Scopri, which means to discover, or to find out, in Italian, comes directly from the experience gained in Italy by owners Anthony Scutella and Alison Foley.
The whole of 2008, they travelled and worked their way through Italy, eating and drinking their way through its 20 regions, ‘discovering’ along the way the diversity of Italian food and wine – something unable to be gained anywhere else.
Chef Salvatore Caccioppoli (formerly of Svago, The Grand), introduced a seasonally varying menu with its traditional format of antipasto, pasta, main and dessert, using incredible local products from artisan producers.
So, with a great passion and knowledge of all things Italian, Anthony & Alison invite you to ‘scopri’ the real Italy.
Salvatore Caccioppoli spent his formative years working his way through the ranks of notable restaurants all over Italy, including several important experiences at Michelin starred locales. During this time a new modern approach to Italian food was being favoured by the young leading chefs of the Italian restaurant scene. This move towards a more creative presentation and a lighter and more delicate touch in the preparation of traditional recipes forms the basis of Salvatore’s cooking style.
Love brought him to Melbourne, where he has spent time in the kitchens of The Grand and Svago, and now Scopri, combining his knowledge of Italian cuisine with local products to create interesting and unique dishes.
Our first floor private dining room is available for lunch or dinner, business or pleasure for 8 – 14 people. Wine dinners are our specialty.
On Sunday we are available for private functions by prior arrangement. Celebrating a special occasion why not privately book out the restaurant. Please call us to discuss your event.