Offering guests a moment out of the ordinary

Gourmet experience at Montalto Restaurant in Victoria, Australia

The Montalto Restaurant has obtained 14 Chef’s hats since opening in 2002, a consistently high standard that we are proud of. Complementing the incredible food, guests dine within a beautiful and relaxed setting: floor-to-ceiling windows take advantage of the breathtaking and rambling rural outlook.

Type of restaurant : FINE DINING Type of cuisine : Modern Number of seats : 80 Closed on : Wednesday / Thursdays

14 Chefs Hats in The Age Good Food Guide since 2002

Dimmi People’s Choice Award 2016 - Best For Views

The relaxed elegance of the Montalto Restaurant is set in a striking and harmonious landscape building featuring rammed earth walls, timber frames and rough-hewn floor boards to blur the edges of inside and out. Floor to ceiling windows take advantage of the breathtaking rural outlook of vines, olive groves and sculptures, leading down to picturesque lakes and wetlands, with pasture, and a hint of the ocean as the backdrop. The Montalto Restaurant is imbued with a provincial spirit, from a personal greeting at the front door to the food on the plate.

Led by Head Chef Gerard Phelan, the kitchen serves innovative food anchored in the fresh seasonal produce of the estate and the Mornington Peninsula. This includes Montalto’s own expansive herb and vegetable garden, fruit & nut orchard and berry garden to which chefs make daily visits, harvesting the best of the garden for use in the restaurant. As part of the regional dining experience, the wine list is not limited to the estate wines, but offers selections from highly regarded Mornington Peninsula, Australian and international wineries.

The food at Montalto is predominantly inspired by what’s growing on site at the time. We strive to use innovative techniques and methods of working with our produce with the end goal of getting maximum true flavour. A carrot is a carrot and must remain that way at the end of a process.’ – Gerard Phelan Head Chef

Also on Wine Paths:

Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove

Key features

  • International wines available
  • Local wines available
  • Fine wines available
  • Wine by the glass available
  • Gluten free menu available
  • Vegetarian menu available
  • Wine pairing available
  • Kids menu available
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