Di Casa Cafe Bar Restaurant

About

Dion Li Rosi started his apprenticeship at Va Tutto Restaurant in Ivanhoe at the tender age of 16ish, after growing up in an environment where food, friends and family were paramount, it seemed natural to take a position in cookery. His love of food and tradition provided the passion needed to work up the ranks in the kitchen and improve his technique and knowledge. With itchy feet, he parted ways with Va Tutto and accepted a role at De Bortoli Wineries to complete his apprenticeship and increase his product knowledge.

The completion of his apprenticeship saw him once again climb the ladder of hierarchy for a further 3 years until the thirst for knowledge had him take a break from cooking to up skill with a nutrition course at ACNT, which provided some of the most sensitive dietary information that is integral within the industry. Being away from the pans was harder than expected, so the next step was to re-enter the industry, but concentrate on different cuisine. Classically Italian trained, Dion took a job at Two Beans and a Farm, where the menu was heavily Spanish/French. Within the walls of this 150 Year old Homestead, a bond was concreted with the manager, Tro Jerijian, who he brought with him to DiCasa Restaurant.

At DiCasa, we are heavily produce and service driven, sourcing the best products from local businesses and processing from scratch to create the best possible European cuisine. Using old school family recipes from the old country while incorporating the world’s best produce, Dion is able to represent his cultural background. We go to great lengths chasing producers and cutting out the middlemen, to reduce food miles as we often buy straight from the source. Whether you are a romantic table of 2 or a group booking of 60, the emphasis is to cater each situation to the needs of your guests. This incorporates all dietary requirements, children meals, disabled access, music, lighting and décor.

Restaurants Features

Feature

  • 18th Birthday
  • 21st Birthday
  • 30th Birthday
  • 40th Birthday
  • 50th Birthday
  • Anniversary
  • Banquet
  • Bar
  • Bistro
  • Brasserie
  • Breakfast
  • Business Lunches
  • Cafe
  • Catering
  • Degustation
  • Dinner
  • Family Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Function Venue
  • Fusion
  • Gift Vouchers
  • Gluten Free
  • Good Coffee
  • Good Wine List
  • Gourmet Cafe
  • Grill
  • Group Booking
  • Ice Cream
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • New
  • Open Fathers Day
  • Open Late
  • Open Mothers Day
  • Open Valentine Day
  • Organic
  • Outdoor
  • Romantic
  • Sandwiches
  • Set Menu
  • Share Plates
  • Supper
  • Take Away
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Wheel Chair Friendly

Popular Locations

  • Lygon Street

Suburb Region

  • Inner North
  • Northern

Functions Features

Function Type

  • 100th Birthday Party
  • 1st Birthday Party
  • 30th Birthday Party
  • 40th Birthday Party
  • 50th Birthday Party
  • 60th Birthday Party
  • 70th Birthday Party
  • 80th Birthday Party
  • 90th Birthday Party
  • Baby Shower
  • Birthday Party
  • Boardroom
  • Breakfast
  • Bridal Shower
  • Cheap
  • Christening
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Function
  • Corporate Event
  • Corporate Function
  • Engagement Party
  • Event
  • Free Function Room Hire
  • Hens Night
  • High Tea
  • Product Launch
  • Small Function
  • Wake
  • Wedding Reception

Suburb Region

  • Inner North
  • Northern

Popular Locations

  • Lygon Street

Venue Type

  • Bar
  • Bistro
  • Cafe
  • Cocktail
  • Function Room
  • Function Space
  • New
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Wedding

Venue Facilities

  • Bar Tab
  • Dance Floor
  • Disability Access
  • External Music
  • Full Venue Hire
  • Live Music
  • Projector/Tv
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi

Venue Cuisine

  • Contemporary
  • European
  • French
  • Grilled Meats
  • International
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Pasta
  • Seafood
  • Spanish
  • Steak
  • Tapas
  • Vegetarian

Weddings Features

Feature

  • All Inclusive Package
  • Boutique
  • Ceremonies
  • Cocktail
  • Contemporary
  • High Tea
  • Last Minute
  • Mid Week
  • Modern
  • New
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Rustic
  • Unique
  • Winter

Popular Locations

  • Lygon Street

Venue Facilities

  • Bar Tab
  • Dance Floor
  • Disability Access
  • External Music
  • Full Venue Hire
  • Live Music
  • Projector/Tv
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi

Cuisine

  • Contemporary
  • European
  • French
  • Grilled Meats
  • International
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Pasta
  • Sardinian
  • Seafood
  • Sicilian
  • Spanish
  • Steak
  • Tapas
  • Vegetarian

Bars Features

Popular Locations

  • Lygon Street

Suburb Region

  • Inner North
  • Northern

Cocktail Types

  • Bloody Mary
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Espresso Martini
  • Long Island Ice Tea
  • Mai Tai
  • Margarita
  • Martini
  • Mojito
  • Negroni
  • Piña Colada
  • Tom Collins

Feature

  • After Work Drinks
  • Boutique
  • Cocktail
  • Craft Beer
  • Gin
  • Group Bookings
  • Happy Hour
  • New
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Rum
  • Tequila
  • Vodka
  • Whisky
  • Wine Bar

Cafes Features

Feature

  • Anniversary
  • Banquet
  • Bar
  • Bistro
  • Breakfast
  • Degustation
  • Dinner
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Venue
  • Gluten Free
  • Grill
  • Group Booking
  • Lunch
  • Open Late
  • Outdoor
  • Romantic
  • Set Menu
  • Supper
  • Take Away
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Wedding
  • Wheel Chair Friendly

Popular Locations

  • Lygon Street

Cuisine

  • Continental
  • European
  • International
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Pasta
  • Sardinian
  • Seafood
  • Sicilian
  • Tapas
  • Vegetarian

Private Dining Features

Type

  • Semi-Private Room

Cuisine

  • Contemporary
  • European
  • French
  • Grilled Meats
  • International
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Pasta
  • Sardinian
  • Seafood
  • Sicilian
  • Spanish
  • Steak
  • Tapas
  • Vegetarian

Popular Locations

  • Lygon Street

Map

Venue Hours

  • Mondayclosed

Venue Capacity

RoomTypeminmax
Entire VenueSittingup to 60
Private TableSitting1015
Main Dining AreaSittingup to 24
Entire VenueStandingup to 80
Lygon SpaceStandingup to 40
Group BookingsSitting860