• Marisa, Anthony, Vince, and Christian welcome you to Bella Cosi at Port Melbourne
  • Bella Cosi features a range of sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian treats
  • Vince, Marisa, and Christian are ready to take your order at Bella Cosi in Port Melbourne
  • Sample a range of our delicious desserts - including cheesecakes, cupcakes, vanilla slices, and more
  • Taste some of the finest food and coffee in Melbourne, while you wait for your ship to dock at the port
  • Treat yourself with something from our display cabinet - cakes, pastries, donuts - all baked fresh daily
  • Relax, enjoy a coffee, read the newspaper, and watch Port Melbourne from the best seat in the house
  • There is always something new to see, taste, and experience at Bella Cosi in Port Melbourne
  • Say hello to Marisa, and pick up a copy of her latest cook book, "Bella Cosi: A Taste Of Life"
  • Savoury french toast, with mozzarella, eggs, ham, and sourdough bread
  • Breakfast on the run, with puff pasty, bacon, spinach, eggs, and seasoning
  • Farmers breakfast, with gluten-free bread, grilled tomatoes, spinach, feta, salmon, and poached eggs
  • Breakfast wrap, with bacon and scrambled eggs
  • Nutella milkshake, with an authentic Italian nutella donut on the side
  • Some of the finest coffee in Melbourne, as prepared by our brilliant barista, Vince
  • Super food green smoothie, with avocado, banana, spinach, chia seeds, honey, and almond milk
  • Sample a delicious cappuccino cupcake with your coffee
  • Some of the finest coffee in Melbourne, as prepared by our brilliant barista, Vince
  • Some of the finest coffee in Melbourne, as prepared by our brilliant barista, Vince
  • Italian donuts with nutella
  • Ricotta and chocolate cannoli, topped with pistachios and glazed cherries
  • Cresent biscotti, filled with raspberry jam, topped with walnuts and pistachios, dipped in dark chocolate
  • Baked ricotta tarts
  • A variety of Italian donuts and sfogliatelle
  • Italian cannoli, freshly made by our talented pastry chef, Christian
  • Contessa biscotti, Italian shortbread filled with raspberry jam and currants
  • Italian cannoli, freshly made by our talented pastry chef, Christian
  • Italian cannoli, freshly made by our talented pastry chef, Christian
  • Nutella donuts, freshly made by our talented pastry chef, Christian
  • Ricotta and nutella donuts, cartocci, and cannoli
  • Italian vanilla slices
  • Ricotta and pistachio cannoli
  • Vanilla and chocolate bignè
  • Bellissimo cakes, with fresh cream, mascarpone, and strawberries
  • Ricotta and nutella donuts, freshly made by our talented pastry chef, Christian
  • Ricotta and nutella donuts, freshly made by our talented pastry chef, Christian
  • Lucky horse shoes
  • Coffee sfinge (donut)
  • Pistachio sfinge (donut)
  • Nutella sfinge (donut)
  • Peanut butter and chocolate brownie
  • Ricotta and nutella cannoli with walnut
  • Chocolate pretzel cupcake
  • Marble mud cupcake
  • Ricotta and nutella cannoli with walnut
  • Bella Mia
  • Bella chocolate jam biscotti
  • Peaches
  • Gluten-free chocolate cupcakes
  • Chocolate pretzel balls
  • Marble cake
  • Mille fiori cannoli
  • White chocolate and dark chocolate sponge cupcakes
  • Lucky horse shoes
  • Super food health bars, also available in sugar-free and gluten-free
  • Super food bircher muesli
  • Super food gluten-free health bars
  • Passionfruit super food yoghurts
  • Super food gluten-free and lactose-free yoghurts
  • Super food cookies
  • Blueberry muffins
  • Pistachio and almond biscotti, gluten-free
  • Contact us to order a jar full of freshly-made biscotti (also gluten-free) for your home, office, or cafe
  • Bruschetta - ricotta and red capsicum, mushroom and cheese, or tomato and basil - on fresh ciabata bread
  • Lazy weekend breakfast, with smoked chorizo, mushrooms, eggs, beans, feta, and piadina bread
  • Cavatelli - ricotta and potato gnocchi
  • Lasagne Al Forno, with ham, mozzarella, parmesan, plus béchamel sauce and bolognese sauce
  • Salt and pepper calamari with zucchini
  • Spaghetti marinara, with mussels, calamari, prawns, and fish fillets
  • Gourmet steak sandwich, with scotch fillet steak, toasted sourdough bread, and tomato relish
  • Chicken parmigiana, with sliced ham, mozzarella, napoli sauce, and parmesan
  • Burrata (Italian buffalo milk cheese made from mozzarella and cream), freshly delivered to Bella Cosi
  • Vegetarian piadina, with roasted pumpkin, danish feta, sun dried tomato, baby spinach, and herb mayo
  • Salt and pepper calamari salad
  • Chicken tenderloin piadina
  • Meat platter for two, with slow-cooked roast lamb, chicken tenderloins, chips, piadina bread, and dips
  • Italian style bruschetta pizza, with bocconcini, herbs, and fresh tomatoes
  • The star burger, served with chips and salad
  • Winter warmer, with tomato sugo, smoked chorizo, beans, mushrooms, feta, poached egg, piadina bread
  • Steak sandwich, served with chips and salad
  • Lamb pizza, with mozzarella, feta, rocket, and pizza sauce
  • Chicken and vegetable soup, with grilled sourdough bread on the side
  • Chicken and salad wrap, served with a side of chips
  • B-L-T-C burger with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and chorizo
  • Meals on the run - spaghetti bolognese, chicken schnitzel, meatballs, vegetarian ancient grains
  • Freshly made spaghetti bolognese take-away boxes
  • Deliciously addictive take-away - arancini with truffle and porcini mushroom, and napoli dipping sauce
  • Chicken and avocado panini, ready for take-away
  • Rustic apple pie, with optional whipped cream on the side
  • Zuccotto, with panettone, espresso, marsala, ricotta, mascarpone, pistachios, and chocolate
  • Ricotta pancakes, with banana, toasted almond flakes, ice-cream, and salted caramel sauce
  • Ricotta and lemon tart
  • Sweet french toast with nutella and ice-cream
  • Sweet french toast, with strawberries and whipped cream
  • Ricotta pancakes, served with berries and ice-cream
  • Bella Cosi's freshly-baked scones are one of our specialities
  • Apple strudel, freshly made by our talented pastry chef, Christian
  • Light marble mud cake, with vanilla custard and pastry cones, dark chocolate shavings, fresh strawberries
  • Another custom creation from our amazing pastry chef, Christian - order one for your next special occasion
  • Baked ricotta and cannoli tower - contact us to order one for a birthday, wedding, or any special occasion

