We can’t get to Italy at the moment, so Amalfi is coming to South Melbourne with ST. ALi’s summer outdoor dining festival including ST. ALi NIGHTS.

To celebrate the brand new ST. ALi NIGHTS, owner Salvatore Malatesta will introduce the Italian Artisans in Residence program, featuring a classic menu of Italian favourites from Tony Nicolini (DOC), pasta chef Andrea Vignali, who will be serving up a selection of his homemade classics, as well as pasta from local heroes EAT Pasta, and smashing cocktails by Orlando Marzo, winner of the World’s Best Bartender Award 2018.

A sneak peek at the ST. ALi NIGHTS Menu shows a selection of traditional woodfire pizza plus classic Italian favourites including Vignali’s world famous homemade tortellini cacio e pepe.

Outdoor dining will be open for breakfast and lunch with two seatings and a separate menu at dinner, the last sitting will present recent films from the Italian Film Festival in celebration of ST. ALi’s partnership with the Italian Film Festival.

Founder and owner Salvatore Malatesta says, “Everything has evolved so organically that its felt like it was always meant to be. This is the beginning of a new chapter for ST. ALi and we can’t wait to share it with you.”

In addition, Grainshaker Vodka will have their first activation in a pop-up cocktail bar at ST. ALi’s private dining room (formerly Smalls). Expect Sebastian Reburn and team to share their newest creations, three individual vodkas from three grains rye, wheat, and corn. Partners for ST ALi Summer also include Peroni, Four Pillars Gin, CAPI, Campari, Gin Mayo  and Genobile Saba.

Ensuring safety for all patrons, numbers for indoor and outdoor will be capped at 20 inside and 50 outside. Bookings are recommended but walks ups always welcome. NIGHTS roll out from Thursday November 5.

Bookings: stali.com.au