Pepe’s Italian & Liquor is an American-Italian restaurant located in the theatre district of Melbourne’s CBD. Pepe’s pays homage to the essence of the great restaurants of mid-20th century New York and Melbourne, with luxe interiors, cathedral ceilings and feature mural by Belgian illustrator Jan Van Der Veken. Serving signature dishes like our Spicy Vodka Rigatoni and Veal Parmigiana alongside classic Aperitifs and Martinis, Pepe’s takes you back to the golden age of theatrical dining but with a distinctly modern twist.
Pepe’s Dining Room is our classic interior space, designed to pay homage to the great eateries of New York from the 1920s. Housed in one of Melbourne’s oldest synagogue buildings, the Dining Room offers the best of Melbourne dining with a distinctly old New York flare.
Pepe’s Garden Lounge is the largest outdoor space of its kind in the Melbourne CBD. Under the shade of the great Coral Tree sits a true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city; lounge style settings that are perfect for cocktails, aperitivo & antipasti.
Pepe’s Beer Garden continues the large outdoor space of the Garden Lounge, offering picnic style tables where you can graze the full Pepe’s menu and enjoy drinks with friends.
Pepe’s Trattoria La Terrazza is a summer restaurant under the vines, offering an exclusive set menu that takes you to the bustling villages of the Amalfi coast. This is a summer restaurant, and only available to book from October until April.
In the beginning, there was Moses Rintel, the great Melbourne Rabbi, who built the walls of Pepe’s and founded one the nation’s first synagogues. Now, this private dining room named after him, is a decadent ode to times gone by. A unique space lavishly furnished and curated to enjoy those special occasions, The Rintel Room serves customised function menus from Pepe’s kitchen and comes with your own personal wait staff and butler’s bar.
We bring the Dolomites to you in the winter months with our Winter Wonderland in the Melbourne CBD. We will transport you to the Italian Alps with our hearty winter dishes, and specialty alpine cocktails. Dance in the snow as the forecast predicts a blizzard in the Après Lounge every day, and keep your eye open for a reindeer or two.