PEZZO, MELBOURNE CBD: Pezzo is an Italian casual dine in or take away restaurant part of the huge Grossi restaurants dotted all over Melbourne. Targeted towards office worker lunch-type crowds, it’s speciality is a 48 hour fermented, dough baked “Pezzos” filled with Italian/European-styled fillings that are guaranteed to be a hearty lunch feed.
The good fat: The pezzo dough was a highlight – it resembled Napoli pizza dough, but denser and molded into the shape of a cute pizza pocket! With a extensive range of different fillings in these pezzo pockets, the Shepherd was the best blend of flavours for me. The soft, lightly seasoned rosemary potatoes were the star, working nicely with the Italian herbiness of the parsley and the roasted lamb shoulder.
The bad fat: Despite being a convenient and affordable lunch, I found the flavours a little strange and the meats overcooked. The roast pork was particularly dry, and the sauerkraut was definitely way too overpowering – being such a strong, pickled vegetable, the balance was starkly skewed and I felt that the majority of the pezzo was overtaken by sauerkraut. The red sauce was a little chilli but also didn’t really work well with the roast pork, which could’ve opted for a slightly smoky/BBQ type option instead. Likewise, the lamb shoulder was a little over-cooked.
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE? Definitely a filling lunch and convenient for local officeworkers in the Melbourne CBD but there are other options to try!
CHECK THEM OUT HERE: http://pezzo.com.au/
2wofatgirls would like to thank Pezzo for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration