Our Story

how we started

– If money is the only reason you are going to run a cafe/restaurant, I’ll tell you from day one, you will fail.- 

Cucina Dolce owner and manager Fred Kerbage has been involved in the hospitality industry for over 35 years.

His passion for the industry is second to none, as hospitality has been implanted in his blood from very early childhood. His welcoming smile and cheeky nature leaves his customers with a feeling of warmth and laughter.


Our team is loyal and committed, and without our amazing chefs, pizzaiolo and our floor staff we simply would not have achieved the success we have reached.

Awards of Excellence

tripadvisor 2017
tripadvisor 2018
tripadvisor 2019
herald sun award

To taste the best Italian food and wood fired pizza Melbourne has to offer, come dine with us at Cucina Dolce awarded the best Cafe and Pizzeria by Matt Preston in the Herald Sun Awards 2021.

Get $5.00 off by simply inserting the code WEB5 on checkout, or you can order online for collection, wood fired catering and pizza delivery.

Last Year Award

Trip Advisor 2020 Award
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8/426 Nepean Hwy

Chelsea Vic, 3196