In the relatively new area of the Docklands, Renzos Bar can actually lay claim to being a bit of a veteran. The popular Italian spot was one of the first bar-slash-cafe combinations to open its doors in the bustling precinct, and is an iconic restaurant in this part of Melbourne. The brainchild of a pair of seasoned restaurateurs, an Italian couple no less, Renzo’s has garnered a reputation for high quality Italian cuisine paired with a postcard-worthy view of the harbour.Strolling down the New Quay Promenade, water, boats, and glittering city lights (depending on the time of day), one might feel compelled to head into Renzo’s purely to enjoy the view of Melbourne’s Docklands. However, to have become such a popular dining fixture along the waterfront there has to be more going for Renzo’s than a pretty picture out the front. All the usual Italian favourites are on the menu, but it’s probably the authentic pizza selection that’s most popular.Renzo’s is well-versed in playing host to all manner of functions, from group dinners to corporate events. The space comfortably houses 180 guests, within the restaurant proper and out on the al fresco dining area. Function organisers have the option of full sit-down service or finger food menus, ideal for a cocktail party.Renzo’s is found in the heart of the Docklands, perched on the waterfront along New Quay Promenade. For the Docklands uninitiated, the 35, 70 and 86 trams roll along Docklands Drive, which is a short walk from the promenade. That’s on the La Trobe side of the city, a few minutes from the heart of the CBD. Southern Cross is the closest train station.