La Bonta – the goodness, the bounty, the plentiful

La Bonta Kyneton offers modern Italian cuisine and warm country hospitality in the heart of Victoria's Macedon Ranges.

Chef-patron Tim Austin is marrying the comfort and heartiness of Nonna-style Italian dishes with modern technique and creativity. Using a core of local ingredients he’s developed a generous menu with options from antipasti through to dolci. Our house-made gnocchi is a particular local favourite..

With a Chef-Sommelier as host you can expect good drinking options to accompany your food experience. The wine list includes some great traditional and exciting new Italian varietals, alongside some of the best from the Macedon Ranges and Heathcote regions. And if you're a cocktail or beer drinker we have plenty for you too, from a traditional aperol spritz, to some great Italian and local craft beers.

The La Bonta inspiration? It’s the famed generosity and warmth of Italian hospitality that inspired Tim and his wife Janet to open their own restaurant, recognising that a genuine welcome and friendly service can transform a great meal into a fantastic experience.

Tim has taken the kind of food he likes to serve at home for the people he loves and is now delivering it to the table at La Bonta.

Our Team

Tim Austin


Janet Austin

Owner, PR and marketing

Dave Robson


Jack Holliday


Brittany Wheeldon


Carlie Watson


Alison Buchanan


Images by Alina Golovachenko and La Bonta