About Bella Cosi

Authentic Italian food and homestyle cooking classes at Port Melbourne

Bella Cosi invites you to experience "A Taste Of Life" with a European influence of homestyle cooking. Come and feel like you are eating back home in your "mother's kitchen"...

Our Pastry Chef & Baker, Christian (formerly from Brunetti's in Carlton), will be baking mouth-watering delicacies on our premises daily. Place your orders for birthday and wedding cakes with us.

A variety of Cooking Classes will be conducted in our kitchen by Marisa, an experienced lecturer who is passionate about food (having taught cooking at both RMIT and CAE for over 13 years), and is also a food editor for CREMA magazine. Bookings are essential! To arrange your next cooking class at Bella Cosi, please contact us.


  • Breakfast & lunches (eat in or take away)
  • Pastries & biscotti baked daily on our premises (gluten-free also)
  • Desserts, drinks, and espresso bar
  • Pizza, pasta, seafood
  • Deli items & organic European-style bread
  • Gluten-free & sugar-free products
  • Vegan & vegetarian products
  • Meals on the run (fresh, ready made, take-away meals)
  • Cooking classes (pasta, vegetarian, gluten-free, seafood, desserts)
  • Catering for private functions, work events (platters, finger food)

Marisa and her three sons take great pride in their homestyle food and coffee, and hope that you enjoy your "Bella Cosi" experience...



Cooking Classes

Pasta, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Seafood, Desserts, Group Classes, And More!

Bella Cosi will be conducting Cooking Classes on Wednesday evenings, with a maximum class size of 10 people per session. Not only will you get to learn how to cook, you will also receive a Bella Cosi apron and a glass of wine, along with your recipes for the evening.

Classes start at 6:30pm and conclude at 9:00pm, BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. To arrange your next cooking class at Bella Cosi, have a look at our class schedule below, and please contact Marisa to book an evening. We also offer group bookings, and corporate cooking classes for team building events.

The cost for each class is $140 per student - however, if you would like to attend additional classes and bring your Bella Cosi apron along, the cost of further lessons will be only $120.

Once you have made your meals, you will be invited to sit down at our communal table and enjoy your new friends' company, along with the meals you've made during the class. Classes are for beginners, and even the confident cook who is looking for new ideas in the kitchen. Impress your family and friends with exciting new meals and treats that will keep them wanting to know your secret recipes...

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Private Functions, Work Events, Platters, Finger Food, Cakes For Order

Bella Cosi cater for all types of special occasions - including birthdays, corporate and small office meetings, family get-togethers - even picnics at the beach/park!

More details coming soon...


Our Products

Cook Books, Cooking Class Gift Vouchers, Gift Hampers, And More!

Bella Cosi "A Taste Of Life" By Marisa Di Lisio

Bella Cosi - A Taste Of Life - By Marisa Di Lisio

An inspirational coffee table cook book that will take you on a gastronomic and entertaining journey into back-to-basics home style cooking. With easy-to-follow recipes for the beginner as well as the experienced cook... seafood, pasta, gluten-free, vegetarian, desserts, and more!

Pick up your copy for $59.95 by visiting our café - or contact us to purchase now with delivery (plus $14 postage and handling anywhere within Australia).

Cooking Class Gift Vouchers At Bella Cosi, Port Melbourne

Cooking Class Gift Voucher At Bella Cosi, Port Melbourne

A wonderful gift idea for the people that you love, our classes cater for every level of cooking experience, and are always a fun, unique, rewarding, and memorable learning experience for all those involved!.

At $140.00 per class / per person, our gift vouchers are valid for 6 months. Once you have purchased your voucher, BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL as class sizes are limited. Please contact Marisa to secure your place on a Wednesday evening from 6:30pm to 9pm.

Purchase your gift vouchers by visiting our café - or contact us to have them delivered (plus $4 postage and handling anywhere within Australia).

Other products available from our premises in Port Melbourne include:

  • Marisa's "Café Culture - A Taste Of Life" cookbook
  • Bella Cosi aprons and cooking class DVD's
  • Gift hampers
  • Gluten-free and sugar-free products
  • A domestic range of coffee machines and accessories
  • And much more...

Please contact us for more information on our other products for sale.


Contact Us

For General Enquiries, Cooking Classes, Group Bookings, Catering, Special Orders

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