Former landlords suing Jock Zonfrillo

Legal dispute centres over rental monies for Adelaide restaurant venture.

A legal dispute between MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo and Adelaide-based landlords Rundle East Company had a directions hearing in court this week.

Zonfrillo is being sued for $224,000 in property charges by landlords Theo and Steve Maras of Rundle East Company Pty Ltd.

Rundle East Company is seeking damages in the Adelaide District Court for unpaid rent and other costs for a wine bar, Mallozzi, operated by Zonfrillo and former business partner, Shaun Lau.

Mallozzi went into liquidation in August, 2019, while Zonfrillo was renting another building to operate Bistro Blackwood and Orana, which have both closed.

In his statement of defence, Zonfrillo disputed owing money to Rundle East Company.

A three-day trial will take place in October after the parties failed to reach a resolution.

Source: The Advertiser