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Mitolo Wines’ 1.8M expansion bring Italian-inspired diner ‘Frankie’ to McLaren Vale

Meet Frankie: an Italian-inspired disco diner coming to McLaren Vale in April as a part of Mitolo Wines $1.8m expansion.

Meet Frankie: an Italian-inspired disco diner coming to McLaren Vale in April.

As a part of Mitolo Wines $1.8m expansion, the dining experience will show a new side to the McLaren Vale winery.

It’s a dining experience like no other on the Fleurieu Peninsula as Mitolo Wines continues its hospitality journey with this energetic, casual, yet chic Italian inspired wine and food experience.

Mitolo Wines owner, Frank Mitolo, said the Italo Dining and Disco Lounge is the next step for the winery.

“We are proud of what we have created on this magnificent McLaren Vale property, but wine and food is a journey of continual discovery,” Frank said.

“The time has come for next iteration of Mitolo”.

As part of a major development and significant investment, Frank and his team will add to the existing offering of the Cellar Door, Little Wolf Osteria and Mitolo weddings.

Frankie – a unique outdoor venue – will draw on its picturesque terroir bar and restaurant with a “cucina povera” approach to its food.

Cucina povera refers to the “cuisine of the poor” from the Italian villages which was characterised by simplicity rather than expensive ingredients.

Simple dishes that allow the quality of their local and seasonal ingredients to take centre stage.

A menu – focussed on traditional ingredients based around local produce – will be designed by Mitolo’s award-winning executive chef, Vincenzo who has an unrivalled passion for Italian cooking.

Drawing on the food inspired by merchants, artisans, farmers and nonna’s of the cobblestone streets of Italy, think indulgent pizza and the classics of the Italian way of life.

All Mitolo wines will feature on the menu with new release – La Spiaggia, sparkling Glera as well as fun signature cocktails.

The music will focus on the Italo disco genre – which emerged in the 80’s out of the 70’s American disco scene. It is defined by a no rules and all fun philosophy making people dance and have fun as its inspiration.

Mitolo Wines creative director, Kirsty Marie Mitolo said as well as the food, the experience is about the feel of the place too of which the design and interiors of Frankie, have been crafted by Studiogram.

“We are passionate about the look and feel of the spaces we create for our visitors and it’s fair to say that Frankie will not disappoint,” Kirsty said.

“They are fresh and unique – and will add an extra dimension of energy to our McLaren Vale offering. Boun Apperitivo!”

Frankie will be open for lunch from 12pm Friday-Monday and for dinner Saturday from 6pm.

Frankie will be located at 141 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale.

Keep up to date with Frankie on Instagram and find out more through Mitolo Wines website.

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