The days are longer, warmer and brimming with possibilities – yes, Summer is here, and we are bursting with anticipation. New Melbourne CBD hospitality precinct – Pepe’s Italian & Liquor has spent the last few months preparing for a Melbourne summer like no other – At a time when we don’t have the option of physically visiting Italy, Pepe’s is bringing Italy to us.

The ‘Pepe’s Italian Summer’ experience includes a custom built bocce court, an authentic piazza, summer spritz stations and of course a gelateria to compliment the extensive sit down food and beverage offering. The 600+ square metres of the outdoor area has been designed to cater for groups,
families and of course intimate date nights, Italian style. With no better time to visit Melbourne’s CBD with free parking, Pepe’s is in the perfect spot for a festive season long lunch, dinner & drinks or even just a walk by gelato. Visiting Melbourne’s beautiful CBD has never been more appealing (and important) to our world-renowned hospitality scene.

The restaurants heritage-listed, faded red-brick building is known to many a Melbournian and boasts the largest outdoor space of its kind in the Melbourne CBD. There are 3 separate outdoor areas including the Garden Lounge, the Terrace and the Beer Garden with a further 2 indoor dining rooms for patrons to choose from, and a private dining room, The Rintel Room.

Pepe’s has launched a number of exciting new installations that are perfect for family day trips to the city, groups of friends letting off some steam and romantic Italian style date nights. The installations include an open-air bocce court, spritz station and a gelato collaboration with esteemed chef Adam D’Sylva (Coda).


The New York Italian style menu remains with a strong list of pizza classics and a courtyard “nibbles” menu brimming with casual, comfort food designed
to be shared. Serving signature dishes like the spicy vodka rigatoni and veal parmigiana alongside classic aperitifs and martinis, Pepe’s takes you back
to the golden age of theatrical dining but with a distinctly modern twist. For dessert, there’s a small but considered list of favourites like the ice-cream
Sundae for 2 or a Berry Cobbler and a New York Lemon Cheesecake. The expansive drinks menu includes made to order self-service cocktail towers that can be delivered directly to your table.

Pepe’s is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Bookings can be made online via email [email protected] or telephone on 03 9663 7994.
Pepe’s is open: Monday – Sunday: Noon til late

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: [email protected] Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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