About K&G

We’re the ultimate multi-tasker, a fun park for the food-obsessed, a place for creative work and play, of expert pampering, good times and good tunes. We’re here for breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightcap, for a quick espresso and a pastry at the bar or a cruisy, boozy evening of cocktails and snacking on the roof at Johnny’s Green Room as the sun sets over the Melbourne skyline and bespoke playlists bring the Italian house party vibe.

K&G precinct has a little something for everyone.

At our chic restaurant Agostino, the focus is finessed, produce-focussed classic Italian cooking and wine from our two heartlands, Italy and Australia.

Our deli has a lineage we can trace back to 1884. It’s where we channel our roots as licensed grocers. Our nonno bought King & Godfree in the 1950s and stocked it with Italian produce – olive oil, parmesan cheese, tinned tuna – that were ‘exotic’ in Australia at the time.

We’re still all about quality, variety and Italian-focussed flavours: salumi and cheese sliced to order, rolls stuffed with porchetta fresh from the oven, housemade antipasto. And now you can not only shop for groceries, wine and deli items, you can stay and dine in the deli, either inside among the produce or outside watching the Carlton passeggiata.

The deli’s a great place to shop for gifts too, with the offer of next day delivery across Melbourne.

Join the Lygon Street queue/party for some of Melbourne’s finest gelato, made the artisanal Italian way at our gelateria Pidapipo. Our gelato is also available in our venues.

Those in the mood for a private party, celebratory dinner or work function that melds substance and style should have our Cellar on the radar. With its own bar, sound system and illuminated wine wall, the Cellar’s atmosphere is designed to elevate the inspiring and momentous occasions of life.

Legendary restaurateur Ronnie Di Stasio is part of the precinct too with his first ever pizzeria. Di Stasio Pizzeria comes complete with the expected Di Stasio flair, from a 17th century Roman fountain in the new courtyard, to a pizza oven imported from Verona and site-specific artwork by Reko Rennie.

Sharing the courtyard with Di Stasio Pizzeria is Grown Alchemist, a venue for a different kind of indulgence. With its natural body products and onsite state-of-the-art treatments Grown Alchemist is all about health and rejuvenation, getting you primed for enjoying life to the fullest.

Also part of the K&G precinct is Faraday House, a creative hive of offices and co-working spaces where tenants like Universal Music and EMI, design gurus Studio Round and communicators Common State and KDPO ply their trade.

We have a precinct kitchen garden too, where we grow produce to use in all our venues, a hive of activity in the heart of Carlton.