Aston Lucas Gourmet

"Locally made, always delicious!" This is the motto of Aston Lucas Gourmet, and it just so perfectly captures this family owned, ready-to-eat meal, business. Here's to a week of delicious Italian food during lockdown... so read on to find out more! Despite being only 3 months old, Aston Lucas Gourmet is a story 65 years … Continue reading Aston Lucas Gourmet

Zanini Pizzeria

Zanini Pizzeria is a homely Italian restaurant that brings authentic Italian flavours straight to the heart of St Kilda in Melbourne - once again establishing Melbourne as a city dotted with global culinary highlights. With their flagship restaurant in Elwood, Zanini's second location in St Kilda encompasses all you could ask for in an Italian … Continue reading Zanini Pizzeria

The Espresso Room

Another highlight of my Melbourne Northside brunches of 2019 comes from The Espresso Room in Northcote! Part of the suite of cafes from No.19, Pinkie and St Rose, just to name a few - The Espresso has a really rustic and old-school trendy interior that has persisted through time, complete with a deli section at … Continue reading The Espresso Room

Pizza Hub

PIZZA HUB, PRAHRAN: Right opposite Prahran Station is one of the most UNDISCOVERED YET BEST pizza spots in Melbourne - in such an unassuming place, Pizza Hub is now one of my favourite spots in Melbourne with highlights from beginning to end. I wouldn't call myself a pizza connoisseur, but my expectations and standards of pizza … Continue reading Pizza Hub

Il Caminetto

  Il Caminetto in Moonee Ponds, a well-established Italian restaurant in the Northern Melbourne suburbs was one of the first wood-fired pizza restaurants in Melbourne! So it was unsurprising that they had perfected the authenticity of their Italian pizzas. I loved the layout of the restaurant, with so many bustling chefs around the massive wood-fired … Continue reading Il Caminetto

Docasa Ivanhoe

DOCASA, IVANHOE: Once again we ventured to the Northern suburbs of Melbourne to the pleasant surprise that was Docasa. Already a well established local café, it's really no surprise to see the swarm of people filtering in throughout the entire day, even at seemingly quite hours between meals. The Italian owner is not only passionate … Continue reading Docasa Ivanhoe

Piatella Cafe Bar

PIATELLA CAFE BAR, GLEN WAVERLEY: Piatella Cafe Bar is a restaurant has the vibes and menu of a versatile all-day restaurant that seems to be packed with locals all day long, with people just having a cute dinner date, to those celebrating a special occasion, or just a nice catch up over some coffee and a … Continue reading Piatella Cafe Bar

Short Black Cafe

SHORT BLACK, CAMBERWELL: Short Black Cafe is a spacious, vibrant cafe in the lovely suburb of Camberwell. With round the clock, bustling vibes, Short Black gives a sense of a casual Melbourne cafe or restaurant that you could easily spend hours just chatting away in, especially over some award-winning coffees and INSANELY delicious dessert! They have … Continue reading Short Black Cafe

400 Gradi Christmas Panettone

In celebration of Fine Food Week in Melbourne, we were lucky enough to be invited to sample the launch of the one-of-a-kind, Gradi Christmas Panettone (Ancient Grain), a collaboration between Gradi's pizza legend Johnny di Francesco with Claudio Grotti from the Masters of Panettone (Maestri Del Lievito Madre) in Parma, Italy to create something truly … Continue reading 400 Gradi Christmas Panettone

Gradi Crown

GRADI CROWN, SOUTHBANK: The best thing about living in Melbourne is the wealth and immersion of world class international dining options, and Gradi Crown, headed by the award-winning chef, Johnny Di Francesco, who owns the Gradi Group of restaurants, is certainly one such restaurant. Winning the 2014 World Pizza Championship, Gradi is not only home to … Continue reading Gradi Crown