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Mister Bianco
Italian
  • 285 High St,
    Kew,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9853 6929,
    misterbianco.com.au
  • Lunch Wed-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm

Mister Bianco
-37.805109,145.035166

Is it a Cosa Nostra thing? The plastic syringe filled with blood-red liquid that appears on the table at the business end of lunch at Sicilian joint Mister Bianco is mildly alarming. But inject the strawberry jam into sugar-dusted sfinci, add macadamia ice-cream, and you've got a dessert offer you can't refuse. It's a light note to end a meal otherwise characterised by earnest cooking: not traditional Sicilian by any means, but flavours of the island with plenty of modern twists. Tuna carpaccio is scattered with pistachio crumbs and black and white sesame seeds; rough-textured spelt dough tortellini are filled with tasty shredded rabbit; a superbly thick, juicy crumbed veal cutlet is topped with umami-rich shiitakes. Despite patchy service, the reassuring starched linen, smart surrounds and strong wine list - a mix of Italians and Australians - ensure Mister Bianco's sovereignty over the neighbourhood.

 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $12-$20

    M $22-$38

    D $3-$16

    2-4 courses $53-$73

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Joseph Vargetto

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