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Explore Mediterranean cuisine in Camberwell

Explore Mediterranean cuisine in Camberwell

Combining the flavours from southern Europe, including Italian and Greek, Mediterranean cuisine is renowned for its hero ingredients: olive oil, bread, pasta, and wine.

When in Rome

Did you know that Italians are said to eat 23kg of pasta on average every year?

With so many different types of pasta to choose from, it’s no wonder that this simple but delicious ingredient has remained a crowd favourite for generations.

Pasta dishes and other Italian cuisine have an enormous fan base, not only at home but also around the world, thanks to their rich and moreish flavours that leave you wanting for more.

Italian dishes are famous for their simplicity and focus on the freshness and quality of the ingredients rather than how they are prepared.

The cuisine has been developed over centuries, resulting in a diversity of culinary styles and flavours depending on their origins throughout the Italian Peninsula.

The different regions hold their own specialities and typically reflect their geography and climates, whether they are close to mountains, the sea, or bordering countries like France or Austria.

To the north, there is said to be a greater focus on fish, potatoes, rice, corn, sausages, pork and cheese, while tomatoes, olives, garlic, eggplants and certain types of oily fish are more popular down south.

For a taste of Italy, try woodfired pizzas, creamy risottos, roasted meats, and freshly prepared seafood, as well as sweet treats like tiramisu and affogato.

For something local, treat yourself to a pizza diavola, homemade gnocchi served with braised lamb ragu, or a mushroom risotto complete with truffle and provolone.

Buon appetito!

Greek flavours

Hailing from one of the most ancient civilisations on earth, Greek cuisine is all about culture, comfort and life.

Greece’s culinary heritage dates back some 4,000 years and was built on a simple diet of bread, wine and olive oil.

However, the flavours and ingredients in Greek cooking were influenced by new empires over time, with traditional dishes such as tzatziki, börek, and moussaka drawing from Arabic, Persian, and Turkish cooking.

This culinary category draws on olives, olive oil, lemons, oregano, garlic, and more to flavour its many sumptuous dishes.

The country is well-known for its popular cheeses like feta, kefalotyri and manouri, as well as tart and creamy Greek yoghurt made from cow’s or sheep’s milk.

Greek cooking has traditionally featured more lamb and goat rather than beef since sheep and goats fared better in Greece’s terrain and climate.

With its focus on fresh vegetables, lean meats, fish and olive oil, Greek food is considered a healthy diet that is especially good for heart health.

For a truly Greek experience, you should sample the flavours of moussaka — a rich dish made of layers of lamb and eggplant, covered in béchamel sauce and cheese.

Filo pastry plays a big part in Greek cuisine, so make sure you try the sweet and flaky baklava and some spanakopita, which is a classic spinach and feta pie.

Mezes, which are small plates of salads, dips, and pita bread are also a feature of the cuisine, and don’t pass up the chance to try dolmades, souvlaki, and gyros.


Find Mediterranean and European cuisine in Camberwell


Ambrosia Mediterranean

221-223 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 3422

Barrel and Roast

Barrel & Roast

8 - 10 Railway Parade, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9603 0337

Boss pizzeria

Boss Pizzeria

25 Cookson Street, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9813 1894

Cafe Paradiso

Cafe Paradiso

215 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East, 3123

(03) 9882 6872

Con Noi Italian Trattoria Camberwell

Con Noi Italian Trattoria

259 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 8646

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar Camberwell

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar

792 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 4288

Deco cafe Camberwell

Deco Cafe

211 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East, 3123

(03) 9882 9677

Denmark Hill Kafe Camberwell

Denmark Hill Kafe

1/689 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 3232

East End Wine Bar

East End Wine Bar

225 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 2212

Fiorelli Camberwell


209 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 0222



9 Evans Place, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9191 7370

Garlik Kebabery Camberwell

Garlik Kebabery

721A Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

0411 286 994

Georges Restaurant Bar Cafe Camberwell

Georges Restaurant Bar Cafe

819 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

0432 399 663

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Glenferrie Crepe Cafe Camberwell

11A, Rear 600 Burke Road, (access via Market Place), Camberwell, 3124


Gracie Greco Camberwell

Gracie Greco

536 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9191 6009

Hunger Hub Camberwell

Hunger Hub

722 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

0434 491 124

Ignite Cafe

Ignite Cafe

340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 6271

Italy 1 Cambewell

Italy 1

823 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9804 0944

Kingfisher Seafood

Shop 16, Camberwell Fresh Food Market, 519-525 Riversdale Road Camberwell, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 4467

Laurent Patisserie Camberwell

Laurent Patisserie

610 - 612 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 9611

MickeyLee's Pizza Bar Camberwell

MickeyLee’s Pizza Bar

654 Market Place, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9813 1313

Mongkok Tea Room

Mongkok Tea House

734 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9813 1663

My Other Brother Camberwell

My Other Brother (MOB)

Rear, 586 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9804 0155

Nick & Sue’s Gourmet Deli

Shop 17-19, Camberwell Fresh Food Market, 519-525 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 8795

Penny For Pound

Penny For Pound

387 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

Prospect Espresso Camberwell

Prospect Espresso

2A Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 7359

Provence Artisan Bakers Camberwell

Provence Artisan Bakers

919 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9813 4252

Rumour Has It cafe Hawthorn East

Rumour Has It

2 Monteath Avenue, Hawthorn East, 3124

(03) 9087 2000

Sofia's Pizza Restaurant Camberwell

Sofia’s Pizza Restaurant

857 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 1142

Wood Frog Bakery Camberwell

Woodfrog Bakery

Rear of 572 Burke Rd, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9077 5440

Young's Wine Rooms

Young’s Wine Rooms

227-229 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124

(03) 9882 6699


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