As the city with the highest number of people with Italian ancestry in Australia, Melbourne is famous for the cuisine. From Sicilian to Calabrian, Melbourne has all the joints that is sure to satisfy your cravings. Here are five best Italian restaurants in Melbourne:
8 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
With immaculate interior and great service, this restaurant by Neil Perry indeed satisfies all of our expectations. Enjoy the grilled prawns as you look over the Yarra river, and finish your meal with Torrone al Cioccolato.
Il Solito Posto
113 Collins St, CBD
Once you enter the premises, the atmosphere will make you feel as if you are in Europe. With great service and buzzing vibe, it’s a great place for dinner with your friends. Don’t forget to order the beef ragu and the linguine frutti.
Pasta Adagio (formerly known as Osteria la Passione)
486 Bridge Road, Richmond
With fresh, organic produce, Adagio’s range of antipasti and pasta should not be missed.
132 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
This homey Sicilian spot will make you feel as though you are visiting your grandmother’s house for dinner. It is one restaurant in Lygon Street that you should not miss – with affordable price and a great range of quality wines, you could not go wrong.
361 Little Bourke Street, CBD
What keeps the place packed with enthusiastic customers is the succulent range of pasta. The highlight is the squid ink pasta, which is cooked to al dente perfection with rich, bold flavour. Don’t forget to order the coffee at the end of your meal – the robust, bitter taste will serve as a great finish.