Paul and Linda Jones are the husband and wife duo behind the Smith Street Alimentari, the sister venue of the Brunswick Street Alimentari and the (former) adjoining restaurant Gorski & Jones. Together, they’ve knocked down the wall that separated the two venues.
The Smith Street Alimentari is still your authentic Italian delicatessen serving up fresh salads, rotisserie meats, antipasto and paninis as well as take-home meals, stocks and sauces. The space extends to next door to include an 80-seat eatery and sunny rear courtyard with friendly table service.
A separate Mediterranean-inspired breakfast and lunch menu is now available, which only adds to the feeling that you’ve somehow stepped from Collingwood into an al fresco dining scene in Santorini. Breakfast is served until 3pm and includes an egg white omelette, shakshuka baked eggs or a quinoa bircher. For lunch, try the slow-cooked, baharat-rubbed lamb shoulder or the pan-fried potato gnocchi. A selection of juices and smoothies is also available.