A new open-air dining experience for winter at South Melbourne’s favourite Italian osteria.
A happy hangover from 2020 is Park Street Pasta & Wine’s Perrins Street streetside dining space, which will continue its reign throughout the winter months. With overhead canopies shielding against Melbourne’s many seasons and toasty heaters for added warmth, the once summer-now winter terrace offers a protected open-air space to complement the popular eatery’s interior dining room and bar.
With a new season, arrives new dishes from Park Street Pasta & Wine’s Head Chef Angus Cadden whose cooking is inspired by the 20 regions of Italy. He serves up a selection of smaller plates and classic pasta dishes made in-house, ‘fatto a mano’, with modern influences, incorporating local, quality produce.
New winter dishes include:
~ Cantabrian anchovy, stracciatella, lavosh, basil oil | 6.5
~ Crispy brussels sprouts, pancetta, parmesan cream, pecorino-
romano DOP | 22
~ Tagliatelle, braised pine mushroom ragu, saltbush, parmigiano-
reggiano DOP | 30
~ Barbecued squid, ink, confit potato, sea herbs | 22
~ Pappardelle, pork shoulder & beef brisket bolognese, parmigiano-
reggiano DOP | 34
~ Maltagliati, king prawns, anchovy butter & ‘nduja pangrattato | 36
And Park Street Pasta & Wine’s famous staples continue to be:
~ Fried pork polpette, pesto, parmigiano-reggiano DOP | 18
~ Mafaldine ‘cacio e pepe’, black pepper, pecorino-romano DOP | 26
~ Agnolotti dal plin, veal and rabbit, sage butter, parmigiano-
reggiano DOP | 36
~ Bombolini, mascarpone, lemon curd, passionfruit | 15
For those wanting to eat inside, an intimate bar awaits along with its front dining room – a cosy space characterised by rich timbers and old wine bottles on display – and a second dining room upstairs named The Lombardy Room, which doubles as a private event space seating up to 20 guests.
Diners can expect quintessential Italian hospitality, with the food reminiscent of a modern Nonna’s house. Be transported to Italy by simply travelling to South Melbourne’s Park Street Pasta & Wine.
Park Street Pasta & Wine
268 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
(03) 9042 8871
Openseven days a week, from 11.45am–9.30pm
Social media: @parkstreetpastawine
Images: Thom Mitchell