LOCATION: 94 Main Street, Hahndorf
Ph 8388 7558 Please visit our facebook
Hours vary: Thurs and Friday: lunch 12.00-3.00pm, dinner 5.30pm - late ...
Saturday: breakfast 9.00-11.30am, lunch 12.30pm; dinner 5.30 - late ...
Sunday: breakfast 9.00 -11.30am, lunch 12.00 -4.00pm
The name Gepetto will be familiar to most young at heart residents as Gepetto was Pinocchio's father - the carpenter, hence the building makeover has capitalised on its raw state with bumpy beams, slightly rustic furnishings and tiles in 1970s colour.
I saw Mick kneading the pizza dough, within sight of diners, peered into the kitchen where southern Italy-styled meals are produced, salivated over the sweet things in the dessert case and enjoyed a strong, hot creamy coffee.
This business employs 5 staff, all local, it sources produce and wine locally, with some wines from Italy. Mike is a trained pizza chef, has worked in Italy, as well as continuing to run a similar city based restaurant. When asked “why Hahndorf”? his reply was "I have loved and visited this town all my life, as it reminds me of the little Calabrian villages in Italy, all with a history and lovely simple eating places — so here we are ... “. A Hills change so as to speak".
The restaurant is focussing on high quality local produce, reasonable prices and invitations to local people to enjoy a meal. Take away pizza is always available, freshly kneaded by Mike of course.