A modern locally owned Italian family-friendly bistro, Bam Bam Italian celebrates the Italian spirit of ‘family first’ with friendly, vibrant hospitality and fresh, seasonal Italian fare in the Dandenong Ranges.

Celebrate a quiet dinner (or those big events), and feast your way through their menu featuring antipasti, artisan pizzas, house made pasta, oven braises, and fresh salads, or simply pop in for a quick coffee, gelati or aperitivo. You’ll find Coffee Supreme on the grind, along with an ever-evolving wine, beer, and cocktail list.

Bam Bam Italian Puffing Billy 2023

Their menu includes gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, garlic and onion free options. At Bam Bam Italian Monday Night is Locals Night with 2 courses for $30, and 3 courses for $40, on Tuesday Kids Eat Free* throughout winter (see website for T&Cs), Wednesday is Pizza Palooza with $20 special large pizzas and $10 house beers and wines, and Thursday is Lasagna Night (regular menus also available)!

Bam Bam Italian is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is a short drive from Puffing Billy's Emerald, Lakeside, and Gembrook stations. Make a day of it and visit nearby attractions such as Emerald Lake Park, Nobelius, Cardinia Reservoir, or the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Rail Trail (great for walking and cycling).


  • Monday – Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
  • Friday 5 pm – 10 pm
  • Saturday 11.30 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday 11.30 am – 9 pm

Takeaway available. Please see website for holiday hours. Bam Bam Italian is also wheelchair accessible.

To check out their seasonal menu and to book, head to their website below.

AVONSLEIGH | 445 Belgrave-Gembrook Road

Closest Puffing Billy station: LAKESIDE