Caruggi is the medieval centre of Genoa, translating as little alleyway in Genovese dialect, it is the labyrinth that meanders from the old port arcades of Sottoripe through ancient Genoa connecting small squares and opening up to reveal Cathedrals. The Caruggi have always housed small artisanal shops and many still serve typical dishes and foods as they have done for 100’s of years.

Our menu focuses on classics done traditionally with respect for the ingredients. We work with both local suppliers and growers as well as quality imported goods. We have ever evolving specials so there is always a new dish to discover.

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Our wine list has a focus on indigenous Italian grape varieties as well as Italian varieties grown in Australia. We have a wide selection that covers some iconic growers and makers as well as some emerging stars. 

Our bar area is open all day for coffee, cakes, beer, or wine. The perfect place to spend the afternoon discovering our list of regional Amaros and Grappa.

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Our retail space has an ever-growing collection of wines and Italian produce for you to purchase and enjoy at home or alternatively order from our online shop for delivery.


Massimiliano the Chef and owner originates from the town of Recco which is famous for its Focaccia col formaggio, we are possibly the only place that serve this simple but moreish dish in Victoria. 

Caruggi seves classic Northern Italian with Ligurian specialities. In the true spirit of the Caruggi we have lots of little pockets and alcoves for you to discover and settle into.

Have Lunch on the Cinque Terre 

Enjoy a Ligurian Inspired grazing menu for $45 per person.

Available every day for lunch.

Booking preferred but walk ins welcome for an unplanned indulgence.