Created by Bruno Matteo (the mastermind behind The Meatball & Wine Bar), Mister Macellaio’s Wonder Emporium Meat Shop is Bridge Road’s newest specialty butcher. Led by their Head Butcher, Johnny, the friendly team at Mr Macellaio’s have made it their mission to provide the good people of Richmond with some of the finest cuts in Australia.
From Bannockburn free-range chicken to grass-fed, Hopkins River beef, you can guarantee that all the produce is ethically sourced and of the highest quality. Be sure to get in quick to pre-order Mr Macellaio’s dry-aged meats—tender cuts of beef, matured for 35 days. They sell out like well-aged hotcakes.
Mr Macellaio’s also stocks everything you need to take your barbecue game to the next level, including homemade chilli oil, tarragon butter and their signature meat rub, made from 15 different herbs and spices. Add a bottle of fine Heathcote wine and a copy of Matteo Bruno’s ultimate guide to meatballs to your cart and you can pretty much recreate The Meatball & Wine Bar in your own home.
Keep one eye peeled for Mr Macellaio’s rotating offerings too, including a monthly meat subscription service and specialty meat classes where home cooks can learn about different cuts, as well as how to butcher, season and cook them just right.