La Cantina at Common Ground


La Cantina is a farmhouse restaurant celebrating simple Italian flavours and fresh, locally-grown ingredients. The menu is designed for sharing and updates on a weekly basis to make the most of seasonal flavours. You’ll find Italian classics from cured meats and cheeses to handmade pasta to sorbet and ice-cream, made in house.

Located at Common Ground Project, a not-for-profit community farm that’s a short drive south of Geelong in Freshwater Creek. La Cantina uses produce from the farm and other local, sustainable suppliers. From the Mulberry Group, the company behind Hazel, Dessous and Liminal; La Cantina is run by Glenn Laurie and Lolo Hauser, a husband-and-wife team who worked at the River Cafe in London, a world-famous Italian restaurant.

Open for lunches from Thursday to Sunday, and dinners on Friday and Saturday. Set menu only.


Alfresco/Outdoor Dining Bar Carpark Coach Parking Electric Vehicle Charging Point Family Friendly Lawn / Gardens Non Smoking Pet Friendly Shop / Gift Shop Suitable for Functions Takeaway Available

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Meal Types

Dinner Lunch

Cuisine Types

Italian Modern Australian Modern Italian


Fully licensed, No BYO

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Wheelchair access


Restaurant and Catering Australia


COVID Safe HACCP Food Safety Certification

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