Catinalla’s Caffe & Winebar
Hearty Italian food, home made using local produce. PADRE Coffee (Brunswick, Melbourne).
Frittatas, savoury tarts, cakes, salads and pasta also available for takeaway.
Also have a courtyard with a cubby, sandpit, blackboard and fake turf for children to play.
The story of Catinalla’s…
Caterina was Deanna’s (owner) mother-in-law. She passionately shared her traditional cooking techniques with her, but more than that, she taught her the Italian way of life. Slow down… enjoy good food, good wine and family. Preparing meals for her family was the joy of her life, insisting that anyone who walked through her door should ‘eat, eat’ whether hungry or not.
Caterina believed the kitchen was the heart of the home and was happiest standing at the stove; apron on, glass of wine in hand, bossing people around. She knew the true value of shared meals and was the thread that wove the family together, amongst much banter, laughter and strong espresso.
Although Caterina passed away in 2014, she continues to be a force in the way Deanna lives her life. This ‘caffe & wine bar’ honours Caterina by giving it the name her mother affectionately called her, Catinalla.
Maximum capacity 60. GF