Awarded the title of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Legend in 2009, Patrizia Simone heads the family team behind this renowned restaurant in a 19th-century cottage in the middle of town. The menu shows off Patrizia's passion for cooking rustic Italian food and using seasonal local produce: you might try stuffed zucchini flowers, roasted goat, or locally-sourced venison. Simone's also offers a eight-course degustation menu (A$95). Herbs and some seasonal vegetables come
from the kitchen garden and rhubarb comes fresh from the nearby Joe's Garden. Tables and chairs spill out onto the front patio during the summer.