Rina of Zia Rina's Cucina cooks lunch at Franque

Please join us at Franque as Rina D’Alessandro of Zia Rina's Cucina serves her delicious Italian cooking in the newly opened Franque Dining Room. 

Meet Rina

‘Born in Melbourne with a career spanning 30 years, Rina D’Alessandro began cooking regional home style food at the local Trattorias in Abruzzo, Italy.

On her return to Melbourne Rina trained under Bill Marchetti at one of the city’s finest Italian restaurants, The Latin.  In 1998, Rina took the role of Head Chef at the Melbourne institution Quat Quatta, a boutique events venue. Rina oversaw a highly successful period winning several awards during her 9 year stint.

After years of dreaming of her own restaurant, in 2012 Zia Rina’s Cucina at 857 High Street, Armadale was born where thirty years of devotion, passion and her unmistakable love of food is shown with her traditional Italian fare packed with flavour and fresh local produce that reminds you of your grandmothers cooking.

This is wholesome comfort food at its absolute best.’

— We hope you will join us. 

On the Menu; 

Homemade Gnocchi with Buffalo Ricotta and the finest Asparagus, served alongside a salad of White Zucchini, Beans & Farro with a roasted Hazelnut dressing. 

Lunch will be $55 p/p with a glass of complementary wine. 

*no alterations to the menu 

Seating is limited for bookings please contact Leesa O’Reilly at dinning@franque.com.au or 0407 696 372