Scheduled Restaurant Closure

Important notice for all our valued customers:

The Vasarelli family & team are taking some much needed rest from 25th December 2021 until Thursday 6th January 2022.
Subsequently we wish to inform you that the restaurant will be closed for the duration of this period and will reopen for Lunch & Dinner on the first Thursday of the New Year.

Thank you for your understanding- see you when we return on the 5th!


In closing, please allow us to recite a poem from Oscar Wilde:

Too much work, & no vacation,
Deserves at least a small libation.
So hail! my friends & raise your glasses,
Work's the curse of the drinking classes

About Vasarelli Cellar Door Restaurant

Vasarelli's opened in December 2009 after an extensive restoration of our historical building on the main street of McLaren Vale.

The cellar door and restaurant are a family owned business owned by Maria and Michael Vasarelli, along with their parents, Pat and Vicky Vasarelli.

Set in the heart of McLaren Vale, the Vasarelli's have brought to the public a combination of award winning wines and Italian's love for cooking. With recipes passed down from generations, our cuisine ranges from antipasto platters and classic pasta dishes to all organic meats and the freshest seafood. At the very central of our cooking is the insistence that food be fresh & that our chefs are able to work to their own taste, opening the door to infinite variety.


Message from Michael and Maria Vasarelli - Directors

"Italian cuisine to this day is one of the most beloved of the worlds's great cuisines and the question is what lies at the heart of our cooking that seperates it from other cuisines? Cooking is synonymous with good food, good wine and good company. Each meal is a celebration, for us Italians coming together at the table is a way of life, it permits us to connect to our traditions and here as Vasarell's we like to share our lifestyle with you."

"Buon Appetito!"