48 Burgundy Street
Heidelberg, Victoria, 3095


03 9459 9114


Opening times:

Wednesday - Saturday 18:00 til 22:00
Friday- Sunday 12:00 til 15:00

December & January hours:

Wednesday 19th - Saturday 22nd December: lunch & dinner (12 – 3pm, 6 – 11pm)

Sunday 23rd & Monday 24th December: (Christmas eve) lunch only (12 – 3pm)

Christmas & Boxing Day: closed

27th December - 5th January: normal hours (Closed Monday NYE & Tuesday 1st Jan)

Sunday 6th January - Saturday 26th January: CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

Wednesday 30th January: normal hours

We are also available for private functions/special events.

Please note we can't accept any outside food or drinks - this includes cakes and wines.



Located in busy Heidelberg, near scenic Heide Museum of Modern Art, we are a chef-led produce-driven Italian restaurant in the suburbs, with a constantly changing rustic menu. Our focus is to bring city-dining to you with seasonal local produce and nose-to-tail rustic cooking. We always use sustainable produce and our goal is to become a zero-waste restaurant. You will benefit from our personal relationship with suppliers and our shared love of incredible produce.

Explore our medium-priced seasonal menus showcasing modernist cooking techniques and the best of locally sourced, foraged and home grown ingredients.  Our goal is to produce a low environmental impact, thereby encouraging our customers to do the same.

Be a part of something bigger than yourself. Sit back and enjoy the experience...




head chef

David Lakhi, head chef and owner, brought to Little Black Pig & Sons 12 years of experience in rustic Italian cooking, and a wealth of relationships with local suppliers. He was trained by an Italian family, who's Nonna taught him everything he knows, including how to hand-roll fresh pasta and to cook from the heart.

David practices his love of sustainability with his children, taking them foraging around his home in Eltham, collecting wild fennel, garlic, fruit and herbs. 

Married for four years to Emilia Lakhi, they have three beautiful children - Violet, Rose and Zoravar. 



Originally an Italian deli, Little Black Pig & Sons was transformed in 2013 into the home-style restaurant it is today. Taken over in 2017, new owner and head chef David Lakhi has introduced sustainability, nose-to-tail cooking, and brought with him 12 years of experience in rustic Italian cooking, and the integral relationships with local suppliers that make our food what it is today.



Matthew Shelton, the smiling face of Little Black Pig & Sons, came to us from Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley. He brings with him a shared love of local produce and a special skill for semi-fine dining service. His wit and character make our bistro-style restaurant a place for you and your guests to comfortably unwind, and enjoy a thoughtfully crafted menu and wine list. 

Matthew recently started Artisan Corporate Catering with his sister, Kate. Their venture brings country style hospitality and simple, rustic food to Melbourne CBD offices and staff.

Married for three years to Berlyn Shelton, they have a gorgeous son, Alexander.