Melbourne’s Latest and Greatest-Restaurant and Bars
Did you know that if you ate out everyday of your life in Melbourne you’d still never manage to get through all it has to offer?
And just to add to that, here’s a few newbies that are sure to steal the show this autumn.
Fancy a fancy pants dinner? Then George Lucas’s newest restaurant, Grill Americano is where you want to be. Settled on Flinders Lane opposite Chin Chin, this Italian inspired restaurant stops at nothing to pull out all the stops.
Think decadent handmade pasta and Italian favourites like Bistecca Alla Fiorentina, all served in a lavish Venetian setting on one of Melbourne’s famous food driven laneways.
Whether it be for lunch or dinner, Grill Americano is ready to serve up its best, all day everyday.
Just when you thought the Yarra couldn’t up its game any more, comes Yarra Botanica. A two-level floating bar and easy going eatery. The wine list is locals-only meaning you’ll get to sip on the best Victoria has to offer, whilst digging in to yummy cheese, sustainable seafood, locally grown fruit and veg and all the fan favorites.
So climb aboard, take a seat, grab some food and take in the city from Southbank’s latest floating venue.
Sister to the iconic Tippo 00, Figlia is bringing everything Melbourne loves about Tippo 00 but through pizza. You won’t find a string of pasta on the menu, but you will find freshly made natural-fermented pizza dough, snacks and secondi.
Figlia will also share its Lygon street venue with Grana, an Italian deli where picking up delicious cured meats, wine and fresh produce is easy as pie.
So why not plan yourself a little Italian getaway and spend an afternoon at Figlia before wandering the streets of Melbourne’s prime Italian district.
Enter via Laundry
Looking to tame an Indian craving? Enter via Laundry is where it’s at.
With its warm and inviting feels the new venue is set to open April 1st with a bold Indian regional menu. Enter via Laundry is designed as an experience, where people come to share stories, get to know each other and bond over their love for delicious food.
The Carlton North restaurant is an intimate dining experience bursting with flavour but with limited seating, so make sure to book well ahead!
Here’s some ice cream to scream about!
Pidapipo genius Lisa Valmorbida is raising the bar with a whole new venue on Brunswick street, Fitzroy. Pidapipo Laboratorio isn’t your average ice cream shop. Infact, they’ll be growing their own produce right there and then on their roof top and crafting their own chocolate. Making the whole experience like nothing else in town.
Local suppliers will also be getting in on the scoop and providing even more ingredients to play with.
Some flavours to look forward to: Avo and lime, Classic Pistachio, Salted Caramel and a lot more of the unexpected yet delicious.
Cucina Povera Vino Vero
There’s always room for more Italian and that’s certainly the case here in Melbourne. Cucina Povera Vino Vero takes its cues from less is more, aiming to strip things back to create an Italian meets Aussie flair.
The menu is inspired by the simplicity of Italian peasant food and will be served alongside hyper-local wines served by the carafe and a cocktail menu designed by Romeo Lane’s Joe Jones. Making for the perfect cozy autumn feed.
Formerly Massi, this new city venue is yet to have a website of its own.
Is there anything Northcote Theater is not?
The iconic High Street heritage building, built in 1912 is undergoing a huge renovation that is set to make it one of Melbourne’s latest and greatest venues for years to come.
Not only will it be a live music and performance venue fitting over 1500 people, but will also feature a sun drenched rooftop bar as well as an Italian trattoria and intimate wine bar by the name of Isabellas.
Opening night is set to be soon, so watch this space as Northcote Theater becomes a must on anyone’s list.
Looks like cozy carbs are on the menu throughout Melbourne this autumn and that’s more than alright! So get your pasta forks twirling and set out to find yourself a delicious bowl, slice, scoop or snack that’ll keep you coming back for more.