Al Dente Enoteca

Functions & Events

Invite your guests into our warm, elegant and minimal space. Sleek lines and a long room draw your eye to the kitchen in the rear, where our team of talented chefs will be preparing your meals. By day, a bright, open room beckons you in, sheltered away from the bustle of Nicholson Street. By night, an intimate space illuminated by flickering candlelight invites you to sink into our comfortable chairs and unwind with great conversation and great wine


The perfect blank canvas space, perfect for your next event; whether your style suits casual cocktails or more intimate fine dining. Our Enoteca is a space to celebrate in style.


Up to 46 guests

Starting from $3,500


Standing Cocktail Style

Up to 80 guests

Starting from $3,500

Our menu is customisable and we cater for dietary requirements

For further enquiries, please contact us on or via the form below.


Greet your guests in the unique space of Al Dente Sapori, sitting amongst shelves of our favourite Italian, local and handmade products. Crimson red and exposed brick walls change the feeling of Al Dente to something unique and transpotive; imagine you’re sitting in a delicatessen somewhere in rural Lombardia, immersing yourself into all the chef’s favourite ingredients.


Up to 30 guests

Starting from $3,000

Standing Cocktail Style

Up to 50 guests

Starting from $3,000

Our menu is customisable and we cater for dietary requirements

For further enquiries, please contact us on or via the form below.


for large group events

We love ourselves a good party, better yet if it’s big and all consuming. Leave it to us, and enjoy exclusive use of our whole venue for a large cocktail style event for up to 80 guests.

Seated, fully private, whole venue 

up to 70 guests 

Starting from $7,000

Standing, cocktail style, whole venue 

Up to 100 guests
Starting from $8,000


These prices are subject to variations based on guest attendance and peak service periods. A public holiday surcharge of 15% applies to all event bookings.


We love good vino as much as we love a great plate of food. Salute!

Standard Package

1 x prosecco

1 x white wine

1 x red wine

1 x beer

Soft drinks

2 Hours – $50pp

3 Hours – $60pp

4 Hours – $80pp

Wines both locally sourced and imported in these packages can be tailored to suit your tastes.

Premium Package

1 x premium sparkling wine

1 x white wine

1 x red wine

1 x beer

Premium non-alcoholic

2 Hours – $70pp

3 Hours – $85pp

4 Hours – $100pp

Liquid Engagement

Leave the liquor to us as we pair our favourite wines, cocktails and even beers to your meal (non-alc pairing available)


Bar Open

Access to our full drinks menu; to be settled at the conclusion of the event


We put together a seasonal menu with fresh locally sourced ingredients.  Click the link below to download the menu.

Our menus are subject to change based on seasonal produce availability. We take a collaborative approach to our event organisation, and we’d love to invite you in for a chat with our events coordinator & chef to design a bespoke menu to suit your guests needs


We are passionate about delivering a great dining experience, but organising someone’s dream event can require creative thinking, an open mind, and experience in the field.

Our young team of hospitality and event
professionals work tirelessly to bring you fresh and
innovative ideas. We apply our true hospitality when organising events, preferring a collaborative approach to bring your ideas to life. Upon confirmation of your event, be welcomed into our restaurant by our events coordinator with a coffee (or a glass of prosecco – sometimes it’s best for getting the creativity flowing!) whilst you get all those finer details organised.

We understand that each event is unique, that’s why it’s important to us to meet with you, our client, in the organisation process until every box is ticked. Your happiness is our priority!

No one is flawless, and mistakes can be made…
But we back ourselves and approach each roadblock knowing that there are always solutions available with creative, quick thinking.

We have a number of preferred local suppliers like florists, balloon artists, photographers and DJs at the ready to turn your lunch or dinner function into a true celebration!

We love transparency and flexibility, and work hard to stand by these guidelines every day.

We look forward to bringing your next event to life Al Dente!



With over ten years of experience in the hospitality industry and hands-on training in Michelin starred
restaurants in Europe, the minds behind the Al Dente
concept are excited to cook for your next off-site event.

Whether it’s at your house, or in your favourite location
in Melbourne, they will get creative to deliver a custom
fine-dining experience for you and your guests.  

Starting from $2500


Whether you’re planning a wedding, a corporate function, or the garden party of your dreams, we’re here to help! 

We’ll curate a custom menu, prepare in the Al Dente kitchen, and we’ll make our way to your location to cook for you and your guests! 

Just need our kitchen team to help? 

Si chef! 

Need a little extra help with serving your guests? 

Our FOH team have got you covered.

Past Praise

Ifeoma Donnellan
Ifeoma Donnellan
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Al Dente is just fabulous. We had a 40 person sit down lunch here and it was absolutely seamless. The food was incredible, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was perfect. Big shout out to Michelle, Michael, Mai, and Roary for making the day stress free and amazing! Would absolutely do any event here, especially if you want it to be special. Vegetarian options: Their house dish is vegetarian (Cacio e pepe) Dietary restrictions: They have a range of dishes to suit everybody
Rosemary Sheehan
Rosemary Sheehan
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Brilliant meal, great service, terrific atmosphere, in every way a fabulous experience. Andrea, Davide, Michelle, everyone, thank you for giving our family a special celebration. And especially caring for our younger members! If you have a special occasion Al Dente will create a perfect celebration for you!
Tal Quinn
Tal Quinn
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This restaurant deserves the biggest of accolades. I celebrated my 30th here with 40 friends and family and I’m not sure what to rave about more - the service was next level, the food was unbelievable and the wines were delicious. I couldn’t have had a happier day and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone - it was a flawless experience. Thank you!


Our team of passionate hospitality people are ready to help with your next special event! Want something extraordinary? We’ve got offsite contacts for your bespoke requests! florist style & decor equipment hire photography

Please provide information required. Eg. Name, Phone, Email. Function Type (Seated, Standing Cocktail Style), Preferred Date, Number of Guests, Questions or comments.