The wine list is focused on local and Italian favourites with many available by the glass. Chianti, Soave, Montepulciano, Pinot Grigio, Valpolicella, Dolcetto and Barolo are all represented on the list. Local producers featured include Hurley Vineyard, Foxeys Hangout, Ocean Eight & Quealy Vineyard. Locals ‘in the know’ order from the ever changing wine specials board.
Ciao Bella offers a range of Italian style aperitif. Campari, Aperol, Italian Beer & Prosecco flow freely on busy summer evenings.
San Pellegrino soft drinks are available as well as freshly squeezed orange/grapefruit juice. Thick Italian hot chocolate is available and coffee is Fair Trade Organic with decaf being available as well.
Ciao Bella is fully licensed but has a BYO wine night on Wednesday nights in winter months (June-August).
NV Furlan Prosecco DOC, Treviso
Bright enticing palate with a clean finish and a lovely after taste of white stone fruit and lemon
2012 Elgee Park Family Reserve Cuvee Brut, Merricks North
Made from 60% chardonnay and 40% pinot noir. It shows aromas of lemon, green apple and citrus fruit.
2016 Quealy Pinot Grigio, Balnarring
Made by Kathleen Quealy, lemon blossom aroma, refreshing and powerful
2015 Elgee Park Family Reserve Chardonnay, Merricks North
Golden straw in colour, this wine exhibits nectarine, nuts and creamy honey with an exceptional balance finish.
2016 Ocean Eight Pinot Gris, Shoreham
Fantastic food wine, texture is substantial with an almost oily viscosity, dry with crisp acid
2016 Scorpo Pinot Grigio Tradizionale Textured Amber Wine, Merricks
100% pinot grigio. Palate grippy, wonderful texture, briny, spicy, intense, exotic. Flavours of mandarine, orange, mixed with pears. Citrus pith and exotic spices accompany the long finish.
2015 Scorpo Rose, Merricks
The palate is generous yet focused with more musk, truffle and wild berries. Clean acid finish.
2014 Villa Trasqua Vermentino I.G.T, Toscana
100% Vermentino. Bright straw yellow with greenish highlights with a fresh flowery aroma, secondary hints of exotic fruit. It is fresh and balanced with a flowery aftertaste.
2016 Bertani Velante Pinot Grigio, Veneto
100% Pinot Grigio. Scents of golden apple, ripe pear and peach. On the palate, it is delightfully dry, medium-bodied, with a crisp, appealing acidity.
2015 Soave Classico D.O.C ‘Meridies’, Veneto
100% Garganega. Strong scents of white fruit building complexity with clean notes of dried fruit and almonds. A bright palate with lively white fruits followed by some peppery spice, which adds depth and verve.
2015 San Michele Appiano Pinot Bianco, Shulthauser D.O.C – Alto Adige
100% Pinot Bianco. Straw yellow with a green shimmer, clean fruity notes of apple, apricot and pear, lively and balanced with a fruit-incised creaminess.
2014 Livio Felluga Sauvignon, D.O.C, Friuli
100% Sauvignon. Much less fruit than local examples, intense & penetrating nose, passionfruit, anise & kiwi, vibrant, crisp with a long & persistent aftertaste.
2015 Grillo Parlante Fondo Antico, D.O.C, Sicilia
100% Grillo. Floral lemongrass fresh with a hint of almond skins on the finish, minerality balanced, zesty and persistent.
2015 Benanti Etna Bianco, D.O.C, Sicilia
100% Carricante. This wine offers a great introduction to one of the most important indigenous grapes. Carricante is a typical of the volcano area, Mount Etna, intense, rich and delicate with fruity characters.
Malvasia I.G.T. Sicily, Nicosia (500ml)
Fresh and elegant with hints of apricots
Zibibbo I.G.T. Sicily, Nicosia, Moscato D’Alessandria (500ml)
Hints of almonds & dry figs
2015 Quealy May Harvest Muscat Blanc, Balnarring
Liquid gold with bright aromatics of white peach, gardenia and lychee.
2012 Merricks Estate Shiraz, Merricks
Supple and round with aromas, flavour of black fruits liquorice and spice
2013 Elgee Park Pinot Noir Family Reserve, Merricks North
Deep ruby red in colour with aromas of dark cherry, chocolate with a touch of violet. The palate is full body with cherry and spice.
2011 Merricks Estate Pinot Noir, Merricks North
The 2011 vintage displays aromas of sweet cherry and plum entwined with earthy notes, rich clove and cinnamon spices. Fine tannins and fresh acidity balance and linger, with a hint of white pepper.
