Elio’s Place: A New European-Inspired Bistro to Open in Historic Flinders House

Melbourne, Restaurants / 8 May 2024
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Elio’s Place: A New European-Inspired Bistro to Open in Historic Flinders House

Melbourne, Restaurants / 8 May 2024

Melbourne’s buzzing hospitality scene is about to welcome Elio’s Place, an all-day European-inspired bistro opening in historic Flinders House on Flinders Lane.

Sibling duo Adam and Elisa Mariani, known for their successes Greta and Maverick, will launch Elio’s Place in July. The bistro name pays tribute to their late father Elio, who cherished good meals and engaging conversations. Thus, the new venue aims to embody the warmth of Italian hospitality, offering a welcoming space for Melbourne locals and visitors alike.

Elio's Place

A Taste of Europe

Elio’s Place brings a European approach to breakfast, encouraging diners to start their day with sweet and savoury staples. The lunch and dinner menus feature shared plates for leisurely dining, and made-to-order sandwiches for those on the go. Moreover, from 3 pm to 5 pm daily, an aperitivo offers a curated wine list and classic signature cocktails. Group Executive Chef Gareth Flood, who has worked alongside the Mariani siblings for almost seven years, delivers rotating bistro classics with a touch of modern Australian flair. Therefore, expect dishes inspired by Italian, Spanish, French, and British traditions.

A Seamless Transition

This will be the Mariani siblings’ most ambitious venue yet. They have designed it to seat 90 guests, featuring front and kitchen bars as well as a private dining room for 24. The design, by interior agency Studio Co & Co, merges contemporary style with old-world European charm, nodding to Flinders House’s Renaissance style. Consequently, the modern resurrection of the building seamlessly complements its original architecture.

A Historic Setting

Flinders House itself is an iconic Melbourne building dating back to the 1860s. Originally a small warehouse, it was remodeled in the Italian Renaissance Palazzo style in 1870 and given its current shop facades in 1928. In 2000, builders refurbished it into sixty residential apartments and two shops. Elio’s Place blends perfectly with this historical backdrop.

Discover Elio’s Place

The bistro will be open early and up late, seven days a week. With a focus on quality and European-inspired hospitality, it’s set to become the next Melbourne favourite. So, stay tuned for updates as Adam and Elisa Mariani bring their vision to life.