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About Us


A Dining Destination

Steeped in History!

Located on the Esplanade in Sorrento, was originally named the Mornington Hotel after the Earl of Mornington, when it was built by Mr John Boswell Clark in 1876. Clark and his family continued to operate the hotel until hotel right up to 1952! It was restored in 2001, with taking over the heritage building in 2014.


A Culinary Heritage Sorrento has fast become known as a renowned Victorian restarant that has proven to be well worth the spend.

Celebrating over 30 years in the industry, owner Marco Di Pietrantonio of the famed South Yarra Restaurant "Pinocchio's", brings the best of Italy to the Mornington Peninsula. is best known by locals and seasonal tourists for their authentic Italian cuisine with a side of honorable Italian hospitality. The menu at echos themes of shepherds, popes, farmers and artisans of Italy - through beautifully cooked stone baked pizzas, seasonal antipasti and the traditional handmade pastas for which is renowned.

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Events & Private Dining

Function Room

With views to Port Phillip Bay has multiple function spaces available to cater for all types of events.

The Promenade

Sit back relax and sip on that Aperol Spritz on the Terrace located on The Esplanade.

Private Dining

From 2 to 20 we have private dining experiences for everyone.

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