Media Cuttings


Find out what journalists, bloggers and restaurant reviewers think of us…


Nigella Lawson and the MasterChefs at Olivigna

Channel 10’s MasterChef master class with Nigella Lawson, here at Olivigna
We appear in a special hour long feature just after the half way mark. Click here to view 



Channel 9’s Postcards Summer Screening 2016
Viewers are told don’t go to Italy, come to Olivigna instead…
Catch up clip here 


Olivigna BEA Award_Team Shot

Award: Business Excellence Awards 2015
We win Best in Class
Story details here


Award: Best Italian Restaurant 2015
Richard Stockman Food and Wine Show chooses us
Go to show number 23 here 


Channel 9’s Postcards Summer Screening 2015
The team call us “a slice of Italy, half an hour from the CBD”
Clip details here 


 Postcard’s Winter Screening 2015
The team revisit “Melbourne’s great Italian escape”
Full clip here


The Age
“Where Italy comes to you…”
“I can’t help feeling inspired by the Olivigna dream…”
Full story here


Italian Blog of The Year, Italy On My Mind
“As soon as I arrived I felt like I had landed in an agriturismo in the hills of Tuscany.”
Full story here


Eat Melbourne
“Surrounded by eight hectares of orchard, vineyard, olive groves and gardens, the passion for the freshest produce is instantly visible.”
Full story here


Gourmet Chick
“Everything is served with Olivigna’s own bread, wine and of course olive oil.  Just like you would expect in Italy.”
Full story here


“Courteous staff welcomed us openly and enthusiastically attended to our every need.”
Full story here


I’m so hungree
“Transports you to another world”
Full story here

Time Out
“If you only do one thing this weekend…”
Recommendations for all our MasterClasses


Melb: Hot or Not
“The estate is a dream and work in progress for the owners…their love of the place is evident.”
Full story here


The Urban List
Our ‘zuppa’ makes their pick of winter dishes
Full story here


Richard Stockman’s Food and Wine Show Radio Show
Chooses Olivigna as Restaurant of the Year 2014
Link here

Melbourne Food Review
“Expect to be whisked away from everyday life to see, smell, taste and experience Italy, if only for a few indulgent hours.”
Full story here

Drive Now
Included in their top-seven places to see a sunset
Full story here


Top Melbourne
“Driven by a produce to plate philosophy, and capitalising on the estate’s kitchen garden, olive grove and awarding winning oils and preserves, chef Colin Swalwell (former head chef at Yering Station), makes full use of the restaurant’s pasta table and pizza oven, wowing patrons with his culinary skills”
Full story here


Eastern Weekly Review’s ‘Escape to Italy’ feature
Where to find “a taste of Italy without the jet-lag”
Story details here

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