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Fondata 1872

9.9/10
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150 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd, 3097 Kangaroo Ground (VIC)See map

Average price A$65

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Steeped in history, Fondata is the revival of the iconic Weller's. Ideally positioned in beautiful Kangaroo Ground, the gateway to the Yarra Valley, where the country meets the city. Fondata is the perfect meeting place to celebrate all occasions. Enjoy rustic Italian food, that's seasonal and unpretentious, in our main dining room, sip on locally made craft beer and wine at 1872 Bar or create long-lasting memories in the Weller's Room, our stunning private dining and events space.

Restaurant menu

Chef Christopher Lillico
  • Average price A$65
  • American express Welcome
Squid ink tagliatelle
prawns, cherry tomatoes, white wine, chilli & basil (nf)
Pappardelle
beef cheek, horseradish, lemon & gremolata (nf)
Risotto
Jerusalem artichoke, balsamic & artichoke chips (v,nf)

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Homemade spaghetti
Lamb shoulder
Pumpkin & walnut Gnocchi
Barramundi

Reviews

9.9/10
Excellent63 reviews
10/10

Food

9.5/10

Service

10/10

Ambience

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  • Jo L.
    Jo L.

    August 5, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Lovely venue, delicious food, brilliant service!

  • Andrew Z.
    Andrew Z.

    February 14, 2022147 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Karen S.

    November 28, 20211 review

    10/10

    This was a lovely restaurant with great food ,wine ,service and ambience. I would highly recommend it for a special celebration or a great meal out with family/friends

  • Fang C.

    August 5, 20211 review

    9.5/10
  • Cassandra P.

    July 10, 20211 review

    10/10
  • Jodee J.
    Jodee J.

    July 9, 20214 reviews

    10/10

    Beautiful food, all 8 of us enjoyed our entree’s, mains & sweets. Service was great & will definately be back. Thanks for a great night, we love supporting local ????

  • Heather S.

    June 26, 20211 review

    9/10

    Fabulous restaurant, beautiful views, cosy fire place and amazing food. Everything was delicious- the hazelnut ice cream amazing! Will definitely be back.

  • Robyn E.

    June 25, 20211 review

    9.5/10
  • Jeff V.

    June 13, 20211 review

    9.5/10
  • Neil M.

    June 11, 20211 review

    10/10
  • Karen V.
    Karen V.

    June 11, 20214 reviews

    10/10

    Wonderful food service & ambience. Seafood pasta a favourite & the chocolate orange pudding was fabulous. Never disappoints us. Always on our must go back list. Love the fire in winter.

  • Heather K.

    May 27, 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Delicious food, fabulous service. Thanks for making my birthday celebration so special.

  • Hershey V.

    May 15, 20212 reviews

    10/10
  • Aurora C.
    Aurora C.

    May 14, 20214 reviews

    10/10
  • DAnielle M.

    May 7, 20211 review

    9.5/10
  • Kerrie H.

    April 15, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    A great menu, attentive and friendly staff and the our generous meals were delicious. Looking to returning and trying something else!

  • Erique M.
    Erique M.

    March 25, 20219 reviews

    7/10
  • Karen W.

    March 25, 20211 review

    10/10
  • Russell W.
    Russell W.

    March 14, 20213 reviews

    10/10
  • Joanne Z.

    March 13, 20211 review

    6.5/10

    Our favourite restaurant never fails to impress us with very good food and an extensive wine list. Our only complaint is always the same - the staff are obviously overworked and never smile.

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150 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd, 3097, Kangaroo Ground (VIC), Australia

About the restaurant

Restaurant bookings terms & conditions

Due to current restrictions a strict time limit of 2 hours from the booking time applies.

If your booking increases without prior confirmation we may be unable to accommodate your increase in numbers.

Should you wish to cancel or reduce the size of your reservation, kindly contact us at least 24 hours prior to your reservation start time to avoid a cancellation fee of $60 per person.

Credit card details are required to guarantee all reservations. No charges will be processed on your card at the time of reservation.

All patrons must provide their name and contact details on entry.

A minimum of two courses (entrée/main) applies to all guests. Two courses $60, Three courses $70.

Due to COVID restrictions this booking maybe outdoors.

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