IONIO’s food is loaded with authentic Greek flavours from its charcoal-fired rotisserie, all delicious and Instagram-worthy, taking the ‘food for the masses’ to a whole new level by adding high quality to the mix.
Doing justice to its name, it has been serving Melburnians food that tastes like summer on a Greek island for three years now, in an ambient space with stunning city views, tucked away in Doncaster’s Westfield Shopping Centre [Level 2 (next to cinemas) Shop 2001].
The kitchen staff specialises in preparing simple and delicious dishes made from scratch; dishes the whole family will enjoy after a shopping spree.
“When developing recipes we all like to work together, test out ideas, taste dishes and provide honest feedback as to what works and what doesn’t,” chef Sran told Neos Kosmos; a process that changes according to the seasons.
“We have gone back to our roots and really turned a corner and honed in on our values and what is important to us and our customers.”
Starting from the house-made dips, the juicy pitas and the mouth-watering salads, IONIO can only make you crave more.
The restaurant offers traditional Greek flavours like homemade mousaka, village spanakopita, grilled dodoni saganaki, haloumi alongside staple street food like souvlakis, succulent gyro platters, fried cheeseballs, keftedes and burgers as well as more intricate, fusion recipes with a modern, contemporary twist, like the char-grilled rainbow trout wrapped in vine leaves, marinated in lemon and garlic.
The sticky honey and oregano-flavoured chicken is a classic bestseller, racing the crackling twice-cooked pork belly paired with apple, fennel and oregano.
On the dessert menu, the smashed baklava with toasted walnut and honey ice cream is the king, closely followed by the cakes, muffins and pancakes infused with the most unexpected flavours.
To celebrate its third anniversary just one breath before Christmas, IONIO has made the most tempting festive function packages for large groups available. Whole lamb cooked on charcoal for exclusive group bookings up to 50 people can be prepared at a very affordable price. The stunning view of the city comes for free!