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  • 305 St Georges Rd,
    Fitzroy North, VIC
  • (03) 9482 2828,
  • Dinner Tue-Sun 5.30pm-10.30pm


Mangia! Mangia! Busy Italian-accented waiters bark orders at the kitchen and shuttle takeaway pizze across the terrazzo floor, dodging tables of le famiglie tucking into polpette di melanzane and porcini arancini. Others sip prosecco at the bar and the place is pumping. But it's not just about Rita Macali's artisan pizze - affordable vino and hearty home-style cooking underscore the appeal. Sublime rabbit ragù or robust Pugliese tomato sugo, whipped ricotta and grated Parmigiano di bufala add gusto to house-made cavatelli pasta. Pillowy, hand-shaped dough layered in pine mushrooms, pancetta, basil and chilli has the right flex and char, out-ranking the Margherita, this time. Soave-braised lamb, veal costoletta and sweet Berkshire porchetta sate the bigger appetites. Dolce? Torrone semifreddo. It's addictive. While service may fray, and not all dishes are equal, this lively family friendly trattoria remains a much-loved local.


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At a glance

  • Price:
  • E $11-$22

    M $23-$37

    D $14

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Rita Macali



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