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Andrew Zuccala

SEO Editor

Andrew Zuccala

Andrew Zuccala is the SEO Editor at Concrete Playground, focusing on writing guides to the best bars and restaurants across Australia and New Zealand — working closely with Concrete Playground's city editors. Andrew also has a heap of experience as a food and travel writer, having worked for several publications in Australia and the UK.

Favourite restaurant in Melbourne: I love Amiconi Restaurant in West Melbourne. It’s an old-school Italian joint that’s been around for over 60 years, serving up authentic Sicilian eats with a BYO wine license. If you're going with a group, make sure you order the banquet feast — there's no way you'll be leaving hungry.

  • The Private Members' Club for Elite Wine Lovers 67 Pall Mall Is Opening Its First Australian Site in Melbourne

    Master sommeliers will be pouring over 1000 covetable wines by the glass across three exclusive floors of bars and dining rooms.

  • George's Social Club

    Friday 23rd February
    @ The George on Collins

  • Seoul Sunday Market

    Sunday 25th February
    @ EziStreat

  • Now Open: New Basement Bar Castlerose Is Giving Luxury Supper Club Energy Beneath South Melbourne's Clementine

    Treat yourself to some old-world luxury — sipping on fine champagne and biting into some playfully made confit duck cigars at the bar.

  • All You Can Spritzza

    Saturday 24th February
    @ 400 Gradi

  • Fizz: A Festival of Fermentation

    Sunday 17th March
    @ Odd Culture Fitzroy

  • Coming Soon: Retired AFL Player David Neitz's Brewmanity Will Be Melbourne's First Rooftop Brewery Bar

    The South Melbourne brewery not only makes great craft beer but also raises money to fight motor neurone disease.

  • Now Open: Re'em Yarra Valley Has Brought Refined Chinese Eats and Boutique Hotel Rooms to the Famed Wine Region

    The sleek new restaurant, cellar door and boutique hotel boasts views across the rolling vineyard and Yarra Valley region.

  • Seaside Japanese Joint Ichi Ni St Kilda Has Been Sold and Is Shutting Down at the End of This Week

    If you can't make it down for the restaurant's final week of service, you can always hit up its younger sibling Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya in Fitzroy.

  • Nine of the Best Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Events That You Can Still Get Tickets To

    From dessert degustations and Michelin-starred feasts to huge communal dining experiences, here's all the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival inspiration you need.

  • Japan to Peru: A Nikkei Experience

    Tuesday 19th March
    @ Warabi

  • Desserted

    Monday 18th March
    @ Stokehouse

  • Banh Mi Bonanza

    Wednesday 28th February
    @ Banh Mi Stand

  • Brighton's Sushi Baby Has Transformed From a Small Takeout Joint to a Pastel-Hued Dine-In Restaurant

    This popular takeaway sushi bar in Brighton now has a pastel-hued dining room and courtyard, plus a new dine-in menu full of both contemporary and traditional Japanese eats.

  • Coming Soon: Moon Dog Wild West Is Swinging Open Its Saloon Doors in March with Tex-Mex Eats and a Bull Riding League

    Join Moon Dog's Western Bull Riders Club to get a swag of gifts and a ticket to its pre-opening event.

  • World's Longest Lunch

    Friday 15th March
    @ Kings Domain

  • The Nonnas at Ronnie's

    Wednesday 20th March
    @ Ronnie's

  • Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration

    Wednesday 20th March
    @ Free to Feed Fitzroy North

  • Where to Find the Best Pizza in Melbourne

    From giant pepperoni-topped slices to vegan rounds, these Melbourne pizza joints have you covered.

  • Half-Price Pizzas at 400 Gradi

    Friday 9th February
    @ 400 Gradi

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