Looking for comfort food for a mid-week treat, we hear you! Dreaming of a buttery garlic bread, or a homemade bolognese that you can eat in the comfort of your living room? The next 6 weeks means we are back to takeaway options for some of our most loved restaurants, so we’ve put together a list of our favourite options (tried & tested) by the Nelson Alexander family - Bon Appétit!
Scoozi, Ascot Vale: This authentic Italian restaurant is serving up delicious takeaway pizza and pasta options on Union Road, Ascot Vale. Spend over $60 on pick up and receive a free bottle of wine! Our recommendation: Pasta Asciutta Con Broccoli
Mamma's Boy, Brunswick: Treating the Brunswick community to delicious takeaway pasta and non traditional bruschetta. Our recommendation: Butter & Sage Pasta
Good Gnocchi, Carlton North: The name says it all, really. We highly recommend the bolognese (PSA on Wednesday nights they offering free garlic bread with any order). Call them on 9415 1713 for pick up or order via UberEats for delivery
Cornerstone Pizzeria, Coburg: Offering a classic selection of authentic, pasta, wood fired pizzas and traditional Italian dishes on Harding Street in Coburg - there are endless options to try, including their homemade ravioli, gnocchi, Sicilian style arancini, and meatballs. Our recommendation: Spaghetti and Meatballs
Etto, Melbourne: Etto’s is all about fresh pasta, made daily and cooked-up with your choice of seriously delicious sauces. Our recommendation: Lasagna Classica
400 Gradi, Essendon: Authentic Neapolitan cuisine with a hint of Melbourne, that's 400 Gradi. Home to the award-winning margherita pizza, oh-so-sweet pizze dolce – and amazing pasta. Our recommendation: Agnolotti Zucca (Pumpkin filled pasta, butter, sage, pine nuts and amaretti crumb)
Marios, Fitzroy: This Fitzroy institution is part of the heart and soul of Melbourne. Its pioneering history, its unaffected atmosphere, its classic, affordable cuisine and uncompromising dedication to excellent coffee have made it an icon of the Melbourne dining establishment. If you don't want to leave the couch, their friendly staff will personally deliver to your home! Our recommendation: Fettuccine with eggplant, fresh tomato, chilli, garlic, feta, mint & pangrattato
Pacinos, Flemington: If you live in the Moonee Valley area, you will surely have been to Pacinos! Their traditional Italian style food is made from the finest ingredients sourced locally across Victoria. We recommend their Linguini Carbonara Bacon, egg, onion, garlic & fresh cream
Mister Bianco, Kew: If you’re looking for sophisticated Sicilian comfort food, Mister Bianco has you sorted! We recommend their roasted pumpkin caramelle, snowflake + pioppino mushrooms
East Pantry, Keilor East: Promising the best coffee made to perfection and the best food from a mouth watering Menu, 'The East Pantry Eatery' harnesses the very essence of community. In response to COVID-9 they are now open for dinner too with a full take away menu! We recommend their Marinara
Vasko, Ivanhoe: If you’re craving Gnocchi, don’t go past Vasko! This family run restaurant sources local ingredients to deliver the best quality. Our recommendation: Vasko's Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi
Primo, Northcote: If you live in Northcote, Primo is your local pizza and pasta go to! Our recommendation: Organic chicken, Swiss mushroom, cream, pecorino picante pasta!
Shop 225, Pascoe Vale: Opened in 2016, Shop 225 is well known by the local community.. Shop 225 is an authentic Italian restaurant with most option available to be made vegan. We recommend their fettuccine nere (Squid ink black fettuccine with prawns, garlic, chilli and cherry tomatoes)
Tonda, Preston: established in september 2017 by experienced owner, liza russo, tonda has taken preston by storm. inspired by the trattorias of italy, tonda is serving up authentic italian cuisine, made with the freshest ingredients and traditional handmade techniques. We recommend: pappardelle lamb ragu
Off the Boat, Reservoir: Off The Boat has been serving the best authentic Italian food for the past 7 years to our customers in the Reservoir area! We recommend their Fettuccine porcini e truffle (porcini mushrooms, cream, & truffle).
If you're in the mood to spend the time cooking yourself, try Julia Busuttil Nishimura's Tagliatelle with Beef Short-Rib Ragu!