Known for the most delicious cheese wheel pastas, stepping inside Godi la Vita is a little taste of Italy. Godi la Vita translates to “enjoy life” in Italian and this is exactly what you will be doing when dining and enjoying head chef;  Federico’s delicious dishes of which you can taste love in every bit.

Throughout Food & Wine Sessions in June, you can enjoy delicious spinach + ricotta cannelloni and a glass of Godi la Vita wine for just $25 for lunch on Mondays to Fridays.

To learn a little more about Godi la Vita we chatted with head chef, Federico about where his inspiration has come from to deliver you some of the most memorable dishes.

What’s your earliest food memory?

The snack my Nonna used to make for me when I came home from school: crusty bread slice topped w sugar and dipped in red wine… not too fancy but great

Why did you become a chef

Because I wanted to share my free time for my wife and kids cooking something special

Who influenced your decision to become a chef?

The passion I had for it

Who are your favourite chefs?

All the ones that work hard and have strong passion for their job

Who has influenced your cooking the most?

My dads love for gathering the family around the same table

Can you tell me a little about your journey to opening your restaurant?

It has been a real challenge and exciting adventure considering it is our first restaurant

Where does the name come from?

Godi is my family name and Godi la Vita means “enjoy life” in Italian, which is what we offer to our customer: from breakfast to dinner experiencing amazing food as if you where dining in Italy. You’re own little overseas holiday.

How would you describe the restaurant?

At Godi la Vita the open kitchen mingles into the dining area making the atmosphere vibrant and interactive so that everyone feels apart of the action.
Godi la Vita

Where did the concept for the restaurant originate from?

From the idea of sharing with customers my passion for cooking

What are your signature dishes?

We have our famous 3 signature cheese wheel pastas that are cooked on the spot and now also the 1kg deep pan pizza which is a great sharing moment.

What is the most popular dish on the menu?

Our menu provides different flavours for everyone to enjoy, so cheese lovers, gluten free customers and even young children will be able to enjoy our meals, and hopefully have multiple favourite dishes on our menu to come back too.

Throughout the month of June, you can experience all King William Road has to offer in food as part of Food & Wine Sessions. Visit Godi la Vita for lunch from Monday to Friday and for just $25, enjoy their signature Gnocchi and a glass of Godi La Vita wine. Plus click HERE to view all of the sessions that are happening on King William Road.