From Milano to Milton since 2014

Bringing a slice of Milano to Milton.

The Guild provides the South Coast of NSW with quality, modern & traditional Italian food.

Our mission is to offer the best possible handmade product without the expensive price tag of a fine dining restaurant. We offer traditional dishes including handcrafted pizzas, made with love & Organic certified Australian premium flour.

Our dishes include a mixture of imported Italian products and fresh local produce according to what’s available on the local market and seasons.

Modern Italian Fine Dining

Our seasonal and evolving menus are developed by our talented and creative chefs.

Freshly Hand-Made Produce

Organic certified Australian flour is the key ingredient of our delicious creations.

Traditional Woodfire Pizza

Hand stretched and cooked at 400 degrees in our Italian made Valoriani woodfire oven.


Quality, Passion and Tradition

Behind The Guild

The Guild was created by Stefano Vinetti. Born in Milano, Italy, he migrated to Australia in 2004. He left Italy to travel the world after completing his studies to become a chef of the Lombardy Region.

Stefano finally settled in Australia, working as a chef before moving to the South Coast in 2009 where he began his own mobile café and wood-fired pizza catering business.

After four years of trade he was ready to move into a more permanent situation by opening The Coffee Guild in the quaint little coastal rural village of Milton, 3hrs south of Sydney on the Princes Highway.

The Guild concept coffee store only contained items that Stefano deemed to of a high-standard but at the same time of good value (a distinguishing characteristic of Italians!).

Many of the products he sold were designed and/or made in Milan – a city renowned for good design and style. The store always has been a direct reflection of the owner’s Italian heritage.

The Restaurant

In 2016 Stefano implemented The Guild project with the addition of a authentic wood fire oven imported from Italy and the introduction of wood fired pizzas.

By the end of 2017 thanks to the help of his dear brother Edoardo (plus many other key staff members: Eden, Lorenzo, Amy, Andrea, Jai and many more) The Guild stretched its wings into a complete, licensed Italian restaurant. 

Our “Ultimate form” was reached in 2019 with the arrival of an experienced and confident Italian Chef: Filippo, who refined and polished the rough gemstone that The Guild always was into a shiny precious diamond.


Over the past 8 years, The guild has received many prestigious awards:

AGFG Best Italian restaurant on the South Coast NSW (from 2017  until 2021) and a mention on the South coast page  of the Australian Good Food Guide 2014 after only 9 months of trade.

Receiving the award “Ospitalita’ Italian Award 2020 issued by the Italian Camber of Commerce of Sydney was one of our proudest moments in business. We were awarded amongst only 46 others restaurants in NSW. This award is the most special: It certifies our authentic product, branding us official ambassadors of the Italian food in the World. 


The guild is now for sale. Are you ready for a Sea-change?