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Osteria La Passione

486 Bridge Road Richmond, VIC, 3121, Australia Ph: 9428 2558

Opening Hours

6:30PM - 9:30PM
6:30PM - 9:30PM
6:30PM - 9:30PM
6:30PM - 9:30PM
6:30PM - 9:30PM
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Osteria La Passione

Born in Benevento in 1970, Carmine Costantini has devoted his life to food and its preparation since the age of 13 beginning as a kitchen hand and gradually learning the trade in the kitchens of his town’s pizza shops and restaurants.

At 16 he moved north to Modena, located in one of Italy’s richest food regions Emilia Romagna, where he continued to pursue his passion in the hospitality industry. At 17 he was in charge of the kitchen of a pizzeria/restaurant in Sassuolo, a well-known industrial centre in the region. From there on his career spiraled. He worked for the most sought after restaurants in the district.

From 2002 Carmine Costantini successfully participated in many national and international cooking contests under the banner of the Professional Association of Italian Chefs, including the prestigious IKA/World Culinary Olympics 2004 in Erfurt (Germany) where as part of a team of Italian Chefs, they won a bronze medal.

In 2005 Carmine came to Australia to explore the local fast-moving restaurant trade. He liked what he saw and decided to stay in Melbourne to gain knowledge and experience in the city’s hospitality industry.

His first position was as Head Chef at the renowned South Yarra restaurant Caffè e Cucina, followed by eighteen months at Tea Rooms of Yark and a shorter period at Stefano’s in Mildura.

After these positive and fulfilling working experiences, Carmine Costantini decided in December 2010 to open his own restaurant Osteria la Passione in the heart of Richmond, Victoria.