

chicken breast, prosciutto di parma,
crispy sage, parmigiano, white wine & butter sauce (gf)


On the Side


rosemary salt, confit garlic aioli (v, vgo, gf)


Green Beans

basil & zucchini pesto, pecorino romano (v, gf, cn)


Roquette Salad

red wine poached pear, walnuts, gorgonzola (v, gf)


Cheesy Cauliflower

rosemary pangrattato (v)


Triple Cooked House Potatoes

garlic, rosemary, sea salt (v, vg, gf)


Buttery Peas

peas, broad beans, pancetta, pepperoncino,
shallots (gf)


Glazed Baby Carrots

whipped goats cheese, hazelnuts (v, gf, cn)


Autumn Leaves Salad

lemon dressing, parmigiano (v, vgo, gf)


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