Studio Esteta director Sarah Cosentino and her three siblings Simon, Ryan and Jonathon, have brought a nostalgic taste of Italy to Melbourne’s Mont Albert. Reminiscent of the narrow streets of Southern Italy, their Via Porta Eatery and Deli reflects on family childhood memories with their Nonna, mastering authentic Italian dishes.
Paying homage to this ritual, Via Porta Eatery and Deli (soon to be restaurant) is an extension of the traditional Italian family kitchen and pantry. Located in the neighbourhood where Sarah and her siblings grew up, Via Porta Eatery and Deli is full to the brim with locally-sourced and imported cold meats, cheeses and artisanal foods, take-home meals and house-made condiments. Engrained with a love of food and family, this is a culinary experience is not just for the eyes and palate, but a homely space for the heart and soul.