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At Zona Azzuri the food we create is the kind of food you would taste in Italy—and could eat on repeat.

To ensure our food inspires authentic Italian flavours, our sauces uses datterino tomatoes, imported from Riccardo’s childhood friend in Siracusa, Sicily.

Everyone is welcome through the doors of Zona Azzurri and it’s certain you’ll be surrounded by fellow football lovers, quality food using the freshest seasonal produce and excellent service.


Zona Azzurri was founded as a way of connecting people with two passions: a love of football and authentic Italian food.

We’ve created a space where people with deep appreciation and love for the game can enjoy Italian cuisine made from the freshest seasonal produce, coupled with an authentic Italian experience.


the world's biggest football store

Zona Azzurri is proud to be part of  the world's biggest football store, established by Ultra Football. The store features a FIFA grade artificial grass field, one of the world’s largest EA Sports x PlayStation interactive zones, Borussia Dortmund official partner merchandise, Adidas, Nike and New Balance apparel and footwear which haven't made it to Australia until now and us—Caffe Zona and our Zona Azzurri Restaurant. It’s a dream come true.



Riccardo Bianchini is the founder and manager of Zona Azzurri and since he can remember has been a dedicated football fan—so to have a restaurant which pays homage to soccer and traditional Italian food is a dream come true. 

This is not Riccardo’s first rodeo when it comes to Italian food. He previously founded Cucina & Co and Cucina Bar in Brighton, Victoria and also steered the ship at Caffe e Cucina, South Yarra and DOC in Albert Park and Mornington, Victoria.


Riccardo Bianchini Manager and Operations | Giuseppe Demarinis Restaurant Manager | Leonardo Alfieri Award winning pizza chef