Selecting from the Menu

Merchant Osteria Veneta also offers a wonderful selection of flat grilled and chargrilled fish as well as other seafood and meat. The Gamberi goes for $38 and features garlic, butter, and Queensland prawns, the Luganighe goes for $32 and features Venetian pork sausage. Pollo goes for $38 and features roasted Milawa chicken. Baccala Alla Vicentina goes for $37 and features anchovies and milk-cooked salt cured cod. The $42 Bistesca features a quarter kilogram O’Connor scotch fillet. The Spezzatino also goes for $42 and features red wine, tomato, and braised Sher wagyu beef. The Capretto in Umido offers an equally promising adventure for your palate. This selection goes for $38 and features white wine, wild mushrooms, potato, and braised seven hills goat.

This Italian-inspired establishment also offers a fine selection of Salata verdure including the $10 Radecio cos featuring cos and radicchio, $12 Zucca al Forno featuring Montasio, and roasted Borlotti beans, tomato, and chopped cos, and the $12 Vedure with olive oil and greens.

Merchant Osteria Veneta also passes the test when it comes to mouth-watering desserts with prices ranging from $10 to $16. Some of the most popular dessert selections include the $12 gelato, $16 gianduja semifreddo featuring hazelnut and chocolate semifreddo, $16 Pera featuring almond ice cream, polenta, and pear tart, $16 tiramisu, $16 strudel featuring cinnamon ice cream and apple strudel, and $10 torta.

Other selections on Merchant Osteria Veneta’s menu include the Fromajo where you can choose from 5 different categories. The categories include Luigi Guffanti, and Gorgonzola Piccante Dop for $12, Alta Langa and Toma Della Rocca for $12, Mantova and Grana Padano Dop for $12, Valsassina, Luigi Guffanti, and Taleggio Dop for $12, and Veneto and Veneto d’estate for $12. In addition, Merchant Osteria Veneta also offers a wonderful tea and coffee selection including the $3.80 T2 tea selection and $4 territory Melbourne coffee.

All in all, Merchant Osteria Veneta is an establishment worth considering if you’re looking for a restaurant offering Italian-inspired dishes. The restaurant offers the finest Italian dishes in one of the most casual environments in Melbourne. The customer service at Merchant Osteria Veneta is excellent, to say the least. The staff is quite hospitable and polite and will give you any assistance you need. They are also quite knowledgeable about the items on the menu and are willing to answer any questions that you may have or make a recommendation based on your preference. Merchant Osteria Veneta is the ideal place to hang out with family and friends or catch up with old acquaintances. The meals are also quite reasonably priced and offer a wonderful price-value proposition. If you are in Melbourne, or are planning on visiting Melbourne soon and are wondering what are some of the finest dining establishments, Merchant Osteria Veneta is the answer. Your palate will scarcely be disappointed.…

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Comfort Food, Cozy Place

Guy’s approach towards Italian cooking equally reveres the fires and fundamentals of uniqueness. Many people have witnessed his attitude across several media platforms including national and international radio and TV. Grossi has appeared on numerous culinary programs such as Iron Chef, My Kitchen Rules, MasterChef, and Food Safari by SBS. Grossi is also a philanthropist specifically dedicated to social responsibility and sustainable practices. As a philanthropist, Grossi has committed most of his time to work with charities including the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Australia, Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Australian Marine Conservation Society, and Hospitality Employment and Training (HEAT).

One of the most appealing things about Merchant Osteria Veneta is that it gives you the ability to make the most out of the venue. The restaurant has a capacity of one hundred and twenty visitors and also offers three areas with separate uses — one private room featuring a boardroom-style table and a capacity of twenty-two people, and two semi-private spaces with a capacity of twenty-eight and fifty people respectively.

Merchant Osteria Veneta offers a contemporary or modern dining style. The restaurant offers one of the most exciting menu offerings around, operating on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The Risotto selection consists of one of Merchant’s most delicious dishes. The moro goes for $26 and features Ink and local cuttlefish. The Risi Bisi goes for $25 and features pancetta and peas. Equally delightful is the $26 Zucca, featuring gorgonzola and pumpkin. And if you’re a fan of spicy pork sausage, the $25 tastasal will more than delight your palate.

