Heartattack and Vine
Heartattack and Vine draws upon old-world Italian hospitality and the history of Lygon Street while remaining thoroughly modern.
Much of the space is dedicated to a striking wooden bar that invites you to sit and watch the assembly of the delicate cicchetti, a Venetian take on tapas.
The bar is by co-owners Emily Bitto and Nathen Doyle (who've worked at A Minor Place and Wide Open Road). The cicchetti menu will rotate to make use of each season’s best produce with dishes such as slow-cooked meatballs and baccala on crostini. The Italian-focused bar offering features a mix of international and Australian wines as well as an impressive range of vermouth, including Casa Mariol 'Vermut' Negre from Catalonia in Spain and Contratto Rosso from Piedmont in Italy.
Heartattack and Vine will open daily for a European breakfast of Noisette pastries and Wide Open Road coffee. The equally pared-back lunch menu includes a moreish salt-rubbed porchetta roll, as well as a poached prawn on brioche with lime and dill mayo.
Evenings are reserved for cicchetti and drinks. Guests can enjoy a quick bite before heading off to a movie or grab a seat at one of the communal curbside benches.