Cognoscenti Food and Wine

Cognoscenti Food and Wine is a cosy neighbourhood restaurant nestled in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, located next-door to the historic Cameo Cinema. 

The menu features exquisite modern Australian cuisine with a European influence, celebrating the beauty of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. The star of the Cognoscenti kitchen is a wood-fired charcoal oven, adding a unique char and aroma that enhances the flavour of each ingredient. 

Cognoscenti Food and Wine pride themselves on doing what they love, and this passion is reflected in their intimate service, spectacular food, signature cocktails, and a carefully curated selection of local and international wines. 

Whether you’re looking to enjoy cocktails in their sun-bathed courtyard, celebrating a special occasion in their gorgeous dining room, or just after a simple mid-week meal, Cognoscenti Food and Wine is truly the place for everyone.

Hint: Book in advance for lunch or dinner so you are guaranteed of a place. Also the Sunday Roast available for Sunday lunch is truly mouth-watering!

There are two carparks located either side of the restaurant. Cognoscenti Food and Wine is a short 11km drive or just 15 minutes by car from Villa d’Amour.

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