Fondata 1872

Located in the heart of Kangaroo Ground, Fondata 1872 Restaurant & Bar is set in the stunning rolling hills of the Yarra Valley.

With a focus on seasonal produce and wines, guests can experience Italian inspired food that showcases the culinary secrets of the Yarra Valley. Our guests can enjoy a “city style, country hospitality” experience by the grand fireplace in the dining room, sip on locally made wines in our wine bar, or create long-lasting memories in the historical Weller’s Room, our stunning private dining and events space.

Trading Hours

Wednesday - Friday 12pm - Late.

Saturday - Sunday 11.30am - Late

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Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao

Read our blog post "Where Italians love to eat"


In celebration of Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao, Fondata is delighted to be hosting a rustic Italian inspired feast which will be available daily from 3 November - 2 Dec.

The rustic Italian feast features three courses including:

  • 'Primi' Antipasto sharing platter of salumi, prosciutto, spiced pumpkin dip, arancini, mixed olives, artichoke & cornichons.
  • 'Secondi' 12 hr slow roasted lamb shoulder, chickpea salad & garlic yoghurt served with side dishes of roasted potatoes & rosemary salt & red oak salad.
  • 'Dolci' Tiramisu & spring cheesecake.

Available daily for the month of Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao. $60pp (2 person minimum, 12 person maximum.)