Rinaldo Di Stasio
Café Di Stasio

Award for Professional Excellence

It is a truth not widely enough acknowledged that great restaurateurs create restaurants that are an expression of their own personalities. In Australia, there’s no better example of this than Ronnie Di Stasio , owner of Melbourne’s best Italian restaurant , Café Di Stasio.

For better and for worse, Ronnie lives and breathes his restaurant. Has done ever since he opened it , in then deeply unfashionable St Kilda in January 1988 . Nearly 20 years on, the two–hatted Café Di Stasio is as fresh, compelling and incomparable as ever.