Lavezzi Gelato

LAVEZZI GELATO, CARLTON: That moment when you realise the best gelato you've ever had is in Melbourne even after travelling Europe for 5 months... there's just something about Lavezzi Gelato that just ticks all the boxes for me! I can't get enough of this place - it just so happens that it's right next to the … Continue reading Lavezzi Gelato

Soprano’s Bar and Pizzeria

SOPRANO'S BAR AND PIZZERIA, SOUTHBANK: A nice stroll just from the banks of the Yarra and the glistening lights of Crown Casino, Soprano's is an affordable, family friendly and casual restaurant perfect for a night out or a family get together. With wide options for all different cravings, ranging from pastas, fish, steaks to a whole … Continue reading Soprano’s Bar and Pizzeria

Sponsor me Brunetti

BRUNETTI, MELBOURNE CBD: So it hasn't been long since I've come back from Europe and honestly the Melbourne food scene captures quintessential Europe pretty well - especially the beautiful cakes and pastries from Brunetti. The highly successful Italian bakery chain has now opened a brand new store on Flinders Lane, to rival the successes of its … Continue reading Sponsor me Brunetti

Burch and Purchese Sweet Studio

BURCH AND PURCHESE SWEET STUDIO, SOUTH YARRA: A famous sweet patisserie, I've had the fortune of walking past this place a couple of times but have always been overwhelmed by the choices to make up my mind and actually try it! Primarily a take-away store, B&P only have a few chairs outside for a couple of … Continue reading Burch and Purchese Sweet Studio

Roman Pizza

PIZZA UNION, KING'S CROSS: A popular, convenient pizza place located right next to the bustling crowds of King's Cross, Pizza Union was a fun, cheap way to enjoy Roman pizza. For those uncertain, Roman pizza features an extremely thin, widely stretched base due to the addition of olive oil, which Napolean pizza traditionally doesn't use. This … Continue reading Roman Pizza

Plenty at Padella

PADELLA, BOROUGH MARKET: OMG! This pasta place is heaven... cheap, speedy and most importantly, some of the best pasta I've ever had, Padella is really quite an incredible restaurant. Always expect a line before the restaurant even opens so make sure to get there early - but any wait is well worth it. Given that the … Continue reading Plenty at Padella

A Cut of Italian at La Tagliata

LA TAGLIATA, FITZROVIA: The newly opened (second) store nestled in the leafy, relaxed area of Fitzrovia, La Tagliata is an Italian restaurant that certainly didn't disappoint! We left with a hearty, content filling in our stomachs, a beautiful mellow array of flavours to remember and fondly reminiscing our Italian summer holiday of 2017. With lovely house … Continue reading A Cut of Italian at La Tagliata

A Slice of Naples in London

FRANCO MANCA, FITZROVIA: An extremely popular wood-fired sourdough pizza joint, Franco Manca was indeed a comparably affordable, delicious way to satisfy my Neapolitan pizza cravings one month after having left Naples. With 18 stores around London, you will rarely find this place without a line during peak dining hours and it is well worth the … Continue reading A Slice of Naples in London

Winery Winner

THE EPICUREAN, RED HILL: A large, warm Western restaurant in the Red Hill winery area - complete with stoves decorating the borders and a huge woodfired pizza oven where you can see them making their pizza on the spot from scratch. I loved the high ceilings and the range of Italian food options. The vibes … Continue reading Winery Winner

Corbett and Claude

CORBETT AND CLAUDE, WESTFIELD GARDEN CITY - A modern restaurant situated in Garden City's lovely outdoor dining area (complete with fountains and live music), this Italian diner has the ambience and decor for a classy, yet fun night out with friends or family. The staff were all very helpful and the food service was very … Continue reading Corbett and Claude