Il Locale Italian Wine Dinner

  • POSTED ON 21 Mar 2016

Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together.

Il Locale is putting together a dinner on 28th April featuring some of the best wines and food from their four favourite Italian regions - Abruzzo, Marche, Puglia, and of course Tuscany. You can check out the full menu and wine list here. The five course menu has been set and the six wines tasted for perfection. Enjoy a lovely evening of fine food with friends.

When: 7:00pm, Thursday 28 April 2016
Where: Il Locale Italian Restaurant
Price: $110 per person, includes 5 courses and 6 wines
Bookings: 07 3368 2122 / book online

Barolo Wine Dinner

  • POSTED ON 02 Jul 2014

Barolo, is one of Italy’s greatest gifts to us. Join us at Il Locale for an evening of winter indulgence and learn more about this famous drop from the Piedmont region of Italy. Il Locale will match the earthy flavours of this exceptional wine with a carefully prepared menu from their Italian chefs. The evening will be hosted by Mark Tognini and Jean-Jacques Peyre from Paradox Wines.

  • Invino Tasi Prosecco DOC - Treviso, Veneto, Italy
  • 2012 Renato Corino Barbera d'Alba DOCG - La Morra, Piedmont, Italy
  • 2008 Amalia Barolo DOCG - Monforte d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy
  • 2008 Cascina Cucco Cerrati Barolo DOCG - Serralunga, Piedmont, Italy
  • 2008 Cascina Cucco Cerrati 'Vigna Cucco' Barolo DOCG -  Serralunga, Piedmont, Italy
  • 2008 Fasoli Gino San Zeno Recioto Di Soave DOCG - Colli, Verona, Italy

Places are limited, to book call 07 3368 2122 or email

Il Locale Barolo Wine Dinner
6:30pm for 7:00pm, Tuesday 29 July 2014
Il Locale Italian Restaurant
Rosalie Mews, 21 Nash St, Rosalie
Four courses, Six wines
$135 pp all inclusive ~ places are limited
Book on 07 3368 2122

Wine Notes: Negroamaro

  • POSTED ON 26 Jun 2014

From the oldest wine-producing region in Italy, Negroamaro is a typical red grape from Puglia. Steeped in history, the name is thought to have come from two words meaning black - 'niger' in Latin and 'maru' in ancient Greek. Negroamaro wines are very deep in colour with an earthy bitterness. 

It's rare to find a pure Negroamaro as it is typically blended with other varietals. The most well known blend is the Salice Salentino, which is a combination of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. The Malvasia Nera is used to weaken the bitter notes typical of the Negroamaro. This wine is good with meat and full flavored dishes - try it with our Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder or the Ossobuco Alla Milanese on the menu at Il Locale.

Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva

It is fitting that this historic Italian red wine is made by the Leone de Castris winery which was established in 1665. Salice Salentino is a blend of 90% Negroamaro and 10% Malvasia Nera. With an intense red color with garnet coloured hints, Salice Salentino is fruity on the nose with notes of blackberry, black cherry, basil and sweet spices due to the refinement in oak barrels. To the palate it is smooth and balanced with a strong but never intrusive tannin and long last finish.

Enjoy a glass from the wine menu at Il Locale Italian Restaurant.