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Escape to Italy without leaving the Clare Valley at Ragu & Co

Ragu & Co
Ragu & Co.
Melissa Smith

Ragu & Co – Where ‘La Dolce Vita’ Comes Alive

Ragu & Co isn’t your average restaurant. Located in the heart of Clare it offers a taste of Italy set amongst rolling vineyards and stunning landscapes.

Opened in 2021, this haven of deliciousness has quickly become a culinary rockstar in the region and across Australia.
Prestigious awards like “Ospitalita Italiana” and “Best Italian Restaurant” by LUXlife, plus being crowned “Most Authentic Italian Restaurant” by APCA Insider, prove that Ragu & Co continues to captivate discerning palates with an unparalleled blend of traditional Italian flavours and contemporary flair.

So, what’s the secret sauce?

It’s all about ‘La Dolce Vita’ – the sweet life. At Ragu & Co hospitality isn’t a chore, it’s a love language. From the moment you walk in, the team, led by Romolo Ponticello, (owner of Ragu & Co and Terra Mia) make you feel like family. The atmosphere is warm, inviting, and filled with the sound of laughter – just like a real Italian dinner party.

Their menu is a creation of fresh, seasonal ingredients woven together by passionate Chefs. They take classic Italian recipes and add a touch of modern magic, making every bite an adventure for your taste buds. Housemade pasta bursting with flavour, pizzas piled high with fresh toppings, and melt-in-your-mouth desserts that would make Nonna proud, are just a taste of what’s on offer.

Their dedication to culinary excellence extends beyond the plate with a mind-blowing selection of meticulously curated wines, including a diverse array of Clare Valley and Italian wines. Complementing the exceptional wine offerings is an assortment of Aperitif, Amari, Digestive, and Grappa, to complete your authentic Italian experience.

Even in the restaurant industry’s tougher times, Ragu & Co has come out stronger than ever. They’ve embraced innovation and a focus on happy customers, proving that good food, good service, and genuine hospitality never go out of style.

With the Clare Valley SCA Gourmet celebrations kicking off on May 17 it’s the perfect time to experience the delights of Ragu & Co at their two incredible events. Sip & Savour, Naked Flavours is a special three-course meal (“il pasto completo) on Saturday May 18, where guests can savour authentic Italian flavours, paired with Naked Run’s acclaimed wines.
And on Saturday May 25, Ragu & Co is teaming up with roving winemakers from TOPE Wines, to deliver a four-course culinary extravaganza, complimented by vibrant wines, Italian melodies and good vibes.

And the best is yet to come! Ragu & Co is buzzing with plans for expansion, with hints of expanding ‘La Dolce Vita’ to a whole new corner of Australia. One thing’s for sure, their dedication to quality and creating unforgettable dining experiences isn’t going anywhere.

To find out more about Ragu & Co and what’s on offer, click here.



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