The seeds of the Sagra Food & Wine Store were planted in the mid 1950s when Giorgio Chessari opened the first of his Chessari Family Grocery Stores in Brunswick and later North Fitzroy.

An integral part of the local community, the stores were driven by Giorgio’s principle of anticipating his customers’ needs and delivering them the best he could source, making sure they only purchased what could be consumed at its peak.

At Sagra we continue Giorgio’s tradition. Our close supplier and grower relationships mean we can bring you fresh products so you can enjoy them at their absolute best.

Our food & wine is created to nourish the body, delight the soul, celebrate living, nurture our families and gather our friends.

Beginnings of the food store

Food Store

At Sagra our all encompassing love of all things Italian, European and local means we leave no stone unturned when sourcing the best ingredients for us… and of course you!

Always on the lookout for new products, our chefs and knowledgeable foodies work closely with our suppliers to capture the best Italy & Europe has to offer. We do this with skill and integrity, honouring the ethos of ‘what’s in the now, in the moment’, to bring to you the abundance our great Victorian regional farmers and growers have harvested.

With love, passion and talent, Sagra embraces the traditions and simplicity of  diversified Italian cuisine and marries it with the finest local harvest to offer you our range of prepared meals and products. Created so you can enjoy the Sagra philosophy at home and ease the demands of modern day life. Our constant favourites will become yours too. Our range will constantly change with the passing seasons and have you counting down to the next harvest’s arrival.

Stocking a range of salumi, cheese, antipasti, deli items and meals that compliment your lifestyle, be it to re-stock the pantry, ingredients for tonight’s dinner, consultation for your weekend dinner party, a hamper to grab on the run or to pack a lunch box, Sagra Food & Wine Store is here to help.

Wine Store

“Dove c’e Vino, c’e Vita”… Where there is wine, there is life.

Sagra’s Wine consultant has complied a range of Italian and local wines to compliment our food and meet the tastes of local palates.

Showcasing a hand picked array of wines and liqueurs to suit any occasion, wine to celebrate special moments, a gift to enjoy or vino to enhance tonight’s dinner, our resident wine aficionados will help you pick the perfect drop.

Wine Store
Olives from from Sagra Catering


Are you looking to cater an event? Platters of Josper chargrilled chicken, pots of osso buco, ridges of fruit and nut studded cous cous, salumi boards, cheese platters, even your sweet tooth can be catered for by Sagra Catering.

We will craft a menu to suit your tastes and ensure you experience all the Italian flavours you’d expect from Sagra.

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