Amalfi Summer at Pepe’s Italian & Liquor

Sun 2nd October, 2022 – Mon 1st May, 2023
275 Exhibition Street Melbourne
Lemon trees, impossibly blue waters and hazy pink sunsets – the Amalfi Coast is a dream. And sunny CBD Italian spot Pepe’s is bringing the region’s flavours and coastal vibes to your plate this summer.

Traverse the Campania region of Italy through your tastebuds with the new summer menu from Pepe’s Italian & Liquor.

Start with antipasti like fritti misti (fried seafood and vegetables); suppli al telefono (an arancini-like Roman street-food snack); or mortadella with gnocco fritto. New pasta dishes include paccheri alla nerano, with fried zucchini, and macaroni alla gricia, a relative of carbonara. All of Pepe’s pasta is made fresh daily.

From the pizza menu, try the vegetarian Parmigiana with eggplant crisps, tomato, smoked provola and basil. Also on offer is the Angry Rita, with stracciatella and a spicy sugo. The dessert offering includes indulgent salted caramel profiteroles, and cannoli filled with cherry custard and pistachio.

The cocktails are also seaside ready – try the refreshing Amalfi Glitter with lemon-myrtle vodka, Strega, lemon, orange-blossom honey and sherbet, or for something sweeter, the gin-based Raspberry Beret with Antica and Martini bitters. Salerno Soul is a different kind of Aperol-based drink, with vodka, ginger beer and rhubarb bitters.