In search of quality authentic Italian cuisine? The Meatball & Wine Bar at 105 Swan St in Richmond has you covered. With its industrial, monochromatic yet rustic decor providing the perfect backdrop, this restaurant features age old and tested recipes that remain true to the essence of great Italian food.

The Meatball & Wine Bar family story dates back to the life and times of Gemmo Chit, a young Italian from the early 1900s who fell in love with the pursuit of fine meat when working on his father’s cattle farm. This game pursuit continues today in Gemmo’s descendants now carrying on this tradition at the restaurant today.

The speciality of the restaurant, of course, are their meatballs, of which they offer a wide variety of flavoursome combinations. With choices including beef, fish, pork, chicken and vegetarian, it is hard to go wrong with any of the options on the menu, with all meatballs also available with an assortment of sauces and sides to complement your meatball.

Living up to its name, the restaurant also serve a fine rendition of the crowd favourite spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread. Aside from meatballs, the menu draws on many other Italian dishes inspired by owner Matteo Bruno’s Venetian mother. The wine list, also inspired by a family member, Bruno’s father, is equally as impressive.

Whether you are a lover of meatballs, Italian food, or fine wine, the Meatball and Wine Bar on Swan St has plenty to offer. With its laid back and relaxed service trickling down from Bruno himself, the restaurant is very welcoming to new customers. Pop into 105 Swan St and see for yourself why this has become a local favourite!