2016 Scorpo Estate Shiraz, Merricks
100% shiraz. Wonderfully structured with upfront dark fruits and raspberry through to savoury meaty, herbal notes. A complex and elegant example of cool climate shiraz.
2016 Villa Trasqua Traluna Sangiovese I.G.T, Toscana
100% Sangiovese. Dark ruby red with ethereal aromas and fruit, rich on flower notes, dry, rightly softness and smooth tannins.
2015 Varvaglione Negroamaro I.G.T, Puglia
100% Negroamaro. Ruby red with shades of purple, the nose presents fascinating scents of wild berries. The palate has vanilla notes with a long persistence. Velvety and soft.
2015 Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano D’Abruzzo D.O.C, Abruzzo
100% Montepulciano. For the romantics! Deep red, nose of dark cherry, palate is quite soft & fruity, dry finish with soft tannins.
2014 Le Caniette Rosso Bella Piceno D.O.C, Marche (organic)
Sangiovese / Montepulciano. A rich and intense bouquet with pleasant hints of cherry and sweet spices.
2014 Zenato Valpolicella Classico Superiore D.O.C, Verona
85% Corvina / Rondinella. Quality producer, crisp & dry in the mouth, well structured with a lovely, velvety texture.
2013 GD Vajra Langhe Rosso D.O.C, Piemonte
Nebbiolo/Barbera/Dolcetto. A hue of violet red. Aromas of red fruit, plum, underbrush as well as floral and spicy fragrances. The Langhe area is home to some of the most prestigious Italian wines.
2016 Castello di Querceto Chianti Classic D.O.C.G, Tuscany
100% Sangiovese. Baked earth, sun-dried tomatoes and dried cherries on the nose and palate of this robust Italian red wine made in the Tuscan region of Chianti Classico. Silky, smooth and full-bodied. Needs food with its mouth-watering character.
2013 Varvaglione Papale Oro Primitivo di Manduria D.O.C.
100% Primitivo. Ethereal, with balsamic sensations, elegant and long, with excellent structure.
2011 Don Pietro, Principe di Spadafora I.G.T., Sicilia
Cabernet Merlot / Nero D’Avola. Deep ruby red with a bouquet that is rich, intense, harmonious, round and persistent with firm tannins.
2007 Nada Barbaresco D.O.C., Piemonte
100% Babaresco. Completely rusty and old school. Great aromas, roses, berry, cherry, fruit, tried twigs, short finish, excellent structure for food.
2010 Giulia Negri Barolo D.O.C.G., Piemonte
100% Nebbiolo. Very pure lifted scents of red and black berries, waft from the glass with accents of tobacco, rum and dried rose petals.
2015 Nebbiolo D’Alba ‘Ochetti’, Piemonte, Dry Red
100% Nebbiolo. Fine, delicate and persistent bouquet with characteristic trace scents of strawberry and raspberry. Pleasantly bitterish, velvety, at once elegant and full.
2015 Frappato-Nero D’Avola ‘Jazz’, Sicily
55% Frappato 45% Nero D’Avola. Fresh, fruity with hints of cherry, pomegranate and wild berries. Fresh on taste, soft and velvety, with fruity hints, spice and delicate acidity.
2015 Rosso Conero Lanari D.O.C. 100% Mountepulciano Grapes, Mount Conero Marche
Awarded king of Rosso Conero wine. Ruby red, cherry and mulberry flavours, liquorice and pepper with soft tannins finish and good elegant body.
Campari & fresh orange juice
Bellini – Prosecco & peach nectar
Sofia Loren – Prosecco & Limoncello
Spritz – Aperol, white wine, soda, green olive
Crown Lager – Australia
James Boags – Tasmania
James Boags Light – Tasmania
Red Hill Brewery Golden Ale – Red Hill
Peroni Light – Italy
Peroni, Nastro Azzurro – Italy
Peroni Rossa – Italy
Corona – Mexico
Moretti – Italy
Ichnusa Sardinian Lager – Italy
Collesi – Italy
Baladin Sidro – Italy/France
Spirits & Liquors
A large range of spirits, liqueur & digestives are available by request.
Bass & Flinders Distillery, Limoncello, Gin, Grappa, Crema di Limoncello
Soft drinks & Juices
San Pellegrino – Chinotto, Limonata, Aranciata Rossa
Coke, Sprite, Diet Coke
Molecola – Italian Cola
Lemon, Lime & Bitter
Italian sparkling water 500ml
Italian sparkling water 1 liter
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
Juice (please ask for today’s flavours)
Italian Blood orange
Coffee & Tea etc.
Lavazza Organic Coffees
Ice Coffee (with ice-cream/chocolate
Chai, Honey and Vanilla
Italian Hot Chocolate