Brighton Restaurant – Aromi – 312 New St, Brighton

Aromi, an experience for all the senses! New Brighton Restaurant!

There is a pocket in Brighton where you will find enticing aromas leading you to an understated restaurant entry.  Follow your instincts and step into a crisp, white modern space, with a sculptural black granite table taking centre place and a green wall of fragrant herbs and plants making an instant statement about where you have arrived – Aromi.


Aromi is the newest Italian restaurant in Brighton and one with an impressive hospitality pedigree, a venture created by two partners – Paolo Masciopinto and Salvatore Montella. They have built their reputations and forged their friendship working at some of the most recognised and respected restaurants at the forefront of the food scene both in Melbourne and internationally.


The name itself, Aromi, shows the deep connection to Italy’s famous food culture, one based on aromatics (herbs), with each region emphasising different herbs to enrich their local dishes.


Paolo and Salvatore have created a restaurant with a farm-to-table menu that is responsive not just to seasonality, but to the ‘best-of-market’ offers from their producers, whether it be prime game, seafood or market produce.


At Aromi Paolo will head up the kitchen creating dishes in his signature style, interweaving innovation with inspiration from Italian food traditions. Paolo is a master of his craft, having honed his skills and food philosophy over the years with dedication, fuelled by passion for high quality produce. This is the foundation for his dishes, expressed on the plate with sophisticated technical skill. From making Aromi’s own bread and pasta, to wood-smoking fish and meats in the kitchen,

Paolo’s skill and heritage are embodied in every taste.


Diners will delight in dishes such as the spaghetto tomato with crab and macadamia. The handmade

spaghetto is made fresh daily with Paolo’s special flair and flavoured with tomato, with the crab and macadamia providing a unique flavour and texture contrast. At the end of the meal, the richly delicious Chestnut Monte Bianco is hard to go past. This impressive ‘king of desserts’ is an Italian favourite and dates back centuries.


Paolo ‘s contemporary version, created with his masterful techniques, results in a refined tart of intense flavours. Salvatore will translate his decades of experience and knowledge in the kitchen to a welcoming front of house role. He is the man to talk to when it comes to making important decisions about the notable wine list, created by award-winning Mattia Cianca from Dinner by Heston fame. If it is a cocktail that takes your fancy, many of the liqueurs are made in-house, with the unique Aromi twist, and there is a new cocktail to enjoy every week.


Of course, no Italian restaurant is true to its origins if it does not place the highest importance on the heart of Italian cooking – family and conviviality. So, whether it is for a casual pasta with a beautiful glass of wine, or a group gathering, all are welcome to savour Aromi!


Open: Tuesday to Thursday dinner 5.30pm to 10.30pm | Friday & Saturday lunch 12pm to 3pm and dinner 5.30pm to 11.30pm | Sunday lunch 12pm to 3pm

Aromi Restaurant, 312 New St, Brighton VIC 3186 | |

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