Wave goodbye to unattainable bikini body goals and embrace all of your favourite carb-filled, cheesy, chocolate-coated dishes this summer. Nestled just off Chapel Street, Eat’aliano by Pino is a healthy eater’s nightmare.
The bright, sun-facing interior features classic deep timber tables and hanging pot plants. A blonder timber feature shelf and glass cabinet filled with fresh cheese and cured meats frames the buzzing space, while cosy outdoor tables are in high demand come summer.
It’s all about indulgence from start to finish at Eat’aliano by Pino. From Nutella coated wood-fired pizza to deep-fried pizza dough topped with Napoli sauce, cheese and fresh basil (we’re not even kidding it’s a thing), here are all the anti-bikini body dishes you need to devour this year,
1. Deep Fried Pizza Dough, Obviously
Pizza dough is made daily for an irresistibly chewy exterior and pillow-soft middle. The La Montanara is possibly the best entrée in Melbourne, with puffy deep-fried pizza dough topped with Napoli sauce, D.O.P grana padano cheese and fresh basil. The basil is the fresh veg, obviously.
2. Cream Stuffed Mozzarella Is From Your Cheese-Filled Dreams
If you haven’t had the pleasure of devouring fresh burrata yet, Eat’aliano by Pino is the place to do it. A fresh, semi-soft Italian cheese made from a chewy mozzarella exterior and filled with buttery creamy deliciousness…it’s the heavenly cheese dish you’re definitely not going to share. Only available on the weekend, nothing says Sunday cheat day like oozing cheese on pizza fritta.
3. Pappardelle, Homemade Gnocchi And All The Pasta
From homemade gnocchi made with semolina and served with four cheese sauce to silky pappardelle with rich, slow cooked ragu, Eat’aliano by Pino has your pasta needs covered. Fluffy, feather-light homemade gnocchi is available with two different sauces, because you can gno-t have too much gnocchi.
4. Cocktails, Italian Wine and Beer Galore!
You cannoli take so much food without a drink, luckily, the Eat’aliano team have a boutique range of Italian wines, beers and house made cocktails to quench every summer thirst.
5. Daily Specials To Keep Things Interesting
Expect daily pizza, pasta, antipasti and cocktail specials! Thyme to run in?
6. Pizza You Seriously Need A Pizza Of
From the faultless humble Margherita with S.Marzano tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil to luxe Tartufata with mozzarella, mushroom cream, sausages, truffle oil and shaved parmigiano—there’s something for every slice lover in Melbourne at Eat’aliano by Pino.
7. Chocolate Desserts You’ll Definitely Regret
The meal is only over once an extraordinarily oversized, Nutella-coated pizza with banana slices hits the table. Served warm with a thick layer of lip-smacking Nutella, it’s the dessert you wish you could eat everyday. Traditional tiramisu with savoiardi biscuits, espresso coffee and mascarpone cheese comes a (very close) second in the dessert chain.
Want more carb-filled info? Head to the Eat'aliano by Pino website here.
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