Where to Eat & What to Eat: Must try dishes for World Pasta Day 

 Best Italian Restaurants Melbourne

Pasta, a dish that comes in all shapes, flavours and sizes and is loved by all has a day dedicated to it.... as it should!  

What better way to celebrate World Pasta Day than hitting up some of the best places for a delicious bowl of pasta? 

Italian food is having a major moment (in the Stella office at least) so as self-confessed experts, we’re serving up some of our favourite places you must go this World Pasta Day. From rabbit ragu to cacio e pepe, we’re spilling the sauce on the Stella team's favourite pasta dishes in Melbourne and where to find them. 


Pepe’s Italian & Liquor – Melbourne CBD
Pepe's Italian and Liquor Gigi Hadid's Vodka Pasta

A 1920’s New York inspired American-Italian restaurant, located in Melbourne's theatre district. 

What to order: Spicy Rigatoni Vodka Pasta 


Baby Pizzeria – Richmond

Baby Pizzeria Richmond Aperitivo

Known for their Spring and Summer Aperitivo, enjoy a spritz (or two) in an alfresco style setting, and with some pasta (of course!). 

What to order: Lasagna Bolognese  


Gilson South Yarra – South Yarra

Gilson South Yarra

Overlooking the iconic Botanic Gardens – aka the Tan- Gilson has an old-world European café vibe, but with a modern menu.    

What to order: Pappardelle w Lamb Ragu 


Marameo – Melbourne CBD

Melbourne's best Cacio e Pepe

An ultra-modern space with an easy going feel and, fun and vibrant Italian food.  

What to order: Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe 


Thirty Eight Chairs – South Yarra

Best Pasta Melbourne

An intimate space with a local trattoria feel, featuring simple Italian food, done well. 

What to order: Fusilli w pork sausage, pumpkin purée and stracciatella. 


Village Wine Bar – Albert Park 

Village Wine Bar Albert Park

Special mention goes to the Village Wine Bar, according to Stella’s brand manager it “is literally life-changing. Their recommendation: orecchiette with pork & fennel sausage, broccolini, chili, pangrattato, “it’s a must”.