Rupert on Rupert
73 Rupert St, Collingwood VIC
(03) 9419 7702
Lock in a date with Rupert for some family-orientated hospitality and a meal that will have you down on one knee in no time.
Rupert on Rupert is a wholesome restaurant on Rupert Street that delivers on flavour and never compromises on quality.
Owner, Ric Corinaldi, traded his hi-vis vest for casual hospo wear, opening Rupert on Rupert in early 2015. Ric was in the construction game when he decided he was fed up with the high-risk industry. He gave it up to open his dream space where he could work side by side with his family – if they wanted to!
His daughter Rhiannon, works front of house and pops up behind the bar, and his wife Mali, takes on the position of Functions Manager. They work alongside exceptional staff, some of them co-owners, like husband-and-wife team Tyron Bremner and Marelisa Dimasi. With Radar Rad behind the bar, Maxwell Finch as Operations Manager and James Du eld as General Manager, it’s a rockstar line up that makes it all possible. While the whole experience may be new to the Corinaldi family, the team is proof you most de nitely can teach an old dog a new trick. Harnessing the ‘let’s have a crack’ attitude, their hard work has paid off.
It’s not just the family atmosphere that you’ll fall in love with. The space itself is airy, bright and full of plants. Think industrial with a touch of vintage, with stone floors, plaid-seating lining the wall and black steel beams adorning the roof. Wooden tables are set spaciously apart, so listening to the stories of the people sitting next to you is totally optional.
Rupert on Rupert keeps things fresh. The gang sources their vegetables from Josephine and Nick Miriklif at Vegetable Connection – a third-generation business on Brunswick Street. Head Chef, Megan Morgan, uses high quality produce to serve up a delicious, fresh menu that will satisfy all your carb- loving needs. Rupert on Rupert prides themselves on their commitment to the ancient method of authentic sourdough baking. All pizza and bread is cultured on premises from natural sourdough, using certified organic Laucke our and baked fresh in their wood- red oven.
Go traditional with the margherita, or something you won’t nd on the menu at your local pizzeria, try the Balkan, with slow-braised lamb shoulder, sweet onions, rocket and Bulgarian feta. Vegetarians should order the Spudka, topped with potato, rosemary, sea salt, braised leek, garlic, olive oil and gorgonzola.
If pizza isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Opt for the lightly fried spiced prawns and calamari with house sweet chilli and tahini remoulade, which pairs perfectly with the hand cut fat chips, with Cajun sea salt, smoked paprika and lime aioli.
Sometimes you need a drink to settle into a first date, try a Casa Negroni with Beefeater gin, Casa Mariol and Campari, or the Juan with Avion Resposado tequila, mescal, agave, lime and Damiana liqueur. There’s also a great range of beer and wine, as well as non-alcoholic options to keep everyone in the family smiling.