Being a small fry that earns pittance means the food choices are kind of limited in Mornington’s wine country littered with mid and fine diners. A good tactic to keep the rif raf like myself out, but thankfully Montalto have been kind enough to serve meals other than bread and water. There’s the range of gourmet pizzas: might be minced beef or prosciutto, crumbled goats cheese and torn basil. For something more substantial try the strangely unseasonal meatballs in a rich tomato ragu or a slab of roasted pork with apple salad that with a little more time would have had good crackling. Sticky date pudding value if you can’t afford anything else. At Montalto’s Piazza, being the shoe shiner at the bottom ain’t so bad, gove-na.
3 / 5 yums!
Where? 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South, VIC
What? Around $15