A similarly exciting adventure is the Cochiti. The selection features $6 olives which come marinated, $12 pepperoni with ricotta and roasted capsicums, $26 prosciutto, $22 Parsuto de Anara with melon and duck breast prosciutto, $12 Bacala Mantecato with crostini and creamed salted cod,$12 panzerotti with Gorgonzola, $5 Arancini with saffron,$20 Cruo with a Parmigiano, rocket, and beef carpaccio,$26 salumi with salami and cured meats, $16 Folpo with marinated octopus, $14 pate with pickled cucumber and duck liver, $16 Seppie Fritte with fried cuttlefish.

Merchant Osteria Veneta also offers a wonderful selection of Pulinta. One of the most exciting selections here is the Conza which costs $10 and features Parmigiano and olive oil. The gorgonzola also promises a wonderful experience for your palate. It goes for $18 and features a Gorgonzola dolce latte. Sopressa goes for $18 and features Sopressa salami. The porcini Anchors for $18 and montasio and porcini. The restaurant also has a $20 ragu cinghiale featuring a wild boar ragu.

If the above selections do not tickle you, then perhaps the Supa Pastasuta. The selection boasts mouth-watering dishes such as the $22 supa featuring pastina and oxtail broth, $25 ravioli featuring sage, brown butter, and cheese, $28 pappardelle cinghiale featuring wild boar ragu and pappardelle, $28 spaghetti vongole featuring parsley, chilli, garlic and vongole, $25 gnocchi featuring fontina and gnocchi, $26 fettuccine featuring basil, parmigiano, passata, vince lotito pasta, and $28 tajadele neri featuring radicchio, chilli, fraser island spanner crab, and squid ink taglierini.…

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The Merchant Osteria Veneta

Although pizza is usually associated with the South of Italy, the North is just as legendary. Melbourne-based, Merchant Osteria Veneta, is one example of why Italy’s Northeastern cuisine is gastronomically legendary. This Italian-inspired restaurant offers an extensive menu ranging from pastas and soups to calves liver and salt-cured cod.

Merchant Osteria Veneta is located in the gothic surrounds of the Rialto Towers court and was a venture by Guy Grossi. The restaurant offers delightful northeastern Italian meals as well as a tasteful selection of Australian and Italian wines. Although the meals are refined, Merchant Osteria Veneta still maintains the casual appeal for a quick meal straight from work or a weekday lunch.

For those who are not acquainted with Italian, an osteria refers to an informal restaurant that specializes in good wine and food. This tradition is fully embodied in the Merchant Osteria Veneta, with the establishment allowing the heritage structures’ original brick construction to shine throughout the outdoor and indoor dining areas.

The menu selections at Merchant Osteria Veneta are divided into meat, pasta, and fish with vegetables playing a supporting role as a side dish. The vegetarian pasta is among one of the most popular dishes at Merchant Osteria Veneta. The Venetian snacks are also a wonderful treat for the palate, with offerings ranging from the Prosciutto San Danielle to the fried cuttlefish. And for those who are unable to choose from the delightful dishes, the San Macro Feast is the way to go. This selection consists of a four-course meal designed to display some of the restaurant’s signature meals.

Merchant Osteria VenetaIs a space that’s authentic and exciting from the moment you walk in. The restaurant places great emphasis on Venetian tradition. The term Merchant refers to a casual area where you can have all sorts of dining adventures.

At Merchant Osteria Veneta there’s a seat for everybody. You could sit in front of an open kitchen with a view of the meals being prepared and served on the tables, or sit with a view of the bartenders topping peach puree to create the delightful Bellini.

Guy Grossi, the owner of Merchant Osteria Veneta is a presenter, media personality, and chef (not to be confused with the Guy Grossi who owns BC Services). He is also the head chef and owns other restaurants specializing in Italian cuisines such as the Ombra Salumi Bar and the Legendary Grossi Florentino. Over the years the grocery has established a reputation for himself as one of the finest Italian chefs in Australia. So it is no wonder that his establishments are some of the most frequented in Melbourne.

Grossi developed a passion for cooking during his early years. Grossi‘s father Pietro was responsible for most of Grossi’s early culinary education. Pietro was a renowned chef and this inspired Guy Grossi to follow in the family’s culinary tradition. Over the years, Guy Grossi has become well-acquainted with Italian cuisine thanks to his travels around Europe, as well as from skills he learned from the family tradition and heritage.…

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